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The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope
by , Ana Warner

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

December 01, 2018

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<p><b>An emotional, revealing memoir of one family’s life in seclusion—and the love, strength, and faith it took to save it.</b></p><p>Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye after Curt’s retirement, everyone assumed it was for a simpler life. But the reality behind their seclusion was a secret they hid from even their closest friends: their twins, Austin and Christian, had been diagnosed with severe autism. What followed was a painful struggle to hold their family and their marriage together in a home filled with chaos, emotional exhaustion, and constant fear for the safety of their unpredictable but beloved boys.</p><p>Now, after years of silence, the Warners share their inspiring journey from stardom and success to heartbreaking self-imposed isolation. Above all, it’s a story of the life-changing truth that love for family and each other—no matter how challenged—is the path to healing and peace.</p><p><i>The Warner Boys</i> is the true story of a family who fought for their children and how they grew stronger against all odds.</p>
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenti...
by Ross W. Greene PhD

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 20, 2014

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<p><strong>A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.</strong></p><p>What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything-reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.<br /><br />Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. <br /><br />Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.</p>
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
by , Peter Stastny

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

January 01, 2009

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<div>“<I>The Lives They Left Behind</I> is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum—the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny’s careful historical (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions give us unique insight into these lives which would otherwise be lost and, indeed, unimaginable to the rest of us.” —<B>Oliver Sacks</B><BR><BR>“Fascinating. . . . The haunting thing about the suitcase owners is that it’s so easy to identify with them.” —<I><B>Newsweek</B></I><BR><BR>When Willard State Hospital closed its doors in 1995, after operating as one of New York State’s largest mental institutions for over 120 years, a forgotten attic filled with suitcases belonging to former patients was discovered. Using the possessions found in these suitcases along with institutional records and doctors’ notes from patient sessions, Darby Penney, a leading advocate of patients’ rights, and Peter Stastny, a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker, were able to reconstruct the lives of ten patients who resided at Willard during the first half of the twentieth century. <br /><BR><I>The Lives They Left Behind</I> tells their story. In addition to these human portraits, the book contains over 100 photographs as well as valuable historical background on how this state-funded institution operated. As it restores the humanity of the individuals it so poignantly evokes, <I>The Lives They Left Behind</I> reveals the vast historical inadequacies of a psychiatric system that has yet to heal itself.<BR></div>
How to End the Autism Epidemic
by J.B. Handley

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 19, 2018

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<p>In <em>How to End the Autism Epidemic</em>, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it.</p><br /><br /><p>While many parents have heard the rhetoric that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled about the relationship between vaccines and autism, few realize that in the 1960s, American children received three vaccines compared to the thirty-eight they receive today. Or that when parents are told that the odds of an adverse reaction are “one in a million,” the odds are actually one in fifty. Or that in the 1980s, the rate of autism was one in ten thousand children. Today it’s one in thirty-six.</p><br /><br /><p>Parents, educators, and social service professionals around the country are sounding an alarm that we are in the midst of a devastating public health crisis—one that corresponds in lockstep with an ever-growing vaccine schedule. Why do our public health officials refuse to investigate this properly—or even acknowledge it?</p><br /><br /><p>In <em>How to End the Autism Epidemic</em>, Handley confronts and dismantles the most common lies about vaccines and autism. He then lays out, in detail, what the truth actually is: new published science links the aluminium adjuvant used in vaccines to immune activation events in the brains of infants, triggering autism; and there is a clear legal basis for the statement that vaccines cause autism, including previously undisclosed depositions of prominent autism scientists under oath.</p><br /><br /><p>While Handley’s argument is unsparing, his position is ultimately moderate and constructive: we must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits. This issue is far from settled. By refusing to engage with parents and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, our public health officials destroy the public trust and enable the suffering of countless children and families.</p>
No Child Left Unwrapped: Understanding and Honoring the Gifts Eve...
by Shelley Francis

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p>Do you know a child who struggles to pay attention? To communicate with other children or adults? To manage their highly sensitive feelings? To show the “right” emotions? Do you worry that life is going to be hard for this child… forever?</p> <br /><br /><p>More children today are being diagnosed with developmental delays, anxiety disorders, and social emotional issues than ever before. And children today are facing more challenges than ever before—social, emotional, even spiritual challenges—yet society and our present educational system are still looking at our children through the lens of an old paradigm that honors intellectual gifts and physical talents, above all else.</p><br /><br /><p>But what if nothing is wrong with our children? What if our children are simply more sensitive, intuitive, empathic, connected to their own inner worlds? What if our highly sensitive children are the greatest gift to our world, if only we would unwrap their gifts?</p><br /><br /><p>Our children are not broken. Our children have a beautiful gift of resilience and empathy. If only we knew how to truly see them. Most of us (parents, educators, specialists), we focus on outside forces and circumstances. We so easily get wrapped up in seeing only a sensitive child, a learning disability, a sensory processing disorder, a social anxiety, or simply a tendency to be a bit different.</p><br /><br /><p>No Child Left Unwrapped challenges us to look at our children differently than we ever have before. Our society is based on an old paradigm that is no longer serving our children and youth of today. It’s time for us to help our children discover their unique awesomeness because every child is born with beautiful gifts that are meant to be unwrapped and shared with the world.</p>
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Atte...
by , John J. Ratey

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

September 13, 2011

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, <i>Driven to Distraction </i>has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. <br /> <br />Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised an...
by Susan C Pinsky

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

June 01, 2012

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<div><p>If you’re one of the 10 million American adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), every day is a struggle to keep your home, your office, your electronics, and your calendar organized.</p><p><I>Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2ndEdition—Revised and Updated</I> presents a simple but effective, long-term solution to get you back in control of your life. Written by professional organizer Susan Pinsky, it outlines a practical, ADHD-friendly organizing approach that emphasizes easy maintenance techniques and methods for maximum efficiency, catering to the specific needs of the ADHD population. Susan’s practical solutions address the most common organizing dilemmas among her ADHD clientele, while also drawing on her own personal experience as the mother of a child with ADHD. Color photos, useful tips, and bulleted lists make this a quick and manageable read, no matter how fleeting your attention span.</p><p>Armed with this unique, step-by-step approach to organizing, you'll receive the tools and the knowledge you need to eliminate stress from your home and lead a happier, healthier, more organized life.</p></div>
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Fami...
by , Wendy Sunshine

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

March 16, 2007

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<p><b>"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."<br /><br />--Library Journal (starred review)</b></p> <p><b>"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike."<br /><br />--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption</b></p> <p>The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion.</p> <p>Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, <i>The Connected Child</i> will help you:</p> <ul><li>Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child</li> <li>Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders</li> <li>Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened</li> </ul> <p>"A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children."<br /><br />--Carol S. Kranowitz, author of <i>The Out-of-Sync Child</i></p> <p>"Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat."<br /><br />--Kathleen E. Morris, editor of <i>S. I. Focus</i> magazine</p> <p>"Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise."<br /><br />--Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute</p> <p>"<i>The Connected Child</i> is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families."<br /><br />--Melissa Fay Greene, author of <i>There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children</i></p>
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approac...
by , Richard Guare

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

November 30, 2011

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<DIV>There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.<BR /><BR /> See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.</DIV>
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J MacLeod

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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<div><p>Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse.<I> Call the Nurse</I> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.</p><p> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.</p></div>

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