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Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: The Autism Book You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted Dec 20 2011 4:01pm

I’ve already written about the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism book. In reading the other discussions of it I found the press release , which I copy below:

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: The Autism Book You’ve Been Waiting For.

Redwood City, CA December 19, 2011 — “Refreshingly free of dogma, disinformation, and heavy-handed agendas, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is an oasis of sanity, compassion, and hope for people on the spectrum and those who love them.” — Steve Silberman, senior writer for Wired magazine and autism/neurodiversity blogger for the Public Library of Science

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is the book we wish we’d had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop resource for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals.

About the Editors

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism editors are Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Byde Myers, Liz Ditz, Emily Willingham, and Carol Greenburg. Each woman writes, educates, and advocates within the autism communities. This project has its foundation in their collective parenting, science, education, and self-advocacy experience.

For more information or review copies of THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM, please visit www.thinkingautismguide.com/p/press.html or contact our media relations department at 650.260.8742 or thinkingautism@gmail.com.

Publication information Available: on Amazon http://is.gd/TPGAonAMAZON and at Createspace.com http://is.gd/BUYTPGA
Paperback: 370 pages

Publisher: Deadwood City Publishing (2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692010556
ISBN-13: 978-0692010556

and, some advance praise:

“BOOK OF THE YEAR
“Refreshingly free of dogma, disinformation, and heavy-handed agendas, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is an oasis of sanity, compassion, and hope for people on the spectrum and those who love them.” — Steve Silberman, senior writer for Wired magazine and autism/neurodiversity blogger for the Public Library of Science

“...what’s so valuable about the voices collected on TPGA. I think it’s the power of personal experience combined with hard-headedness about information. It’s the combination of warmth and realism: you feel the love the writers have for their kids (and other people’s kids) even while (or exactly while) they are telling the truth about how difficult it is be to be a parent to those kids, and how imperfect we all are at it.” — Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute

“One of the best sites on the web for information about autism from parents, professionals, and autistic people themselves… this book is a must-have.” — Jean Winegardner, Washington Times

  1. livsparents:
    With all of the editors of Thinking Person's Guide to Autism being women, are we to assume that they feel the males of the community are not...thinking? ;>) Best of luck with the book ladies...
  2. Shannon:
    Heh. Several contributors to our book and site are male, sir. And not just tokens. :) Thanks again, Sullivan. We appreciate your getting the word out about TPGA.
  3. Sullivan:
    livsparents, perhaps they feel that males need the guidance...
  4. Harold L Doherty:
    In fairness to the contributors to the "Thinking" Persons Guide to Autism it is those people, particularly parents of autistic children, who do not share the contributors' ideological perspectives on autism disorders that are non-thinking persons, or as the press release indicates that are dogmatic, promote misinformation about autism and advance heavy handed autism agendas. In the words of contributor Shannon Des Roches Rosa it is the "evil" persons who say negative things about autism disorders who are non-thinking and must be vanquished. http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/12/vanquish-forces-of-autism-evil-declare.html Thank heaven (literally) for the enlightened contributors to this book who have come down from the mountain top to bestow upon us their inspirational understanding of autism disorders.
  5. Harold L Doherty:
    You didn't allow my comment through moderation. No criticism of the "Thinking" persons guide contributors allowed? LOL.

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