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The latest interviews with authors, news and articles of interest to the communities that we publish for.

Helping a Child with Autism Handle Halloween

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Walking around the shops in October it is impossible to escape the ghoulish Halloween theme. The supermarkets are full of masks, deathly hands and creepy cobwebs. A child may shrug this off as you walk them quickly past displays, which are a little too creepy for comfort. But let’s think about the child with autism.

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Why some disabled people might deserve MORE than the minimum wage

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Well done Welfare Minister, Lord Freud, for apologising for his recent “foolish and offensive” remarks where he suggested that people with disabilities could potentially be paid less than the minimum wage.  At least he has admitted to being so wrong.  I think forcing his resignation is a bit harsh however.  It seems to me that he

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‘Contact with Nature can be immensely healing.’

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Caroline Jay founded and runs the Seeds of Hope Children’s Garden, a national charity which aims to promote the use of nature in helping children manage loss. For twelve years she ran a SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) group, supporting families who have lost babies. We spoke to Caroline about using life cycles to teach

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Request a copy of our latest brochure of books on Dementia.

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Our latest catalogue of books on Dementia and Working with Older People is now available. With full information on our new and bestselling dementia titles, our dementia catalogue is a tremendous resource not only for those working with people affected by dementia, but also for family members, friends and carers. Including practical books for professionals,

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Praise from a reader— An insight into how ‘The Asperkid’s Launch Pad’ changed one mother’s life

Rebecca in England shares how reading The Asperkid’s Launch Pad by Jennifer Cook O’Toole changed the way she thinks about autism: Just dropping by to say that I got hold of The Asperkid’s Launch Pad yesterday, read the first couple of chapters and felt my life changing. I have an 11 year old Asperboy who has

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Browse our latest collection of books for adoptive and foster parents.

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Here are our new and bestselling titles for adoptive and foster parents, or those thinking of adopting or fostering. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the link icon next to the cover image to view the full book page.

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On the value of writing with traumatised young people – with Marion Baraitser

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Marion Baraitser demonstrates the power of writing with traumatised children and young people. Marion’s book ‘Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Unpack My Heart With Words’ is available now from the JKP website. On the value of writing with traumatised young people: When disturbed young people have read aloud

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Cynthia Kim discusses the labels present in her book’s title—Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

In this extract from Nerdy, Shy and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life (forthcoming October 2014), author Cynthia Kim talks about the origin of the labels used in the book’s title and how she’s reconciled those aspects of herself since being diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age 42.  While I’d heard of

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Tessie Regan – Like Having Six Senses

Posted on September 26th, 2014 in Autism, Asperger’s syndrome & related conditions
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Tessie Regan‘s new book Shorts is a series of short stories about Alcohol, Asperger Syndrome and God. This short introduction is about the relationship between alcoholism and Asperger Syndrome as viewed from her humorous and unique perspective. I’m 31 and it has only been in the past year that doctors have used their probes and fancy

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Browse our latest collection of new and bestselling titles for professionals in adoption and foster care.

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Here are our new and bestselling titles for professionals working in adoption and fostering. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click link icon next to the title or cover image to view the full book page.

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