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In The Fabric of Autism: Weaving the Threads into a Cogent Theory, Judith Bluestone combines her personal autistic experience with academic research and over 40 years of clinical practice to craft a unique and compelling view of the phenomenon called autism.

Bluestone's book is both a significant clinical work and a moving memoir that illuminates the humanity beneath the bewildering facade of autism. Infused with rare and hard won insights into the physiology of autistic behaviors, this book weaves the various threads of autism into a sensible theory,  while simultaneously offering practical tools for strengthening the interactive systems of the body-brain-mind-spirit.

The Fabric of Autism takes it's readers on a riveting journey into the world of individuals whose lives are influenced by ASD, most of whom have achieved significant improvements in their communication, general functioning and quality of life with the help of HANDLE- Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency.

The Fabric of Autism shows  that compassion, understanding and intuition can co-exists with neuroscience, as it provides a new view and appreciation of the complex neurological dysfunction labeled autism.

Although Judith explains the HANDLE approach through the lens of the  challenges faced by those on the autism spectrum, it serves as an in depth introduction to the HANDLE paradigm and approach. The message is whatever "fabric" you were born with can be rewoven into a more supple fabric with your own unique patterns.

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The Churkendoose Anthology  provides a different view of neurological dysfunction and new hope for its treatment. HANDLE® applies neuroscience to enhance human capability and offers hope to families and professionals struggling to meet the challenges of those with neurological dysfunctions such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Brain Injury, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and others.

Each story within The Churkendoose Anthology is a poignant illustration of struggle, perseverance, enlightenment, healing and triumph. Together, they portray HANDLE’s remarkable contribution to the world community by moving individuals from dysfunction to function, despair to fulfillment.

The stories provide the heart of the book, and insights into HANDLE theory and perspectives are interwoven as postscripts by Judith Bluestone, Founder and Educational Director of The HANDLE Institute.

Take a glimpse into the lives of thirty people who, through HANDLE, have prevailed over neurodevelopmental difficulties.