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A Journey with Autism using Facilitated Communication Techniques

Ppinder Hundal and Pauline Lukey

Pauline Lukey first met Ppinder Hundal when Ppinder was eight years old, at which point Ppinder was non-verbal and had no formal way of communicating. This book charts their development together as, through the use of facilitated communication techniques, Ppinder has shown herself to be an eager and increasingly fluent communicator. Beginning with the use of sign language, moving on to assisted typing (the title of this book being drawn from the first spontaneous phrase that Ppinder typed) and finally to Ppinder's current desire to learn to read and write, both authors recount their remarkable journey from Ppinder's first signs ("coat," "more," "cookie," and "finish") to her ability now to discuss her medication with her carers and converse, via laptop, with her autistic friend. This honest and moving account demonstrates the remarkable effects of facilitated communication and highlights that communication is a skill that everyone is entitled to enjoy.

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-144-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, communication, nonverbal learning disabilities

Letters to the Home Front

Letters to the Home Front

Positive Thoughts and Ideas for Parents Bringing Up Children with Developmental Disabilities, Particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

John Clements

This book provides a source of support for parents facing the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially those with autism. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-332-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, intellectual disabilities

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

Barbara Bissonnette

This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Covering everything from meeting employer expectations, to how to get on with your colleagues, manage projects, and resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated by real life examples from the author's coaching clients. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-943-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, social skills

I am Special

I am Special

A Workbook to Help Children, Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Understand Their Diagnosis, Gain Confidence and Thrive
2nd edition

Peter Vermeulen

I am Special is a programme for helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum to understand themselves and their diagnosis, gain confidence and thrive. Specially-designed worksheets, included on a CD in a handy printable format, are completed to build up a unique and personal book about the individual and promote self-understanding. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.16 + VAT = £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-266-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, special education, teenagers

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You

Debi Brown

Aspie girls and women are incredibly vulnerable to having bad sexual experiences with men, whether or not they are interested in pursuing dating and sexual relationships. This must-read book spells out the unwritten safety rules around dating, relationships and sex, informing and empowering them to live full and independent lives while staying safe more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-354-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, teenagers

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

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

Asperger's Syndrome - That Explains Everything

Asperger's Syndrome - That Explains Everything

Strategies for Education, Life and Just About Everything Else

Stephen Bradshaw

This book clearly explains proven and practical approaches in education and care that will enable young people with AS to thrive. The author uses anecdotes from his extensive teaching experience to illustrate potential problems relating to anxiety, communication, social rules, relationships and classroom behaviour, and put forward solutions. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-351-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, children, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sex education, social skills, special education, teenagers

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Illustrated by Brian Bojanowski

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-915-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, parenting, teenagers

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD/NOS - the Basics
2nd edition

Susan J. Moreno

The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more cognitively advanced individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions. more »

2012, Paperback: £7.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-910-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, special education

Inside Asperger's Looking Out

Inside Asperger's Looking Out

Kathy Hoopmann

Following in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, and the book celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger's Syndrome special. more »

2012, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-334-1, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Eileen Riley-Hall

Each chapter in this book explores a topic of concern for parents of children on the autism spectrum, offering support on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, therapies and interventions. This book is full of advice and insight on the unique and rewarding challenges presented when you have a daughter on the autism spectrum. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-893-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, special education, teenagers

Teaching Theory of Mind

Teaching Theory of Mind

A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

Kirstina Ordetx

This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-897-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

Natasha Etherington

Natasha Etherington offers a simple gardening program that empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to help children with autism and special needs to play, learn and socialize. She provides inspiring gardening activities and explores the therapeutic potential of nature using a mindfulness approach. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-278-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, autism, disability, emotions, parenting, special education

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

Autism All-Stars

Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-188-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, creativity, depression, education, employment, giftedness, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, relationships, self esteem

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