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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. 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, $70.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-931-8
    2001, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.22in / 231mm x 158mm, 192pp, $29.95
    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, $39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-032-4
    2004, Ebook, PDF, 80pp, $39.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-001-6
  3. ASPoetry

    ASPoetry

    Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

    Wendy Lawson, illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

    In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 8.39in x 7.01in / 213mm x 178mm, 128pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-418-6
    2006, Ebook, PDF, 128pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-470-0
  4. 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
  5. So Odd a Mixture

    So Odd a Mixture

    Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and Prejudice'

    Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer

    Autism was not a recognised disorder in Jane Austen's lifetime, but there were certainly people who had autism, and Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer proposes that Austen wrote about them, without knowing what it was that she was describing. So Odd a Mixture looks at characters in Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, who display autistic traits. Learn More
    2007, Paperback / softback, 9.29in x 6.30in / 236mm x 160mm, 208pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-499-5
    2007, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-654-4
  6. 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
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-635-7
    2007, Ebook, PDF, 268pp, $22.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-671-1
  7. 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, $19.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, $19.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-567-0
  8. Music, Language and Autism

    Music, Language and Autism

    Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

    Adam Ockelford

    This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.14in / 230mm x 156mm, 272pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, $29.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-428-4
  9. Shorts

    Shorts

    Stories about Alcohol, Asperger Syndrome, and God

    Tessie Regan

    Blunt, witty and honest, Tess Regan's collection of short stories, poems and illustrations tell a personal tale of alcoholism, Asperger's syndrome and an unusual spiritual journey. They will be invaluable reading for anyone on the autism spectrum dealing with alcoholism or mental illness, their friends, family and the associated professionals. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 0.43in x 0.04in / 11mm x 1mm, 136pp, $15.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-761-5
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 136pp, $15.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-951-7
  10. What Color is Monday?

    What Color is Monday?

    How Autism Changed One Family for the Better

    Carrie Cariello

    Carrie's son Jack sees days of the week as colors, has an astounding memory for birthdays, and is terrified of dogs - he also has autism. In this moving memoir, Carrie shows the realities of daily life parenting a family of five and supporting her son's special needs giving us a fascinating view into Jack's unique mind and a family built on love. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.51in / 215mm x 140mm, 224pp, $15.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-727-1
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, $15.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-094-8

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