Autism Through a Sister's Eyes

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Future Horizons, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 67 pages
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When young people have questions about a brother or sister with autism or Asperger's Syndrome, clear answers can be hard to find. Written by Eve Band, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, this book gives voice to ten-year-old Emily's story: her questions about her brother, her search for answers about autism, and her exploration of her feelings as a sibling of a young man with autism. Told in her voice, Emily's story is as uplifting as it is filled with valuable information for parents and siblings, or any individual whose life is touched by a person with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

Helpful chapters include:

  • Finding Out About Autism
  • Moderate and Severe Autism
  • Learning About High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Making Friends and Being With People
  • Talking and Understanding
  • Fun and Play
  • Dealing With Changes
  • Feeling Worried
  • Learning to Cope
  • Looking Ahead

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

This book explains more than just a siblings point of view. My girlfriend has aspergers and much of the things this young girl describes can relate to living with an adult on the autism spectrum as well. Well done, simple and concise. Read full review


Getting to Know Daniel
Finding Out About Autism
Learning About HighFunctioning
Talking and Understanding
Fun and Play
Dealing With Changes
Feeling Good With Daniel
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About the author (2001)

Eve B. Band, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, who specializes in working with individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome, and their families. She is also the busy mother of two daughters.

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