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  1. Bright Splinters of the Mind

    Bright Splinters of the Mind

    A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants

    Beate Hermelin

    Drawing on 20 years of research, Hermelin describes not just what autistic savants do, but how they do it. In her fascinating and highly informative book she describes her investigations into the nature of the talents of savants who are gifted at poetry, foreign language acquisition, the visual arts, music, and calendar and numerical calculations. Learn More
    2001, Hardback, 9.25in x 6.38in / 235mm x 162mm, 192pp, AU$73.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-931-8
    2001, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.22in / 231mm x 158mm, 192pp, AU$39.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-932-5
  2. An Exact Mind

    An Exact Mind

    An Artist With Asperger Syndrome

    Peter Myers with Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright

    Peter Myers' intricate and ornately patterned drawings are brought together for the first time in this volume, which is the fascinating result of the collaboration of an artist and two scientists. The beautiful, complex images serve as a rare window into the precision and exacting creativity of the Asperger mind at work. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 11.89in x 9.53in / 302mm x 242mm, 80pp, AU$45.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-032-4
    2004, Ebook, PDF, 80pp, AU$45.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-001-6
  3. Urville

    Urville

    Gilles Tréhin

    Tréhin, an autistic man with exceptional creative talents and an obsession with large cities, conceived and developed Urville, the capital of a large island province, over 20 years. He shares his vision in this beautifully illustrated guide to the city, which he renders convincingly real in nearly 300 drawings of different districts of Urville. Learn More
    2006, 192pp
  4. My Dearest Birdie

    My Dearest Birdie

    Letters to Australia 1874 to 1886

    Richard and Jessie Gowlland, Edited by Juliet and Richard Joscelyne

    In February 1874, Jack Gowlland RN and his sister Celia left England to travel across the Continent. From there they sailed via the newly opened Suez Canal to Australia. Celia never returned to England. Spanning twelve years, the letters to Celia - Birdie - that form this volume are from Celia's favourite brother, Richard, and his wife Jessie. Learn More
    2007, Paperback / softback, 8.62in x 6.42in / 219mm x 163mm, 268pp, AU$39.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-635-7
    2007, Ebook, PDF, 268pp, AU$39.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-671-1
  5. Autism Heroes

    Autism Heroes

    Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge

    Barbara Firestone, PHD

    This book provides a compelling account of the experiences of 38 families from different walks of life confronting the challenges of autism with courage, tenacity and love. Each narrative is set against the backdrop of Firestone's insightful essays which are fundamentally important to all families living with autism. Learn More
    2007, Hardback, 11.30in x 9.72in / 287mm x 247mm, 240pp, AU$77.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-837-5
    2007, Ebook, PDF, 240pp, AU$77.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-696-4
  6. The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures

    The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures

    Autism Through Art

    Eileen Miller, illustrated by Kim Miller

    For many years Eileen Miller's daughter, Kim, was unable to verbalize her experiences and emotions, but she was able to communicate using a less conventional language: her art. The Girl who Spoke with Pictures tells the story of a young woman with autism, and how her enlightening drawings enabled her to share her view of the world. Learn More
    2008, Hardback, 10.12in x 7.01in / 257mm x 178mm, 208pp, AU$54.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-889-4
    2008, Ebook, PDF, 208pp, AU$54.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-841-8
  7. 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$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-023-4
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, AU$49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-950-7
  8. It's Raining Cats and Dogs

    It's Raining Cats and Dogs

    An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions

    Michael Barton

    This book features 72 witty drawings illustrating how people on the autism spectrum interpret figurative language. It will inspire and give confidence to those on the spectrum to recognise figures of speech, feel less alienated and even use idioms themselves. Learn More
    2011, Hardback, 7.24in x 6.46in / 184mm x 164mm, 96pp, AU$23.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-283-2
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 96pp, AU$23.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-588-5
  9. A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

    A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

    How Can I Help?

    Ann Palmer

    This book explains the nature of autism and the likely challenges a family will face when their child is diagnosed. It is full of advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary help, including practical ways they can make the family's daily life easier and help to establish a reliable support system for the child. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 8.90in x 5.98in / 226mm x 152mm, 224pp, AU$37.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, AU$37.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-567-0
  10. Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

    Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

    Kathy Hoopmann

    Following in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, and the book celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger's Syndrome special. Learn More
    2012, Hardback, 8.58in x 8.39in / 218mm x 213mm, 72pp, AU$27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-334-1
    2012, Ebook, PDF, 72pp, AU$27.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-670-7

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