Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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Pub Date Jun 01 2019 | Archive Date Aug 07 2019

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Winner of the IPBA Gold Medal for Nonfiction Series (with Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Winner of the Grand Prize for Instruction and Insight and First Place in Psychology, Chanticleer International Book Awards.

One of the autism community’s most beloved classics, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew has informed, delighted, and guided millions of families and professionals the world over since its first edition was published in 2005.

A child’s voice leads into each chapter, offering a one-of-a-kind exploration into how ten core characteristics of autism affect our children’s perceptions and reactions to the surrounding physical, sensory and social environments. This revised and updated third edition sharpens the focus on these basic aspects while expanding on how our own perspectives shape the life of our child and ourselves, today, tomorrow, and for years to come. An all-new section illuminates the surprising breadth of our power of choice and outlines potent strategies for strong decision-making in every situation.

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book lists the top ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create this guide for anyone with someone on the autism spectrum in their life. (There is also an edition of this book available in Spanish)

Other awards include:

  • Grand Prize Short List, Eric Hoffer Book Awards
  • First place in Psychology, Chanticleer International Instruction and Insight Awards
  • First Runner-up – Health, Eric Hoffer Book Awards
  • Montaigne Medal finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards
  • American Book Fest Best Book Awards finalist
  • National Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist
  • Da Vinci Eye Award finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards
  • Wishing Shelf Book Awards (UK) finalist

Winner of the IPBA Gold Medal for Nonfiction Series (with Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Winner of the Grand Prize for Instruction and Insight and First Place in Psychology...

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This is a great book. It has been written with child in mind, but it is not a picture book, so is aimed at an older child (around 10 years depending on the child’s needs), yet it is not condescending in any way. In addition to the child’s part is a part for the adults in the family, where the language is again appropriate. I have not read this cover to cover with my student, but have dipped into it at different times to help him to understand himself. I’d highly recommend.

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This is a nice little book and is a good read for any parent of a child with autism. Its lovely as its all from the point of the child and is quite uplifting and positive which makes a nice change!

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I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review

This book is pretty 101 so if you’ve already read (or lived) a decent amount about ASD there may not be a ton of new information, but if this is new and you are a NT parent really trying to understand your ASD child for the time, this is a great place to start. Should definitely be mandatory reading for any one who works with kids

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Such an informative, interesting book. Having a child with autism myself, I am always wanting to learn more about autism and to get as much information and knowledge as I can. When I seen this book for request on netgalley I requested it right away and was thrilled to have been given an eARC of this book to read and share my review with others.

If you want to know more about autism, whether you know next to nothing about autism already or know quite a bit, this novel will definitely be a great read to add to your collection.

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This book was suggested to me by another mom. I have a Daughter with Autism she is 9. I wish I would have found this book sooner. It is a book you will read again and again or just use as a reference to back to. I think grandparents and teachers should all read this book because it help you understand Autism through a different view or just understand it if you don’t! I loved this book even though I already know a lot about Autism. Thanks NetGalley!!

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