2ND EDITION

This is not yet complete, but I do want to release the what is now Chapter 2, My Story

The Table of Contents, which is subject to change, currently stands as follows.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

UNIT I BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT AUTISM

PAPPT: Ch 1: Brief History of Autism (pt 1)

Prominent Autism Researchers: 1940s – 60s

Dr. Leo Kanner (1894-1981)
Dr. Hans Asperger (1906-1980)
Bruno Bettelheim (1903-1990)
Dr. Bernard Rimland (1928-2006)

PAPPT: Ch 1: Brief History of Autism (pt 2)

Bettelheim vs. Rimland: How is this 1960s-70s dispute continuing to effect the Autism community today?

Sub-Topics:
Autistic Psychology
Autistic Self-Improvement
Autistic Stress Management
Autistic Conflicts with the Police


PAPPT: Ch 1: Brief History of Autism (pt 3)

DSM (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual)

What is the DSM?
How has the DSM’s view of Autism/Asperger’s evolved over the year?
What is my personal assessment of what the DSM currently says about Autism?

VIDEOS STILL TO COME

Chapter 3 Making Autism Too Complicated

UNIT II THE CONSENSUS AND USABLE SCIENCE OF AUTISM
Chapter 4 Basic Neuroscience of Autism
Chapter 5 Other Neurological Issus of Autistics
Chapter 6 Stress and Sensory Processing Issues
Chapter 7 Stress and Sensory Processing Solutions
Chapter 8 Impaired Executive Functioning

UNIT III THE HUMANITY OF AUTISTICS
Chapter 9 Atypical Social Development of Autistics
Chapter 10 Relationship Issues of Autistics
Chapter 11 Psychological Issues of Autistics
Chapter 12 Conflict Resolution
Chapter 13 Autistic Success Over the “Accumulative” Issues

APPENDIXES
Appendix I Conflicting Approaches to Dealing with Autism
Appendix II My Approach to Autism
Appendix III Bullying
Appendix IV Critiquing the CDC 2012 Report on the 2008 Autism Rate
Appendix V When Should Autistics Self-Disclose/Self-Advocate?
Appendix VI Autistic’s Self-Advocacy Worksheet/Survey

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