Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (Paperback)

By Ellen Notbohm

Future Horizons, 9781932565300

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2019)
Paperback, Vietnamese (7/1/2018)

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Description

Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don't buy just one of this book- buy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding. Helpful chapters include:

  • My sensory perceptions are disordered
  • Distinguish between won’t and can’t
  • I am a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally
  • Be patient with my limited vocabulary
  • Because language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented
  • Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can’t do
  • Help me with social interactions
  • Identify what triggers my meltdowns

 



About the Author

Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm's writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica--yet). Her books, "Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew," "Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew," and "The Autism Trail Guide "are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both "Ten Things" books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for "Autism Asperger's Digest "magazine and "Children's Voice," she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk "1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," a "Learning" Magazine 2006 Teachers' Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to "Ancestry" magazine, has published political commentary in the "Chicago Tribune "and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at www.ellennotbohm.com.


Praise For Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

“Forget Letterman! This is the ultimate Top Ten list!”
Yvonne Christian, adult with Asperger’s and writer of the blog “Outside In”

 

"As the parent of a child in the autism spectrum, I see my own son throughout Ten Things."
Steve Boehm
Assistant Director of Publications
Editor in Chief, Children’s Voice Magazine
Child Welfare League of America
 

“Ellen captures the major issues of autism and makes them understandable and useable, even to those new to spectrum disorders…”
Nancy H. Cale, Vice President, Unlocking Autism