Paperback: £15.99 / $24.95
2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-121-7, BIC 2: JM
In entirely accessible terms, Wendy Lawson lays out her groundbreaking theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA), an approach that explains autism in terms of the unique learning style of individuals on the autism spectrum.
She shows that whereas neurotypical people can easily shift their attention from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme at any one time. This leads to a deep, intense attention. Wendy describes practical outcomes for individuals, families, educators and employers. She shows that when this unique learning style is understood, valued and accommodated, individuals on the autism spectrum can be empowered to achieve their fullest potential.
This is an essential read for anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including individuals on the spectrum and their families, educators, clinical practitioners, researchers, occupational therapists, and other professionals.
12 September 2012
The Who Cares? conference will examine the unique challenges facing adults with autism as they age, and present best practice from experts in the field including JKP authors Dr Wendy Lawson, author of The Passionate Mind and Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism, and Professor Digby Tantam, author of Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life...
2 April 2012
Happy World Autism Awareness Month (WAAM) to all of our readers! In this special post, JKP authors share their personal plans for the month ahead, what they’ll be doing to raise awareness, and what their hopes are for the future. Susan Moreno Susan Moreno is the Founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc. and co-author of...
3 March 2011
This week, JKP attended the National Autistic Society (NAS) Professional Conference for the first time, and we are pleased to say that it was a resounding success! The theme, “Delivering excellence in times of austerity”, was poignant as the announcement of the new public sector budgets approaches, but the mood of the conference was definitely one of...
28 September 2010
"...it became apparent during my research that the current traditional theories about autism have so many gaps and lacks in them. When I read about autism, according to these theories, the ideas didn't match the reality of so many living with autism, including myself. The more I researched the concepts of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA) and compared it to other traditional theories, the more obvious it became that SAACA explained the autism spectrum (AS) so well. Not only does SAACA explain AS but it gives us access to a variety of strategies that make living with AS so much easier."
11th June 2013 from 08.45 to 16.15
Marriot Hotel Manchester
Join us at the NAS conference on Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality.
We will be attending this conference run by the National Autistic Society on 11th June in Manchester, UK. Come along to visit our book stand and hear our authors Wendy Lawson and Phoebe Caldwell speak.
Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder
Siblings: The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes
Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer