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Coming soon! Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Cynthia Kim

Based on research recorded in her popular blog, Cynthia Kim's humorous, insider guide to Asperger Syndrome (ASD) explores the 'why' of ASD traits. Full of personal anecdotes, Kim explores how her perspective changed after diagnosis and offers strategies to help manage the quirks of ASD, including a section on the benefits of martial arts. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-757-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, autobiography, bullying, Chinese martial arts, communication, disability, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, life skills, memoirs, psychology, social skills

New! AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Herman Jansen and Betty Rombout
Translated by Karin Lemmen

AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum and professionals who work alongside them that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear how they have overcome life challenges and used their autism traits for success in the workplace. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-437-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, disability, employment, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, self esteem, social skills

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families

Christy Oslund

The STEM fields attract many students with autism and related disabilities who are highly intelligent, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. Full of practical advice, this is a useful handbook that students and parents can refer to throughout the college years. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-947-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, disability, education, employment, further education, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, teenagers, transitions

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Barbara Bissonnette

Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. This practical “how-to” guide describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations to projecting confidence in interviews. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-921-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, communication, employment, further education, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, social skills, transitions

Asperkids

Asperkids

An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Asperkids is an insider's guide full of effective and fun methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. Award-winning Aspie, teacher and parent, Jennifer O'Toole discusses theory of mind, communication, sensory difficulties, and how to use a child's special interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-902-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, creativity, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, homeschooling, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

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

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

Teaching at Home

Teaching at Home

A New Approach to Tutoring Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Olga Holland

Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. This book explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-787-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, special education

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD

Lisa Blakemore-Brown

Blakemore-Brown uses the metaphor of the 'tapestry' to explain more clearly the interwoven nature of ASDs and ADHD. This book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of human development can lead to more appropriate early intervention and treatment plans for children with complex symptoms, helping them to lead more fulfilling lives. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-748-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, gifted and talented, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, special education, speech and language therapy, tourettes

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