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Autism Handle with Care
by Gail Gillingham
Autism Handle with Care is Gail's first book, originally published in 1995 by Future Horizons of Arlington Texas. In 1998 information learned since 1995 was added and the new edition was published by Tacit Publishing , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Autism Handle with Care shares the first piece of the puzzle of autism: the heightened response to sensory input. It uses actual quotes from those on the autism spectrum to describe what it feels like to have autism and then goes on to share how we can recognize the signs of sensory discomfort and what we can do to either modify the environment to solve the problem or provide accommodations which will decrease the anxiety that the sensory response is creating. This book is a companion to Just so Happy.
Benefit 1: Provides a clear understanding of autism through the experiences of those on the spectrum, rather than depending on our definitions from the outside.
Benefit 2: Provides detailed lists of "symptoms" that allow you to recognize which of the sensory systems is being impacted in the specific environment you are in.
Benefit 3: Provides concrete examples of how you can modify the environment, modify your own behavior and provide accommodations which will reduce the anxiety that the individual with autism is dealing with.
Benefit 4: None of the suggestions cost a lot of money. In fact, most of them will save money in the long run.
Benefit 5: None of the suggestions take a lot of training or effort to learn. It's more about changing your understanding and then going with what is logical than learning difficult specific methods.
Benefit 6: These suggestions are not only useful for those on the autism spectrum, but for all children in general. They will not take away from the other students in inclusion classrooms in any way at all. In fact, when instituted in general classrooms will result in an improved response from all children as well as an increase in energy for the teachers.
Note: The current publication of Autism Handle with Care ISBN#09687863-0-8 is an updated version of the original book ISBN #1885477147 by Future Horizons and ISBN #09842191, by Tacit Publishing, and includes the addition of new information gathered since the original publication.
Regular Price: 25.00 plus shipping and handling
If you want to understand the autistic perspective, read it!
Reviewed by Laura C. from Indiana
Autism: Handle with Care is a well written manual for understanding the autistic person in one's home or classroom. Gail Gillingham quotes autistic individuals as they explain what autism is. She addresses sensory sensitivities in a simple, concise manner helping the reader to understand the important perceptual differences autistic people have. She gives practical advice and helps to dispel many of the myths surrounding the autism diagnosis. Gail Gillingham asks the reader to begin to respectfully listen to what autistic persons have to say, for they are the ones experiencing the effects of autism and are, therefore, the experts.
A MUST READ for parents and teachers of autistic people:
Reviewed by Kandie D from California
This book tops my list of "must reads" for autism information. (this one ranks up there with Temple Grandin's Thinking in Pictures and Stanley Greenspan's The Child With Special Needs) It covers the different sensory issues in great detail, learning styles, communication difficulties and so much more. I've found a wealth of information from different therapies to actual autistic people explaining how they see life and how they learn best... Every parent of an autistic person should read this book, from cover to cover. It'll give you support to act on your feelings that a real, thinking, feeling person is inside your child.
Autism Handle With Care,a must have:
Reviewed by Lisa B from Utah
This book is a must have for the parent or therapist who is searching to solve some of the mysteries of Autism. As a social worker for children and adults with disabilities I have recommended this book to many people. It is absolutely the best book I have read that gives insight into the confusing world of autism. It gives first person accounts of what it feels like to be autistic and encounter the world. It gives excellent insight on ways to provide treatment to someone with autism to avoid over stimulation.