Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger's and Their Loved Ones

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Price
$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Future Horizons
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Pages
341
Dimensions
8.4 X 0.9 X 10.9 inches | 1.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781932565560
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About the Author
Catherine Faherty works with children and adults with autism through the well-renowned TEACCH program in North Carolina. She is also a parent consultant and child therapist; consults to school programs; trains teachers and other professionals locally, nationally, and internationally; and runs social groups for children and adults with autism. She has written manuals used in TEACCH trainings, developed training models, and, in addition to this new title, has written a workbook for children with autism and their parents and teachers, titled "Asperger's: What Does It Mean To Me?" Catherine Faherty resides in Asheville, North Carolina.
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"In this book, you will find a comprehensive treatment of death focusing on things most likely to concern those with ASD presented in the clear, straightforward, and concrete manner that is most likely to help those on the spectrum, as well as the professionals, family members, or friends that are concerned about them. Readers of this book will learn a lot about death, themselves, and how to help people with ASD to better understand and cope with it. After reading this book, my admiration for the author, Catherine Faherty, has continued to grow, along with my appreciation for her courage and conviction in making this available for all of us who care about helping people with ASD to deal with this issue and succeed in understanding this still confusing and anxiety-provoking aspect of our everyday lives."
Gary Mesibov
Professor & Director
Division TEACCH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


"Catherine Faherty has written a masterpiece for people of all ages and abilities. . . . I wish this valuable resource had been available to my family and me when my sister, Sharon, who had autism, experienced her lengthy illness with a rare neurological disease that took her life. It could have helped us discuss the illness and impending death with Sharon and all of our family members. We did the best we could. Catherine's book is a resource that every family should have in their family library for those times of need."
Kathy Kelchner, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant


"In this book, you will find a comprehensive treatment of death focusing on things most likely to concern those with ASD presented in the clear, straightforward, and concrete manner that is most likely to help those on the spectrum, as well as the professionals, family members, or friends that are concerned about them. Readers of this book will learn a lot about death, themselves, and how to help people with ASD to better understand and cope with it. After reading this book, my admiration for the author, Catherine Faherty, has continued to grow, along with my appreciation for her courage and conviction in making this available for all of us who care about helping people with ASD to deal with this issue and succeed in understanding this still confusing and anxiety-provoking aspect of our everyday lives."
Gary Mesibov
Professor & Director
Division TEACCH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill