Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism - Revised and Expanded (Paperback)
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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism - Revised and Expanded (Paperback)

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A REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr Temple Grandin Award Autism is a different way of being human. By understanding autistic behaviours as strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies to achieve a better quality of life. Revised and updated with new material on identity and intersectionality and a chapter on autistic advocacy, Uniquely Human offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that could be life-changing. With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice from thousands of autistic people and their families this is a ground-breaking book by one of the world's leading experts - essential reading for anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum. 'Common sense practical advice based on a forty-year career' Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain 'Will change our perception and understanding of autism ... I strongly recommend this book to parents and professionals' Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781800811249
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


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Dr Prizant explains the causes of behaviors associated with autism. I love his approach for understanding problems with sensory overload, anxiety, and discomfort. He provides common sense practical advice based on a forty-year career -- Temple Grandin, PhD, author of * The Autistic Brain *
Will change our perception and understanding of autism ... I strongly recommend this book to parents and professionals -- Tony Attwood, author of * The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome *
With every brilliant, illuminating example in his book, he steers us away from the traditional fix-it mentality and toward the beatific, personally rewarding detective work that the entire spectrum world would be well served to adopt ... The first-ever 'must-read' written for parents, educators, and clinicians -- Michael John Carley author of * Asperger's From the Inside-Out *
Required reading...Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive * Chicago Tribune *
Remarkable ... tells the story of autism in a deeply personal way that is at once inspirational and informative. The engaging, real-life examples interspersed throughout the book serve both to illuminate the experience of autism from the inside out -- Diane Twachtman-Cullen * Autism Spectrum Quarterly *
A must-read for anyone touched by autism... Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach * Associated Press *
A remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book * Kirkus Reviews *

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