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Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum: Let's Relate! 1st Edition
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In spite of all these challenges, you'd be hard pressed to find someone more positive than Brian. The mindset he's learned and teaches to his clients and audiences is a life changing experience.
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Top Customer Reviews
I went to too many support groups where the attitude was just so negative. I've seen too many people trying to teach social skills to kids by role playing or creating a mock situation. What they fail to realize is that social settings are almost never in a controlled environment. I felt for the longest time that anyone giving their kid social skills training was doing their child a dis service. It's not their fault though. They don't know any better and they think they're helping their kids.
Brian talks about many things in this book that will change your life or your child's life. First and for most. Anyone must learn how to have a successful relationship with themselves before they can begin to have a successful relationship with anyone else. Brian also talks about how kids grow up afraid and scared of doing something wrong or being told no because we always hear that and are constantly nagged for doing something wrong or being lazy.
I am looking forward to working with Brian on a one on one basis to develop more successful relationships in my life. I don't just recommend this book for people with autism or for people wanting to help someone with autism or asperger's syndrome. I recommend this book for all. Neurotypical included. Like Brian says we need to do away with the idea of aspie vs. neurotypical and think of us all as human beings. This book will be helpful to many many people around the world.
1. The author has a unique perspective that simply isn't available anywhere else (not that I know of). The author is on the spectrum himself and has a wife and three sons also on the spectrum. His perspective in the book shifts between someone experiencing autism, a parent, and a professional practitioner. He can understand the viewpoints of all the parties because he's experienced it from all angles himself. One of the best learnings I had in the book was to hear from the author what it's like to have autism. I wasn't looking to read about this, and it never even occurred to me how useful this might be. However, after he described what it felt like, suddenly I could understand why my son flaps all the time, why he has so much trouble focusing in the classroom, etc.
2. This material is extremely valuable because you will use it in your everyday life. I used to believe that the solution to help my son must be a complicated therapy I hadn't found yet. After reading this book, I realized that it was me I needed to change. It was all very simple and had been right in front of me all this time. I needed to change the way I interacted with my son. I had never thought about looking at something as simple as the way I handled everyday situations, but this book covers a number of circumstances you will encounter. I was able put into practice what I learned right away. This book motivated me to shift my focus from looking for the perfect therapy to teaching my son to cope as best as he can in the world.
3.This book is an extremely easy read.Read more ›
There is no where else to get this kind of insight into why your child on the spectrum is stimming, crashing, crying, has certain sensory issues, doesn't make eye contact, etc. I can't tell you how many times reading this book I said "Oh..so that is why (my son) does that. That makes total sense now." Brian King has lived his life on the spectrum - he has been through it all - and now we get to benefit from all of that insiders knowledge of the spectrum world.
He also gives great advice on how to handle the public school system with your child. What accommodations are a must and which need to be avoided at all costs. Again you are going to read these and say "He is so right, why did I not realize this or that does not work for a kid on the spectrum?!"
My husband thinks Brian King is amazing too, and he just asked me if I was finally done with this book so he could read it now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a 48-year-old autistic woman and I got this book to help me understand relationships better and have a better connection with my (not autistic) boyfriend. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sparrow R. Jones
Very insightful. A must read. I really like Brian. Not only does he have it himself but he is parenting children who have it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marla Duncan
Brian R. King’s book is a must read for everyone who has family, friends, or co-workers on the autism spectrum. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ron Sandison
He has some good things to say in here. It becomes a little repetitive after a while, but he knows what he's talking about.Published on December 6, 2013 by L. Erlanger
Perfect, relatable examples! I couldn't put the book down and began practicing the strategies immediately. Improvement was noticeable. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by DeAnn Snodgrass
I am a wife to someone with Aspergers and two adult children with High Functioning Autism and I would encourage everyone to read this book. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by anita herzig
What I really appreciated about this book is that like the title states, it offers strategies. Other books I have read just treated the subject like a diagnosis, but this one has... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by beeaunka
Good insight into the world of asperger's. So many things are assumed and it is great to hear it from an individual who has dealt with aspergers himself. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Kindle Customer