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Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum: Let's Relate! Paperback – October 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1849058568 ISBN-10: 1849058563 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (October 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849058563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849058568
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,180,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one book I shall be highly recommending and one that I shall be dipping into regularly for its wisdom and truth. Coping with autism is often likened to a roller coaster ride. Let's Relate provides a model communication highway on which to travel the autism journey and as the mother of a son with ASD, I can certainly relate to that.A" --K.I. Al-Ghani, special educational needs teacher and author of Learning About Friendship and From Home to School with Autism, UK, and The Red Beast.

About the Author

Brian R. King is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an international consultant on the Autism Spectrum. Brian is the father of three sons on the Autism Spectrum, and his social work practice focuses exclusively on working with the Autism community. He and his wife are also on the Autism Spectrum. He resides in Chicago, IL.

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Brian R. King, LCSW is a Best Selling Author, an engaging public speaker & life coach for parents of children with Autism/Asperger's and ADHD.

Brian's books include: Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum and Perfect Moments in Relationships: Lessons in Connection for Work, Family, Love, and Life

He is a cancer survivor, adult with Dyslexia, A.D.H.D. and the father of three sons on the autism spectrum (as well as someone who lives on the autism spectrum himself).

As a social worker living on the spectrum and raising kids on the spectrum, Brian developed a unique and effective approach to helping families whose lives have been turned upside down.

The truth is that Brian King never intended to become a coach for people with autism and ADHD and their parents. He actually developed his system for himself and his children. But the word got out and his peers literally begged him to "open for business."

And, it never stopped growing. His peers told their peers. Soon educators, parents, and even business professionals were banging down Brian's door to learn his Secrets of Communication.

His reputation spread nationwide, making it necessary to provide his coaching via phone or video conferencing which he now does exclusively.

Despite all hurdles, Brian has emerged a master at turning problems into possibilities. For the past 10 years Brian has served as a coach and a role model for anyone who want to "succeed anyway!"

Brian's life mission is to start a ripple effect that helps create a better, more accepting and respectful society.

If you know anyone who has a child with autism or ADHD (and I know you do), please give them the gift of a Free 30 minute consultation with Brian R. King. Contact Brian today at: brianrking@me.com

If you are a school administrator interested in having Brian speak, please visit http://brianraymondking.com/speaking-topics/

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He also gives great advice on how to handle the public school system with your child.
JH
I highly recommend this book to parents, teachers, siblings and anyone else whose life is graced by a person on the spectrum.
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I am beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to read this book and learn from Brian King.
Maryanne McGoven

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By breete01 on May 19, 2012
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This book will completely change your life and your kid's life. I am an adult with Asperger's. I was undiagnosed until the age of 22. I have spent years trying to build successful relationships with peers. I never quite got it. What is worse. Whenever someone tried to help they weren't really helping at all. Because they didn't understand how I thought. It's next to impossible to help someone if you do not connect with them or understand how their brain processes thoughts.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marie Gore on December 15, 2011
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I have read other books with people giving their perspective of living with autism personally or having a child with autism. There are also some great books out there from experts giving advice. This book is the best of both worlds. It describes the world as one with autism might see it or allows one to open their mind to a different experience but also gives practical, useable advice and strategies that one can use to bring the two worlds together. I highly recommend this book, especially to anyone with has gotten frustrated when given nothing but an autism diagnosis and symptoms.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maryanne McGoven on November 17, 2011
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I am beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to read this book and learn from Brian King. Every person that cares for or works with individuals on the spectrum would benefit a GREAT deal from this book. Drawing from his own experience on the spectrum, the author offers a perspective that is a RARE find. The understanding that is obtained from seeing the world from that of a child on the spectrum is so profound. The author also provides very tangible solutions to both parenting conflicts and school misconceptions. I will, without a doubt, refer to this book often as I move forward in my clinical practice with children and families. I highly recommend this book without reserve!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristin G. on April 13, 2013
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I have an 8 year-old high-functioning autistic boy and have read several books on autism. This book is my favorite and was the greatest help to me. Following are the reasons why I liked this book the best:

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By beeaunka on November 26, 2012
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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 real advice. For example, I have learned how to understand what my son is saying to me by asking "Why?" The author is on the spectrum as well, so he has real clarity when giving directions to navigating through this maze. I'm so glad I read this book.
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