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Meet the Kahns

On this episode of Living With Autism: Polly Tommey visits the Kahns to find out how their family has adapted to meet the needs of their 4 year old son Emilio. They cope by sticking to schedules, preparing special foods, and leaning on one another for support.

Las Madres del Camino Real: The Mothers of the Royal Road by Carmel Wakefield

The last time I wrote to you was just days before Christmas 2009 with the prospect of the General Medical Council (GMC) verdict looming large. It’s hard to believe that another year has grown wings and flown past; once again Christmas is on the horizon. What a year this has been!

Meet the Wheatleys

On this episode of Living With Autism: Polly Tommey sits down with the Wheatleys, parents of an only child with autism. They talk about the long road to finding answers,… Read more »

Dan Burns’ Savage, Sacred Passage through the Land of Autism by Sandra Dutreau Williams, PhD

““How can Dan live with this?” I thought.

In Saving Ben Dan Burns answers that question with rich imagery and dynamic writing. He shows us their world as it rises with hope, circles in confusion, slips out of control, and crashes. They survive; they reach higher ground as Dan doggedly reconstructs his life and Ben’s, pushing through what all parents of autistic children face in raising someone unlike anyone they’ve ever known.”

A note from Spectrum Mummy…

Sick of ‘Top Tips’ for a perfect Christmas? Me too. Christmas is a time when I am even more aware of how different Autism makes my family. I write this… Read more »

Meet the Marchants

On this episode of Living With Autism: Polly Tommey interviews the Marchants, who tell the heartbreaking story of their daughter Jody - her vaccine injury as a toddler, subsequent illness, and descent into autism.

Tasks Galore by Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell, and Kathy Hearsey

Tasks Galore designs meaningful tasks and incorporates movement and sensory input that makes the child’s learning experience enjoyable and effective. Using visual structure and cues on the student’s level of learning and understanding ensures that the child will advance in his or her abilities.

A Child’s Journey Out Of Autism by LeeAnn Whiffen

This family’s journey of hope and recovery is documented page by page from the real life mom’s perspective. A Child’s Journey out of Autism is a telling story of confusion and research, which is told in a way that those of us in the autism community can all relate to. A well told and compelling tale of a family trying to understand what has happened and how to treat their son and find the answers needed.

Autism Spectrum Disorders by Chantal Sicile-Kira

When I give copies of Autism Spectrum Disorders to individuals learning about autism, I often say, “Most books give you information on autism. This book gave me hope and encouragement.”

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