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The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

December 3, 2015

The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome: A Mindful Approach to Helping Your Child Succeed with William Stillman

Aired Thursday, 3 December 2015, 7:00 PM ET

William Stillman offers a holistic perspective to parenting, together with tips and strategies for caring for one’s self in order to be in the best position to care for one’s child with a unique and different way of being in the world. This asks for an awareness of being in the moment as well as pausing for meditative reflection, sustenance and solitude. An exercise for the second half of the show will require that listeners have a pad of paper and pen ready and available for a brief autism simulation. An opportunity to process the simulation and discuss its impact may be debriefed.

About the Guest William Stillman

William Stillman is AN internationally known, award-winning author of 10 autism and related books including Demystifying the Autistic Experience, Empowered Autism Parenting, The Autism Answer Book, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Asperger’s Syndrome, The Soul of Autism, and his groundbreaking work, Autism and the God Connection. His books have been featured on The Glenn Beck Show and the NBC-TV hit Parenthood. To date, his books have been translated into four languages.

AS an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild “cousin” of autism, William’s message of reverence and respect has touched thousands nationally through his acclaimed autism workshops and private consultations. He has served on a number of autism advisory boards including AUTCOM, the Autism National Committee.

In his work to support those who love and care for individuals with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, William sets a tone for our collective understanding of the autistic experience in ways that are unprecedented. Autism should not be defined as an “affliction endured by sufferers,” but as a truly unique and individual experience to be respected and appreciated by all. In so doing, he highlights the exquisite sensitivities of our most valuable, wise and loving “teachers.”