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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • A Note About Terminology
  • Part I: The Path To Success Starts Here: Restoring Hope
  • Chapter 1: Real Stories, Real Successes: 8 Inspiring Profiles
  • Chapter 2: The Three Necessary Components of Your Child's Success
  • Chapter 3: How to Break Your Child's Bad Habits - A Necessary Step So Your Child Keeps Moving Forward
  • Part II: Stretching Your Child
  • Chapter 4: Stretching Your Child Just Outside Their Comfort Zone
  • Chapter 5: What to Do When Your Kid Doesn't Seem to Care or Is Chronically Anxious
  • Chapter 6: Danger Ahead: Compulsive Gaming and Media Recluses
  • Part III: Preparing Your Child For Adulthood
  • Chapter 7: Teaching Vital Life Skills Needed for Success
  • Final Thoughts
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

About the Author

Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Temple's achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism. At age two, she had speech delays as well as other signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of her doctor and husband, who recommended she be institutionalized. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive training enabled Temple ultimately to speak. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. She is a popular international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic; Thinking in Pictures; Animals in Translation; Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships; The Way I See It; DIFFERENT...Not Less; and many more. Debra Moore, Ph.D., is a psychologist who has worked extensively with children, teens, and adults with high functioning autism (HFA) and Asperger's. She created and is the facilitator of three LinkedIn groups: Linked to Aspergers, Helping Hands Mentors, and Linked to Aspie Teens. In addition to providing direct clinical services, she wrote newspaper and magazine columns for over 20 years. Most recently, she contributed to The Nine Degrees of Autism, which outlines a positive developmental model of the process and stages adults experience when they realize they are on the spectrum. Past president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association, she recently retired from 35 years of a private practice that also served as a supervising agency for psychologists in training. She continues to live in Sacramento, California, USA. She is greatly honored to co-author her first book with Dr. Temple Grandin.


(Temple Grandin's) message to me and all parents of kids on the upper end of the spectrum is simple and also - for my family - life-altering." -Patty Sisco, The Dallas Morning News

"The Loving Push is hands down, the best autism book aimed at late teens (through to mid-twenties and sometimes beyond). If you have one of these kids already, this is the book to get.... particularly if they spend "too much time" on the computer and/or in their bedroom." -Gavin Bollard, Life with Asperger's Blog

"The Loving Push is therefore aimed at parents, but also teachers and all those who are dealing with individuals with ASD and offers a real guide that suggests how to give the right motivation to their children, helping them to overcome their natural negative attitude towards change and their inability to face new experiences with as positive a mentality as possible." -Tiziana Benini, Libri da Leggere

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