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Featured Books

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
John Donvan, Caren Zucker

An extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change. Family Stories, Aspergers Syndrome, Advocacy,

Relaxation: A Comprehensive Manual for Adults, Children & Children with Special Needs
June Groden, Leslie Weidenman, Amy Diller

Teaches relaxation procedures to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. 2nd Edition

Something Different About Dad - How to Live with Your Asperger's Parent
Kristi Evans

This book is illustrated cartoon-style and is easy to read. The explanations about Asperger's Syndrome are simple and clear, with suggestions as to how to minimize the impact of the father's condition on the family, while understanding and empathizing with his behavior. Siblings. Behavior, Social Skills, Family Stories

Successful Social Stories For Young Children
Dr. Siobhan Timmins

This clear and engaging book introduces ways of thinking about the issues your child finds difficult, and includes 32 stories created by Dr Siobhan Timmins for her son during his early years, with helpful explanations of how she did it, and what the underlying thinking was behind each set of stories. Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Caregivers, Behavior

Practical Parenting of Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Challenges
SteveBecker

Book explains how autism affects parenting and how to set realistic expectations, create effective action plans and specific parenting strategies. Caregivers, Behavior, ABA

Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism
Stephen M. Edelson, Jane Botsford Johnson

Beginning with an explanation of self-injurious (SIB) behavior and its various forms, outlined are the many possible underlying causes of self-injury, such as seizures, hormonal imbalance in teenagers, gastrointestinal conditions, allergies, and stress, and show how a multi-disciplinary approach when uncovering the causes of self-injury can lead to successful treatment strategies. Aspergers Syndrome, Adolescence, Behavior, Safety

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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. Caregivers, Social Skills, Safety, Behavior, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome

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. Behavior, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, High School, Middle School, Social Skills

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. Aspergers Syndrome, Behavior, Communication, Caregivers, Family Stories, Evaluation, First Diagnosis, Social Skills, Play Skills, Occupational Therapy, Medications, Sensory

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. Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Family Stories,

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 Stories, Siblings, Caregivers, Grandparents.

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, Adult Issues, Caregivers, Transition,

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. Aspergers Syndrome, Employment, Transition, Family Stories

A Guide To Writing Social Stories
Chris Williams, Barry Wright

A comprehensive, clear, easy step-by-step guide to writing effective personalized social stories that give children social information, creating many benefits for them. This book includes many examples of real Social Stories created for children by parents and teachers.

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. When it comes to understanding the value of disability, difference and diversity, we're all a little behind. This book helps us to catch up. Advocacy, Behavior, Family Stories

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. Caregivers, Behavior, Communication, Family Stories 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. Caregivers, Social Skills, Elementary School

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

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