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New! Been There. Done That. Try This!

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-964-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills

New! Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence

Kate Ripley

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum with supporting materials for helping young people on the autism spectrum aged 11+ to understand and cope with the many challenges of adolescence, including the important issues of puberty, sexuality, relationships, gender identity, safety and self-care. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-439-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 148pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, personal hygiene, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, special education, teenagers

New! The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum
2nd edition

Maxine Aston

Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome (AS) or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your AS partner. Maxine Aston offers relationship advice that draws on over a decade of counselling experience. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-498-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, relationships, sexuality

New! Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address how to maintain an open and healthy relationship with your child as they become independent adults, designed to foster understanding between family members and help the young person with issues such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and change. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-282-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, relationships

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

New! Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum

Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum

A User's Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems

Ashley Stanford

Don't you wish relationships came with a manual? This user's guide to relationships adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of people on the autism spectrum and help their partners. It covers key problem areas such as communication, mindblindness, co-habiting, and intimacy. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-951-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, relationships, self esteem, sexuality

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection

A Manual for Professionals

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

The authors provide CBT programme for use by professionals to address the difficulty children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders have in expressing, experiencing and enjoying affection appropriately with friends, family members and other adults. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-412-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 152pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, relationships

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand affection and to express it appropriately. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-436-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, relationships

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

Maxine Aston

Many Asperger men are confused and bewildered by women, dating and relationships and find it hard to know how to get it right. This practical handbook provides many of the answers to their key questions about women and dating, helping them to understand how to have successful relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-269-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social skills

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

How Can I Help?

Ann Palmer

This book explains the nature of autism and the likely challenges a family will face when their child is diagnosed. It is full of advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary help, including practical ways they can make the family's daily life easier and help to establish a reliable support system for the child. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, diet, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships, resilience, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, sleep, social skills, teenagers, tics

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

Seeing the Big Picture

Lisa A. Timms

Written with both parent and teen in mind, every story in this book outlines a real-life situation that young people on the autism spectrum are likely to encounter. Each story is followed by questions and practical tips for parents on how to initiate constructive discussions. Teens will then be able to transfer these skills into everyday life. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-862-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, pastoral care, relationships, self esteem, social skills, teenagers, youthwork

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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