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Parents' Practical Guide to Resilience for Children aged 2-10 on the Autism Spectrum

by Jeanette Purkis and Emma Goodall Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9781785922749
Format:
Pbk 216 pages
Price:
AU$27.99 NZ$33.03
Product Status: Not Yet Published - See Pub Date for expected date
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One of the challenges around a diagnosis of autism in a young person is that it can unintentionally lead to dependence and a lack of resilience and confidence. Children and young people with autism have the capacity to be independent and resilient which can help them live independently or be supported to live a fulfilling life. The crucial work of building these skills in children with autism can begin at a very young age; the earlier the process starts the better.


 


This book empowers parents of autistic children aged two to ten to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of activities, this practical resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence in their children. It includes information about the main developmental stages for children on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them. This is a must-have resource for any parent who wants to effectively build resilience and independence in their child.


 


Market: Parents of children with autism, professionals working with children with autism.

Introduction. Chapter 1. Resilience and Autistic Children: An Overview. Chapter 2. Common Characteristics of Autistic Children between Ages 2-7. Chapter 3. What are some Common Challenges for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum? Chapter 4. Life Events for Young Autistic Children: Strategies and Activities around Building Resilience. Chapter 5. Common Issues for Autistic Children and their Families between Ages 6-10. Chapter 6. Failing Successfully.

Jeanette Purkis is an autistic advocate, speaker and mentor. She is the author of three other books on elements of autism and is a regular blogger. She presented for TEDx Canberra in 2013 on the topic of autism and resilience and has been a keynote speaker at a number of events including the 2017 Asia Pacific Autism Conference and the Autism@Work conference. Jeanette has worked in the Australian Public Service since 2007. She has facilitated a support group for autistic women in Canberra since 2011 and hosts a regular online radio program for UK advocacy organisation Positively Autistic and is also a guest presenter on the Canberra Radio 2CC Talking Disability program. Jeanette is highly visible in the autism community. She was named the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year and was a finalist in the 2017 ACT Woman of the Year award. She has received several awards for leadership. Jeanette featured in the ABC documentary Alone in a Crowded Room.


 


Emma Goodall, PhD, is a Senior Autism Advisor in South Australia and an executive committee member of the Australian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) as well as an executive committee member for the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand (ASAN Aus/NZ). Emma has volunteered for an HIV support service, was married and divorced by the age of 22 and has a range of friends across all genders and with a variety of sexualities. As an educator, she understands the damage that bad information can cause in relation to being able to live happily and enjoy one's sexuality. Emma lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her partner.