Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity
By Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary
Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity is a revised and greatly expanded edition of a book originally published in 1995. Between us we had over 40years experience in the field of autism and development disabilities when we started this effort in 1991. We spent almost four years studying and talking and learning from others, and slowly we found some of the pieces that had been missing from our perspective of autism, behaviour and communication.
Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary demonstrate the neglected discipline of seeking a new pattern of understanding. They carefully note anomalies, irregularities likely to be ignored or explained away in routine practice: irregularities such as the many accommodations people with disabilities have invented beneath the notice of the professionals who ordinarily control their treatment.
This book not only has a model of the discipline we must cultivate, it has the support of people with disabilities as full partners in the difficult search for better understanding and better accommodation.
Martha R. Leary and Anne M. Donnellan (2012)
NOTE : This is a revised and expanded version of Movement Differences and Diversity in Autism/Mental Retardation (2012)