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Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome: Understanding Adults on the Autism Spectrum

by Carol Hagland

This is a guide for those caring for or supporting an adult with AS. It will help them understand the condition and the difficulties it may cause so that they can offer support. Practical strategies are offered...


Understanding Autism

by Scientific American Editors

The term “autism” first appeared in the early 1900s and comes from the Greek word “autos,” meaning self, used to describe conditions of social withdrawal – or the isolated self. Today, autism is one...


Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

by John Elder Robison

“I believe those of us with Asperger’s are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts.”

 

In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison...


Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome

by Richard Bromfield

Praise for Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome

"Providing an explanation of Asperger's based on a review of scientific research, Richard Bromfield describes how the characteristics...


Charting the Course for Treating Children with Autism: A Beginner's Guide for Therapists

by Linda Kelly & Janice Plunkett D'Avignon

A practical, hands-on guide for working with children diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Therapists play a crucial role in helping children and their families as they navigate the often...


Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life

by Lynn Kern Koegel & Claire LaZebnik

A fully revised and updated edition of the definitive guide to reducing symptoms of autism spectrum disorder

Since Overcoming Autism was first published nearly a decade ago, many theories about autism have fallen...


The Autistic Spectrum: All That Matters

by Lorna Selfe

In The Autistic Spectrum: All That Matters, Lorna Selfe explains that research over recent years has shown that there is not one such thing as autism but in fact a variety of autistic spectrum disorders. The...


Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in Themselves and Lead Happy, Fulfilling Lives

by Robert Evert Cimera

Despite new research and increased public awareness, autism is still looked at in a negative light. Most books on the subject perpetuate this notion by saying that autism is bad or needs to be overcome, rather...


Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

by Virginia S. Cowen

Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. This book is the perfect resource to find...


Sexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

by Kate E. Reynolds

Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism spectrum. Some parents...


The Asperger Couple's Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors

by Maxine Aston

Aston has created this workbook to help couples where one partner has AS. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, she explores a variety of approaches. She identifies specific issues, such verbal and...


It's Raining Cats and Dogs: An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions

by Michael Barton & Delia Barton

This book features 72 witty drawings illustrating how people on the autism spectrum interpret figurative language. It will inspire and give confidence to those on the spectrum to recognise figures of speech,...


Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

by Digby Tantam

This book contains the latest research on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological,...


Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill: A Guide for Parents and Other Educators of Children with Autism, including Moderate to Severe Autism

by Joyce Show

This book shows parents how to nurture the learning and development of their child with autism by adapting different educational strategies. Parents will learn how to motivate play, encourage communication,...


Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs: Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integrati

by Natasha Etherington

Natasha Etherington offers a simple gardening program that empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to help children with autism and special needs to play, learn...


Psychodynamic Art Therapy Practice with People on the Autistic Spectrum

by Matt Dolphin, Angela Byers & Alison Goldsmith

A thoughtful consideration of where art therapy meets autism and the challenges that arise in the encounter between the client and the therapist.


Managing Meltdowns: Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism

by William S Richards & Deborah Lipsky

Using the acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, this guide offers strategies and techniques that will be valuable to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic...


Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

by Nicole Martin

The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behaviour....


Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

by Brenda Legge

A decade ago the author's son first took a dislike to milk, and then to virtually every other substance she attempted to feed him. Her book was written to reassure other parents that there are lots of people...


Getting into the Game: Sports Programs for Kids with Autism

by Stephanie Patterson, Veronica Smith & Connie Kasari

This book will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation. It details six sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo...