"I can't praise this book highly enough. By miles the best book I have ever read about parenting an autistic child. It has entirely transformed the way I parent and it has been life-changing." Amazon Customer
"This book is written in a wonderfully heartfelt, open way and has many thought-provoking ideas for families and carers of children with autism. It gives you a window into the soul of a family dealing with their autistic son: the achievements and struggles, the smiles and the tears." Louise Dearnley
"Truly, this was one of the most profound and revealing books that I’ve come across." Lakshmi Aravind
"The approaches suggested in the book to deal with your autistic child were really useful and surprisingly really seemed to work" Sudip, N
"A wonderful and honest account of one family's journey to uncovering the full potential of their autistic son." Helen Tang
"Sensitively written and offering an insight into an alternative approach to reaching a child diagnosed with autism. Food for thought outside the mainstream." Valerie
This book is about how Guy's family empowered their son to transform himself from an extremely autistic toddler, written off by the medical establishment as severely disabled, into a happy and successful 6 year old living a full contented life and thriving in a mainstream school. It is about the unusually effective treatments they discovered, what they learnt from them and how they strive to continue applying these lessons as he grows and new challenges emerge.
It also proposes a radical and inspiring new way to understand autistic condition, based on the inner-richness of each autistic person rather than on their external behaviour.
Its aim is to serve as an important and practical resource for other parents and carers, leading them to better appreciate the unsuspected richness that silently exists deep within their child, and helping them to understand and apply new attitudes and behaviours towards them that will nurture rather than alienate. Through the many episodes recounted from Guy's family’s journey, Transforming Autism provides living examples of such an approach.
Available as a paperback and for Kindle. The links to the left are for Amazon in the UK and USA, but the book is available through Amazon in many other countries. For countries where it is not, the USA site (amazon.com) can be used to place the order.