Walk Awhile in My Autism
A manual of sensitivity presentations
to promote understanding of people on the autism spectrum
By Kate McGinnity and Nan Negri
"Our goal is to provide a menu of teachings to help others learn about
the unique ways in which individuals with autism experience this world.
We have attempted to provide teachings that match a variety of learning
styles and are appropriate for all ages of students. While these sensitivity
strategies have been primarily developed for school settings, they have
applicability in a variety of non-school settings as well, including vocational
sites, adult living facilities, day care settings, neighborhood and community
settings, and family groups. Additionally, while our focus has been specifically
on students with autism, there is obviously application across all areas
of challenge and difference."
-- The authors, from the Introduction.
"This wonderful book lives up to the high standards I have come
to expect from Kate McGinnity and Nan Negri -- creative, thoughtful, sensitive,
current and practical. A must for every parent, every professional and every
child who lives with autism. Buy it. Read it. Love it."
-- Anne M. Donnellan, Professor Emerita, Dept. of Rehabilitation Psychology
and Special Education, University of Wisconsin, and currently Interim Vice
President of Academic Affairs and Provost, University of San Diego.
"I especially liked the quotes from people with autism, Planet
Autism [p. 34], and the visual, auditory and tactile exercises to simulate
the sensory problems of people with autism. The main thing is all the exercises
people can do so teachers, parents, and others can experience how a person
with autism senses and feels the world."
-- Temple Grandin, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State
University, and author of "Emergence: Labeled Autistic," and "Thinking
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