By Barbara Firestone
Intimate, daring and encouraging, Autism Heroes offers a compelling and delicate account of the studies of 38 households from varied walks of lifestyles confronting the demanding situations of autism with braveness, tenacity and love. With empathy and services won from her 3 many years of management of the assistance staff and her dedication to teenagers with detailed wishes, Dr. Barbara Firestone engages the households in candid, strong and deeply affecting conversations approximately their lives. each one family members narrative is determined opposed to the backdrop of her insightful essays approximately dignity, wish, chance and love, that are essentially very important to all households residing with autism.The households supply their reports brazenly and in truth, sharing their demanding situations, triumphs and hopes. Their candor is helping demystify and destigmatize autism and embraces different mom and dad simply starting or already at the trip. Their reflections chart the path during the many levels of dealing with autism and looking ideas for his or her young children, they usually provide a lifeline of help, perception, encouragement and hope.Fully illustrated with attractive pictures by means of Joe Buissink, Autism Heroes is a useful source for households in addition to educators, clinicians, researchers and coverage makers.
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And was it hard? Absolutely. The best resource is experience. People who have experienced what you are experiencing can tell you that the sun continues to set and rise and it’s another great day. It’s another great opportunity—for those ten steps that you took backwards yesterday, you can take two forward today. With Nick, I could have gotten lost in despair and said, “He’s never going to do this or that”; and maybe he won’t. But there’s a lot that is positive that can happen. I have fun with Nick.
I live my life with my kids wondering who can help them and what we can do. That’s why I love their school because the school accepts the kids for who they are and what they have. I just love walking in the doors of their 41 school because of the dignity that’s everywhere in this school— from the teachers, how they teach the kids, and how the school is. It warms my heart to see what’s happening and that there’s a place for my kids to learn. michel gour oey Gour feels a great sense of pride when he plays with a band from his independent living skills program.
And our brains just stopped. I remember getting into our car and shaking, because we didn’t have any knowledge. ” Gary: As soon as we started to get information, it got better: more information equals less fear. I went through a book looking for all the reasons why autism didn’t apply to Mary. It was easier at that point to deny the diagnosis, but we started to do the work that needed to be done. We learned so much about autism and autism spectrum disorders. Mary was responding to all of her therapies, and autism became a part of who she was as opposed to something that needed to be cut out of her.
Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge by Barbara Firestone