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Ann Palmer

Ann Palmer has spent the last 20 years working in the field of autism as the Parent Support Coordinator for Division TEACCH and the Director of Advocacy and Chapter Support for the Autism Society of North Carolina. At TEACCH she developed a parent mentor program supporting over 800 families. At the ASNC she established support groups around the state and coordinated 50 groups of family members of individuals with ASD. She is currently a Family Faculty member at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Ann is the parent of an adult son with autism. She lives in Cary, North Carolina.

JKP publications by Ann Palmer

  1. Drinking, Drug Use, and Addiction in the Autism Community

    Drinking, Drug Use, and Addiction in the Autism Community

    Elizabeth Kunreuther and Ann Palmer. Foreword by Tony Attwood.

    This book explores the links between autism and substance abuse, providing information, awareness and analysis. It brings together current research, including studies linking the perseverative traits in autism to addiction, and personal accounts, like the statement of a self-declared 'Aspie' that daily drinking helped to stave off social anxiety. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.10in / 230mm x 155mm, 192pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 9781785927492
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-539-4
  2. 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, 8.98in x 6.06in / 228mm x 154mm, 224pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-567-0
  3. Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

    Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

    Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned

    Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer

    The authors are raising two very different children: Justin, a whirlwind of activity and mood swings, who is supervised in a residential farm community, and Eric, quiet and passive, who lives independently at college. This book is an account of their experiences of parenting children at opposite extremes of the autism spectrum. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 220pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-807-8
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 220pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-506-6
  4. Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

    Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

    A Parent's Guide to Student Success

    Ann Palmer

    Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. Learn More
    2005, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.22in / 232mm x 158mm, 176pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-801-6
    2005, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-250-8