In this intensely personal book, Judy Endow shares how she discovered her autism and how she embraces life autistically.
International Book Award Winner!
In this intensely personal book, readers are swept up into a fast-paced journey of how author Judy Endow noticed her differences early on, how she eventually discovered her autism and how she embraces life autistically.
From her troubled teenage years in a state institution where her coping behaviors were interpreted as defiant and oppositional, to her years in a Christian community where her behaviors were misunderstood, to a brief marriage and the birth of her three sons, Judy has emerged as a strong voice on the autism spectrum.
This book shows Endow's resilience, courage, hard work, and sheer will power. Paper Words Discovering and Living With My Autism shows visually on the printed page how Endow, a highly visual thinker, translates her thoughts into words. Foreword by Fred R. Volkmar, MD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Judy Endow, MSW, an author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics, is part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Statewide Autism Training Team and has been a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter, and the Autism National Committee. She maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies.
Judy received the Dr. Cathy Pratt Award for Professional of the Year. In addition, she is a resource specialist and clinician at Common Threads Family Resource Center in McFarland, Wisconsin.
Endow's first book, Making Lemonade, Hints for Autism's Helpers, shows how Judy has used the lemons of her autism to "make lemonade" in her own life. Judy has also received the Autism Society Media Excellence Award for her DVD, The Power of Words: How We Talk about People with Autism Spectrum Disorders Matters! In addition, she has authored the 2010 and 2011 Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Older Adolescents and Adults.
Outsmarting Explosive Behavior, A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go; and The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment are Judy's most recent books.
She brings a great depth of understanding and compassion to all the work she does. Check out Judy Endow's Blog at judyendow.com.