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Autism and Neurodiversity

JKP is the leading publisher in autism and related conditions, publishing authoritative and practical books for professionals, parents, children, and anyone whose life is touched by autism. Our books cover a range of topics including communication and development, relationships and social skills, teaching and assessment, parenting strategies and overcoming depression and anxiety.

Bestselling authors include Tony Attwood, Jennifer Cook O’Toole, Carol Gray, Luke Jackson and Donna Williams.

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  1. Can I tell you about Autism?

    Can I tell you about Autism?

    A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Jude Welton, illustrated by Jane Telford

    Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.91in / 228mm x 150mm, 64pp, AU$21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-453-9
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 64pp, AU$21.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-829-9
  2. 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. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 384pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-370-9
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 384pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-724-7
  3. The Passionate Mind

    The Passionate Mind

    How People with Autism Learn

    Wendy Lawson, illustrated by Lisa Simone

    Lawson lays out her theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism. Whereas neurotypical people easily shift their attention from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme. When this learning style is understood individuals on the autism spectrum can achieve their full potential. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.89in / 229mm x 175mm, 224pp, AU$41.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-121-7
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, AU$41.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-313-3
  4. Autism and the Edges of the Known World

    Autism and the Edges of the Known World

    Sensitivities, Language and Constructed Reality

    Olga Bogdashina

    Bogdashina explores theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.46in / 229mm x 164mm, 224pp, AU$28.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-042-5
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, AU$28.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-239-6
  5. Writers on the Spectrum

    Writers on the Spectrum

    How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing

    Julie Brown

    Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 8.90in x 6.50in / 226mm x 165mm, 240pp, AU$76.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-913-6
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, AU$76.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-218-1
  6. The Imprinted Brain

    The Imprinted Brain

    How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and Psychosis

    Christopher Badcock

    Badcock sets out a radical new theory of the mind based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. He uses psychiatric case material to show how many of the symptoms of psychosis can be shown to be the mental mirror-images of those of autism. This new theory casts intriguing new light on topics such as the nature of genius. Learn More
    2009, Hardback, 9.57in x 6.50in / 243mm x 165mm, 240pp, AU$42.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-023-4
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, AU$42.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-950-7
  7. The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

    The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

    John M. Ortiz

    A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.25in x 6.22in / 235mm x 158mm, 176pp, AU$35.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2
    2008, Ebook, PDF, 176pp, AU$35.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-778-7
  8. An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

    An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

    Second Edition

    Ian Stuart-Hamilton

    This dictionary aims to dispel any confusion that arises from the misinterpretation of language. It provides explanations of over 5000 idiomatic expressions and a useful guide to their politeness level. Each expression is accompanied by a clear explanation of its meaning and when and how it might be used. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.22in / 234mm x 158mm, 256pp, AU$32.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-518-3
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, AU$32.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-578-3
  9. All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

    All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

    Kathy Hoopmann

    This book takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS. Learn More
    2006, Hardback, 8.50in x 8.43in / 216mm x 214mm, 72pp, AU$25.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-481-0
  10. The Jumbled Jigsaw

    The Jumbled Jigsaw

    An Insider's Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum `Fruit Salads'

    Donna Williams

    This book exposes autism spectrum disorders as a combination of a whole range of often underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties and more, Donna demonstrates how such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition'. Learn More
    2005, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.14in / 232mm x 156mm, 392pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-281-6
    2005, Ebook, ePUB, 392pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-461-8

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