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Coming soon! The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-995-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: ADHD, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, early intervention, education, educational psychology, mental health, parenting, reference, self esteem, self harm, sleep, special education, toilet training, transitions, trauma

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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

New! The Wonderful World of Work

The Wonderful World of Work

A Workbook for Asperteens

Jeanette Purkis
Illustrated by Andrew Hore

Full of practical information, engaging activities, fun illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work to help teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder feel confident in their ability to get a job and encourages them to think about careers that might suit their skills and interests. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-499-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, education, employment, high functioning autism, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, life skills, self esteem, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

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

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

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

An Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role

Gunilla Gerland

Writing from an insider's perspective and an autism professional, Gerland offers original explanations of the characteristics of autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. She explains how to overcome common pitfalls to build more effective working relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-370-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, person-centred, personal hygiene, psychology, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, transitions

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

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

From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, transitions

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

Top Tips for Asperger Students

Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Rosemary Martin
Illustrated by Caitlin Cooper

Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-140-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, personal hygiene, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-026-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child protection, children, communication, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma

Let's Talk Relationships

Let's Talk Relationships

Activities for Exploring Love, Sex, Friendship and Family with Young People

Vanessa Rogers

Let's Talk Relationships offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them to stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one-to-one work, this resource features over 90 tried and tested activities. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-136-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, challenging behaviour, children, communication, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, social work, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

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