The eBook, The Magic of Autism Minds, released by Goldkeys Autism and researched by CEO Tony Tinervia, Jr., was written in conjunction with Autism Moms whose insights proved invaluable as a resource for the book.
What is unique about the eBook is that the CEO, Tony Tinervia, Jr., is actually on the Autism Spectrum. He provides insights that perhaps are not specifically defined by experts in the field.
Helpful sections include “Education of Children with Autism,” which assures that . . . “children with autism can be educated and reach their optimum level of potential. The task may be difficult and progress may be slow but progress will be made when supports are present and all work cooperatively together.”
Additionally, the section notes that many people can enter the workforce independently and with great success or with the support of a job coach.
Another section, “Autism and the Brain,” notes that some research shows that unusual brain growth occurs in the first three months of life.
According to The Magic of Autism Minds, autism occurs in about 3-6% of the population.
An unusually helpful section to caregivers, “Autism and the Family,” notes that when one member of the family is affected with autism, it is coupled with trauma to the entire family. And, probably not surprising to Autism Moms, the presence of the diagnosis has the greatest impact on the mother. Many mothers cannot work outside of the home, or if they do, it can have a significant effect on their work status.
Of course, the impact on siblings of an autistic child is not to be underestimated. Siblings’ feelings toward the autistic child are often confusing, with siblings both loving and resenting the child with autism.
The section, “Autism Symptoms – Special Interests and Hyperplexia,” discusses hyperplexia as a symptom of autism. Hyperplexia is a condition in which a young child reads precociously early, but has trouble understanding what she is reading.
Of particular help to people who have interactions with autistic adults is “Asperger Syndrome in Adults – How to Understand and Deal with Them.”
If you would like the perspective, insight, and research of a man growing up with autism, who could not speak until he was five years old, and who could not bring himself to socialize with others until he was fifty, then this is an important resource. Tony Tinervia earnestly compiled this eBook to help others.
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