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Siblings

Siblings

The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes

Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The needs of a child with autism often overwhelm a family, leaving neurotypical children feeling overshadowed. For the first time, the 'neurotypical' siblings get to have their say. They recount the good, the bad, and the downright annoying in a way that all young people in a similar situation will immediately recognise. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-829-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, emotions, families, high functioning autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, teenagers, youthwork

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

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-648-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

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

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, probation, self harm, social work, substance abuse

Washing My Life Away

Washing My Life Away

Surviving Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Ruth Deane

OCD affects one in fifty people and one of them was Ruth Deane. In this frank and personal account she shares her own experience as an OCD sufferer, taking the reader on a moving, honest and at times light-hearted journey, from washing her hands until they cracked and bled, to hospital admission and eventual management and recovery from OCD. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-333-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, memoirs, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, psychiatry

Allergy Busters

Allergy Busters

A Story for Children with Autism or Related Spectrum Disorders Struggling with Allergies

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
With Karston J. Chara
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

This book is a practical guide to help children with allergy problems. It follows the experiences of Karston, who, in addition to autism-related problems, suffers from food and environmental allergies. He relates the struggles, frustrations, and disappointments in battling allergies, before coming up with a solution - the four Allergy Buster Keys. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-782-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, diet, fiction, memoirs, occupational therapy

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

Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

Autism and Other Adventures

Lucy Blackman

Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-042-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 296pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology

Fragile Success

Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood
2nd edition

Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A.

This book presents 10 longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. It provides the test results and information about the subjects' lives, the quality of their lives at the end of the study, what kinds of jobs they held, and the social interactions they had. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-955-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, educational psychology, memoirs, occupational therapy, psychology, special education

Asperger's Syndrome - Crossing the Bridge

Tony Attwood and Liane Holliday Willey

One of the world's leading authorities on Asperger's Syndrome, Dr. Tony Attwood, interviews Dr. Liane Holliday Willey as they discuss her life-time experiences, struggles, and triumphs over this syndrome. more »

2000, Video: £30.17 + VAT = £36.20
ISBN: 978-1-85302-988-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, memoirs, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything

Kenneth's Book

Kenneth Hall

Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of eight. He is in a unique position to describe some of the inner experiences and perceptions of autism in childhood. He has a warm and positive attitude to AS which other children will find inspiring. Insights, struggles and joys are recounted vividly in a frank and humorous way. more »

2000, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-930-1, Demy, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, inclusive classroom, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home

Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home

When Love is Not Enough

Jane Gregory

Jane Gregory's daughter Chrissy exhibits behaviour which people find challenging - screaming fits, stripping off her clothes and violent outbursts. As an adult she was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder and autism. Jane offers practical advice for other parents, and explains how she got the right support and effective treatment. more »

2000, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-874-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: anger management, autism, challenging behaviour, children, fiction, intellectual disabilities, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting

Growing Up Severely Autistic

Growing Up Severely Autistic

They Call Me Gabriel

Kate Rankin

Gabriel is a teenager who is severely autistic: he is completely unsocialized, is incontinent and is unable to speak. In this book his mother, with great honesty, describes what it is like to bring up an autistic child who requires constant care and exhibits challenging behaviour. more »

2000, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-891-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, children, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting

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