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Paperback:Asperger's children, the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna:2020 Paperback
Author: Sheffer, Edith
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, treating those children he deemed capable of participating fully in society. Depicted as compassionate and devoted, Asperger was in fact deeply influenced by Nazi psychiatry. Although he offered care to children he deemed promising, he prescribed harsh institutionalisation and even transfer to one of the Reich's killing centres, for children with greater disabilities. With sensitivity and passion, Edith Sheffer reveals the heart-breaking voices and experiences of many of these children, whilst illuminating a Nazi regime obsessed with sorting the population into categories, cataloguing people by race, heredity, politics, religion, sexuality, criminality and biological defects-labels that became the basis of either rehabilitation or persecution and extermination. Tertiary
320 pages, illustrations ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1788164024
Paperback:Uniquely human, a different way of seeing autism:2019 Paperback
Author: Prizant, Barry M.
Author: Fields-Meyer, Thomas
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Autism spectrum disorder is among the most commonly diagnosed developmental disabilities, affecting 1% of the population. Based on 40 years of practical experience with schools, hospitals, families and academic study, Dr Barry M. Prizant's revolutionary approach is to understand autism not as a disability but as a unique way of being human. Here, with a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice, he shows how by understanding autistic behaviours as responses based on an individual's experiences, we can enhance that individual's abilities, teach skills and build coping strategies to help them enjoy a better quality of life. General adult
x, 256 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1849053340
Hardback:Inside Asperger's looking out:2012 Hardback
Author: Hoopmann, Kathy
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Resource type: Physical
Note: This text shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, from sensitive hearing and an aversion to bright lights and strong smells, to literal thinking and difficulty understanding social rules and reading body language and facial expressions. General adult
72 p., col. ill. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0747579105
Hardback:Send in the idiots, or, How we grew to understand the world:2006 Hardback
Author: Nazeer, Kamran
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This title is a remarkably, elegantly written portrait of five autistic men and women, and what their struggles and triumphs reveal about this baffling condition and about us all.
hbk
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1787752941
Paperback:Spectrum women, autism and parenting:2020 Paperback
Author: Jurkevythz, Renata
Author: Campbell, Maura
Author: Morgan, Lisa
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Parenting
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: This text looks at what it feels like to be an autistic parent, offering valuable insights, knowledge, and wisdom on parenting autistic and non-autistic children. Three mothers reflect on their experiences of growing up as undiagnosed autistics, venturing into and embracing motherhood, and connecting with their children in a unique and powerful way. They offer advice on overcoming the challenges of parenting when you are autistic, such as socialising with other parents or sensory issues that come with excessive touch. General adult
208 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1843106698
Paperback:The complete guide to Asperger's syndrome:2008 Paperback
Author: Attwood, Tony
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tony Attwood offers an accessible and authoritative account of all aspects of Asperger's syndrome, from childhood through to adulthood. General adult
397 p. ; 25 cm (pbk)
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1409176282
Paperback:Autism, how to raise a happy autistic child:2018 Paperback
Author: Hewitson, Jessie
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Spring
Resource type: Physical
Note: For every child diagnosed with autism, there are usually two worried parents who may not have a clue about the condition or how best to help their little one. Jessie Hewitson's son was two-years old when he was diagnosed with autism. Like many other worried parents before her, Jessie's immediate instinct was to learn everything she could about the condition and how best to support her child. But when The Times award-winning journalist embarked on her own investigative process, she soon uncovered a cloud of conflicting, panic-inducing information. She realised that advice from unsafe corners of the Internet, strangers and even well-meaning friends can make you feel overwhelmed, vulnerable and disheartened. She decided to write this book to provide other parents in similar situations with a wealth of practical and reliable support, all in one place. General adult
xv, 286 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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