The Stolen Child: Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

The Stolen Child: Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

by Ann Hewetson

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Overview

Personal stories and professional research findings make this highly readable book a ready account of the current knowledge surrounding autism today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313360787
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2002
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

ANN HEWETSON is both a professional and a parent of a son with high-ability autism. In her professional capacity she has worked as a research scientist with the National University of Ireland and later as Head of Science in a large public school. She was instrumental in founding the Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland.

Table of Contents

Some Insights

Beginnings

Mark R.

John K.

Brian O.B.

Some Professionals

The Early Diagnostic Years

Sensory Sensation

What Research Has Revealed: Education and Beyond

Recent Developments

Some Questions

Are Autism and Asperger Syndrome (AS) Different Labels or Different Disabilities?

What Causes Autism?

Is There a Cure for Autism?

Can Other Medical Conditions Coexist with Autism?

Some People

Autism from the Inside

Parent's Perspective

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Edward M. Ornitz

"An encyclopedic work written with the heart of a parent and the scholarship of a most knowledgeable professional. It is both superbly researched and written to provide the information that parents, educators, and others caring for autistic children need. Both theories and treatments, right up-to-date, are reviewed in a style that provides the pros and cons without taking sides."

Susan Moreno

"A seasoned academic, Ann Hewetson has impeccably researched her subject materials. She possesses a thorough grasp of autism in all of its facets, both current and historical. As a parent, she presents the wrenching emotions and challenges faced by families who cope with autism."

Susan Moreno

"A seasoned academic, Ann Hewetson has impeccably researched her subject materials. She possesses a thorough grasp of autism in all of its facets, both current and historical. As a parent, she presents the wrenching emotions and challenges faced by families who cope with autism."

Susan Moreno, M.A.A.B.S., Parent, and President & Founder, Maap Services, Inc.

Anthony W. Clare

"A very interesting book indeed, full of information on a complex of disorders which hitherto have been poorly understood, full of wisdom and erudition, in an area which has been neglected until recently, and full of hope."

Anthony W. Clare, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, Clinical Director, St. Patrick's Hospital, Dublin

Anthony W. Clare

"A very interesting book indeed, full of information on a complex of disorders which hitherto have been poorly understood, full of wisdom and erudition, in an area which has been neglected until recently, and full of hope."

Edward M. Ornitz

"An encyclopedic work written with the heart of a parent and the scholarship of a most knowledgeable professional. It is both superbly researched and written to provide the information that parents, educators, and others caring for autistic children need. Both theories and treatments, right up-to-date, are reviewed in a style that provides the pros and cons without taking sides."

Edward M. Ornitz, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine

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