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No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

'I love you, no matter what.'
An uplifting true story of an ordinary couple who build an extraordinary family, No Matter What describes how Sally and Rob Donovan embark upon a journey to adopt following a diagnosis of infertility.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

Coming soon!

But We All Shine On

The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from the funny to inspiring to heart-breaking - and makes new discoveries about himself, his friends and the power of the human spirit. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-583-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon!

The Looked After Kid

Memoirs from a Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-588-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, looked after children, memoirs, parenting, social care, social work, spirituality

New! MI29 - Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

MI29 - Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

S. J. Tozer
Illustrated by Rosy Salaman

This is the story of Mouseweb International Department 29 (MI29), a worldwide network of mice monitoring human life and lending a paw to those in need. Agent Windsor Smith and his family are on a mission to help 13-year-old Lily Jane Watson. Can they successfully come to her rescue, or will they be defeated by a crafty gang of rats? more »

2014, Paperback: £7.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-496-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, disability, education, families, fiction, literacy, occupational therapy, palliative care, pastoral care, resilience, self esteem

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch

Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids

Hunter Manasco
Illustrated by Katharine Manasco

The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. more »

2012, Hardback: £11.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-871-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, children, disability, early intervention, life skills, parenting, sex education, sexual abuse, social skills, social work, special education

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Alexei Maxim Russell

Trueman Bradley comes to New York City to fulfil his dream. When he is told a guy with Asperger's Syndrome could never be a successful private detective, he uses his talent for mathematics and, with the help of new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to prove to everyone that he has the makings of a world class detective. more »

2011, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-262-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, fiction, pastoral care, special education, teenagers

Siblings and Autism

Siblings and Autism

Stories Spanning Generations and Cultures

Edited by Debra L. Cumberland and Bruce E. Mills

In this collection of personal accounts, siblings from a variety of backgrounds share their experiences of growing up with a brother or sister with autism. They show that certain things are common to the "sibling experience: being overlooked; accommodating resentment, and helplessness; and the yearning to connect across neurological difference. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-831-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, autobiography, memoirs

One Life

One Life

Hope, Healing and Inspiration on the Path to Recovery from Eating Disorders

Naomi Feigenbaum

The book is a positive and inspirational first person account of one girl's path to recovery. The book boldly details her 11 week stay in a residential eating disorder clinic, showing her progress from near-death on admission to a full recovery on departure with a positive coping strategy and advice as to how and when to use it. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-912-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, eating disorders, memoirs

Defying Disability

Defying Disability

The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders

Mary Wilkinson

This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. They share a common will to change society so that disabled people get a fair deal. It is based on extensive interviews with the subjects and people who know them. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-415-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, disability, memoirs, social policy, social work

Hope for the Autism Spectrum

Hope for the Autism Spectrum

A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention

Sally Kirk

When Sally Kirk's son, Will, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, she did everything she could to understand his condition and to find ways of improving his life. Here, she shares the story of her journey and how her discovery of biomedical interventions significantly improved his behaviour and changed their lives for the better. more »

2008, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-894-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 432pp
2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-824-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 432pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, diet, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy

Dasha's Journal

Dasha's Journal

A Cat Reflects on Life, Catness and Autism

T.O. Daria

Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-586-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, fiction, psychology

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Autism Heroes

Autism Heroes

Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge

Barbara Firestone, Ph.D.
Photographs by Joe Buissink

This book provides a compelling account of the experiences of 38 families from different walks of life confronting the challenges of autism with courage, tenacity and love. Each narrative is set against the backdrop of Firestone's insightful essays which are fundamentally important to all families living with autism. more »

2007, Hardback: £29.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-837-5, 244mm x 279mm / 9.5in x 11in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

Malpas the Dragon

Malpas the Dragon

Ann Cattanach
Illustrated by Michael Renouf

This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-572-5, 230mm x 190mm / 9in x 7.5in, 28pp

Keywords: anger management, child protection, counselling, education, fiction, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem

A Will of His Own

A Will of His Own

Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism - Revised Edition

Kelly Harland

Will's anxieties and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable "flip-outs" there are moments of wonder. Kelly Harland's stories explore her son's life to the age of 14, and the unexpected universe she and her husband must learn to navigate with him. more »

2007, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-869-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

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