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Friendships

Friendships

The Aspie Way

Wendy Lawson

Wendy Lawson felt she had a knack for upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend. Her ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-427-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome

Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Practical Resource for Schools

Vicki Lundine and Catherine Smith

This training program assesses ASD students' strengths, abilities, fears and challenges and helps them acquire the skills necessary for a smooth transition from school to employment. It is packed with lesson plans, implementation procedures, interactive activities and photocopiable worksheets, and the course can be taught over one or three years. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $56.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-440-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, transitions

Anger Management

Anger Management

An Anger Management Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu and Nick Hagiliassis

This is a complete training package for helping people with intellectual or physical disabilities deal with anger in constructive, effective ways. It consists of 12 fully-scripted sessions dealing with topics such as recognising feelings of anger, learning to relax and think calmly, and being assertive and handling problems competently. more »

2006, Paperback: £35.00/ $56.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-436-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy

ASPoetry

ASPoetry

Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

Wendy Lawson
Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-418-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, poetry

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, probation, self harm, social work, substance abuse

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, psychiatry, psychology

Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum

Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum

Marc Fleisher

Fleisher's self-help guide for autistic teenagers and adults will help readers improve their quality of life and overcome many everyday challenges, through the development of independent living skills, building a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering a course in higher education and broadening their opportunities for the future. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-261-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, children, education, employment, relationships, social skills

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault

Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-189-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, occupational therapy, psychology, sex education, social skills, special education

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Ann Palmer

Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-801-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

People with Autism Behaving Badly

People with Autism Behaving Badly

Helping People with ASD Move On from Behavioral and Emotional Challenges

John Clements

This book offers effective, long-term strategies to resolve common problem behaviours such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, and property damage. It is organized around common messages conveyed by behaviours and the underlying issues driving these messages. Practical ideas for intervention are provided alongside case examples. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-765-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling

Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Wendy Lawson

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues. more »

2004, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-284-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships, sex education

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Integrating Multiple Perspectives

Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart

This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-319-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp
2004, Hardback: £55.00/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-268-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, special education, youthwork

Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Malcolm Johnson

This insider account provides much-needed information about a subject of increasing interest: people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) working in management positions. Johnson provides useful examples and guidance on adapting to the workplace and coping with the pressures and demands of professional roles. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-199-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, employment, occupational therapy

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast

Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-766-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, employment, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, sensory issues, supported living

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