Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum
Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Here's the blurb:
"Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics,...
This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum."
We have ordered it and will let you know what we think when we've read it. We're interested in this because Jo hs read William Stilman's books and he makes a convincing case for children on the spectrum being more "connected". We have also heard lots of stories from people we meet either from their own experience or relating their child's experiences.
Feel free to post on the Forum page if you have views on this subject.