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Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Taking Refuge in the Buddha

Chris Mitchell

Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development. He takes the reader through key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to resolution of these feelings. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-686-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, spirituality, theology

Liam Says "Hi"

Liam Says "Hi"

Learning to Greet a Friend

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Says "Hi" Liam manages to overcome his shyness and complete the steps necessary when greeting a friend at the front door. Vibrant, colourful and lively, this book's positive messages and advice are ideal for young children wanting to understand social situations or how friendships work. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-901-3, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

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

Liam Says "Sorry"

Liam Says "Sorry"

Repairing an Encounter Gone Sour

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Says "Sorry" Liam impulsively whacks his brother on the nose and ruins an otherwise joyful round of wrestling. Wanting desperately to resume the game and win favour with his brother, Liam accepts responsibility for his blunder and apologises. His brother forgives him, and apologises too and the wrestling at last can be resumed. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-903-7, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

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

Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes

Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes

A Story about Losing with Grace

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes, lovable Liam learns that it is ok to feel disappointed if you don't win, but that it's not ok to moan or cry or throw things: sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. He learns how to become a good sport, and that makes him a real champ! more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-898-6, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

Lovable Liam

Lovable Liam

Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam is lovable even when he whines and won't eat his dinner. When people are cross with Liam, they still love him. Being cross will only last a minute. Love will last forever! Lovable Liam reminds parents to let their child know they are wonderful and precious, deeply valued by friends and family, even when people are cross with them. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-899-3, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

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

The Lovable Liam Series

Jane Whelen Banks

This set of six books follows the everyday adventures of Liam as he tries to make sense of the world around him. Covering topics such as how to greet friends appropriately, how to apologise and how to lose with grace, children can learn with Liam about basic social skills and how to cope with a variety of situations. more »

2008, Hardback: £37.50/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-907-5, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 56pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, social stories, special education

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Achieving Supported Independence

Nancy Perry

This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-904-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

Sarah Hendrickx

Looking at expectations, motivations, working conditions and more, Hendrickx explores the reasons why work doesn't work for many people with Asperger Syndrome and how to resolve these issues. Featuring personal stories from those with AS, the book highlights successful scenarios and provides suggestions for employers and those in search of work. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-677-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 152pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Useful Strategies for Home, School, and the Community

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! The book is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-896-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

A Story about Trouble with Toilet Training

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet illustrates the relationship between eating and excreting. It provides visual instructions on how to "relax and push". After much fanfare, Liam finally masters going 'poo' in the toilet, and both he and Mum bask in the glory of a job well done. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-900-6, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

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

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

Coping When Friends are Tactless

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Knows What to do When Kids Act Snitty, lovable Liam finds out why his amazing feats of greatness are sometimes met with snide or snitty responses. He learns that when kids are snitty, it does not mean they don't like you, or that your tricks are boring, but that they haven't yet learnt how to be gracious and polite. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-902-0, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

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

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors

Maxine Aston

Aston has created this workbook to help couples where one partner has AS. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, she explores a variety of approaches. She identifies specific issues, such verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socializing and parenting, and comes up with simple and effective ways of addressing these issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-253-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

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

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Why They Work When They Do, Why They Don't When They Don't

Kenneth J. Aitken

The author explores dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, he explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet; and sources of further information. He describes his own approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD) explaining how to implement it and work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. more »

2008, Hardback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-939-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, diet, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

Fun with Messy Play

Fun with Messy Play

Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Tracey Beckerleg

This activity book heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue. The activities in this book help to improve co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-641-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, sensory issues, special education

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

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