Exiting Nirvana details Clara Claiborne Park’s continuing efforts to have her adult daughter Jessy develop as an artist and connect with our world. “Park has been both mother and anthropologist, recording verbal and social breakthroughs ...
Author: Clara Claiborne Park
The author of The Siege“provides readers with what is perhaps . . . the finest exposition of a parent’s decades-long experience with a child with autism” (Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, Psychiatric Services). Exiting Nirvana details Clara Claiborne Park’s continuing efforts to have her adult daughter Jessy develop as an artist and connect with our world. “Park has been both mother and anthropologist, recording verbal and social breakthroughs and setbacks, administering praise and succor. She describes the serene insularity of the autist’s ‘Nirvana,’ and observes collisions between the autistic and external worlds. She’s urged Jessy to enter, ‘yet never entirely,’ the extraordinary dailiness inhabited by nonautistic people. In incisive, often exquisite prose, Park affords entry into Jessy’s and her own remarkable journey between the two” (Publishers Weekly). “Beautifully written . . . a fascinating excursion into an otherworldly mind.”—The New York Times “Park’s second book on her daughter Jessy (the first appeared in 1967, when Jessy was eight) is a perceptive, detailed, and empathetic account not of autism but of the experience of autism . . . A warm, levelheaded, neither overly optimistic nor overly glorified book that proves very rewarding.”—Booklist “This beautifully crafted portrait of an autistic adult artist includes color reproductions of Jessy’s paintings, with descriptions in her own handwriting.”—Library Journal “This beautifully written book is must-reading—and not only for those seeking an understanding of autism.”—Bernard Rimland, Director, The Autism Research Institute
Yet Exiting Nirvana does not allow the picture ofJessy's competence, her “
tremendous achievement,” to stand unqualified; instead Park switches tacks,
declaring that it is not her daughter's “usefulness” but her difference that is the “
future's best ...
Author: Mark Osteen
Autism, a neuro-developmental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it. This volume, the first scholarly book on autism in the humanities, brings scholars from several disciplines together with adults on the autism spectrum to investigate the diverse ways that autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, films, and clinical discourses, and to explore the connections and demarcations between autistic and "neurotypical" creativity. Using an empathetic scholarship that unites professional rigor with experiential knowledge derived from the contributors’ lives with or as autistic people, the essays address such questions as: In what novel forms does autistic creativity appear, and what unusual strengths does it possess? How do autistic representations--whether by or about autistic people--revise conventional ideas of cognition, creativity, language, (dis)ability and sociability? This timely and important collection breaks new ground in literary and film criticism, aesthetics, psychology, and Disability Studies.
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Author: Keiko Tobe
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
Born during the sunrise - an auspicious beginning - the Azumas' newborn son is named Hikaru, which means "light". But during one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children. In the alternately heartwarming and bittersweet tale, a young mother tries to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her child's autism and the trials of raising him while keeping her family together. This is a story that resonates not only for those whose families have been affected by autism, but also for all past, present, and future parents.
... be found in a pill, but in supportive communities, is one that parents have been
coming to on their own for generations. In her last book, Exiting Nirvana, Clara
Claiborne Park described how her neighbors helped her daughter build a life ...
Author: Steve Silberman
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015 A New York Times bestseller 'NeuroTribes is a sweeping and penetrating history, presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity... it will change how you think of autism.' - From the foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following on from his ground breaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for identifying it, and discovers why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path towards a more humane world in which people with learning differences have access to the resources they need to live happier and more meaningful lives. He reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, whose 'little professors' were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of 'neurodiversity' activists seeking respect, accommodations in the workplace and education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.
How rude ! The teenagers ' guide to good manners , proper behavior , and not
grossing people out . Minneapolis , MN : Free Spirit Publishing Park , C. ( 2002 ) .
Exiting Nirvana : A daughter's life with autism . Boston : Back Bay Books .
Author: Paula Kluth
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Highly practical accessible guide that shows teachers how to use children's fascinations to improve learning
Infants with autism : an investigation of empathy , pretend play , joint attention ,
and imitation . Developmental Psychology , 33 , 781 - 789 . Claiborne Park , C . (
2001 ) . Exiting Nirvana : A Daughter ' s Life with Autism . New York : Little Brown
Author: Jon G. Allen
Pioneering research has been carried out over the last decade on mentalization and the promotion of mentalizing capacity - the ability to interpret the behavior of oneself and others as based on intentional mental states, such as needs, desires, feelings, and beliefs. This book is a consolidation of current knowledge and clinical applications, bringing together a group of international experts who have been on the ground floor of theory and research to clarify the concept, review pertinent neurobiological and psychosocial research, and explore its diverse clinical applications. Four sections will cover Conceptual Foundations, Developmental Psychopathology, Intervention and Prevention. A biopsychosocial approach will be used, integrating new research in neuroimaging with psychodynamic and cognitive perspectives. Clinical issues covered will include parent–child interactions, personality disorders, traumatic brain injury, bullying and at-risk children.
... she is really just like other people , but in the recognition , and valuing , of what
she is . " 12 ികൾക്കായാ 2 . 1997 9 X 12 in . 3. 12 . Clare Claibome Park ,
Exiting Nirvana : A Daughter ' s Life with Autism ( Boston : Little Brown , 2001 ) .
Author: Jonathan Lerman
Presents fifty works by the young autistic artist that represent his portrait and creative works, in a collection complemented by an analysis of his achievements and how they challenge the stereotypes of savant artistry.
Exiting Nirvana : A Daughter ' s Life with Autism . Boston : Little , Brown , 2001 . -
The Siege : The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child . 1967 . Boston : Little ,
Brown , 1982 . Paul , Diane B . “ Eugenic Anxieties , Social Realities , and
Author: G. Thomas Couser
In an exploration of a range of life-writing scenarios-from the celebrity to the ethnographicand a number of life-writing genres from parental memoir to literary case studies by Oliver Sacks, addresses complex contemporary issues, including investigation of the role of disability in narratives of euthanasia and exploration of the implications of the Human Genome Project for life-writing practices in any age when many regard DNA as a code that scripts lives and shapes identity. A concern throughout is the ethical implications of the political and economic, as well as the mimetic, aspects of life writing. [back cover].
... effective writing , and sophisticated understanding of the world they must cope
with that are usually thought beyond the capabilities of even the highest
functioning people with autism . " — Clara Claiborne Park , author of Exiting
Nirvana : A ...
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Parish , S. L. ( 2006 ) . Juggling and struggling : A preliminary worklife study of
mothers of adolescents who have developmental disabilities . Mental Retardation
, 44 , 393-404 . Park , C. C. ( 2001 ) . Exiting Nirvana . Boston : Little , Brown & Co
Author: Richard M. Lerner
The study of and interest in adolescence in the field of psychology and related fields continues to grow, necessitating an expanded revision of this seminal work. This multidisciplinary handbook, edited by the premier scholars in the field, Richard Lerner and Laurence Steinberg, and with contributions from the leading researchers, reflects the latest empirical work and growth in the field.