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All About Drugs and Young People – a free extract

Posted on April 10th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Parenting, Social work & social care

In this extract from All About Drugs and Young People author Julian Cohen provides a brief summary of the subjects he covers in the book, and includes a drug knowledge quiz which will help you to challenge myths and misconceptions about drugs. For a free sneak peak, just click the link below to read the


My wonderful world of work

BioPic 21 Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis author of new title The Wonderful World of Work discusses her own experiences of employment and why she feels its important to help teens and young adults build up their self confidence before entering the workplace. My own career journey offers a good insight into why I’ve written a book about employment for


10 Tips to support children with autism through puberty, adolescence and beyond


Davida Hartman is the author of the book Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders has created a list of 10 tips to help parents and other adults feel confident about supporting children with autism through puberty and adolescence. Be prepared. Although children on the spectrum may be delayed in other


World Autism Awareness Day 2014

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! We’re offering a 15% off discount on all our autism titles for one day only. Order by the end of the day on April 2nd 2014. UK, Europe and USA use code “150000″ at Australia and New Zealand code “WAD14″ from Footprint Books here. Canada please use the


Small steps – Mindful walking with robots


From using ancient techniques to cross inhospitable terrain to walking with a highly sophisticated robot,  Chris Mitchell, the author of Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome reflects on the many kinds of mindful walking. When new to meditation and mindfulness practice, an initial image that we may have of meditation is of a figure sitting cross-legged


Asperger’s on the Job!


One of the major stressors affecting young adults on the autism spectrum is finding and keeping a job. In this post Been There. Done That. Try This! mentor Anita Lesko gives her top tips on how to get the process started and make a good impression at initial interviews.  The employment market is tight and


Been There. Done That. Try This! Meet the Mentors

Dr Shore

Aspie mentors from fields as far and wide as education, medicine and the beauty industry offer their words of wisdom in the lead up to World Autism Awareness day. Alexis Wineman, Dr Patrick Suglia, Liane Holliday-Willey who feature in Been There. Done That. Try This! agree that the autistic spectrum produces unique, creative thinkers. So remember


Helping young people to build a positive body image


Check out this free activity from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s upcoming book Banish Your Body Image Thief.  This activity will help young people to be more aware of, and to understand, their own body image and how to develop this in a healthy way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs from other young people will


Can I Tell You About Autism and Me?

jude welton 2014

Jude Welton is the author of the bestselling and much loved Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? In this post Jude tells us how her personal and professional interest in autism has developed over time and why she decided to write her latest book, Can I Tell You About Autism?  How did you first


New Books on Autism Spectrum Conditions catalogue

US 2014 autism front cover high res

You can now browse our New Books on Autism Spectrum Conditions catalogue online. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.  


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