What they're saying about The Autism Story...
The Autism Story is an up-to-date practical guide to the causes of autism and especially how to evaluate treatment options. Dr. Pimm's wonderful The Autism Story not only describes the wide variety of behaviors that can be called "autism", but provides an insightful and practice guide to treatment options for parents and teachers based on the latest clinical findings and neuroscience. It is perfect for both parents and teachers.
- PAUL J. ZAK is the author of The Moral Molecule. He is also founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. Zak also serves as Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Dr. Pimm believes in the goal of inclusion for children on the autism spectrum and she guides us on how we can accomplish it. She stands on the principle that an autistic child should be seen from his or her unique gifts and not from a “deficits” perspective. She is a pragmatist and her experience working with autism inside school systems provides solid guidance to successful methods. Her book is the perfect introductory tool for parents and families, for teachers and for journalists because it does not preach, but enlightens. It is an easy guide to read that gives subtle advice and guidance. It is practical, convincing and comforting.
- The Honourable Jim Munson, Senator – Ontario (Ottawa/Rideau Canal). Senator Munson is responsible for An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. He was instrumental in a Senate report entitled Pay Now or Pay Later: Autism Families in Crisis and is a national autism advocate.
Dr. Pimm, who has devoted her professional career to the treatment of autism, has written a remarkably clear and deceptively simple guide to understanding this complex set of disorders. Her emphasis on a developmental approach to diagnosing and treating autistic behaviors is as refreshing as it is rare in this era of hard data. This wise book should be required reading for pediatricians, mental health professionals of all disciplines, educators, and parents of autistic children. It is a gem!
- KENNETH S. ROBSON, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Child Psychiatry University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The book contains many excellent chapters with excellent points critiquing the evolution of our understanding of autism. It is in a nice format in bringing parents and teacher together as a team...learning together.
- WENDY ROBERTS , MD, FRCP(C), Project Director Neurosciences & Mental Health. Co-director, Autism Research Unit. Professor of Paediatrics, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Toronto.
In The Autism Story, June Pimm employs her extensive academic background to clear up a lot of misunderstanding about what autism is and how parents, friends and the school system can help autistic children reach their potential. This book should be a must read for anyone who has to deal with the autistic or wishes to better understand the condition, which has received increased if not always edifying attention in the media in recent years.
- ALEX BINKLEY, Freelance Journalist, Parliamentary Press Gallery, Ottawa