Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom

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Voices from the Spectrum
Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with
Autism, and Professionals Share their Wisdom

Edited by Cindy N. Ariel and Robert A. Naseef


Jessica Kingsley Publishers
London and Philadelphia

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Introduction: Learning from Autism 12
  • Part 1: Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum 15
  • 1: The Ride for Autism 17
  • 2: The Tree's on Fire 21
  • 3: Perspectives 25
  • 4: Facing the Pain of Autism—and Surviving 29
  • 5: Happy with My Daughter 33
  • 6: Through the Looking Glass 36
  • 7: My Will 40
  • 8: Jenius 45
  • 9: School Days 49
  • 10: You Never Know 53
  • 11: Talk to Me, My Darling 56
  • 12: Our Lives at the Edge of the Spectrum 60
  • 13: Pulling String 64
  • 14: Still the Same Boy! 68
  • 15: Stump the Cook 73
  • 16: Taking the Bag off 78
  • 17: Truth: The Parents' Spectrum 82
  • 18: Listening to Macord 87
  • 19: Parallel Worlds 92
  • 20: The Question 96
  • 21: Simply Perfect 99
  • 22: on the Wings of Asperger's 103
  • 23: Learning to Embrace the [A] Word 107
  • 24: on Eating Biscuits 112
  • 25: Katie's Question 116
  • Part 2: The Grandparents' Connection 119
  • 26: Barefooted Band-Aid Boy 121
  • 27: Lap Time 124
  • 28: An Unexpected Gift of Love 128
  • 29: A Grandmother's Story 132
  • 30: Come with Me, Grandma 136
  • Part 3: The Sibling Experience 139
  • 31: An Unexpected Blessing 141
  • 32: Growing Up with Bradley 145
  • 33: Living Life 149
  • 34: Their Sound Has Gone out 153
  • 35: Why Am I So Resentful? 156
  • 36: My Brother…ahhhhhhhh! 158
  • Part 4: Diagnosed on the Spectrum 161
  • 37: No! You Don't Understand! 163
  • 38. It Never Rains… 167
  • 39. …it Pours 171
  • 40. Melt(D)Ing Down 175
  • 41. Relativity 178
  • 42. Essay on Autism 180
  • 43. the Way We Think 185
  • 44. the Chains of Friendship: An Autistic Person's Perspective on Interpersonal Relationships 189
  • 45. Jordan's Gift 194
  • 46. the Importance of Parents in the Success of People with Autism 199
  • 47. Culture, Conditions, and Personhood: A Response to the Cure Debate on Autism 204
  • Part 5: Working on the Spectrum 209
  • 48. a Sound from Kuwait 211
  • 49. Learning from Oliver 215
  • 50. Closet Case: Finding the Way out 219
  • 51. the Wizard of Echolalia 223
  • 52. Two Autistic Children— a World of Difference 227
  • 53. Life as a Cooking Pot 232
  • 54. Moving to the Heart of the Matter 237
  • 55. Circle of Devotion 241
  • 56. Playing with Hudson 245
  • 57. the Path of Acceptance for Families 249
  • 58. the Challenges of Autism: An Introspection 253
  • 59. No Looking Back 256
  • 60. Spiderman at Mini-Camp 260
  • Appendix: Further Reading and Internet Resources 264
  • About the Editors 268
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