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Barry Prizant's Top Book Recommendations

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An intimate, engaging, and insightful guide to coping with Asperger's-from one of the condition's most passionate advocates.

Michael John Carley was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at thirty-six-when his young son received the same diagnosis. This fascinating book reveals his personal experience with the confusion and trauma associated with this condition-and offers insights into living an independent and productive life.

Now the Executive Director of the world's largest Asperger's oranization, Carley helps readers in such areas as:

- Social...
Recommended by Barry Prizant, and 1 others.

Barry PrizantHe’s very focussed on helping people with autism and Asperger’s to succeed in life. (Source)

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Understanding Autism for Dummies

Autism affects more than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children. This book provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to... more
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Barry PrizantThe book is written primarily for parents and professionals new to the field, it covers a very broad landscape. (Source)

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Seven Keys to Unlock Autism

Making Miracles in the Classroom [With DVD]

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Barry PrizantIt’s about understanding and appreciating people with autism as opposed to pitying them or just trying to make them change. (Source)

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NeuroTribes is a sweeping and penetrating history, presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity. It will change how you think of autism.' - From the foreword by Oliver Sacks

What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.

Following on from his groundbreaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the...
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Barry PrizantNeurotribes lays down the history and the philosophy of our need to respect people with autism. (Source)

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A heartwarming, intimate and amusing memoir of a father's experience raising his autistic son.

When Tom Fields-Meyer's son Ezra was three and showing early signs of autism, a therapist suggested that the father needed to grieve.
"For what?" he asked.
The answer: "For the child he didn't turn out to be."

That moment helped strengthen the author's resolve to do just the opposite: to love the child Ezra was, a quirky boy with a fascinating and complex mind. Full of tender moments and unexpected humor, Following Ezra is the story of a father and son...
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Barry PrizantUnlike so many books that parents have written over the years, Tom did not see having a child with autism as something that was an absolute crisis and totally devastating. (Source)

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