Fabric of Autism: Weaving the Threads into a Cogent Theory
by Judith Bluestone / read by Lane Browning
In The Fabric of Autism: Weaving the Threads into a Cogent Theory, Judith Bluestone combines her personal autistic experience with academic research and over 40 years of clinical practice to craft a unique and compelling view of the phenomenon called autism. Bluestone's book is both a significant clinical work and a moving memoir that illuminates the humanity beneath the bewildering facade of autism. Infused with rare and hard won insights into the etiology of autistic behaviors, this book weaves the various threads of autism into a sensible theory while simultaneously offering practical tools for strengthening the interactive systems of the body-brain-mind-spirit.The Fabric of Autism takes it's readers on a riveting journey into the world of individuals whose lives are influenced by ASD, most of whom have achieved significant improvements in their communication, general functioning and quality of life with the help of HANDLE--Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency. The Fabric of Autism shows us that compassion, understanding and intuition can co-exist with neuroscience, as it provides a new view and appreciation of the complex neurological dysfunction labeled autism.
Praise for Fabric of Autism
"The Fabric of Autism is engrossing, indeed, gripping. touching the nerve of virtually everything taking place in our current cultural crisis of childhood. In its pace, balance between theory and hard facts and splendid use of anecdotal examples. Bluestone conveys complex issues in a way that is readable by everyone." –Joseph Chilton Pierce, Author of Magical Child, Evolution's End and The Biology of Transcendence.
"Parents will find The Fabric of Autism particularly valuable, as it provides a range of options and insights. Bluestone makes valid points regarding sensory perceptions of those with autism and the value of helping autistic individuals understand why certain events are occurring or particular decisions have been made for them. –Professor Tony Attwod, Author of Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals