– An Inside View of Autism for Carers, professionals and Families
Published by Pavilion Publishing, Autism: Respecting Difference provides a concise introduction to the sensory and emotional experiences of autism. It is for families, support staff and professionals to better understand and engage with autistic people to offer meaningful and effective support.
The handbook is aimed at helping people who are new to autism to understand how it might feel to be autistic. Autistic people experience the world around them differently to neurotypical people. Autistic people can be over- and under-sensitive to incoming signals which can overload the autistic brain, triggering anxiety and pain. This illustrated impactful book takes readers on a journey into the ‘brainworld of autism’.
The second part of the book explains how to use Responsive Communication and the autistic individual’s body language, to engage effectively and how to reduce sensory stimulants and overload.
Autism: Respecting Difference is for support staff, education professionals, family members and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of autism and how to engage positively with autistic people. It is especially suitable for those new to the area.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Phoebe Caldwell DSc is a Responsive Communication Practitioner who has pioneered the development of support for people on the autistic spectrum for almost fifty years, opening channels of communication and emotional engagement for thousands of individuals who had previously experienced social and emotional isolation. Internationally, Phoebe collaborates with professionals globally including Australia, the Netherlands,Denmark and Canada. Phoebe’s contribution was recognised when she won The Times/Sternberg Award, which celebrates outstanding contributions of people to their community and to public life made after their 70th birthday.