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Coming soon! The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-995-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: ADHD, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, early intervention, education, educational psychology, mental health, parenting, reference, self esteem, self harm, sleep, special education, toilet training, transitions, trauma

Coming soon!

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Liane Holliday Willey

Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger's syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-755-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, transitions

Coming soon! Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills

Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks

Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-996-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, dyslexia, education, educational training, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, homeschooling, Key Stage 4, life skills, literacy, mainstream education, teenagers, transitions

Coming soon! Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents

Edited by Sue X. Ming and Beth A. Pletcher

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible descriptions and explanations of autism and related conditions, diagnostic tests, conventional and complementary therapies, and more. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-971-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, complementary therapies, diet, disability law, drugs, early intervention, health care, mental health, parenting, person-centred, seizures, sexuality, special education, transitions

Coming soon! Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents

Rebecca A. Moyes

From bestselling author Rebecca Moyes, this book is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties. Rebecca describes what the executive functions are, how executive function difficulties may manifest, and offers a wealth of strategies for supporting children with these difficulties at home and school. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-753-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, homeschooling, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, tourettes, transitions

Coming soon! A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

Haley Moss

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-984-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, disability, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, social skills, teenagers, transitions

New! Parenting ASD Teens

Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Andrew Schlegelmilch

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-975-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, education, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, relationships, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

New! The Wonderful World of Work

The Wonderful World of Work

A Workbook for Asperteens

Jeanette Purkis
Illustrated by Andrew Hore

Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-499-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, education, employment, high functioning autism, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, life skills, self esteem, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

New! An Asperger Leader's Guide to Living and Leading Change

An Asperger Leader's Guide to Living and Leading Change

Rosalind A. Bergemann

People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often struggle with change and this is magnified when it is part of their professional role to manage and lead change. Written by a business leader with Asperger Syndrome, this practical guide provides advice and strategies on coping with and implementing change in the workplace. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-471-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, careers, communication, employment, high functioning autism, psychology, supervision, transitions

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism

Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism

The 5P Approach to Thinking, Learning and Behaviour

Linda Miller

Typified by rigid behaviour, narrow interests, obsessions and poor problem solving skills, limited flexibility often presents a considerable barrier to learning for students with autism. This book provides a comprehensive framework with which to improve flexible thinking and reduce problem behaviours. more »

2013, Paperback: £23.46 + VAT = £24.98/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-362-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, communication, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

What Is It Like to Be Me?

What Is It Like to Be Me?

A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

Alenka Klemenc
Illustrated by Urša Rožic

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces at school. With comprehensive sections for parents and professionals, the book helps increase awareness and understanding of AS. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-375-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 96pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Barbara Bissonnette

Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. This practical “how-to” guide describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations to projecting confidence in interviews. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-921-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, communication, employment, further education, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, social skills, transitions

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

An Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role

Gunilla Gerland

Writing from an insider's perspective and an autism professional, Gerland offers original explanations of the characteristics of autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. She explains how to overcome common pitfalls to build more effective working relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-370-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, person-centred, personal hygiene, psychology, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, transitions

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

Cara Koscinski

An accessible overview of occupational therapy explaining all the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, or in rehabilitation from illness or injury, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, and interspersed with simple activities. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-932-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, diet, disability, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education, transitions

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