Book Reviews

"This is a Great Book"
Carmen B Pingree
Founder of Carmen B Pingree 
Center for Children with Autism

Best Autism Book Out There!
Short, Sweet, and to the Point.

I highly recommend the book, 
Autism Understanding the Puzzle, to parents and extended family.

I Love It!
Even my husband enjoyed it.

By Laura Benedict
Mother of a child with Autism
Parent Advocate for Dr. Lisa Palmeri
pediatric specialist for children with autism

by Laura Anderson, 
Co-Founder of Utah Big MAK's and
President elect to the Autism Council Of Utah.

"This is a book that needed to be written.  Many parents are in the dark about their precious child (children).  This will bring light, hope and understanding into their lives.  It is the answers they have been waiting for by a mother who knows and has been through it.”
By Velma Millett

Nov. 5, 2011By Janice LeFevre
I recommend this book to anyone who loves and serves a child with autism. Sharla Jordan's warm and informative book will help you understand the special needs of those with autism while giving concrete tips on how to serve. I wish I'd had this book six years ago when I first began helping a little boy with autism in my church class. This book is filled with excellent information that helped me understand my little friend and enabled me to serve him better. I'm getting a copy for myself and several to give away!

Nov. 28, 2011By James VaughanCo-Founder of F.A.A.S.T. (Families of Autism and Asperger Standing Together)
I've known about this book coming out for a while and I eagerly anticipated receiving my copy and I was certainly not let down at all, it's fantastic! Having a child with autism, explaining to other parents is sometimes hard to do because it certainly comes across as personal opinion, however letting someone read this book, then talk about the challenges parents like us face on a daily basis becomes much easier for someone to understand. Sharla's book really makes the topic of autism easy to understand, explains such challenges as sensory overload, various therapies and most important, the way to show support for those on the spectrum. If you have someone in your life who is simply struggling to understand, look no further than Autism: Understanding the Puzzle for help!

Dec. 5, 2011

By Jenn Alvey
Wonderful Book! I can relate to EVERYTHING written in it, since I have a son with Aspergers. It's nice to have a book that explains what it is like living with a child who has Autism, because it can be really hard to explain it to others. I definately recommend this book to everyone who has a family member with an ASD, or a parent who has a child with an ASD, or those who wish to understand what it is like for parents.

James Louis
This book was very useful to me. I was asked to tutor a young person for 8 hours a day for a week. This person has some Asbergers, and I wanted to know what to expect and how to be effective in my relationship with the student. I read the book over the weekend and found it very useful. Our training sessions went very well. My thanks to the Author!

I have my own copy of the book by Sharla Jordan, Autism, Understanding The Puzzle, and  I am amazed at all the information that is contained in such a small book This book is so easy for anyone to understand and comprehend more fully the different aspects of Autism.  It helps me to see better the challenges of parents, teachers and care givers who assist persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Throughout the book Sharla has listed questions asked by people who really want to know about Autism.  She then goes on to address and answer those questions in very simple language.  This has been very helpful to me, a grandmother, with eight grandchildren who have been diagnosed with Autism.  The Table of Contents lists every question, with the page it is on, making it so helpful and quick to find what I want to read about!
I highly recommend this book to anyone with their own questions about Autism!!!   
By Junith Roberts
I just read the book "Autism: Understanding the Puzzle" and highly recommend it! The book is written in a way that even I could understand. 
I have 10+ nieces/nephews who have autism so I was very interested in reading it. One part of the book helps explain some "do's & don'ts" and if I'd had these suggestions years ago it could have prevents some hurt feelings.

If you work with children or have relatives with autism, this book is a must read.
By Donna Millett

I read most of your book at my parents' house during Christmas. I love how concise and informative it is. I think that many of the therapies you suggest might be useful for people with other disabilities as well as Autism, for instance, my daughter with Downs Syndrome might benefit from some of the calming ideas. Children who are hyper and unable to sleep at night may benefit from the weighted blanket idea, I'm interested in more information on that. Also, I have a friend who adopted a little girl from a Russian orphanage who is using horses to help her learn to bond. These are all great ideas. I ordered a copy of your book.

Natalie Gate 

Autism, Understanding the Puzzle is excellent. It accomlishing its purpose of helping its readers, people like me, to understand "the Puzzle" of autism.  It explains the 
terminology.  It provides a broad basic understanding of the many types of autism.  It does so without requiring a lot of time in study or research.  It provides hope.  It assists a person who may have difficulty with aceptance of autism in someone who is dear.  It is useful and practical.

By David L. Roberts

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