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Intelligent Love

The Story of Clara Park, Her Autistic Daughter, and the Myth of the Refrigerator Mother

by Marga Vicedo
edition: Paperback
tagged: autism spectrum disorders, women's studies, children with special needs

How one mother challenged the medical establishment and misconceptions about autistic children and their parents

In the early 1960s, Massachusetts writer and homemaker Clara Park and her husband took their 3-year-old daughter, Jessy, to a specialist after noticing that she avoided connection with others. Following the conventional wisdom of the time …

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Autism in Lockdown

Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Temple Grandin; Cara Koscinski; Tony Attwood; Beth Aune; James Ball; Sean Barron; Katie Saint; Karen Simmons; Ellen Notbohm; Sheila Wagner; Julie Clark; Nancy Kashman; Janet Mora; Paula Aquilla; Melissa Palmer; Diana Friedlander; Hartley Steiner; Raun D. Melmed; Roya Ostovar; Krista DiVittore; Joye Newman; Elizabeth King Gerlach; Bobbi Sheahan; Carol Gray; Ronald Caissie; Stephen Sicoli; Wendela Whitcomb Marsh; Anita Lesko; Jed Baker; Carol Kranowitz & Barbara Sher
edition: Paperback
tagged: children with special needs, autism spectrum disorders

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, schedule changes, safety protocols, and school closings have added unique challenges to everyone’s lives. But even more so for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Autism in Lockdown includes the most needed tips and insights from 34 of the world’s leading autism experts, including:

Dr. Temple Gr …

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Loving Large

A Mother's Rare Disease Memoir

by Patti M. Hall
edition: eBook
tagged: medical, children with special needs, diseases

If not me, then who will save my child? A mother must confront the unthinkable when her son is diagnosed with a rare medical condition.

Patti M. Hall’s life is pitched into an abyss of uncertainty when a golf ball–sized tumour is discovered in her teenage son’s head and he is diagnosed with gigantism, a disease of both legend and stigma. After …

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Your Child's Voice

A Caregiver's Guide to Advocating for Kids with Special Needs, Disabilities, or Others Who May Fall through the Cracks

by Cynthia Lockrey
edition: Paperback
tagged: children's health, children with special needs

Every parent wants their kids to be ahead of the game and have the advantages perhaps they didn’t have. But it’s an all-too-common story for parents and caregivers — especially those caring for kids with special needs or disabilities who don’t carry the more common labels (autism, ADHD) — that they are often left navigating the system and …

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Le double diagnostic

Guide d'information

by Yona Lunsky & Jonathan Weiss
edition: eBook
tagged: children with special needs, personal & practical guides

La publication Double diagnostic : Guide d’information a été conçue à l’intention des familles dont un membre est atteint de déficience intellectuelle. Les lecteurs trouveront des renseignements de base sur le double diagnostic et sur les divers services et formes de soutien existants ainsi que sur la meilleure façon d’y accéder. Le gu …

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The Four Walls of My Freedom

Lessons I've Learned from a Life of Caregiving

by Donna Thomson, introduction by John Ralston Saul
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
tagged: children with special needs

A riveting and redemptive family memoir, The Four Walls of My Freedom is Donna Thomson’s account of raising a son with cerebral palsy and a passionate appeal to change the way we think about “the good life.”

Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed when her son Nicholas was born with cerebral palsy. A former actor, director, and teacher, Don …

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Dual Diagnosis

An Information Guide

by Yona Lunsky & Jonathan Weiss
edition: eBook
tagged: children with special needs, personal & practical guides

Dual Diagnosis: An Information Guide was developed for the families of people who have developmental disabilites and mental health problems. It provides basic information about dual diagnosis and explains what we know about services and supports and how best to access them. It also suggests ways to take care of yourself while caring for your family …

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Challenging The Myths Of Autism

Unlock New Possibilities and Hope

by Jonathan Alderson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: children with special needs, oral health

How many times have you heard that people with autism lack creativity? That they reject affection or suffer from mental retardation? As the number of children diagnosed with autism surges, researchers and educators are racing to define the amorphous nature of this spectrum disorder and its wide range of symptoms. But in trying to characterize this …

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