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Read an extract from Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)


  In this extract from Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome author Philip Wylie  talks about the importance of getting the timing, manner of communication and choice of confidant right when revealing that you have been diagnosed with ASD. Read the extract now You can find out more about the book, read reviews and order your copy here.


How using colour coded visuals can reduce anxiety when a child with autism starts school.


For many teachers coming to the end of the summer holidays now is the time to start preparing for the new academic year. With that in mind we turn to author and teacher Adele Devine who in this brand new blog demonstrates how developing a colour coding system can make for a more comfortable learning environment,


New Autism titles September 2014

2014 September  - Autism Catalogue Cover

Browse our latest collection of Autism titles. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.


Listening skills for busy school staff – An interview with Nick Luxmoore

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Education, JKP news

Nick Luxmoore is a school counsellor, trainer, teacher, youth worker and UKCP registered Psychodrama psychotherapist. He has over 35 years’ experience of work with young people and with the professionals who support them. We caught up with him to talk about his work, his latest book: Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff, and his top tips


Change Happens… Teaching a child with autism to handle a ‘whoops!’

whoops Adele Devine image

  Teaching a child with autism to handle a ‘whoops!’ It’s raining and that lovely day at the beach that’s been on the calendar ‘FOREVER’ suddenly isn’t happening. A change of plan seems logical, but may be difficult for the child to accept. They like to know and expect you to stick to the plan.


Vipassana Retreat – a brand new article from the author of Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome

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Vipassana Retreat When trying to make sense of the social world as a person diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome I have often found myself learning social skills through observing those around me, especially non-verbal gestures such as facial expressions and eye contact. This can often leave little scope for exploring one’s own emotions and feelings, such


The Self-Portrait Dance – extract from Anna Halprin

Posted on August 21st, 2014 in Arts therapies, Healing Arts

Learn about the self-portrait dance – An interpretation of oneself through drawings of the individual components of the body. Merging them together allows you to see the image you have of yourself brought about by your subconscious. When combined with dance, the mind and body can connect and begin to raise questions about this image.


Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 5).


This one probably requires a trip to the local arts store but will provide hours of possibilities and fun once it’s mixed together. GLOWING WATER In just a few steps we can turn basic tap water into buckets of fluorescent fun. Here’s all you need Water A container NON-TOXIC fluorescent paint Backlight bulb GO! 1.


Drawing your family as animals – activity from How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors and Connecting with Nature

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in Arts therapies, Parenting

In this extract, you can try several different activities based on drawing family members metaphorically. For the younger children, this may be a case of drawing the family as people and this should still be encouraged despite not being within the guidelines of the activity! Older children may enjoy the chance to be creative by


Attachment, schools and vulnerable children: An interview with Nicola Marshall.


Nicola Marshall is a certified coach, adoptive parent of three, and author of the newly published The Teacher’s Introduction to Attachment. We spoke to her about why she wanted to write a book on attachment for teachers, what she’s learned since starting her own training company for teachers and other school staff, and she shares her number


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