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 with Autism spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have many benefit from the creativity and bonding experiences. This book focuses on developing a quality of human connection: engaging with acceptance, empathy, imagination, creativity, and the arts, bringing resilience, worthiness and belonging. Integrating psychological and emotional development theory with a variety of expressive arts methods, the author, Ellen shows how to connect with people with ASD through the creativity and arts using such as movement, music-making, art-making, photography, sculpting, story-making, theatre, to express what we cannot express with words. Informed by many years of case studies research, this book communicates 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, worthiness, and individual beauty. It also contains 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 age and skill levels as well as settings. This book is a comprehensive and practical resource for parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals who wish to bring therapeutic impacts with expressive arts for people with or without autism.