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The Loving Push

How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults
Narrated by: Leigh Ashman
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum needs this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today's world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out the steps you can take to restore your child's hope and motivation, and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects such as how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a must-hear audiobook.

©2015 Temple Grandin and Debra Moore (P)2016 Future Horizons

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Eyes Wide Open

What a great book for parents with ASD teens. So many things I knew were important but avoided because of backlash. Now I understand the value and necessity to give my son the loving pushes he needs to survive as a young adult. I've bought the book for many of my friends.

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Important Story

This is an important book, The Loving Push," Great title tells different stories about Autistic children and their need to move into adult hood with a calling and a purpose and many have and succeeded. The narration was okay, But a great book.
#Inspiring #heartfelt # #TempleGrandin #DebraMoore #Autisum #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Must read for parents of children on the spectrum

Excellent book to help parents raise children on spectrum to become more fully functioning adults. A must read for any parent who has a child on autism spectrum.

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Good guide for parents

My daughter is on the spectrum and recently turned 12. This book gave me many practical suggestions for helping her prepare adulthood.

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So helpful

I felt like this was more of a loving push to me, as a parent of a 9-yr old son who is twice exceptional, than anything else. This input has already impacted my parenting decisions. I can't help him to be more autonomous if I don't encourage as much autonomy/responsibility as is appropriate for his age and ability. Thank you so much for publishing this!

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Insightful , resource for families with individuals on the autism spectrum. Easy to listen and apply.

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fabulous

educated me a whole bunch on my family members. I now can proceed with more patience and purpose in helping them navigate life.

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Perfect for Teachers and Parents

What did you love best about The Loving Push?

I teach children with Autism and find that conversations with my parents about their child's future is a very difficult conversation to have. I plan on recommending this book to my parents this upcoming school year.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Leigh Ashman?

She is a bit bland. Not the right fit for an audio book like this.

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very down to earth and tangible practical ideas

very helpful as a health professionals perspective
very useful life experiences and strategy to offer support to grow and develop
I enjoyed listening to this well ballanced account