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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

Coming soon!

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Liane Holliday Willey

Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger's syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-755-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, transitions

Coming soon! Chasing the Phantom

Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Eduard Fischer

For twenty-five years Eduard Fischer returned to the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, enthralled by the unique culture of this ancient Buddhist kingdom, and seeking to catch just a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. This is the tale of that quest, but also an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-172-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: anthropology, autobiography, Buddhism, folklore and myth, memoirs, paranormal psychology, prana, psychology, spirituality, yoga

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! 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

New! The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option

Creating a Family Across Race

Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson

The Interracial Adoption Option draws on the lives and experiences of a couple adopting children interracially. Through the author' experiences, the book guides prospective parents through the adoption experience, providing answers to complex questions and offering practical advice on interracially adoption. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-930-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting, race, social care, social work

No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

Theatre of Witness

Theatre of Witness

Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation, and Peace

Teya Sepinuck

Theatre of Witness is a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or lost to society, creating a safe forum for audiences to bear witness to accounts of suffering and transformation. This book chronicles the author's 26 years of creating theatre with people whose stories have previously gone untold. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-382-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, memoirs, offenders, psychodrama, psychology, resilience, restorative justice, self esteem, sexual abuse, storymaking, theatre, trauma, violence

The Valley Spirit

The Valley Spirit

A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation
2nd edition

Lindsey Wei

Lindsey Wei, a young American-Chinese woman, is drawn to the Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts and spiritual wisdom. This book follows her journey with Li Shi Fu, a hermetic Daoist recluse, as she establishes herself as a worthy disciple of the internal arts. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-131-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autobiography, Daoism, memoirs, qigong

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon

Robert Sheaffer

An intriguing, personal account, this book explores the author's experiences with the Adept Shun Yuan of the Heavenly Dragon sect as he sets off on a journey towards spiritual enlightenment. However, this journey is not without its challenges, and the author has to look to his very core to overcome the obstacles that block his way. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-127-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: autobiography, memoirs, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Who will I be when I die?

Who will I be when I die?

Christine Bryden

Christine Bryden was 46 when she was diagnosed with dementia, and in this book she describes her remarkable emotional, physical and spiritual journey in the three years immediately following. Originally published in Australia in 1998, the book is brought completely up-to-date with new material and photographs, and is a truly inspirational read. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-312-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, autobiography, carers, dementia, families, memoirs, mental health, older people, practical theology, spirituality

Autism All-Stars

Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-188-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, creativity, depression, education, employment, giftedness, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, relationships, self esteem

Siblings and Autism

Siblings and Autism

Stories Spanning Generations and Cultures

Edited by Debra L. Cumberland and Bruce E. Mills

In this collection of personal accounts, siblings from a variety of backgrounds share their experiences of growing up with a brother or sister with autism. They show that certain things are common to the "sibling experience: being overlooked; accommodating resentment, and helplessness; and the yearning to connect across neurological difference. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-831-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, autobiography, memoirs

Life at the Edge and Beyond

Life at the Edge and Beyond

Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome

Jan Greenman

In this account of bringing up her son, Luke, Greenman challenges common perceptions of a 'life with labels', and recalls her family's 18 year journey to the edge and back. Writing about the medical issues of Luke's early years, Jan recalls how his diagnoses came about, and how life at The Edge, their aptly named family home, changed as a result. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-106-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, memoirs, parenting

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between

Cara Aiken

Bipolar disorder(BP) can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'BP', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anxiety, autobiography, bipolar disorder, child development, children, counselling, depression, divorce, emotions, employment, families, health care, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, relationships, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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