Emilia's colours : the gift of autism / Ali Beasley
By: Beasley, Ali.Nelson, NZ : Copy Press, 2017Description: viii, 112 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | PARENTING | PARENT GUIDES | NEW ZEALAND
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Introduction. - PART 1: Living With Autism: - Stress. - Anxiety. - Anger. - Obsessions. - Sleep disturbance. - Dyspraxia. - Attention issues. - Social interaction. - Communication. - Sensory issues. - Activities and interests. - PART 2: Supporting Ourselves: Nurturing and comfort. - PART 3: The Gifts. - Acceptance. - Compassion. - Honesty. Connection. - Patience. - Courage. - Gentleness. - Supportiveness. - Grace. - Forgiveness. - Gratitude. - Humour. - Unconditional love. - PART 4: Friends & Family. - Olivia's words. - Nanny's words. - George's words. - Keith's words. - PART 5: Emilia.
"In this profound and touching glimpse into what it really means to have a child with autism. Ali Beasley writes frankly and poetically about her experiences raising her daughter Emilia. It is a moving and valuable work that will benefit fellow parents facing similar challenges. I recommend this book to health professionals and anyone else who seeks to understand the neurologically diverse world we live in. - Dr Clare Fran Halford." - BOOK JACKET