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Raising the Entire Autism Spectrum Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum

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ISBN-10: 1935274503

ISBN-13: 9781935274506

Edition: 2011

Authors: Alyson Beytien

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Future Horizons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

 Alyson Beytien is a popular national and international speaker, parent/teacher trainer and mother of three sons with autism. She is a consultant and trainer for school systems throughout the United States and Canada on educating individuals with autism. She has done over 300 presentations for numerous organizations on Autism spanning a wide range of topics. Alyson is the Behavioral Specialist at the Mercy Medical Center Autism Center in Dubuque, Iowa, where she is involved in assessment, intervention and training for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction - "Hello, We Have Autism…"
Characteristics of Autism
Foreshadowing: Early Signs of Autism
The Gathering: Passions and Obsessions
Eat, Drink, and Be Picky: Eating Issues
Sounds of Silence: The Myth of Quiet
On Any Given Day: Challenging Behavior
Disney DNA: Echolalia and Language Challenges
Refusing Puberty: Adolescence and Sexuality
The Weatherman: Mood Shifts
The Love Language of Autism: Expressing Affection
Confessions of a Gecko Killer: Teaching Death and Loss
Education
Pyramid Theories: Choosing Interventions
The Spectator Sport: Parent Involvement in Education
Ten Keys for Supporting a Student with Autism
Scheduled Grief: Individualized Education Plans
Moving On Up: Transitions in Education
Independence Day: Toileting and Self-Care
So You Want to Be an Expert: Studying Autism
Family Life
Plan A: Accepting Plan "M"
Band of Brothers: Sibling Relationships
Autism Once Removed: Extended Family Opportunities
Crosswords: Maintaining your Marriage
Conflicted and Coming to Terms: Aggression, Self-Injury, and Other Difficulties
Odd Mom Out: Life Outside the Norm
'Tis the Season: Holidays
The Trip: Travelling with Autism
You Might Be the Parent of an Autistic Child If
Step by Step: Measuring Progress
Frequently Asked Questions: A Guide for Self-Defense
Community Interactions
"Do Neanderthals Hunt Mammoths Like We Pray?"
Shop 'Til You Drop: The Woes of Walmart
Full Disclosure: What to Say and When
Autism Olympics: The Hundred-Yard Parking Lot Dash
An Apple a Day: Healthcare Interactions
Epilogue-The Real Mom
Appendix-Inclusion of Student with Autism Diversity Lesson Plan
Resources
Index