Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide
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Winner of an Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America! A NAPPA Honors Winner in the 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards! Honorable Mention in the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Awards!
By Catherine Faherty and foreword by Gary B. Mesibov ©2008.
Finally, family members and professionals have true guidance for these difficult, but necessary, conversations. Author Catherine Faherty offers detailed, concrete explanations of illness, dying, life after death, losing a pet, and numerous other issues. Her descriptions are written with such care; even caregivers will be comforted by her words.
The Communication Forms following each short topic will engage learners and include them in the conversation, allowing them to share personal experiences, thoughts, and concerns. Wonderful chapters such as “What People May Learn When Facing Death” and “Role Models and Mentors” put death into perspective in terms of life, and encourage us all to live fully. In Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger's and Their Loved Ones , Catherine covers important topics such as:
Author of the popular book, Autism – What Does It Mean To Me, Catherine Faherty works with children and adults with autism through the renowned TEACCH program in North Carolina. She also consults to parents and school programs; offers therapy for children; trains teachers and other professionals locally, nationally, and internationally; and runs social skills groups for children and adults with autism. (Softcover; 341 pages.)