- Paperback: 392 pages
- Publisher: Future Horizons; Second Edition, Revised edition (January 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935274066
- ISBN-13: 978-1935274063
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 138 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition Second Edition, Revised Edition
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"I was amazed at the number and quality of ideas, and strongly recommend that parents read and apply the advice. I learned some really good ideas!" --TONY ATTWOOD, PH.D., author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
"1001 Great Ideas is just that, a treasure trove of wonderful ideas and activities! This hope-filled book not only connects the reader to the world of Autism Spectrum Disorders but also provides a multitude of practical solutions to the broad range of challenges that parents and professional face each and every day. 1001 Great Ideas is a resource that both parents and professionals will continually turn to." --Scott Tanner, School Psychologist & Director of Clinical Services
About the Author
Three-time ForeWord Book of the Year finalist Ellen Notbohm is author of one of the autism community's most beloved books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew. She is also author of Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew and the Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist, The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled. Her articles, commentary and book excerpts have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, academic journals, training manuals and websites around the world. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter sign-ups through her website at ellennotbohm.com.
Veronica Zysk has been working in the field of autism since 1991. She served as Executive Director of the Autism Society of America from 1991-1996, and then joined Future Horizons, moving into an editorial position within the company in 1999, as Managing Editor and visionary for the first national magazine on autism spectrum disorders, the Autism Asperger's Digest, winner of multiple Gold awards for excellence. She continues in that position today. In addition to her writing collaborations with Ellen Notbohm, she has co-authored and/or edited 14 other books on autism and Asperger s, working with noted authors such as Temple Grandin (Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships; The Way I See It), James Ball (Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers), Jean Duane (Bake Deliciously Gluten & Dairy Free), and Michelle Garcia Winner (Think Social!; Thinking About You Thinking About Me; Socially Curious and Curiously Social; A Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-based Practices & Teaching Social Skills). Veronica makes her home in the beautiful western mountains of North Carolina.
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I disagree with another comment about this book not being useful for high-functioning kids. It is divided into sections such as sensory, behavior, etc., and it is very simple to skip around at your leisure to find what you need. It is a *spectrum*, with some kids having trouble with some things more than others, rather than simply "very autistic" or "a little autistic". For example, my son has supreme difficulty with transitions, feeding issues, and temper tantrums, but not sleeping problems or tactile sensory issues. This doesn't make him more or less autistic; it's just where he falls on the spectrum. It's worth having the book for whatever you specifically need. I'm very grateful to have found this resource, and will be passing it along to his preschool teacher.
I bought this book for a friend of mine who lives in Mexico. She had been struggling looking for helpful hints to help her son both at home and at school. She told me that the book has a lot of ideas that you can start putting into practice since the very first moment you have the book in your hands. Also, don't need to follow a specific sequence when reading the book. So, you can jump back and forth looking for what you really need. Many of the ideas are ideas that you don't even imagine they exist. She mentioned that her son was reluctant to draw pictures and she did not know why. She had always handed white copy paper to her son for coloring or drawing. Apparently, the white paper reflects to much light for the very light-sensitive eyes of some autistic children. From this book she got the idea of using a different color of paper. Her son started making drawings and painting a lot since two weeks ago. This was the first idea she put into practice and, it worked! My friend is so happy with the book!