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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders.


The Asperger Plus Child: How to Identify and Help Children with Asperger Syndrome and Seven Common Co-Existing Conditions. George Lynn & Joanne Barrie Lynn, $28.95

The Asperger Plus Child helps parents, educators and caregivers to understand the Asperger child who has other conditions including Bipolar Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder. Written for parents, teachers, counselors, and medical professionals, The Asperger Plus Child offers insights including:

  • Why it is important to understand the real difference between autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • How you can tell if a child has AS or ADD and why the distinction will become more important as the child grows through his teen years
  • What a child with AS who also has a nonverbal learning disability looks like compared to a child with AS without an NLD

Though each child is as different as a fingerprint, there are shared patterns as well as important differences. The Asperger Plus Child presents a commonsense, interesting, and understandable description of these essential distinctions.

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Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Strategies and Solutions. Nick Dubin, $27.95

Bullying is a serious problem for people with Asperger Syndrome, both at school and in the workplace. This book offers individuals with AS who are being bullied the opportunity to see that they are not alone, and it is an invaluable source of advice for parents, teachers, professionals and personnel managers.


The Asperger’s Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask. Susan Ashley, $16.99

In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing—and often conflicting—information, The Asperger’s Answer Book provides them with clear and confident counsel. Written by an experienced child psychologist, The Asperger’s Answer Book covers such topics as:

  • Is it autism or is it Asperger’s?
  • Getting your child evaluated
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Routines and rituals
  • Motor skills
  • Sensory sensitivity
  • Growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s and Girls. Featuring Tony Atwood, Temple Grandin, Catherine Faherty, Mary Wrobel, Teresa Bolick, et al. $26.95

Covering topics such as diagnoses, education, puberty, relationships and careers, experts in the field share practical advice for women and girls diagnosed with Asperger’s, and their caregivers. Providing current information, personal experience, and practical advice, Asperger’s and Girls recognizes the unique difficulties of girls on the spectrum.

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Asperger’s in Pink: a Mother and Daughter Guidebook for Raising (and Being) a Girl with Asperger’s. Julie Clark, $20.50

Join author and mom Julie Clark as she shares her insights on raising a daughter with Asperger's syndrome.  On the way you'll be delighted and intrigued by candid commentary from her daughter Kristina, whose spirit and perseverance outweigh any obstacle she may face.


Asperger’s Syndrome: a Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School. Melinda Docter & Syed Naqvi, $19.95

From getting a diagnosis, to finding the best schooling options, to helping your child with day-to-day issues and challenges, Asperger's Syndrome is an essential practical resource you will turn to again and again for reliable and current information.


Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome. Rudy Simone, $22.95

This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

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The Asperkid's Game Plan: Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff. Jennifer Cook O'Toole, $26.95

The Asperkid's Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce structured play that engages Asperkids and explicitly addresses ASD weaknesses while reinforcing ASD strengths.

Showing how just about anything can be turned into an opportunity for learning and growth, the book is full of go-to ideas for making simple play equipment in the home or classroom and using it to develop core skills that Asperkids struggle with, from fine motor and social skills, to planning and organization. Whether it's origami math, fried marbles, or a bug's eye view scavenger hunt, every game, project, and idea in the book is explained with clear directions and learning objectives and illustrated with color photographs. Jennifer O'Toole's enthusiastic approach and fun lessons, based on Montessori principles, will inspire and motivate parents, educators, and therapists to make purposeful play a part of every Asperkid's day.


ASPERKIDS: an Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding, and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome. Jennifer Cook O’Toole, $27.95

As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer O'Toole provides the definitive insider's view of Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and by exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches.

This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties create the need for concrete forms of communication, and provides original methods to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth.


The Asperkid's Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes. Jennifer Cook O'Toole, $19.95

For Asperkids, home is both their protected lair and their launch pad into success in a neurotypical world. Jennifer O'Toole provides parents with all the help they need in planning their home environment to encourage their Asperkid superheroes to soar.

THE ASPERKID'S LAUNCH PAD is a visually-led guide to preparing a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. From a bedroom light switch that the child can easily reach, to a tucked-away safe place that he or she can retreat to when feeling overwhelmed or anxious, small changes in the home can boost the child's self-confidence, independence, comfort, and life skills. Award-winning author Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object.

Beautifully presented with color photographs throughout, this functional and fun book will win a place in the homes and hearts of all parents of children with Asperger syndrome.

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Aspertools: the Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity. Harold Reitman, $21.95

If you ask Dr. Harold Reitman, labels are a lousy way to describe a unique human being, whether it's Asperger's/high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette's or even the so-called neurotypical brain itself. One size does not fit all. Everyone's brain is different. After reviewing the scientific community's research, conducted over the last nearly 40 years, Dr. Reitman believes that it's time to not just accept neurodiversity, but to embrace it, and this book will help people do just that. The book offers simple tools, action plans and resources to help understand and deal with anyone whose brain is a bit different.


Autism and Everyday Executive Function: a Strengths-Based Approach for Improving Attention, Memory, Organization, and Flexibility. Paula Moraine, $30.95

Understand and support executive function in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with this fully-explained, innovative model. Showing how to use an individual's strengths to address executive functioning weaknesses, this approach will also help to build a strong foundation for social and communication skills.

Advocating a person-centred approach, the author describes the importance of identifying the individual's preferred style of engagement and communication, and how sensory experiences impact their thoughts, feelings, and actions. She explains how to use this information to identify the individual's strengths and weaknesses across eight key areas which are the building blocks of executive functions: attention; memory; organization; time management; initiative; behavior; goal setting and flexibility. These areas can be used daily to establish predictability and offer a foundation for interpreting, processing and understanding the world with flexibility. Professionals and parents can also use them as the basis of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or to create personalized interventions and support at school or at home.


Autism and the Stress Effect: a 4-Step Lifestyle Approach to Transform Your Child's Health, Happiness and Vitality. Theresa Hamlin, $22.95

Presenting a revolutionary lifestyle approach for the whole family, this step-by-step guide will help you to reduce your child's stress and anxiety levels by regulating their environment, eating and nutrition, energy, and encouraging emotional self-regulation.

Children with autism often experience very high stress levels in learning and social environments, which can exacerbate problem behaviors and damage their physical and emotional health. This book demonstrates that lowering stress levels through regulating a child's experiences and environments, and giving them the tools to cope when stressful situations are unavoidable, can make a huge and very positive difference to their behavior, physical health, socialisation and happiness. Brimming with exercises, recipes, tips and real-life examples, this warm and supportive guide will help you transform the life of your child with autism and benefit the whole family.

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Autistic Logistics: a Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges. Kate Wilde, $19.95

A practical guide to parenting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It covers all the key problem areas including sleep, food avoidance and tantrums, and is full of tried-and-tested strategies drawn from the author's extensive experience of working with ASD children. It also has exercises for parents and caregivers.


Behavior Solutions for the Home and Community. Beth Aune, $18.95

Behavior Solutions for the Home is a tool for parents who have children whose behaviors are impeding their daily life. Once they see a particular behavior, they can quickly look up an in the moment solution, and then read more about what could be causing that behavior, and more importantly, how to overcome it. This helpful book is intended to provide general, practical solutions for busy (and often overwhelmed) parents who can benefit from a handy reference guide to help them address common behaviors at home and in the community.  This book is a must-have for every parent and caregiver working with a child on the autism spectrum! 

  • Section One: Self Care and Promoting Independence
  • Section Two: Eating and Mealtime Issues at Home
  • Section Three: Bedtime and Sleeping Issues
  • Section Four: Community Outings
  • Section Five: Family and Friends

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The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Shonda Schilling, $16.99

The Best Kind of Different is an intimate portrait of two parents struggling to understand the complex beauty of their son.


Can I Tell You about Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals. Ruth Fidler & Paul Christie, $15.95 (ages 7 and up)

Meet Issy — an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. Issy tells readers about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her.

This illustrated book will be an excellent way to increase understanding about PDA in the classroom or at home. It also includes practical tips and recommended resources for parents and professionals.


Children with High-Functioning Autism: a Parent’s Guide. Claire Hughes-Lynch, $19.99

Children with High-Functioning Autism: a Parent’s Guide offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child’s autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.

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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. Tony Attwood, $29.95

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.

Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine:

  • causes and indications of the syndrome
  • the diagnosis and its effect on the individual
  • theory of mind
  • the perception of emotions in self and others
  • social interaction, including friendships
  • long-term relationships
  • teasing, bullying and mental health issues
  • the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills
  • career development.

There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.

Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.


The Conscious Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome: a Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Succeed. William Stillman, $21.50

If your child has been given a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to parenting that engages your child and ensures that he succeeds behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. Conscious parenting is about being present with your child and taking the time to understand how to help him flourish. By practicing this mindful method, you can support your child emotionally and help nurture his development. This easy-to-use guide helps you to:

  • Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengths
  • Adapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyone
  • Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload
  • Lower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblings
  • Keep open communication with your child and help him foster good relationships
  • Embrace your child's passions and help him grow in practical ways
  • Educate your family and friends about Asperger's
  • Advocate for your child at school

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome. John Smith, Jane Donlan & Bob Smith, $24.95

Reward plans encourage positive behavior using the incentive of earning rewards. This book provides a thorough nuts-and-bolts guide to creating a reward plan for your child with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to help him or her develop positive behaviors, such as social and communication skills.

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Embracing Asperger's: a Primer for Parents and Professionals. Richard Bromfield, $19.95

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future.

EMBRACING ASPERGER'S is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty, including creating a safe space, quieting sensory overload, quelling anxiety, connecting to feelings, promoting friendship, and feeding creativity. A chapter devoted to girls with Asperger's describes how to see and connect with the child more deeply in order to better meet her needs. This original and perceptive book offers rich insights into what Asperger's means in the real world, for real children, and is essential reading for parents, teachers, and other professionals.


Essential First Steps for Parents of Children with Autism: Helping the Littlest Learners. Lara Delmolino & Sandra Harris, $29.95

When autism is diagnosed or suspected in young children, overwhelmed parents wonder where to turn and how to begin helping their child. Drs. Delmolino and Harris, experienced clinicians and ABA therapists, eliminate the confusion and guesswork by outlining the pivotal steps parents can take now to optimize learning and functioning for children age 5 and younger. The book covers:

  • early indicators of ASD in children younger than 3 years
  • behaviors of 3- to 5-year-olds with a confirmed diagnosis
  • research about effective treatments & teaching methods
  • strategies for boosting play, communication & self-help skills
  • support for the rest of the family

Case studies and a review of evidence-based interventions and proven practices help parents prepare a strong foundation for their child’s future development.

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The Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. Eileen Bailey & Robert Montgomery, $21.00

A parent’s complete source of information and advice on raising a child with Asperger’s.


Getting into the Game: Sports Programs for Kids with Autism. Veronica Smith & Stephanie  Patterson, $31.95

Participation in individual and team sports plays an important part in children's development and promotes growth in a number of areas. As well as the obvious health benefits, sport also provides the perfect backdrop to teach young people with autism about rules, strategy and teamwork — all invaluable lessons that can be applied to wider society. By detailing six of the most popular sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and tennis and including the unique experiences of families of children with autism, it offers all the information, advice and support needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport environments. GETTING INTO THE GAME will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation.


High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Reducing Meltdowns. Brenda Smith Myles & Ruth Aspy, $30.95

This book offers tried-and-true solutions to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle, not only for the child with high-functioning autism, but others in the environment as well. A highly practical and user-friendly resource,  High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments focuses on the reactions of the adults around the child. The authors take the reader through the stages of the rage cycle and emphasize the importance of utilizing the teachable moments before and after a rage episode.

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How to Make School Make Sense: a Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome. Clare Lawrence, $27.95

How to Make School Make Sense gives parents of children with Asperger syndrome practical advice on how to work with schools to ensure their child's needs are being met.

The book explores how parents can prepare their child for school life and how they can work with teachers to improve the classroom environment, as well as the school environment as a whole, for their child and consequently for the benefit of all pupils. Strategies include peer education, the use of visual cues and rules and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff.


I Am AspienGirl: the Unique Characteristics, Traits and Gifts of Females on the Autism Spectrum. Tania Marshall, $28.50

The lives of Aspie girls and their parents are portrayed in this uplifting and imaginative book.


Kids, Music 'n' Autism: Bringing Out the Music in Your Child. Dorita Berger, $21.95

Many children with autism feel a natural connection with music, but don't always find it easy to participate in musical activities. Packed with tips, advice and activities, this book shows how music and rhythm can help with brain development and quality of life, and how to encourage a genuine enjoyment of music.

Dr Berger draws on her many years of experience in music-based clinical work, teaching and coaching, to answer common questions regarding musical interactions for children with autism. From what instrument to choose, how to find the right teacher, how to get your child to practice music, and even taking children to public music events, this book has all the essential information for you to dip into as and when needed. With practical information to help you solve problems that may arise, such as sensory overload, let this book guide you and your child towards positive interactions with music, regardless of whether or not they have prior musical abilities.

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Kindergarten and ASD: How to Get the Best Possible Experience for Your Child. Margaret Oliver, $26.95

Kids with ASD take a big leap when they start kindergarten and parents have as much to learn about school expectations and available services. This book will take away the stress of the move to kindergarten, giving parents key information and the "how-to's" to make the transition as smooth as possible and be the best advocates for their child. In a warm, parent-to-parent style, Margaret Oliver explains the essentials of how the educational system is structured, how special education laws are applied, and what current educational trends mean for individual children. She also gives strategies to overcome sensory, behavioral, social, emotional and communication difficulties.


The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults. Temple Grandin & Debra Moore, $28.50

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out what steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation, and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a "must-read" book.


The Mom’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders. Jan Johnston-Tyler, $27.95

The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders is written primarily for parents of children who have newly been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is especially a great resource for the preschool through elementary school years. Above all else, the book arms parents with basic, sound information empowering them to seek out the very best services and programs for their child. From dealing with sensory issues and bullying to staying on top of homework, The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders offers easy-to-use suggestions.

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My Feelings: Exploring Emotions through Fun, Active Play! Sensational Learners Inc., $34.95

This inspirational game encourages children ages four and up, to explore emotions in fun, active (and sometimes very silly) ways. The game features seven basic feelings that players will first identify, then explore by drawing cards. As they play, children will discover how to recognize feelings in themselves and in others, and to cope with them in socially appropriate ways.


Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Practical Guide for Parents. Edited by Sue Ming & Beth Pletcher, $30.95

This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs.

This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.


Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger’s. Rondalyn Varney Whitney, $16.50 (previously published as Bridging the Gap)

Nonverbal Learning Disorder is a neurological deficit that impairs the understanding of nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally bright and articulate, children with NLD often have difficulty in social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. In this revised edition (previously published as Bridging the Gap), Rondalyn Varney Whitney offers practical solutions and all-new activities that will help parents understand and work with their NLD children.

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Parenting ASD Teens: a Guide to  Making It Up as You Go. Andrew Schlegelmilch, $25.95

This straight-talking and accessible guide for parents of teenagers on the autism spectrum provides down-to-earth advice on coping with the more difficult issues that can arise at home and school during the adolescent years.

Andrew Schlegelmilch discusses common parenting challenges and offers advice drawn from his extensive experience working with teenagers with autism and their families as Head Psychologist at a college preparatory school. He offers parents professional guidance on what to do about falling grades, how to handle adolescent tantrums, how to talk about sex and sexuality with your child, how to help your child with peer relationships, how to keep your child safe online, and what to do if you suspect your child has mental health problems. Integral to the discussion is how to set realistic expectations and encourage independence in ways that work for both your child with autism and the rest of the family, as well as how to make the best use of the help professionals can offer.


Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts. Eileen Riley-Hall, $27.95

This book is a celebration of all the wonderful and unexpected gifts that having a daughter on the autism spectrum can bring to a family. Each chapter offers encouragement and guidance on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, family relationships, therapies and interventions. Having daughters on the spectrum presents unique and rewarding challenges and this book is packed with friendly advice and real life examples from a mother who has experienced it all first hand.

This positive, upbeat book is guaranteed to offer support to parents, grandparents and family members, as well as providing educators and anyone else working in a supporting role with an insight into what life is like for girls on the spectrum and their parents.


Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome: 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies. Brenda Boyd, $27.95

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the AS young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change. This will be an invaluable companion for parents, carers and family members of an adolescent or young adult with AS.

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Parenting without Panic: a Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome). Brenda Dater, $22.95

Ever wish that parenting a child or teen on the autism spectrum came with instant access to a support group? Brenda Dater has provided parents with exactly that. In this book she draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a child on the spectrum to offer trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation, the book covers everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, behavior, building independence and resilience, making friends, holidays and vacations, homework, supporting siblings, how to garner support from extended family and friends, and how parents can look after their own wellbeing. This book extends the vital lifeline of a support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere.


A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive, 2nd Edition. Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland, $27.50

Parents will find the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments — and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.


A Parents' ABC of the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Heydt, $21.95

Covering everything from Anxiety to Fragile-X Syndrome, Stephen Heydt provides an alphabetical categorisation of the possible issues a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter.

Written by an experienced clinical psychologist, this book offers information for parents whose children have been diagnosed with ASD, and is presented in an easy-to-use A to Z format. In a return to core understandings of ASD, the author translates difficult behavioural issues into practical information and strategies. Designed for parents and carers in a methodical order, A Parent's ABC of the Autism Spectrum will help explain the challenges of living with childhood ASD.

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The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence. Patricia Romanowski Bashe, $18.00

Blending science with personal experience, author Patricia Romanowski Bashe offers a definitive resource for teaching kids with Asperger syndrome the life skills that build independence, confidence and self-esteem.


Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun! Kate Reynolds, $25.95

Parties and celebrations can be highly challenging for children and teens on the autism spectrum and they can often feel reluctant to participate. Drawing on personal experience with her son, the author highlights aspects of conventional parties that can heighten the anxieties of those on the spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues. The book covers considerations for party invitations, prizes, food and venues and includes chapters suggesting activities for age groups 2-8, 9-12 and teenagers.

This book will empower parents and caregivers to plan stress-free parties with ease, enabling those on the autism spectrum to develop social skills and self-confidence — and most importantly, have fun!


Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: My Daughter is Not Naughty, Jane Alison Sherwin, $24.95

After years of misdiagnosis, Jane's daughter, Mollie, was diagnosed with PDA at the age of seven, and we follow her experiences pre and post diagnosis to age 10 as she attends school, interacts with the outside world and approaches adolescence. Throughout, Jane provides commentary on her daughter's behaviour and the impact it has on her family, explaining the 'why' of PDA traits, including the need for control, meltdowns, obsessive behaviour and sensory issues. She reveals the strategies that have worked for Mollie and provides essential advice and information on obtaining a diagnosis and raising awareness of PDA. The book also includes an interview with Mollie.

Full of advice and support, and with a focus on understanding the child and how he or she sees the world, this book will be of immeasurable value to the parents and families of children with PDA as well as the professionals working with them, particularly teachers and teaching assistants, SEN co-ordinators, psychologists, outreach workers and social workers.

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Quirky, Yes Hopeless, No. Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted. Cynthia La Brie Norall, $21.99

QUIRKY, YES — HOPELESS, NO, presents short lessons, structured around specific topics from A-Z that address the social challenges faced by Asperger's children and teens.


Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism: Championing the Individual. Yuko Yoshida, $22.95

If you have a child with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism, conventional parenting principles will often prove insufficient and unproductive. This intelligent companion has all the answers, explanations and advice to enable parents to feel confident in providing effective support for their child with AS or high-functioning autism. The author explains how to help develop social and communication skills, clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family (and where to find it), and includes suggestions on how to ensure that the needs of other siblings are also met.

Written from the insightful perspective of a child psychiatrist, this very practical book will provide concrete help for parents and carers. The experience and expertise shared will also be useful for all professionals working with children with AS or high-functioning autism and their families.


Raising Martians from Crash-Landing to Leaving Home. Joshua Muggleton, $22.95

Joshua Muggleton knows from personal experience what it is like to grow up feeling like 'a Martian marooned on planet Earth'. Opening with the very basics of what autism is, Joshua covers mental health, sensory issues, obsessions and rituals, friendships and social situations, and shopping, travelling, and holidays, before tackling what is arguably the biggest challenge of any Aspie child's life: school — and with it, bullying, homework, and other challenges. Providing the inside track on Asperger Syndrome in childhood, he describes practical ways in which parents and teachers can help, and offers a wealth of advice and helpful hints and tips for approaching common difficulties.

An essential guide for any parent or teacher wishing to understand and help a child with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism.

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School Success for Kids with High-Functioning Autism: Practical Strategies for Parents and Teachers. Stephan Silverman, Lauren Kenworthy & Rich Weinfeld, $23.95

Smart kids with autism spectrum disorders need specific interventions to find success in school and beyond. Based on the new criteria in the DSM-5, SCHOOL SUCCESS FOR KIDS WITH HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM also describes how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social communication disorders (SCD) will now identify the students formerly identified as having Asperger’s syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, high-functioning autism, or PDD-NOS.

Relying on the latest research, and presenting it in easy-to-understand and practical language, the authors identify how the key components of ASD and SCD will appear to parents and professionals and what steps should be taken once these signs are evident. This book is sure to help any parent or teacher wanting to see their smart kids with autism succeed!


Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum: How to Recognise Common Sleep Difficulties, Choose the Right Treatment, and Get You or Your Child Sleeping Soundly. Kennth Aitken, $31.95

Why are sleep disorders more common in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and how can parents recognise the signs and symptoms? Which treatments are most effective, how easy are they to implement and how successful can they be?

Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected. The author describes common underlying conditions that might lead to sleep difficulties, including genetic conditions, diet and physical factors, explaining how parents can identify these. Various issues that can affect sleep are explored, including night terrors, teeth grinding, bedwetting and sleepwalking, and practical solutions are given.

This is essential reading for parents of children and teenagers on the autism spectrum who have difficulties associated with sleeping, and will also be of great help to all individuals with ASDs who experience sleep problems.


Take Charge of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger's (ASD): Create a Personalized Guide to Success for Home, School, and the Community. Cornelia Pelzer Elwood & D. Scott McLeod, $33.95

With clear instructions and adaptable checklists and worksheets, this book will enable parents of children with ASD to create a personalized toolkit of information and strategies to support their child at school, at home, and in the community.

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Talking Teenagers: Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Ann Boushéy, $27.95

Talking Teenagers covers everyday topics and explores the challenges of parenting across the spectrum during the teenage years. Parents will come away with a sense of empowerment and feeling that they are not alone, while professionals will gain a valuable and compassionate insight into the world of parenting a teenager on the autism spectrum.


Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy & Daniel Steere, $31.50

An individual with ASD may quickly learn time-telling skills; however, simply being able to tell time does not necessarily lead to time-management skills. This practical book provides the tools necessary to move beyond time identification, and teach learners how to use time in a way that promotes independence.

Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder presents ways to facilitate time-management skills for learners across the lifespan, as a skill that can be developed from early childhood through the adult years.


Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life: an Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and their Loved Ones. Catherine Faherty, $34.95

With Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life, family and professionals have guidance for these important, but difficult, conversations. Author Catherine Faherty offers detailed, concrete explanations of illness, dying, losing a pet, and more. The Communication Forms following each short topic will engage learners and include them in the conversation, allowing them to share personal experiences, thoughts, and concerns.

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What is Autism? Understanding Life with Autism or Asperger's. Chantal Sicile-Kira, $16.50

Though in recent years the diagnosis of autism has reached epidemic proportions, it is far from understood. In WHAT IS AUTISM Chantal Sicile-Kira provides a clear, instructive explanation of autism spectrum disorders and what life is like for those on the spectrum. WHAT IS AUTISM explores in a simple question-answer format topics such as the causes of autism, prevention, symptoms, behavior, and emotional effects of autism on families.

"A wonderful first introduction to autism for parents, teachers, relatives, and neighbors of a child on the autism spectrum." —Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures


What to Feed an Asperger: How to Go from 3 Foods to 300 with Love, Patience, and a Little Sleight of Hand. Sarah Patten, $19.95

Packed full of tips and tricks to improve the diet of super sensitive Asperger kids, this book is a must read for parents who want to help their children overcome food avoidance and sensory sensitivities. 

Sarah Patten shows other parents that they are far from alone in their struggle to get their children to eat a varied and well-balanced diet. She describes how, through a combination of love, patience and a little sleight of hand, she managed to get her son to go from eating just three bland white foods to eating a colourful and nutritious diet including fruit and vegetables. Providing recipes for many simple, healthy meals given the Asperger seal of approval, as well as advice for making mealtime routines, eating together as a family and eating out as stress-free as possible, the book provides a wealth of ideas and strategies for moving towards a more varied and nutritious diet. It also includes food diaries and charts to make planning meals and tracking progress simple.

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When Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Hit Puberty: a Parents' Q & A Guide to Health, Sexuality and Relationships. Freddy Jackson Brown & Sarah Brown, $25.95

Puberty, personal hygiene and sex can be difficult topics to broach with your child, especially when they have an intellectual disability or autism. The authors of this guide provide honest answers to challenging questions and provide solutions to the dilemmas that many parents face on a daily basis. Structured around issues related to puberty and emerging sexuality in children with disabilities or autism, such as physical changes, mood swings and sexual behaviour, the book presents practical guidance on how to overcome problems that commonly arise.

Written for parents and carers of young people with an intellectual disability or autism, this guide provides answers the questions that you may have felt too uncomfortable to ask before. Supported by case studies, the authors offer professional guidance on supporting and responding to your child's emerging sexuality.


When Your Child Has Asperger’s Syndrome. William Stillman, $8.50

By defining Asperger’s Syndrome in clear and complete terms, this handy guide helps parents to understand their child’s needs and help him or her with home and school life.


Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age. Sarah Hendrickx, $29.95

Written for professionals, women on the spectrum and their families, this is a cradle to grave overview of girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at each stage of their lives. The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone un-researched and unreported until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences.

Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting, and aging. It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others.

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Complete Booklist

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor. Jeffrey Cohen, $20.50

The Asperger Plus Child: How to Identify and Help Children with Asperger Syndrome and Seven Common Co-Existing Conditions. George Lynn & Joanne Barrie Lynn, $28.95

Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence and Identity: Looking Beyond the Label. Harvey Molloy & Latika Vasil, $29.95

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Strategies and Solutions. Nick Dubin, $27.95

Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: Unlocking Your Child's Potential. Michael Powers & Janet Poland, $17.95

The Asperger’s Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask. Susan Ashley, $16.99

Asperger's and Girls. Featuring Tony Atwood, Temple Grandin, Catherine Faherty, Mary Wrobel, Teresa Bolick, et al. $26.95

Asperger's in Pink: a Mother and Daughter Guidebook for Raising (and Being) a Girl with Asperger's. Julie Clark, $20.50

Asperger's Syndrome: a Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School. Melinda Docter & Syed Naqvi, $19.95

Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children: a Developmental Guide for Parents and Professionals. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer & Cassandra Coe, $27.95

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome. Rudy Simone, $22.95

The Asperkid's Game Plan: Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff. Jennifer Cook O'Toole, $26.95

ASPERKIDS: an Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding, and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome. Jennifer Cook O’Toole, $27.95

The Asperkid's Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes. Jennifer Cook O'Toole, $19.95

Aspertools: the Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity. Harold Reitman, $21.95

Autism and Everyday Executive Function: a Strengths-Based Approach for Improving Attention, Memory, Organization, and Flexibility. Paula Moraine, $30.95

Autistic Logistics: a Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges. Kate Wilde, $19.95

Behavior Solutions for the Home and Community. Beth Aune, $18.95

The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome. Shonda Schilling, $16.99

Can I Tell You about Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals. Ruth Fidler & Paul Christie, $15.95 (ages 7 and up)

Children with High-Functioning Autism: a Parent's Guide. Claire Hughes-Lynch, $19.99

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: Integrating Multiple Perspectives. Kevin Stoddart, (ed), $40.95

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. Tony Attwood, $29.95

The Conscious Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome: a Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Succeed. William Stillman, $21.50

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome. John Smith, Jane Donlan & Bob Smith, $24.95

Embracing Asperger's: a Primer for Parents and Professionals. Richard Bromfield, $19.95

Essential First Steps for Parents of Children with Autism: Helping the Littlest Learners. Lara Delmolino & Sandra Harris, $29.95

The Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. Eileen Bailey & Robert Montgomery, $21.00

Fathering Your Special Child: a Book for Fathers or Carers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Josie Santomauro, $18.95

Getting into the Game: Sports Programs for Kids with Autism. Veronica Smith & Stephanie  Patterson, $31.95

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Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome: a Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze. Gretchen Mertz, $19.95

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome: a Parent's Guide, 2nd Edition. Kathryn Stewart, $25.95

Helping Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Step-by-Step Workbook for Families. Stephanie Lockshin, Jennifer Gillis & Raymond Romanczyk, $34.95

High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Reducing Meltdowns. Brenda Smith Myles & Ruth Aspy, $30.95

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome: Real Help for Parents Anywhere and on Any Budget. Lise Pyles, $22.95

How to Make School Make Sense: a Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome. Clare Lawrence, $27.95

I Am AspienGirl: the Unique Characteristics, Traits and Gifts of Females on the Autism Spectrum. Tania Marshall, $28.50

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More! Martin Kutscher, $24.95

Kids, Music 'n' Autism: Bringing Out the Music in Your Child. Dorita Berger, $21.95

Kindergarten and ASD: How to Get the Best Possible Experience for Your Child. Margaret Oliver, $26.95

The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults. Temple Grandin & Debra Moore, $28.50

A Mind Apart — Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Peter Szatmari, $34.50

The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders. Jan Johnston-Tyler, $27.95

My Feelings: Exploring Emotions through Fun, Active Play! Sensational Learners Inc., $34.95

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Practical Guide for Parents. Edited by Sue Ming & Beth Pletcher, $30.95

Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Understanding and Coping with NLD and Asperger's. Rondalyn Varney Whitney, $16.50 (previously published as Bridging the Gap)

The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight and Inspiration. Patricia Romanowski Bashe & Barbara Kirby, $32.50

Parent to Parent: Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Ann Boushéy, $27.95

Parenting ASD Teens: a Guide to  Making It Up as You Go. Andrew Schlegelmilch, $25.95

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips and Strategies. Brenda Boyd, $22.95

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts. Eileen Riley-Hall, $27.95

Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome: 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies. Brenda Boyd, $27.95

Parenting without Panic: a Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome). Brenda Dater, $22.95

Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills. Alan Sohn & Cathy Grayson, $17.50

A Parents' ABC of the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Heydt, $21.95

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome & High-Functioning Autism. Sally Ozonoff et al, $20.95

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive, 2nd Edition. Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland, $27.50

The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence. Patricia Romanowski Bashe, $18.00

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun! Kate Reynolds, $25.95

Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World. Rebeckah Heinrichs, $21.50

Quirky Kids — Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In. Perri Klass and Eileen Costello, $17.50

Quirky, Yes — Hopeless, No. Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted. Cynthia La Brie Norall, $21.99

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism: Championing the Individual. Yuko Yoshida, $22.95

Raising a Left Brain Child in a Right Brain World: Strategies for Helping Bright, Quirky, Socially Awkward Children to Thrive at Home and at School. Katharine Beals, $19.95

Raising Martians from Crash-Landing to Leaving Home. Joshua Muggleton, $22.95

School Success for Kids with High-Functioning Autism: Practical Strategies for Parents and Teachers. Stephan Silverman, Lauren Kenworthy & Rich Weinfeld, $23.95

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum: How to Recognise Common Sleep Difficulties, Choose the Right Treatment, and Get You or Your Child Sleeping Soundly. Kennth Aitken, $31.95

Take Charge of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger's (ASD): Create a Personalized Guide to Success for Home, School, and the Community. Cornelia Pelzer Elwood & D. Scott McLeod, $33.95

Talking Teenagers: Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Ann Boushéy, $27.95

Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy & Daniel Steere, $31.50

Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life: an Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger's and their Loved Ones. Catherine Faherty, $34.95

Unfolding the Tent: Advocating for Your One-of-a-Kind Child. Anne Addison, $22.95

What is Autism? Understanding Life with Autism or Asperger's. Chantal Sicile-Kira, $16.50

What to Feed an Asperger: How to Go from 3 Foods to 300 with Love, Patience, and a Little Sleight of Hand. Sarah Patten, $19.95

When Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Hit Puberty: a Parents' Q & A Guide to Health, Sexuality and Relationships. Freddy Jackson Brown & Sarah Brown, $25.95

When Your Child Has Asperger's Syndrome. William Stillman, $8.50

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age. Sarah Hendrickx, $29.95

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