Autistic Logistics, Second Edition
A Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Meltdowns, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges
by Kate Wilde
Pub Date 21 Sep 2021 | Archive Date Not set
Have you ever wished there was a manual for parenting children on the autism spectrum? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including:
- How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring
- How to get your child to sleep in their own bed and through the night
- What to do when your child misbehaves/ lashes out, hits or bites
- How to introduce new foods without a fight
This updated edition is based on Kate Wilde's decades of experience and the latest autism research. Tackling a wide range of common parenting milestones, the book offers tried-and-tested techniques to help you transform the challenges of home life and create harmony. Catering to all age ranges and points on the spectrum, this book will be invaluable to parents, caregivers, teachers and teaching assistants.
If you, like me, are the parent of a child with autism, Autistic Logistics is an absolute must-read. No matter what therapy you're doing with your child, this book will transform your entire home experience. Trying to toilet-train your child? Want to help your child move beyond meltdowns? Looking for your child to get dressed - and stay dressed? The step-by-step instructions in Autistic Logistics will help you make it happen - much more quickly than you'd expect! What's more, it will show you how to surmount day-to-day challenges in a way that goes with your child, not against your child. Kate Wilde, who has personally worked with my son, really gets it. She knows all of our challenges, and her fantastic book helps us to overcome them.
-Kristin Selby Gonzalez, President, Autism Hope Alliance (AHA)
I have worked with Kate Wilde for over 15 years, and I can tell you, this woman knows what she's talking about. The most outlandish challenge you've had with your child...she's probably tackled it a hundred times. And that's why I'm so excited that she's written such an incredibly useful book for parents. Autistic Logistics is just outstanding! It's a treasure trove of extremely practical techniques to enable your child to triumph over the everyday obstacles that no one else is truly helping you to deal with. And it shows you how to do this in a way that is honoring and respectful of your child. As someone who has worked with thousands of families with children on the spectrum - and overcome autism myself - I can tell you that this book will be a game-changer for you and your family.
-Raun K. Kaufman, author of Autism Breakthrough and Director of Global Education, Autism Treatment Center of America®
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This was a really insightful and thought provoking read and really touched me. I didn’t realise how much parents with autistic children had to take in until reading this. While it is non fiction I did feel the intense sadness at some points and it really did it for me. In the future if I ever need to reference anything I would for sure come right here. I really did love this!,
Thank you for the opportunity to read this ARC. As the parent of a little boy with an autism diagnosis I find myself reading different books relating to autism regularly, both non fiction and fiction. This is a great book, well written not too wordy but lots of facts. The author is very knowledgeable and this comes across in a friendly helpful manner. I have already recommended this to a few parents and school staff whom I think will find it useful.
Well researched book, with plenty of examples, and most importantly, some strategies. Written with understanding, warmth and most of all, care and love, Autistic Logistics is a useful resource for teachers, parents and guardians, social workers, medical providers, and others that work with people with autism. As a foster carer, I found this book very useful. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.