Little Rainman

Author: Karen L. Simmons

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477293

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A book to help autistic children and their parents, teachers and siblings understand as early as possible the world of autism. The author writes of her family and five year old son Jonathan.
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The Official Autism 101 Manual

To my delight, a publisher accepted the story, and Little Rainman was born. It was a surprise announcement for Jim, as I had kept that book a secret. He was still having trouble accepting Jonathan's autism. Every day he would come home ...

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510722552

Category: Health & Fitness

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Gold IPPY Award winner for Book of the Year, medicine category. When you need answers to your questions about anything related to autism, including early diagnosis, therapies, the buzz about vaccinations, social skills, self-esteem, planning for the future, coping skills, music therapy, or solving reading problems, this master collection gives you practical and proven answers. The Official Autism 101 Manual is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of autism. Parents and professionals rave that this is your ultimate resource for understanding and responding to autism. With forty-four contributors—such as Temple Grandin, Bernard Rimland, Pat Wyman, Tony Attwood, Darold Treffert, and more—you learn from dozens of caring experts and supporters who bring you the best the autism community has to offer.
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White Coat Wisdom

Rainman made autistic savant household terms, and did more for public education about savant syndrome and autism than all the ... which itself is a fascinating area because it talks about what I call the little Rainman within us all.

Author: Stephen J. Busalacchi

Publisher: Apollo's Voice, LLC

ISBN: 9780979422201

Category: Medical

Page: 590

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White Coat Wisdom is about extremely accomplished professionals who've found true fulfillment in life through service to others. In hearing these doctors explain how they achieved this, readers learn about medicine and how we can better our own lives, and those of our families.
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Little Rainman

A book to help autistic children and their parents, teachers and siblings understand as early as possible the world of autism. The author writes of her family and five year old son Jonathan.

Author: Karen L. Simmons

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ISBN: OCLC:36441829

Category: Autistic children

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A book to help autistic children and their parents, teachers and siblings understand as early as possible the world of autism. The author writes of her family and five year old son Jonathan.
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We Are Our Brains

The psychiatrist Darold Treffert has dubbed this the "little Rainman" that each of us possesses. The idea is that these hidden talents can only be expressed by switching off the part of the brain that controls higher functions.

Author: D. F. Swaab

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679644378

Category: Science

Page: 448

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A vivid account of what makes us human. Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Renowned neuroscientist D. F. Swaab takes us on a guided tour of the intricate inner workings that determine our potential, our limitations, and our desires, with each chapter serving as an eye-opening window on a different stage of brain development: the gender differences that develop in the embryonic brain, what goes on in the heads of adolescents, how parenthood permanently changes the brain. Moving beyond pure biological understanding, Swaab presents a controversial and multilayered ethical argument surrounding the brain. Far from possessing true free will, Swaab argues, we have very little control over our everyday decisions, or who we will become, because our brains predetermine everything about us, long before we are born, from our moral character to our religious leanings to whom we fall in love with. And he challenges many of our prevailing assumptions about what makes us human, decoding the intricate “moral networks” that allow us to experience emotion, revealing maternal instinct to be the result of hormonal changes in the pregnant brain, and exploring the way that religious “imprinting” shapes the brain during childhood. Rife with memorable case studies, We Are Our Brains is already a bestselling international phenomenon. It aims to demystify the chemical and genetic workings of our most mysterious organ, in the process helping us to see who we are through an entirely new lens. Did you know? • The father’s brain is affected in pregnancy as well as the mother’s. • The withdrawal symptoms we experience at the end of a love affair mirror chemical addiction. • Growing up bilingual reduces the likelihood of Alzheimer’s. • Parental religion is imprinted on our brains during early development, much as our native language is. Praise for We Are Our Brains “Swaab’s ‘neurobiography’ is witty, opinionated, passionate, and, above all, cerebral.”—Booklist (starred review) “A fascinating survey . . . Swaab employs both personal and scientific observation in near-equal measure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A cogent, provocative account of how twenty-first-century ‘neuroculture’ has the potential to effect profound medical and social change.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Guerrilla Publicity

Little Rainman shows that autism can be seen and understood by everyone. After reading this book full of miraculous pictures, I feel greater love, compassion and understanding of a situation that somehow touches us all sooner or later.

Author: Jay Conrad Levinson

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781642799309

Category: Business & Economics

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Guerrilla Publicity provides expert advice for how to use publicity in the 21st Century, including Blogs, Podcasting and Social Networking. It is the PR bible and sets the foundation for practical PR campaigns. Within Guerrilla Publicity, PR gurus, Jill Lublin and Rick Frishman, help those in business launch their publicity campaigns into the twenty-first century. This completely updated version of the publicity bible lays out the foundation of practical PR knowledge, while bringing everyone up to date with the latest Web-based publicity strategies. Throughout Guerrilla Publicity, readers learn how to capitalize on low-cost (and sometimes cost free) technologies so they can: Offer expert advice over the internet with podcasts Send out an e-mail blast to quickly reach consumers about the latest products or services Connect with their clients on social networking sites Conduct effective virtual seminars Build out their website in order to build name recognition
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Autism and Tomorrow

Simmons' first book, Little Rainman: Autism through the Eyes of a Child, was written from three-year-old Jonny's perspective, to help his teachers, siblings, and other parents understand his uniqueness. Highly articulate, Jonny speaks ...

Author: Karen L. Simmons

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510722545

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Looking Ahead to the Future of Autism Study and Care Autism and Tomorrow is a comprehensive resource that addresses many parents’ questions pertaining to their child with autism, such as financial planning, long-term care, employment options, and employer relationships, community resources, education, bullying, puberty, doctor visits, sex, nutrition, fitness, family relationships, and more. Karen L. Simmons, the founder and CEO of Autism Today, and Bill Davis, author of Breaking Autism’s Barriers, offer sound, expert advice derived from their own experiences. Both Simmons and Davis are parents of children with autism; consequently, Autism and Tomorrow is as much an autobiography as it is a reference book. Both authors draw inspiration directly from their own lives and apply their expertise to the general study of the subject. By doing so, Simmons and Davis hope to help other parents, caretakers, relatives, and friends improve both their knowledge of autism, and as a result, the lives of those affected by it.
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The Rainman s Third Cure

light seeping through it lay dim as dust on the dark furniture. Nat and Rose's apartment was claustrophobic and smelled of cabbage, tobacco smoke, sweet wine, airless closets, and upholstery dense with enough dust to lock my windpipe.

Author: Peter Coyote

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619026353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"The rainman gave me two cures And he said, 'Just jump right in.' The one was Texas Medicine And the other was railroad gin. And like a fool I mixed them And they strangled up my mind Now people just get uglier And I have no sense of time." ––Bob Dylan, "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" The guiding metaphor in Peter Coyote's new spiritual biography is drawn from a line in an early Bob Dylan song. For Coyote, the twin forces Dylan identifies as Texas Medicine and Railroad Gin – represent the competing forces of the transcendental, inclusive, and ecstatic world of love with the competitive, status–seeking world of wealth and power. The Rainman's Third Cure is the tale of a young man caught between these apparently antipodal options and the journey that leads him from the privileged halls of power to Greenwich Village jazz bars, to jail, to the White House, lessons from a man who literally held the power of life and death over others, to government service and international success on stage and screen. Expanding his frame beyond the wild ride through the 1960's counterculture that occupied so much of his lauded debut memoir, Sleeping Where I Fall, Coyote provides readers intimate portraits of mentors that shaped him—a violent, intimidating father, a be–bop Bass player who teaches him that life can be improvised, a Mafia consiglieri, who demonstrates to him that men can be bought and manipulated, an ex game–warden who initates him into the laws of nature, a gay dancer in Martha Graham's company who introduces him to Mexico and marijuanas, beat poet Gary Snyder, who introduces him to Zen practice, and finally famed fashion designer Nino Cerruti who made the high–stakes world of haute monde Europe available to him. What begins as a peripatetic flirtation with Zen deepens into a life–long avocation, ordination as a priest, and finally the road to Transmission–––acknowledgement from his teacher that he is ready to be an independent teacher. Through Zen, Coyote discovers a third option that offers an alternative to both the worlds of Love and Power's correlatives of status seeking and material wealth. Zen was his portal, but what he discovers on the inside is actually available to all humans. In this energetic, reflective and intelligent memoir, The Rainman's Third Cure is the way out of the box. The way that works.
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Miracle Milestones One Autistic Child s Journey

Her idea in writing our book was to point out that autistic children do not grow up to be Rainman. I just read a children's book called “Little Rainman” by Simmons. The author, her 5-year-old who is autistic and other family members ...

Author: Marilyn Gelfand

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412035576

Category: Family & Relationships

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"This is not the story of a miracle - it is much truer than that. It is a fine-grained tale of the realities of life with a child who has autism, a challenging and puzzling disorder, but who is still his unique, loveable self." - Dr. Elizabeth Seagull, Pediatric Psychologist, Professor Emeritus Michigan State University.
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Little Rainman

Author: Karen L. Simmons

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:607196425

Category: Autism in children

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Autism and Representation

Feminist Studies 31 (2005): 34–63. Sacks, Oliver. Foreword. Park,Exiting Nirvana ixxiv. Showalter,Elaine. “FeministCriticism inthe Wilderness.” CriticalInquiry8 (1981):179–205.Simmons,KarenL. “Little Rainman”: ...

Author: Mark Osteen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135911485

Category: Literary Criticism

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Autism, a neuro-developmental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it. This volume, the first scholarly book on autism in the humanities, brings scholars from several disciplines together with adults on the autism spectrum to investigate the diverse ways that autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, films, and clinical discourses, and to explore the connections and demarcations between autistic and "neurotypical" creativity. Using an empathetic scholarship that unites professional rigor with experiential knowledge derived from the contributors’ lives with or as autistic people, the essays address such questions as: In what novel forms does autistic creativity appear, and what unusual strengths does it possess? How do autistic representations--whether by or about autistic people--revise conventional ideas of cognition, creativity, language, (dis)ability and sociability? This timely and important collection breaks new ground in literary and film criticism, aesthetics, psychology, and Disability Studies.
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Mr Monk and the Dirty Cop

“Maybe so,” Stottlemeyer said. “But it's still a job that you'll never get.” “The only difference between you and me is him,” Braddock said, jabbing a finger in Monk's direction. “Without your little Rainman, you're nothing.

Author: Lee Goldberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101104927

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Captain Leland Stottlemeyer relies on Adrian Monk to solve his most baffling cases, but when the captain is faced with budget cuts, Monk's fees are one of the expenses he trims. Monk is too compulsive to stop investigating; he resorts to calling in tips under assumed names, infuriating the captain. But when Stottlemeyer is arrested for murder, he turns to the only detective who can prove his innocence. That is, if Monk can overcome some potentially crippling obstacles along the way!
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A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism

Little Rainman . ” Arlington , TX : Future Horizons , Inc. According to the author , this book was written to help parents , teachers , and siblings of children with autism understand as early as possible the real “ world of autism .

Author: Beth Fouse

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477368

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

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A cornucopia of ideas, strategies, and concepts that will apply to virtually any situation! The authors address sensory, communication, and physical and social-emotional issues by increasing desired behaviors and decreasing unwanted behaviors. You will also learn how to build "sensory diets" into everyday activities; use antecedent control; teach students to self-regulate; deal with self-injurious behaviors, physical or verbal aggression, toilet training, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and fixations; deal with crisis/stress/data management, data management, and much more. Whatever problems you face, you'll find helpful solutions to them in this book. This book should be on every teacher's and parent's bookshelf. Great reference source! Helpful sections include: Impact of Autism Characteristics What Does Communication Have to do With Behavior? Sensory Issues and Behavior Social Skills and Social/Emotional Issues Structuring the Environment for Success Increasing Desired Behaviors Decreasing Unwanted Behaviors Crisis Management and Other Special Problems Discipline Procedures and Behavior Intervention Plans Stress Management
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Born On a Blue Day

By studying Daniel more closely – something he is very willing to participate in – we may come closer to being able to tap the “little Rainman” that exists, perhaps, within us all. Daniel has also been given a diagnosis of high ...

Author: Daniel Tammet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444717310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'I was born on 31 January 1979 - a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, because the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like the number nine or the sound of loud voices arguing.' Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts. But in some ways Daniel is not all like the Rain Man. He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autisitic disorders in being capable of living a fully-functioning, independent life. It is this incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a totally extraordinary way that makes BORN ON A BLUE DAY so powerful.
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Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Little Rainman Karen L. Simmons Future Horizons 1 88547729 5 Social skills Title Personal Hygiene. What's that got to do with me? Groupwork for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder The New Social Story Book Social Stories for Kids in ...

Author: Hull City Council

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317519218

Category: Education

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This practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for identifying children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This fully updated text describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with ASD and helps practitioners to understand their diverse needs. This fully updated new edition explores key topics, including: organizing the classroom and support staff home-school liaison and working with siblings transition to adulthood independence skills whole school implications. Now fully updated in line with the SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this invaluable guide provides guidance and practical strategies for teachers and other professionals, helping them to feel more confident, and be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. For professional development, this book also provides materials for in-house training sessions, and features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable/downloadable resources.
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Winged

Maybe even a little rainman-ish. After all, I held a 4.0, was set to graduate early, and only spoke in one word answers when spoken to. I was also more than grateful that I wasn't addressed often. But I spoke quite happily to these ...

Author: Edith Scheffer

Publisher: Dragonsflye Publishing

ISBN: 9781954174085

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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After being reincarnated three times, Arianna has no desire to ever return to Earth, even though that means she will remain a wingless angel. But when Ari is requested to go on a very special mission, she cannot refuse. Her mother from Life #3—the only life in which she ever felt truly loved—was none other than God's favorite creation, Eve. Now, tasked with saving her mom’s trapped immortal soul, Ari will have to fight pure evil with the help of the most unlikely of souls, the Fallen Angel himself—Lucifer.
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Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum

Little rainman . Arlington , TX : Future Horizons , Inc. Thompson , M. ( 1996 ) . Andy and his yellow frisbee . Bethesda , MD : Woodbine House . Twachtman - Cullen , D. , & Sassano , D. ( illustrator ) . ( 1998 ) . Trevor , Trevor .

Author: Pamela J. Wolfberg

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 193128217X

Category: Family & Relationships

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Phase 1. Embracing the spirit of play - - phase 2. Setting the stage for play - - phase 3. Observing children at play - - phase 4. Guided participation in play.
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Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

(Grades K–6) Landalf, H., & Rimland, M. (Illust.). (1998). Secret night world of cats. Lyme, NH: Smith & Kraus. (Grades K–3; The illustrator of this book has autism.) Simmons, K. L. (1996). Little rainman. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons ...

Author: Clarissa Willis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412957199

Category: Education

Page: 222

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This book provides information on common disabilities and practical strategies for creating inclusive environments and building student relationships.
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A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities

Little rainman. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons. (Ages 4-8) Sprecher, J. & Forrest, J. (Must.). (1997). Jeffrey and the despondent dragon. Muskego, WI: Special Kids. (Grades K-4) Thompson, M. (1996). Andy and his yellow Frisbee.

Author: Cynthia Ann Bowman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313328323

Category: Education

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Presents information for disabled high-school students and their teachers, discussing academic and social issues, legal rights, the management of educational supports, learning strategies, and participation in extracurricular activities.
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