The Essential Guide to Safe travel-training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities
by Desiree Gallimore
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Travel-training, as a topic, can often bring on a weary sigh amongst parents and is not usually high on everyone's reading list. This one, though, is a travel-training book with a difference. Whether you are looking into travel-training for the first time or need to reignite some enthusiasm for the project, this is the book for you. It provides a clear outline of what a good travel training program (as distinct from assisted travel) should, and can, be like.
"For those growing up with an intellectual disability or autism, comfortable, safe and independent travel will prove an invaluable life skill. The key to pursuing fulfilling work and leisure activities and developing as an individual, it also brings a liberating level of self-sufficiency and reassurance of equality within society."
Dr Desiree Gallimore is a well-credentialed Sydney-based psychologist and mobility specialist. Dr Gallimore's website traveltrainingsolutions here
Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up
By Michael Berube
Published by Beacon Press
Those of you with children 20 and over will probably remember reading Life as we Know It back in 1996, a book chronicling the early years of Jamie's life. Jamie is now in his mid twenties and this book, as did the first, blends personal narrative with observations about social inclusion, health, advocacy and public policy.
Jamie's Investigations: The Art of a Young Man with Down Syndrome by William Benzon can be read on Academia
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