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The Parents' Practical Guide to Resilience for Children Aged 2-10 on the Autism Spectrum
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A practical guide to building resilience and gaining independence in children with autism

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Introduction. Chapter 1. Resilience and Autistic Children: An Overview. Chapter 2. Common Characteristics of Autistic Children between Ages 2-7. Chapter 3. What are some Common Challenges for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum? Chapter 4. Life Events for Young Autistic Children: Strategies and Activities around Building Resilience. Chapter 5. Common Issues for Autistic Children and their Families between Ages 6-10. Chapter 6. Failing Successfully.

About the Author

Jeanette Purkis has a Master's degree in Fine Arts from RMIT University and works for the Australian Public Service as a policy adviser. Jeanette recently received an Excellence Award from the CEO of her department for promoting inclusion and advocating for disability. She is a frequent speaker at autism conferences and she facilitates a support group for women on the autism spectrum. She has received the ACT Volunteer of the Year award for her work in Autism advocacy and in particular in facilitating a women's group for Autistic women in Canberra. Jeanette has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. She lives in Canberra, Australia. Emma Goodall, PhD, is a Senior Autism Advisor in South Australia and an executive committee member of the Australian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) as well as an executive committee member for the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand (ASAN Aus/NZ). Emma has volunteered for an HIV support service, was married and divorced by the age of 22 and has a range of friends across all genders and with a variety of sexualities. As an educator, she understands the damage that bad information can cause in relation to being able to live happily and enjoy one's sexuality. Emma lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her partner.

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This book offers many different practical strategies and activities to promote resilience in children with autism. Every parent should read this book. -- Peter Vermeulen, PhD. Autisme Centraal, Belgium
Purkis and Goodall have written this book right from their hearts and reading it is like a breath of fresh air. The book explains in detail how by nurturing those all important roots of resilience we can create essential supports to empower children on the Autism Spectrum. I love this book and would not hesitate to recommend it. -- Adele Devine, Special Needs teacher, author and co founder of the multi award winning SEN Assist autism software

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