Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

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Barry M Prizant, Tom Fields-Meyer

  • Uniquely Human
  • Uniquely Human
    An internationally acclaimed expert who views autism not as a disability but as a unique way of being human. An amazing book!

272 pages
2016
ISBN: 9780285643338

Autism Spectrum Disorder is now among the most commonly diagnosed developmental disabilities, affecting 1% of the population. Uniquely Human is based on 40 years of practical experience with schools, hospitals, families and academic study.

Dr Prizant’s revolutionary approach is to understand autism as a different way of being human. By understanding autistic behaviours as responses based on that individual’s experiences he seeks to enhance the child’s abilities, teach skills and build coping strategies for a better quality of life.

With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice, Uniquely Human conveys a deep respect for the qualities in people with autism that make them special. Offering a compassionate and insightful perspective, this is agroundbreaking perspective that could be life-changing and uplifting.

This is essential reading for any parent, teacher or therapist of a person with autism. Written by an internationally acclaimed expert who views autism not as a disability but as a unique way of being human.

"An amazing book! It will change our perception and understanding of autism."
- Dr Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

"From the master clinician and scholar who taught us how to channel different learning styles into successful lives of learning and adaptation, Uniquely Human shines a light onto the vast possibilities of people with autism, showing that their lives represent opportunities, not disabilities; promise, not doom. Heed his detailed guidance because therein lies not only the secret for the fulfillment of every child’s promise, but also the fulfillment of the promise of our entire society."
- Ami Klin PhD, Director, Marcus Autism Center, Professor & Chief, Division of Autism and Related Disorders Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine