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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. Marching to a Different Tune

    Marching to a Different Tune

    Diary About an ADHD Boy

    Jacky Fletcher

    This book gives an essential new perspective to the understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - it describes this complex set of behaviours from the inside. It complements and deepens the clinical presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, at a time when this diagnosis is being applied to more and more children. Learn More
    1999, 144pp
  2. Eating an Artichoke

    Eating an Artichoke

    A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome

    Echo R. Fling

    For five years, Echo Fling accompanied her son Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Aged ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. This is the book that Echo needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with AS. Learn More
    2000, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.54in / 233mm x 166mm, 208pp, AU$33.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-711-6
    2000, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, AU$33.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-181-5
  3. 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. Learn More
    2000, 208pp
  4. Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

    Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

    A Roadmap

    Linda Andron

    For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial, and share their practical and original strategies. Learn More
    2001, 192pp
  5. Breaking Autism's Barriers

    Breaking Autism's Barriers

    A Father's Story

    Bill Davis as told to Wendy Goldband Schunick

    Few books about autism have been written from a father's perspective. None so effectively walks the reader through each moment of a family's experience. It is an honest, direct account from a father's point of view of bringing up a child with autism, and the pressures and pleasures this brings to him, his wife Jae and his daughter Jessica. Learn More
    2001, 400pp
  6. Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

    Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

    Lise Pyles

    Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of a family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it clear that while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of their care and education. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 288pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-937-0
    2001, Ebook, PDF, 288pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-307-9
  7. A Different Kind of Boy

    A Different Kind of Boy

    A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism

    Daniel Mont

    This is the story of an autistic boy who is also loving, brilliant and resilient. In this book, his father writes about the joys, fears, frustration, exhilaration, and exhaustion involved in raising his son. He writes about the impact on his family, the travails of navigating the educational system, and the lessons he has learned about life. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.91in / 228mm x 150mm, 256pp, AU$39.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-715-6
    2001, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, AU$39.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-178-5
  8. I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic

    I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic

    Jodi's Journey

    Jean Shaw

    Written by his mother but told from Jodi's perspective, this is an insightful account of growing up with autism. The difficulties faced by 13-year-old Jodi and his family (obtaining a diagnosis, seeking support and, above all, learning to live with autism twenty-four hours a day) are not underplayed, but are recounted with empathy and humour. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 8.43in x 5.67in / 214mm x 144mm, 128pp, AU$33.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-105-5
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 128pp, AU$33.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-345-1
  9. Snapshots of Autism

    Snapshots of Autism

    A Family Album

    Jennifer Overton

    Jennifer Overton uses the key calendar events in the year to discuss the roller coaster of emotions that accompany life with her autistic son Nicholas. This book is a powerful account of what it is like to mother an autistic child, which puts a human face to autism amid all the overwhelming myths and facts that surround it. Learn More
    2003, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.18in / 232mm x 157mm, 224pp, AU$44.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-723-1
    2003, Ebook, PDF, 224pp, AU$44.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-397-0
  10. Running with Walker

    Running with Walker

    A Memoir

    Robert Hughes

    Walker's father, Robert Hughes, tells a touching and inspiring story of discovering that their 'perfect little boy had a problem'. With disarming honesty and humour, the book tells how a family copes and keeps hope alive despite the staggering difficulties autism presents. Learn More
    2003, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.30in / 233mm x 160mm, 240pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-755-2
    2003, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-406-9

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