A manual of sensitivity presentations to promote understanding of people on the autism spectrum.
“This wonderful book lives up to the high standards I have come to expect from Kate McGinnity and Nan Negri—creative, thoughtful, sensitive, current and practical. A must for every parent, every professional and every child who lives with autism. Buy it. Read it. Love it.”—Anne M. Donnellan, Ph.D., Director of the University of San Diego Autism Institute, and Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“I especially liked the quotes from people with autism, Planet Autism [page 34], and the visual, auditory and tactile exercises to simulate the sensory problems of people with autism. The main thing is all the exercises people can do so teachers, parents, and others can experience how a person with autism senses and feels the world.”—Temple Grandin, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, and Thinking in Pictures.
About the Authors:
Kate McGinnity is an experienced classroom teacher and trainer, and nationally recognized consultant in the field of autism.
Nan Negri operates the Rhythms Program at Community Outreach Wisconsin, a cooperative effort between the Waisman Center and Dane County Human Services to further enhance the lives of individuals who experience complex sensory and movement differences and those who support them.