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David's Gift: Asperger's Syndrome, Life & Love One Family's Inspirational Journey from Diagnosis to Graduation Paperback – 28 January 2013

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Sally Thibault Dip. Prof. Counselling, ADAPEF Sally is an author, speaker and lecturer, working with parents, teachers and universities to provide information about parenting and teaching a child on the autism spectrum. She focuses particularly on the impact of the diagnosis on parents, their relationship and other family members. Sally is known for her wisdom, knowledge and compassion as well as down-to-earth logic and a no-nonsense approach to the challenges, the triumphs and the difficulties that families face every day in raising a child diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Together with husband Gerry and Nutritional Coach Kris Barrett she co-facilitates the very popular Food, Family and Asperger's seminars - a four hour workshop which delves into the issues of diet and behavior; the impact of the diagnosis on fathers; how create good working relationships with teachers and how to teach ASD children to develop bully-resilience. Sally and Gerry also hold Aspergers and You Seminars providing intense work for parents to examine their relationship, values and beliefs about parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum. Sally speaks regularly on the topics of Autism and the impact on families at conferences, workshops, teacher in-service training and is a curriculum adviser and guest lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. She is also a highly sought after inspirational and motivational professional speaker focusing on inspiring individuals to develop to value-based, heart-centered approaches to life, love and business. Sally is the author of two other books 'Wise Mothers, Raising Teenagers in the Social Media era' A Parable highlighting the urgent need for wisdom in raising children in the era of technology, social media and mass marketing & Asperger's Bullying and School - Helping your ASD Child Develop Bullying-Resilience at School and for Life', with practical strategies to help parents to teach their Asperger's child bully-resilience strategies. Sally has featured regularly as a media commentator on Asperger's and Autism on national TV, radio, and newspaper, and is a guest writer for many magazines and on-line blogs. She holds a Diploma of Professional Counselling, is a fellow of the Association of Development Professionals in Education, and member of the Board of Trustees of The Goda Foundation Sally and Gerry are the parents of three adult children, and currently live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (28 January 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 268 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1453779930
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1453779934
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.34 x 1.55 x 20.32 cm
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With over three decades of experience in fitness, wellness, business, success and coaching, Sally Thibault not only walks her own path to embracing the art of intuitive eating, slowing down the ageing process and creating success in all aspects of life, but she has coached and worked with hundreds of women helping them to do the same.

Through transformational programs, individual coaching and events, Sally is a master at empowering women to overcome, what is often their last frontier – the ability to ditch the diet mentality and uncover their natural, sensual, powerful shape, effortlessly…at any age!

At the same time implementing lifelong success strategies for the most important aspects of life – their health, belief-set and wellbeing.

Previously working as a fitness instructor, gym owner, TV show host, and Professional Counsellor, she now shares her expertise as a Workshop facilitator, Professional Speaker, Life Coach, EFT Trainer, and weekly Life Coaching expert on over 20 radio stations across Australia,

Sally is the author of three books.

In 2010 she published her first Amazon Best Seller – David’s Gift, Asperger’s Life and Love, the true story of our family’s journey following my son’s diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome Her second book

Her next book - Tapping to Reclaim You – How to Reignite your Passion, Power and Purpose in 30 days was released in 2016, And her much anticipated third book Lighter – How to Intuitively Reclaim your Body and Your Life, will be released in February 2020


There is plenty of advice and expertise about health and wellness available, but what is unique about Sally’s message is that through experience and wisdom, she understands the challenges of wanting to achieve success in business and in life – as well as ensuring that you take the ‘whole’ of you with you on the journey

And that once that last frontier is overcome, women simply become a formidable.powerhouse, with the energy, insight and to overcome the subconscious beliefs about our worth, base around our body and weight, to help us to be brilliant!

Sally has appeared on numerous Australian television and radio broadcasts including the Today Show, The Circle, ABC Radio, 96.5FM Brisbane.

She has also featured in many Australian newspapers and magazines such as Brisbane’s Courier Mail, The Gold Coast Bulletin, The Gold Coast Sun, Fitness Pro magazine, Healthy Life and others. She is currently the Health and Wellness Expert on over 20 radio stations across Australia

An entertaining, informative and powerful speaker, Sally has the ability to take challenging issues and create transformative impact on her audience. Facebook Instagram

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