Three Questions for Tomorrow|
Three important questions:
Autism Tomorrow would like to answer these questions (and a few
more) while at the same time, introducing you to a NEW, ENGAGING and FREE
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- What is autism?
- If I have a child with autism, how do I best address his needs?
- If I don't have a close familial relationship with autism, does it even
But first--some basic facts regarding autism:
- Autism is a complex developmental disability that on the average,
affects one in 110 children. This disability is on the rise and has grown
exponentially since the 1980s.
- Due to these numbers, almost everyone is affected in one way or another
by autism. You might have a family member that has autism, you might work
with someone that has been diagnosed with autism, or you might know the boy down the street that
is on the autism spectrum. Regardless of where you fall in these scenarios,
wouldn't it be advantageous to know how to optimally interact with these
individuals? They're interesting. They have talents. It will benefit you to
get to know them! If Einstein and Michelangelo were alive today, most likely
they would be diagnosed with autism!
- Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the
first three years of life and consists of a certain set of behaviors. Autism
is a "spectrum disorder" affecting the ability to communicate and interact
with others in varying degrees.
- Autism is a treatable condition. Early diagnosis and intervention lead
to significantly improved outcomes. While these individuals will not outgrow
their autism, they can still become functioning adults and contributors to
Dr. Temple Grandin, the most famous woman in the word with autism, designed
all the livestock handling facilities in the country and is a best selling
author many times over. A recent HBO series featured her life with autism.
- There are many misconceptions regarding autism. Are your beliefs
regarding autism accurate? If you think a person on the spectrum is impolite
because s/he won't look you in the eyes or is incapable of forming
meaningful relationships, the book
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- When you think of autism do you think of children? Since autism started
exploding in the mid-eighties, many of these children are now approaching
adulthood. This results in a new myriad of questions for the parents of
these individuals and for the community as a whole. As parents you might
wonder if your children can go to college (they can), if they can
obtain/maintain a job (they can), and if they can form important
relationships with the opposite sex (another affirmative response). As an
employer, you might be concerned about hiring someone with autism. In what
type of positions might the individual excel? The answer is simple--MANY!
- A child with autism can certainly benefit from homeschooling. This is
because homeschooling allows for one-on-one interactions, the flexibility of
changing subjects and teaching/learning styles to meet a student's needs,
and the ability to honor the sensory and dietary needs of the child's
environment (especially important). If your child is not on the autism
spectrum, but you attend homeschooling support group activities, your child
has probably come in contact with children on the spectrum. This gives you
the unique opportunity to teach your child acceptance and empathy for
individuals diagnosed with autism—and in fact, for anyone considered special
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Tomorrow The complete Guide To Help Your Child Thrive In The Real
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- Independent Living
- The 19 Myths Of Autism
- Reading and Visual Perception Solutions
- Diet and Nutrition
- Wills and Trusts
- Sex and Marriage
- and much more...
If you're the parent of a child that is on the spectrum, Autism Tomorrow answers such questions as:
- How can I provide a financially sound future for my child?
- What kind of work can my child do?
- How do I help make any job situation successful for both my
child and the employer?
- How can I help my child's employer and employees understand
what autism is and how to use its gifts?
- Should my child go to college and/or get some kind of
- What do I need to know about independent living situations?
- What community resources are available for my child and
- What about my child's care when I can no longer take care of
- What kind of long-term help will he need, and what is
- How do I help my child, of any age, deal with bullying?
- What should I know about fitness, reading, writing, and
- How can nutritional choices and supplementation help my
child reach his full potential
This book will assist you in helping your child to not only
survive, but to thrive in the real world.
If you're not the parent of a child with autism, but want to
optimize your interactions with people with autism,
Autism Tomorrow provides practical and
helpful information on topics such as:
- Holidays can be very rough for the family with autism.
Visiting relatives, schedules that are thrown off, chaos, noise, etc. can
cause great stress. Well-meaning relatives can overwhelm the individual.
Don't be one of those well-meaning individuals who causes stress.
- Social situations can very trying for people with autism.
These individuals may experience speech and language difficulties as well as
the inability to read social cues and body language. Be understanding and
helpful. Don't label or turn away.
- Most people with autism are detail oriented and extremely
focused. They make loyal and dedicated employees. If you are employing or
supervising a person on the spectrum, let the individual finish a project
before giving another. Projects can be difficult but they must have a
well-defined goal/end point.
- Physical exams and interactions with first responders are
extremely difficult for people with autism. Light, noise, touch, smells, or
the feel of unfamiliar blankets may severely agitate the individual. Waiting
in the emergency room is extremely difficult for a child with autism.