Upcoming Book: The Secret Languages of Autism
How to interact and connect with autistic people
"Looking into autistic people`s life and discovering ways to maximizing their joy in life."
"Focus on psychological and emotional development and expressive arts-based approach."
Individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can get many benefits from creativity and bonding experiences. This book will focus on developing a quality of human connection: engaging with acceptance, empathy, imagination, creativity, and the arts and bringing resilience, worthiness and a sense of belonging.
Integrating psychological and emotional development theory with a variety of expressive arts methods, the author, Ellen Yang shows how to connect with people living with ASD through creativity and the arts using movement, music-making, art-making, photography, sculpting, story-making, and theatre, to express what we cannot express with words. Informed by many years of case studies research, this book will demonstrate that autistic people can experience a much deeper connection with people and the world if the person is given the opportunity to be seen as a unique individual with worthiness, and individual beauty.
It will also contain interviews with families, teachers and professionals where they provide their opinions and suggestions for creating emotional connections. The author suggests that various modalities and steps can be adapted for different ages, skill levels and settings. This book will be a comprehensive and practical resource for parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals who wish to bring therapeutic benefits, using expressive arts methods, to people with or without autism.