Autism: What Does It Mean to Me?

A Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's.

ISBN13 : 9781935274919

Author(s) : Catherine Faherty and Gary B. Mesibov

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2014

SKU : 5334BK

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Autism…What Does It Mean To Me? by Catherine Faherty is the new edition to her previous title Asperger's…What Does It Mean To Me?.

Co-created by the autistic child or adult, Autism…What Does It Mean To Me? is both a book and a collection of worksheets, each page of which offers the chance to explore a particular topic. Each chapter includes both worksheets for the child (or adult) with autism, as well as pages of explanatory material and ideas for further study for the teacher, parent, or professional.

A new element, focussing on happiness, provides concrete language and suggestions on topics such as Forgiveness, Appreciation, Acceptance, Courage and Kindness. Too often happiness is considered and elusive a goal; we learn to strive only for elimination of undesirable behaviours, forgetting that, like everyone, a person with autism must learn to be happy.

Each chapter provides illustrations, allowing the ideas and topics covered in the book to be accessible to anyone, regardless of their ability with written language.

This new edition contains 150 pages of brand new materials and worksheets, and each chapter has sections especially for older readers, parents, teachers and therapists.

Catherine Faherty taught a variety of students with diverse learning styles before creating a model structured teaching classroom in 1985 for students with ASD. From 1990 to 2012 she worked as an autism specialist with the internationally recognized TEACCH program in the USA.