Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

by Ellen Notbohm
2012, Future Horizons, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-935274-65-0

Over 240,000 copies sold in 20 languages

ForeWord Book of the Year Bronze Award
Mom’s Choice Gold Award

Includes guide for study, discussion or self-reflection

Brimming with insight, compassion, and spirited humor, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew has been one of the autism community’s most beloved books for more than a decade. Describing ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism, this updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical role adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life.

Picking up where the original edition left off, new text explores ten more essential, thought-provoking “things” to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and a thoughtful appendix offers more than 70 questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection.

A perennial autism bestseller, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew now sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.

“Ellen Notbohm reminds us once again that we should learn more than we teach and that we should listen more than we talk. This new edition of Ten Things emphasizes these points and offers readers new material and dozens of rich questions for discussion.”
–Paula Kluth, PhD
Author, You’re Going to Love This Kid and Pedro’s Whale

“A superb explanation of how sensory processing challenges can affect a child’s behavior, and how occupational therapy in a sensory integration framework can effect wondrous changes!”
–Carol Kranowitz, The Out-of-Sync Child and The Goodenoughs Get In Sync

Ten Things is the gold standard as an autism publication: practical, useful, enlightening, and a wonderful guide.”
–Jeff McGunegle, parent, autism support teacher, and writer/owner of InteGREATity Adapted for Accessibility Novels

Ten Things is so essential that I recommend it constantly!”
–Jennifer McIlwee Myers, author, How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s

Read a summary of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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