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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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Inspiring!

There are so many things I never considered when it comes to the amount of work needed to bring about restoration after stroke. I tried placing myself in Katherine's shoes, & all I can say is praise God for the grace He delivers to this couple to keep pressing forward in their life journey, even though none of it looks like they once believed it would be. The perspective they have chosen to accept is both inspiring & beautiful. I have learned very much, & I look forward to their next book! God bless this family & continue to restore Katherine's body to the design & purpose it was created for, & according to His Word - in Jesus name! Amen!

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Intelligent!

This is a very interesting and encouraging read! The narrator is dry though and could vary her voice more.

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Too long and too many stories

There is a bit of helpful advice but it gets very repetetive. I struggled to finish this book. There's not enough practical information and too many stories. Geared towards kids who have Asperger's and not much advice on how to help kids with more severe forms of autism. I love Temple Grandin and the idea of the loving push but the book could have been much shorter.

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  • Judy
  • 2019-05-20

Disappointing

I think the summary for this book should clearly state that the authors only discuss very high functioning autism and Asperger's. If your kids are anywhere else on the spectrum then there is little you will get from this book. That was incredibly disappointing. I listened to quite a bit of the book hoping they would expand their focus, but that never happened.

It was also a bit difficult to follow as the narrator read the material like one big run-on sentence with few pauses or transitions.

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  • Veronica
  • 2017-11-08

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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  • D. Pugliese
  • 2017-01-24

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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  • Jo E. St Clair
  • 2017-07-18

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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  • Elizabeth Dimmette Coyne
  • 2019-09-02

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The information in this book is immensely valuable! I'm so grateful to have this insight. As a parent of an autistic teen, I am able to tolerate robotic speech, but why when it distracts from the sort of understanding I so desperately need? I have to pick my battles right now, and listening to this reader is not among them. I turned away from bluetooth and bought the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-03-18

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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  • Paul J Reis
  • 2017-12-05

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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  • Deann Ashby
  • 2017-10-04

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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  • Stephanie
  • 2021-08-16

Most Helpful Parenting Book

This book has provided me with great, applicable tips. I read/listen to a lot of spectrum parenting books, so far this is my favorite. Best for elementary through high schooler parents. phenomenal.

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  • Angela Faye Bond
  • 2020-09-28

This book really sheds some light on understanding

This book really sheds light on understanding my spectrum stepson. This book really helped me, and I will get more books to help me and my husband in helping in parenting and guiding.