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    It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand

    It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand

    5 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews.

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    by Emma Dalmayne, illustrated by Raphelle Dalmayne.

    A new book offering insights into the life of an autistic person.

    It's an Autism thing... I'll help you understand is a valuable teaching and learning resource. It is a written from Emma’s perspective. Both Emma and her children are on the autism spectrum.

    Relevant topics are explored through sections: 'My Experiences', 'Information' and 'Advice'. The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person and everyday strategies and support that can all the difference.

    The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person.

    FORMAT: Paperback.

    Now also available as an interactive e-book from the iBooks Store!

    Find out more on the author's blog, and on BEN TV (YouTube)

    Customer Reviews

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    Reviewed by Tiffany Ambrose on 26-Jul-2020
    Is a great book for helping adults understand Autistic traits. I found it very informative and helpful.
    Reviewed by Sherri K on 13-Jul-2020

    When I had read a couple of chapters of this book I cried with understanding and cried with relief at understanding. I'm learning so much thank you so much for writing this. I feel like it's everything my struggling child wants me to know but doesn't know how to say 😢🥰🙂 Update: I've finished this book now and will keep as a reference guide to help and advise me, it's a vital look into an autistic persons world which is really helping our family.

    Reviewed by Faye Hayden on 18-Apr-2020
    highly recommend this book. My copy arrived this week and it is fantastic. It is very straight forward, not a huge heavy read but I think I learnt more from it than any book about Autism I've ever read (and I've read a lot). I agree with this review this book is pa must - parents, siblings, teachers, SNAs. Principals, Emergency Services, Clinical Professionals - EVERYONE. This book takes an hour to read and could literally change the life an Autistic person you know in terms of the way you understand them support them. I feel I have a better understanding of how my son experiences the world now. I'll never truly know, but I feel I know more after reading this book. It should be included in teacher training and also included in Secondary School Curriculum as part of diversity education.
    Reviewed by Nanci Frickle on 26-Feb-2020
    This is a wonderful book. Easy to understand. Great for parents, kids, teachers. Pretty much anyone ♥️
    Reviewed by CH on 20-Nov-2019
    Brilliant book. Very simple, to the point and not too long. My son is undiagnosed but is most definately autistic and follows all of the behaviours in the book. In fact, I've had a feeling my partner is for some time but reading this book and attributing everything to his behaviours also I would say that he is also autistic! Which will help in the way I deal with and understand him. Thankyou!
    Reviewed by kiran sthapit on 07-Nov-2019
    Thank you emma for your great art to better understand my master and others ."Its an autism thing..... I will help you understand it" one of my best collection .Thank you so much for increasing my motivations and inspirations by this book and makes me understand more deeper... Thank you a lot ..
    Reviewed by Meghan Ashburn on 16-Sep-2019
    This is such a great resource for parents and teachers of autistic children! It's like a pocket guidebook for neurotypical readers. It offers insights and advice from the autistic perspective. ...When I do X, this is how I may be feeling... and this is how you can support me... I'm looking forward to purchasing Part 2! No pressure!
    Reviewed by Vicky Clink on 25-Jul-2019
    Really useful little book. I will be lending mine to family and recommending it to people. It helps to read an autistic person's experience and is easy to understand.
    Reviewed by kristine richards on 28-Jun-2019
    This book is a FABULOUS RESOURCE!! I am 49 and I KNOW IN MY GUT, that had I connected with Emma and found this book yrs ago, my life would be in a different more self understanding place. She has perfectly described and detailed things i thought were just me all my life ...thinking i was just unfixable, and not much about why i did this or that was talked about without me feeling defective ; she made it make sence. i find this nicely detailed, easy to read , brief yet jam packed full book that states this all matter of fact info making it all AND ME make so much more sence and not feel so alone. The key for me is not just the terms and understandibg the details that have been organized so well, but understanding the why's behind the actions and thoughts, and the ADVICE offered in each catagory addressed. This should be a book in every school around the world. Every home care aide and Dr office and library should have sevsral copies. Its good for kids teens and adults in my opinion, and you cant beat the price. THANK YOU EMMA , so grateful. I will read anything you come out with next. GET ONE FOLKS. you wont be disappointed.
    Reviewed by Debbie Button on 25-May-2019
    Fab little book from the amazing Emma Dalmayne who goes above and beyond for the autistic community. It clear explains some of the significant traits/reactions autistic people experience and gives advice on supporting this. The only critique I would give is it’s a very short book so £14 is quite expensive for what you get.
    Reviewed by Teresa Box on 08-May-2019
    Highly recommended this book to anyone as it’s very helpful and informative and will definitely be telling family and friends about this book
    Reviewed by Joy Wilkins on 14-Apr-2019
    Great book, very insightful. Easy to read and well presented. Should have a copy in every workplace. Will be sharing it with my family.
    Reviewed by Jenny Payne on 07-Apr-2019
    Brilliant book for when you child is first diagnosed or you as an adult thinking you are or going through the diagnosis yourself. So many oh that's why moments, really helped with daughter on chapter about reply. Would really recommend, an honest written and what has become my go to book
    Reviewed by Ann James on 07-Apr-2019
    Absoutely loved this book! I think the NHS should buy a whole load and give them to parents at diagnosis stage! I smiled in familiarity with Xmas. I related so much to when you described the feeling of your face being on fire. I call it my 'prickle face' . The more I am hearing about Autistic women's experiences the more I am questioning my own neurology. Thanks again for writing the book, I loved it!
    Reviewed by Siobhan Johnson on 09-Apr-2018
    When someone can write something that you instantly completely relate to it's a very calming , reassuring and refreshing. It’s not that often i pick up a book autistic people experiences and actually completely agree with the advice given. Emma has given fantastic advice in in this book it's honest, its real i really appreciate at that. When we can open up who we are on the level she has this book is when we can be open and honest with ourselves and our children as the beautiful individuals we are. 10/10
    Reviewed by Michael Page on 17-Mar-2018
    This is a beautifully written book which gives the parents of autistic children the tools to hear their children's voices. It will turn despair into pride and confusion into understanding. I'm an autistic adult - this book says what I wanted to say as a child.
    Reviewed by Joana Mateus on 08-Jan-2018
    Absolutely love this book. I get back to it time and again! Emma Dalmayne has done an amazing job translating the issues those on the spectrum often grapple with and also offers a healthy, loving approach towards making these more manageable. It's a must have for any parent of autistic children. It's also a real bonus that it is written by an autistic person who is also a mother of autistic children herself.
    Reviewed by Jeannie ONeill on 09-May-2017
    I love this book. As a parent of neurodiverse children understanding my children is extremely important. I want them all to be happy and understanding their needs and wants is not an easy task. Emma shines a light to help guide your own path or your path along side your child.😍
    Reviewed by Michelle Druitt on 07-May-2017
    This book is a GODSEND to the Parents and caregivers of autistic people. Ms Emma, has provided insight and understanding where there was none. She's answered questions that will keep us in touch with what most Autistic people experience on a daily basis. Im an TRULY GRATEFUL to her for writing this book.
    Reviewed by Dawn Pickles on 26-Jul-2016
    Simple, clear and concise, this book is invaluable for anyone who wants more information about supporting autistic children or adults. I was a little surprised when I received it, to see how short it was - it's only 36 pages. However, it soon became apparent that this makes the book very easy to read and understand, whilst packing in a lot of very useful information. Each of the 10 chapters look at a different issue - meltdowns, stimming, transitions etc and it is broken down into sections - My Experiences, Information and Advice. This gives you a good understanding of what happens, why it happens and what you can do to help. It’s written in clear unambiguous language. It’s presented in an easy to read format. It doesn’t explore things in vast amounts of detail, it doesn’t cover everything, it just focuses on the absolute basics and does that very well. Not everything will be applicable to everyone and there were a couple of bits that I didn't agree with, but the advice is enough to be able to generalise it and adapt it to suit your own family. I have been working with parents of autistic children for 15 years and am a parent myself. This book joins my list of highly recommended books for parents.
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