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

Request a free copy of the latest Social Work and Social Care catalogue.


Have you signed up to receive a copy of our latest catalogue of new and bestselling titles in  Social Work and Social Care yet?  A fantastic resource for anyone working in the social care; from front line workers and students, to local authorities, health professionals and social work managers, packed with our latest and most


Breaking the final taboo – a talk with Dying Matters.

Posted on February 14th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Social work & social care
Final Chapters

Final Chapters: Writings About the End of Life is a moving collection of short stories and poetry pieces originally written for a competition run by the Dying Matters Coalition. We caught up their Director of Communications, Joe Levenson, to find out more about the idea behind the competition and why they believe a collection such as


Sensory-scape Mindfulness


Chris Mitchell author of the new book Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome reflects on how mindfulness practices can help individuals with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) overcome anxieties and sensory issues. One of the purposes of mindfulness practice is to tune one into the present moment, this includes taking note of sensations that are arising


Win a copy of ‘Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?’ by Jacqueline Rayner


PLEASE NOTE – This competition has now closed, but you can still get all the latest info about new books like this one by signing up to our mailing list here.   We have five copies of Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? by Jacqueline Rayner to give away – and you could


Parents Can Make Special Education Work—Why We Wrote Our Book

Posted on February 6th, 2014 in Disability, Education, JKP news, Parenting

JKP authors Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves introduce their new book, Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work: An Insider Guide, and explain how to make special education work for your family. “Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more


Request a copy of our 2014 Catalog of New Books on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions


The brand new US catalog of new books and resources on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related spectrum conditions will be available soon. Click here to sign up for a free copy. Customers in the US who request a copy of the catalog before February 21, 2014 will also receive an email voucher good for a


Kathy Hoopmann set to speak at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature


Kathy Hoopmann author of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and Inside Asperger’s Looking Out is taking part in the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2014. Ahead of her talk at the festival Kathy shares her experiences of becoming a published author. What are you looking forward to when you visit Dubai and the


Karen Watchman on Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Watchman Intellectual Disability and Dementia 9781849054225

Karen Watchman, Lecturer in Dementia at the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, and editor of the soon to be published Intellectual Disability and Dementia, joined us for a short interview. She talks about how she became involved in the field, and gives her advice for those working with and supporting people with intellectual disabilities


Adopting a balanced view


Child and family psychologist and JKP author of the bestselling A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, Colby Pearce, on maintaining a balanced view when caring for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives. This article first appeared on The Adoption Social‘s guest blog.  I was born in January, which is the


Applying Mindfulness to the Strengths and Qualities of Asperger’s Syndrome

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Chris Mitchell author of the new book Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome reflects on how mindfulness practices can help individuals with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) recognise their strengths. Mindfulness techniques, including meditation and yoga stretches, are known to yield great benefits to those who experience depression and anxiety, including people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.


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