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Understanding Autism For Dummies Paperback – Illustrated, 1 September 2006
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Autism affects more than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children. This book provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to maximize their potential in life.
Stephen Shore, EdD (Brookline MA), serves on the board for several autism spectrum-related organizations and he has written Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome (1-931282-00-5) and edited Ask and Tell: Self Advocacy and Disclosure For People on the Autism Spectrum (1-931282-58-7).
Linda G. Rastelli (Middletown, NJ) is a veteran journalist who specializes in health and business.
Temple Grandin, PhD (Fort Collins, CO) is the author of the bestselling Thinking in Pictures (0-679-77289-8) and Emergence: Labeled Autistic (0-446-67182-7).
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|Quantum Physics For Dummies||Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies|
|Author||Steven Holzner||Steven Holzner|
|Pages||336 pages||320 pages|
|Publication Date||January 2013||January 2010|
|Which Guide Is Right For Me?||Plain-English explanations of Quantum Physics basics plus the tougher stuff with step-by-step examples you can understand and apply inside and outside of the classroom.||Hundreds of exercises to test your Quantum Physics knowledge. Perfect companion to Quantum Physics For Dummies.|
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Stephen M. Shore, EdD, who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, is a college professor and an international lecturer and consultant on autism.
Linda G. Rastelli, MA, is an award-winning writer with 20 years of experience writing about health, education, and business topics.
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- Publisher : For Dummies; 1st edition (1 September 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0764525476
- ISBN-13 : 978-0764525476
- Dimensions : 18.8 x 2.29 x 23.11 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 42,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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(This one has a forward by Temple Grandin but not actually written by her. )
It is an easy to read well set out book, in the usual "dummies" format with points to remember and information boxes.
It focuses a lot on "treatments" -several of which are not used in the UK including mercury removal and chelation and financing treatment. It also has a large focus on vaccines (which is based on controversial fraudulent research.)
Again the education section is based on the US system and the advice on legal arrangements, adult living however it does have some relevant points.
It is not really "a beginners guide to autism" by any means and I would not recommend giving it to family members after an autism Diagnosis. In the UK I would stick to leaflets by the NAS first.