Synopsis: What if the things people need to know about autism is not the information they’re getting? Combining myth-busting advice with personal experience, this book from the mother of autistic twins shares simple strategies to build children’s confidence, communication, and independence. From sharing the joy of yodelling around shops at the weekend, to finding creative ways to communicate with both her verbal and her non-verbal sons, Debby Elley gives practical and fun tips for everyday living and shows that being autistic is just another way of being. Both witty and candid, the book discusses labels, meltdowns, acceptance, happiness and much more.
Synopsis: As a mother of an autistic son plus a friend to 2 other mothers with children on the spectrum we’ve all faced trying times at some point in our life and had a mixed amount of support and advice from authorities so this is a great book to have written from the perspective of a parent.
The synopsis mentions shop yodelling. I remember silent Victorian swooning around the supermarket. If he didn’t want to go down a particular aisle he’s put his hand to his forehead, and fall into a perfect (false) feint. Both embarrassing but hilarious at the same time. He was also non-verbal until the age of 5 and I spent years dealing with non stop screaming so the silent treatment was something of a relief!
It gives lots of support and advice for all people whether teachers, medical professionals or simply neighbours. It’s a fantastic book.
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