Uniquely Human (Ebook)

A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Barry M. Prizant, Tom Fields-Meyer

Essential reading for parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum

Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr. Temple Grandin Award

Autism is a different way of being human: it offers possibilities and opportunities, not disabilities. By understanding autistic behaviours as responses based on an individual's experiences and as strategies to cope with a chaotic world, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance a child's abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies that could aid the fulfilment of every child's promise.

Uniquely Human debunks many of the false and outdated stereotypes that surround autism. It is a first step towards a greater understanding of people with autism and an essential part of their successful participation in and contribution to society.

With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice from thousands of children and older people with autism and their families, Uniquely Human conveys a deep respect for the qualities in people on the autism spectrum that make them special. It offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that could be life-changing as well as uplifting.

Publication date: 01/03/2016

£8.99

ISBN: 9780285643345

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B01BOGS8Q6

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Uniquely Human (Paperback)

A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Barry M. Prizant, Tom Fields-Meyer

Essential reading for parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum

Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr. Temple Grandin Award

Autism is a different way of being human: it offers possibilities and opportunities, not disabilities. By understanding autistic behaviours as responses based on an individual's experiences and as strategies to cope with a chaotic world, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance a child's abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies that could aid the fulfilment of every child's promise.

Uniquely Human debunks many of the false and outdated stereotypes that surround autism. It is a first step towards a greater understanding of people with autism and an essential part of their successful participation in and contribution to society.

With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice from thousands of children and older people with autism and their families, Uniquely Human conveys a deep respect for the qualities in people on the autism spectrum that make them special. It offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that could be life-changing as well as uplifting.

Publication date: 10/10/2019

£9.99

ISBN: 9781788164023

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Reviews for Uniquely Human

'Dr Prizant explains the causes of behaviors associated with autism. I love his approach for understanding problems with sensory overload, anxiety, and discomfort. He provides common sense practical advice based on a forty-year career'

Temple Grandin, PhD, author of The Autistic Brain

'Will change our perception and understanding of autism ... I strongly recommend this book to parents and professionals'

Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

'With every brilliant, illuminating example in his book, he steers us away from the traditional fix-it mentality and toward the beatific, personally rewarding detective work that the entire spectrum world would be well served to adopt ... The first-ever 'must-read' written for parents, educators, and clinicians'

Michael John Carley author of Asperger's From the Inside-Out

'required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive'

 Chicago Tribune

'remarkable ... tells the story of autism in a deeply personal way that is at once inspirational and informative. The engaging, real-life examples interspersed throughout the book serve both to illuminate the experience of autism from the inside out'

Diane Twachtman-Cullen Autism Spectrum Quarterly

'A must-read for anyone touched by autism... Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach'

 Associated Press

'A remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book'

 Kirkus Reviews

Barry M. Prizant

Barry M. Prizant

Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, is among the world's leading authorities on autism, with more than forty years of experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant. He is an adjunct professor at Brown University and coauthor of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Prizant has published more than 120 articles and chapters and has received many awards for his career in supporting autistic persons and related disabilities and their families. Dr. Prizant lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife, Dr. Elaine Meyer.

Tom Fields-Meyer

Tom Fields-Meyer

Tom Fields-Meyer is author of the memoir Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. A former senior writer for People, he has coauthored many books, and his articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine,
The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives with his wife, Shawn Fields-Meyer, and their sons in Los Angeles, where he teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.