Autism's Declaration of Independence
Navigating Autism in the Age of Uncertainty by Gary Mayerson
America is celebrating Independence Day this week in the midst of critical conversations about what our freedoms really mean. The concept of independence has special meaning for the autism community, as each year, more than 50,000 Americans with autism will transition to adulthood. In order to promote greater levels of independence and self-sufficiency, the need for effective advocacy in the autism community is more important now than ever before. Different Roads is proud to announce the publication of Gary Mayerson's second book Autism’s Declaration of Independence - Navigating Autism in the Age of Uncertainty, available now for pre-order. This fascinating and unique book details Mr. Mayerson’s extensive career representing ASD children and their families while providing parents and professionals with many useful “how to” tools and strategies, as well as valuable contributions from some of the nation’s leading experts.
Some Advance Praise for Autism’s Declaration of Independence
"A marvelous book. Truly comprehensive in scope and true to its title, this volume is a practical guide for parents, professionals, and school districts as the author explains rights, entitlements, process, accommodations, and the need for practical strategies and particularly planning for achieving independence in autism."
Fred R. Volkmar M.D., Irving B Harris Professor, Yale University, New Haven, CT
"There is no one I know who has accomplished more in law, making sure that people with autism receive the same educational and medical benefits as people without autism. I am very supportive of Gary, and his book shows you how he has used his legal skills in all sorts of medically oriented situations. I tip my hat to Gary Mayerson and to his legal career which has helped so many people all over the world."
Bob Wright, Founder of Autism Speaks
"After working with adults with autism for more than 10 years, Gary's recommendations detail the strategies I have seen generate the best outcomes for individuals transitioning to and succeeding in adulthood, whatever success may mean for that person and family."
Allison Kleinman, LCSW, Director of Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs, Adaptations
"From landmark cases to advising families on matters of negotiating with their school districts, Gary has changed the landscape of autism intervention services by leaving no child behind and serving as a beacon of hope for families. This book will be a resource for many families for years to come."
Bridget A. Taylor, PsyD, BCBA-D, Cofounder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group