Synopses & Reviews
Your Road Map to Rediscovering Joy, Fun, and Togetherness
Having a child with an autism spectrum disorder may mean that you have to change your life. It can seem as though there are so many things you just can't do. But there are adventures-large and small-that kids with autism love, and they are waiting for your whole family Just think outside of the ordinary, look for reachable sensory experiences, come prepared, and keep an open mind, and everyone in your family can go along for a great ride. This book is packed with exciting ideas for families living with autism, with everything you need to know to make them a reality. Including: Unconventional backyard fun: zip lines, trampolines, tree stumps, and even exercise bikes Easy ways to adapt public places such as bowling alleys, ice skating rinks, and swimming pools into stress-free outings Surprising activities that can lead to lifelong interests Dreaming big: there's a world of amusement parks, water slides, camping, and other family getaways that are truly within reach Special activities for grandparents and extended family members How to team up with other parents to maximize the fun
With tips and advice from dozens of creative families who have found fun with autism and want you to do the same
Parents of children with autism are often so consumed with the chase for therapy, educational interventions and medical treatments, they become immersed in a world of rehabilitation and family fun becomes a memory. This is their opportunity to bring the happiness back! "Discovering Family Fun with an Autistic Child "gives families a road map to rediscover joy, fun, and togetherness. It bypasses the information on therapy and advocacy that dominates other books in the category and puts the focus back on pure and simple family fun, featuring activities, adventures, and celebrations just for families living with autism. Activities include new kinds of backyard fun with exercise bikes and zip lines, surprisingly autism-friendly outings such as ice skating, a fun hideaway fort you can build in the living room, new twists on holiday celebrations that kids love, and much more.
Walton gives families living with autism a road map to rediscover joy, fun, and togetherness that bypasses the information on therapy and advocacy that dominates other books, and puts the focus on back family fun, featuring more than 50 activities, adventures, and celebrations.