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Uniquely Human


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Essential reading for parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum

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Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, is among the world's leading authorities on autism, with more than forty years of experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant. He is an adjunct professor at Brown University and coauthor of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Prizant has published more than 120 articles and chapters and has received many awards for his career in supporting autistic persons and related disabilities and their families. Dr. Prizant lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife, Dr. Elaine Meyer.

Tom Fields-Meyer is the author of Following Ezra, an account of what he has learned from his autistic son. He teaches at the Extension Writers' Program of UCLA.


Dr Prizant explains the causes of behaviors associated with autism. I love his approach for understanding problems with sensory overload, anxiety, and discomfort. He provides common sense practical advice based on a forty-year career -- Temple Grandin, PhD, author of * The Autistic Brain *
Will change our perception and understanding of autism ... I strongly recommend this book to parents and professionals -- Tony Attwood, author of * The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome *
With every brilliant, illuminating example in his book, he steers us away from the traditional fix-it mentality and toward the beatific, personally rewarding detective work that the entire spectrum world would be well served to adopt ... The first-ever 'must-read' written for parents, educators, and clinicians -- Michael John Carley author of * Asperger's From the Inside-Out *
required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive * Chicago Tribune *
remarkable ... tells the story of autism in a deeply personal way that is at once inspirational and informative. The engaging, real-life examples interspersed throughout the book serve both to illuminate the experience of autism from the inside out -- Diane Twachtman-Cullen * Autism Spectrum Quarterly *
A must-read for anyone touched by autism... Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach * Associated Press *
A remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book * Kirkus Reviews *

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