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Adam's Alternative Sports Day

Adam's Alternative Sports Day

An Asperger Story

Jude Welton

9 year old Adam dreads Sports Day, so he is delighted when Mr Williams announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes, riddles, and a treasure hunt - all the things that Adam enjoys. This book offers insights into how a child with AS copes with the challenges of school. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-300-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, memoirs, special education

Anne Droyd and Century Lodge

Anne Droyd and Century Lodge

Will Hadcroft

This Asperger adventure explores the human condition and the need to integrate into a society that demands conformity. Readers will be captivated by the heroic characters and the colourful plot, and engaged by Hadcroft's imaginative presentation of real-life issues such as smoking, bullying and peer acceptance. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.95/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-282-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 280pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Asparagus Dreams

Asparagus Dreams

Jessica Peers

Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called 'Asparagus' Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential school for young people with autism. Recalling her school years with humour and insight, Jessica's account will open the eyes of readers to the difficulties, and the rewards, of this condition. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-164-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, memoirs, social skills, special education

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

Blue Bottle Mystery

Blue Bottle Mystery

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann

This is a fun-filled fantasy story for children with a difference: the hero is Ben, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. When Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives. more »

2000, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-978-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Nancy Ogaz

Daisy White was not crazy. Clumsy maybe, but definitely not crazy. In this adventure story, Daisy, who has autism, defeats her bullies with the help of Buster, a very special rabbit. All is going well until a terrible fate threatens Daisy's new friend Cody. Will Daisy be able to gather her courage and special talents to save him? more »

2002, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-721-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. more »

2002, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-098-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, diet, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Haze

Haze

Kathy Hoopmann

Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes some friends, and a new computer teacher arrives. However, Seb is soon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline's mysterious cyber friend for help. more »

2003, Paperback: £9.95/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-072-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, education, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Lisa and the Lacemaker

Lisa and the Lacemaker

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann

When Lisa's Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, she draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious Lacemaker and put the past to rest. more »

2002, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-071-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

Wishing On the Midnight Star

Wishing On the Midnight Star

My Asperger Brother

Nancy Ogaz

Wishing on the Midnight Star presents the sibling's view of the joys and frustrations of having a younger brother with Asperger Syndrome, with insights into the daily adventures of an AS family, and the positive coping, and loving strategies they have evolved. It is an engaging and amusing teen love story that will appeal to older and younger kids. more »

2003, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-757-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

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