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Transition or Transformation?

Transition or Transformation?

Helping young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives

John Clements, Julia Hardy and Stephanie Lord

The book describes a programme developed at a school for people with ASDs, which successfully enabled autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The authors explain the challenges faced by the young people, and how the programme developed their confidence and skills, with the result that many of them are now in employment. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-964-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, pastoral care, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Sarita Freedman

Freedman outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. She provides intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-917-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, educational psychology, families, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, higher education policy, sensory issues, sex education, transitions

Islands of Genius

Islands of Genius

The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant

Darold A. Treffert

In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum. more »

2010, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-810-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp
2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-873-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, creativity, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, savants

Siblings

Siblings

The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes

Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The needs of a child with autism often overwhelm a family, leaving neurotypical children feeling overshadowed. For the first time, the 'neurotypical' siblings get to have their say. They recount the good, the bad, and the downright annoying in a way that all young people in a similar situation will immediately recognise. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-829-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, emotions, families, high functioning autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, teenagers, youthwork

Stand Up for Autism

Stand Up for Autism

A Boy, a Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter

Georgina J. Derbyshire

Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them. In this warm, honest and laugh-out-loud tale of bringing up Bobby, now ten, Georgina Derbyshire shares and rejoices in his 'slightly different' childhood. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-099-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, challenging behaviour, child development, memoirs, parenting

Autism and Intensive Interaction

Autism and Intensive Interaction

Using Body Language to Reach Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Phoebe Caldwell

This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds, a 'conversation' can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods. more »

2010, DVD: £17.66 + VAT = £21.19/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-088-3

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education, speech and language therapy

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx
With a contribution from Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-980-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, employment, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, social care, social work, teenagers, tourettes

Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, parenting

Writers on the Spectrum

Writers on the Spectrum

How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing

Julie Brown

Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-913-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism

Motivate to Communicate!

Motivate to Communicate!

300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enables quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child's communication skills. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-041-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, early intervention, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The One and Only Sam

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Aileen Stalker
Illustrated by Bob Spencer

This is the story of a boy who struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms, each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning, helping children to explore what the idioms sound like and why they might mean what they do. more »

2009, Hardback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-040-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, parenting

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

A Relaxation Programme to Help Children Manage their Emotions

Julia Langensiepen
Illustrated by Gerry Turley

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble is a fun and easy-to-use guide to a special relaxation technique for children. Adapted from the system of Autogenics, the six-week programme uses positive affirmations and guided imagery to help children manage their emotions, let go of anxiety and feel calm and confident. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-039-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting

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