The Resource Through the eyes of aliens : a book about autistic people, Jasmine Lee O'Neill

Through the eyes of aliens : a book about autistic people, Jasmine Lee O'Neill

Label
Through the eyes of aliens : a book about autistic people
Title
Through the eyes of aliens
Title remainder
a book about autistic people
Statement of responsibility
Jasmine Lee O'Neill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a rich and positive description of how it feels to be autistic and how friends, family and the professionals that work with autistic people can be more sensitive to their needs. Jasmine Lee O'Neill, autistic herself, perceives the creativity, imagination and keenly-felt sensory world of the autistic person as gifts. She argues that 'normalizing' autistic people - pushing them into behaving in a way that is alien to their true natures - is not just ineffective but wrong. In this vivid and enjoyable book, she challenges the reader to accept their difference and to celebrate their uniqueness. The book contains a wealth of insight into the autistic world and the author covers all the main topics of most concern for people with autism. She identifies the reasons for particular characteristic behaviour and is both clear and sensitive about whether, and if how so, the autistic person should be encouraged to adapt such behaviours. Drawn from her own experience, she has many suggestions for ways in which the 'normal' world can shape itself to work around the behavioural characteristics of autistic people. Her book is for anyone who is interested in learning more about autism, including families and friends of autistic people, doctors and therapists, and all those who work with them. It will also prove a source of inspiration to autistic people themselves
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, Jasmine Lee
Dewey number
616.89/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Autism
Label
Through the eyes of aliens : a book about autistic people, Jasmine Lee O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introducing autism -- The autistic world -- Autism and sense organs -- Autism and emotions -- Communication and language -- Intelligence, autism and savant skills -- Discrimination -- Rhythms and self-stimulations -- Relationships -- Health and allergies -- Autism and teenage years -- Recreation -- Idiosyncrasies and special traits -- Epilogue: for autistic people -- Poems
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781853027109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Through the eyes of aliens : a book about autistic people, Jasmine Lee O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introducing autism -- The autistic world -- Autism and sense organs -- Autism and emotions -- Communication and language -- Intelligence, autism and savant skills -- Discrimination -- Rhythms and self-stimulations -- Relationships -- Health and allergies -- Autism and teenage years -- Recreation -- Idiosyncrasies and special traits -- Epilogue: for autistic people -- Poems
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781853027109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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