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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

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: £16.99/ $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

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Sarah Hendrickx and Keith Newton

Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-540-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, memoirs, relationships

At Home in the Land of Oz

At Home in the Land of Oz

Autism, My Sister, and Me
2nd edition

Anne Clinard Barnhill

Anne's sister Becky was born in 1958, before most people had even heard of autism. Diagnosed with "emotional disturbance," Becky was subjected to well-meaning but futile efforts at "rehabilitation" or "cure," as well as prolonged spells in institutions. This bittersweet memoir will resonate with everyone interested in autism spectrum conditions. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-859-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

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

A Blessing and a Curse

A Blessing and a Curse

Autism and Me

Caiseal Mór

In this courageous and captivating autobiography, Mór vividly captures his early experiences of dissociation from his true existence - a common reaction by children suffering from repeated abuse. The path towards discovering his true identity and accepting himself takes him on a spiritual pilgrimage ending in the revelation of love and acceptance. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-573-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs

Alone Together

Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Katrin Bentley

Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, Katrin Bentley's marriage has improved substantially. This book shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. It offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-537-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, fiction, memoirs, relationships

Natural Genius

Natural Genius

The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

Susan Rubinyi

This book is Susan Rubinyi's story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger's Syndrome, and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges of AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son's life and his gifts - his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual abilities. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-784-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 120pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, creativity, giftedness, memoirs, parenting

Loving Mr Spock

Loving Mr Spock

Understanding an Aloof Lover - Could it be Asperger's Syndrome?

Barbara Jacobs

As many as 1 in 100 people are affected by AS. With humour, optimism and compelling honesty throughout, this insightful handbook provides invaluable practical advice, including: more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99
ISBN: 978-1-84310-472-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, memoirs, relationships

That's Life with Autism

That's Life with Autism

Tales and Tips for Families with Autism

Edited by Donna Satterlee Ross and Kelly Ann Jolly

This book is full of advice and inspiration, written by parents for other parents and professionals caring for children on the autism spectrum. Chapter topics range from the effect of autism in the family on couple or sibling relationships and intervention options to educational issues, diet, and the role of friends and relatives. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-829-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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

Crystalline Lifetime

Crystalline Lifetime

Fragments of Asperger Syndrome

Luke Jackson

This illustrated collection of Luke Jackson's insightful and often poignant poems offers a glimpse of the emotional and visual sensibilities of people on the autism spectrum in their adolescent years - perhaps the most challenging time for anyone with Asperger Syndrome (AS). more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-443-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, poetry

Baj and the Word Launcher

Baj and the Word Launcher

Space Age Asperger Adventures in Communication

Pamela Victor

In many ways Baj is like any other kid, but he has trouble keeping eye contact, waiting his turn in conversation and understanding instructions. Will Baj ever get good at working out how other people feel and why? This entertaining adventure story will capture children's imaginations while exploring the complexities of the social world. more »

2006, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-830-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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