Autism & Spirituality. William Stillman

by Chris on September 17th, 2012

William Stillman has been dubbed "The Autism Whisperer," by talk show host Frankie Picasso, for his innate ability to understand and interpret children and adults on the autism spectrum. Lisa Jo Rudy,'s autism moderator, has said, "William Stillman is one of the few who can translate the workings of the autistic mind to the neuro-typical community." And Kelly Jad'on, of Internet news outlet, stated, "William Stillman dares to go where few have gone before; without a doubt, he is the forerunner of the beginning of a movement which will alter the development and future of mankind." Stillman is an award-winning author known internationally for his groundbreaking work, Autism and the God Connection: Redefining the Autistic Experience Through Extraordinary Accounts of Spiritual Giftedness (2006), which peaked at #22 on His first book on the subject of autism, Demystifying the Autistic Experience: A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators (2002), has been highly praised by the autism and self-advocacy communities. Stillman's other books include Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child's Place in the World (2009), a 2011 Indie Book Awards Finalist; The Autism Answer Book (2007); The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome: Help, Hope and Guidance (2005) [a condensed version of which was published in 2008 as When Your Child has Asperger's Syndrome; second revised edition published 2010]; The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Bipolar Disorder: Professional, Reassuring Advice to Help You Understand and Cope (2005); and The Soul of Autism (2008) and The Autism Prophecies (2010), sequels to Autism and the God Connection. To date, Stillman's writings have been translated in three languages. (Stillman is also coauthor of several successful books about his life-long passion, The Wizard of Oz.) Coast to Coast interview

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