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Featured Books

The Loving Push
Temple Grandin & Debra Moore

Eight real stories, plus chapters about how to get your kids off the computer and back to caring about their lives and building their strengths, and on the paty to a successful meaningful life.

Overcoming Anxiety in Children & Teens
Jed Baker

The art of therapy is figuring out how to actually convince someone to face their fears. Jed describes motivational techniques, cognitive behavioral strategies, exercises, relaxation and mindfulness guides to lower anxiety to the point where individuals can begin to confront their fears . The book covers: simple phobias, social phobia, selective mutism, separation anxiety and school refusal, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, somatic symptom disorder and/or illness anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, perfectionism, and other common fears.

Autism and the Extended Family: A Guide for Those Outside the Immediate Family Who Know and Love Someone with Autism
Raun Melmed and Maria Wheeler

This book will be especially helpful for families with a young child recently diagnosed with autism. It will help all family members cope with the stress and readjustments that will occur.

Steve Silberman

The legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity; an account of the medical history surrounding sweeping changes to the autism diagnosis in the last century. Includes narrative of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger, the research pioneers who defined the scope of autism in a profoundly different ways; the parents who insisted on their children’s right to an education during a dark time when they were being falsely blamed for causing their children’s autism; autistic people themselves, who are now coming together to demand that they be treated with humanity and respect.

Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions
Wenn Lawson

This book covers a multitude of issues including dealing with transitions and changes to routine, communicating an individual's particular needs and wishes to care home staff, the social and financial impact of retirement, mental health, and sensory and physical changes and challenges.

Born on a Blue Day
Daniel Tammet

A memoir by Daniel Tammet with a living account of an extrodinary mind of an autistic savant.

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100 Stories of Social & Safety Awareness
Makoto Shibutani

50 stories of social awareness and 50 stories of safety awareness. Each story has a simple, easy to comprehend related illustration so your child can look at the picture while you are reading the story to your child. A checklist is attached to each story so you will be able to take data every time your child demonstrates appropriate/inappropriate behaviors and see your child's progress over time. ABA methods incorporated.

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk

Offers "try-it-now" solutions that have worked for thousands with children grappling with communication, social, sensory, behavior, self-care issues and more. - Asperger's Syndrome: Communication: Social Skills: Autism: Academics: Sensory

A "Stranger" Among US
Lisa Lieberman Ackerson

A guide to find, hire, and keep and in-home care provider. Book focused on in-home care for a child with autism or other neurological differences but applicable to anyone trying to find homecare.

A 5 is Against the Law!
Kari Dunn Buron

An honest guide for teens and young adults about social boundries.

A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Paul G. Taylor

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering Autism Spectrum Disorder for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD.

A Child Called Noah - A Family Journey
Josh Greenfield

An honest, harrowing, and profoundly human true story

A Client Called Noah - A Family Journey Continued

Continuation of the authors compelling chronicle of life with his severely brain damaged son Noah, as Noah approaches adolescence. An affirmation of family love in the face of crushing bureaucracy and unending toil, the family endures. Family, Siblings.

A Friend Like Henry
Nuala Gardner

The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world.

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help?
Ann Palmer

When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the family will need support - positive reassurance and understanding form those closest to them. This book is packed with advice on how extended family members/friends can provide the necessary support. Explaining the diagnosis/characteristics, this guide uses examples from real families to illustrate the complex feelings that parents/each family member are likely to go through; practical tips on help that might be needed most; will help strengthen relationships for parents and their extended family/friends enabling a reliable support system. Family, siblings.

A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence
Chantal Sicile-Kira

In the next five years, hundreds of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: what happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him/her? The author and her son offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can: navigate this new economy where adult service resources are scarce; cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family; find, and keep a job that provides meaning, stability, and an income. Employment, adults issues, career.

A Guide to Scientific Nutrition 2006

Top quality, hypoallergenic and specially formulated nutritional supplements.

A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism
Marcia Datlow Smith, Ronald Belcher, Patricia Juhrs

Now is the time for people with autism to assert their right to obtain meaningful employment and for individuals in the field to help them reach a higher, more dignified level

A Land We Can Share-Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
Paula Kluth & Kelly Chandler-Olcott

Passionate and practical book that moves beyond functional literacy skills and helps K-12 educators bring high-quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism. Academics: Autism: Elementary School: Middle School: High School

A Little Behind
Dave Hingsburger

Articles for challenge, change and catching up.

A Mind Apart; Understanding Children with Asperger's Syndrome
Peter Szatmari, M.D.

Dr. Peter Szatmari helps you see the world through your child's eyes. Revealed is what lies is behind the intense preoccupations, communication problems and seeming lack of affection. Aspergers Syndrome: Behavior: Caregivers: Communication

A Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., James McPartland

Leading psychologists explain how to work with your child's combination of precocious talents and social difficulties to help him or her learn to engage fully with the world. Featuring everyday problem-solving ideas and examples.

A Parent's Guide to Autism; How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
Charles Hart

Answers to the most common questions

A Picture's Worth: PECS & Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism
Andy Bondy, Ph.D., & Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP

This easy-to-understand guide presents in detail the Picture Exchange System (PECS) as well as an overview of other augmentative and alternative communication systems. It includes many real life case studies. Communication: Academics: Social Stories: Autism: Assistive Technology

A Place for Noah
Josh Greenfield

Continuation of "A child called Noah" conveys anger, frustration and intense love

A Practical Guide to Autism
Fred Volkmar, Lisa Wiesner

A practical guide with chapters focused on a wide range of topics including ; medical, behavioral, safety, medications, and educational. 610 pages

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