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Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work. Katrin Bentley, $22.95

Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes very practical and compassionate advice for making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.


Asperger Download: a Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges. Josie and Damian Santomauro, $27.50

Written by a young man with Asperger Syndrome and his mother, Asperger Download is a helpful resource for adolescents that defines everyday terms — from abuse to morals to zits — in a voice that other AS teens can relate to. It is particularly relevant and authentic, because Damien has used his personal experiences to create his own reflections on every one of the definitions in the book. Asperger Download: a Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges is appropriate for boys ages 11-16.


Asperger Syndrome and Employment: a Personal Guide for Succeeding at Work. Nick Dubin, $39.95 DVD format, 43 minutes

People with Asperger Syndrome can find it difficult to work in an environment that involves socialization with colleagues or a lack of routine. Asperger Syndrome and Employment shows how success in the workplace is possible with perseverance and with the right supports and strategies in place. Nick Dubin discusses his own experiences at work and highlights challenges common among employees with AS. Dubin advises how to succeed in the workplace and offers practical advice on finding employment in line with your interests, making use of job coaches, developing self-esteem, using your strengths and being honest to yourself and others about your weaknesses.

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Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know. Ellen Heller Korin, $25.95

Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual. This interactive workbook deals with issues that older adolescents and adults face, such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment, and self-care. This much-needed resource is designed to inform and support AS individuals as they come to grips with their strengths and challenges and plan for a successful adulthood within the neurotypical world.


Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work. Coulter Video, $13.95 DVD format, 57 minutes

Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work offers practical steps that students can take during high school to help them prepare for college and the work place. The DVD includes techniques to help students understand their role in the transition process; obtain special education services at their college and to learn how to be self-advocates. Tips on finding a career field that uses their interests, strengths and talents round out this valuable and practical learning tool.


Asperger Syndrome at Work: Success Strategies for Employees and Employers DVD. Coulter Video, $25.95

Featuring interviews with employees who have Asperger Syndrome and insights from their supervisors, co-workers and job coaches, this DVD has a 45 minute program for job seekers and a second, 23 minute program for employers on the benefits of hiring someone with Asperger Syndrome.


Asperger's Teens: Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Blythe Grossberg, $20.95 (ages 13-15)

This book helps you use your strengths and unique personal style to feel more comfortable in high school. Take a look inside, and find some ways to help yourself feel more relaxed in high school — and better able to make friends, understand teachers, and get the grades you are capable of!

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The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide. J.D. Kraus, $26.95

Candid advice for teens, tweens and parents form a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome. From sensory issues to dating; from driving to social awkwardness — practical tips for getting the most out of middle and high school, academically and socially.


The Autism Spectrum and Further Education: a Guide to Good Practice. Christine Breakey, $34.95

This guide for professionals working with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in further education meets the increasing demand for information and support on this subject. The Autism Spectrum and Further Education provides useful guidelines and practical advice on teaching young adults successfully and confidently, emphasizing the development of resources and practical skills. The author covers all the key areas and offers strategies and solutions for communicating effectively, helping students to manage transition, and understanding and minimizing problem behaviours as well as teaching social skills and self-awareness.


The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships: Understand Yourself and Make Choices that are Right for You. Nick Luxmoore, $25.00

Unravelling the complexities of relationships and sexuality, this straight-talking guide will help you to navigate the associated social, emotional and physical issues. Expert advice and real life examples give you the knowledge to reflect on your own sexuality, provide you with information on different types of relationship, and gives you the confidence to decide which type of relationship is right for you. Together with important information on sexual health, this book will help you to understand how to find and maintain a relationship of your choosing in a safe and enjoyable way. Exploring the often unspoken rules of sex and relationships, this book also covers often unaddressed topics, such as:

  • what sexual attraction looks and feels like
  • how to identify your own sexual identity and preferences (and how they may change)
  • what your rights are, and how to stay safe
  • having children, or choosing not to, the impact of this on relationships
  • how to recognise power imbalances within relationships, and what to do

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Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Personal Growth. Jackie Marquette, $23.50

Preparing youth with autism spectrum for life after high school requires fresh thinking and new actions from everyone involved. Becoming Remarkably Able is a system of ongoing assessments with action steps, designed for family members and professionals to guide an individual through an exploration process to identify strengths and gifts that support emotional needs and promote growth. This resource is helpful for individuals who are high functioning as well as for those who have more significant disabilities. With a focus on increased capability or independence, Becoming Remarkably Able helps establish goals and pursue paths for students in transition.


College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong. Pavan John Antony & Stephen Shore, Editors, $33.95

This book presents a realistic picture of the positive and negative aspects of the transition to higher education as experienced by students with disabilities.


Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence. Dinah Murray, editor, $26.95

Coming Out Asperger explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The ever-difficult question of who to tell and when once a diagnosis has been confirmed is discussed in great depth. Liane Holliday Willey and Stephen Shore examine the dynamics of disclosure, its risks and the possible effect on self-confidence. Jacqui Jackson looks at how a diagnosis impacts upon family life.

Tony Attwood provides a clinician's view of diagnosing adults, and Lynne Moxon, Wendy Lawson, Dora Georgiou and Jane Meyerding discuss adult issues surrounding disclosure, including how to deal with relationships and sexuality, and disclosure in the workplace, as well as social and disability issues. A unique and fascinating insight into the important issue of diagnosis disclosure, this book is an essential guide for people with AS, parents, teachers, professionals and all those who have ever felt confused about revealing a personal issue.

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Counselling for Asperger Couples. Barrie Thompson, $49.95

Counselling for Asperger Couples provides a complete model for counselling couples where one partner has Asperger Syndrome. The book offers a wealth of valuable advice on improving communication and cooperation and includes photocopy-ready activity sheets that couples can fill in and use to help understand each other better. Strategies and visual aids are also offered for dealing with or preventing anticipated future miscommunications.

This book will also be useful to teachers wanting better communication with AS pupils or parents wanting better communication with an AS child.


Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism: Structured Playtime Acitvities with Valuable Support Strategies for Adults, 2nd Edition. Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg & Mary Lou Klagge, $39.95

Free time should be a part of the day that all kids look forward to. But for many children on the autism spectrum, it can be a painfully unstructured part of the day that causes anxiety and fear.

This book provides comprehensive, structured strategies to help adults introduce meaningful activities to ASD children, for home and school.


Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $28.95

This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource.

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Exploring Bullying with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Photocopiable Workbook. Anna Tickle & Bettina Stott, $52.95

Bullying is a serious and pervasive issue for people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying — as victims or perpetrators — to explore what bullying is, the effects it can have and how it can be tackled successfully.

The book comprises a general introduction to bullying, followed by sections that examine the issue from the perspectives of victim and perpetrator. It also recognizes that while people on the spectrum are all too often bullied for being 'different', character traits such as difficulty with empathy mean they may unintentionally bully others.

This practical book can be worked through independently or with any of the wide range of professionals involved in supporting an adult with autism or Asperger Syndrome and other learning disabilities, to reach a new level of understanding about bullying.


Families of Adults with Autism: Stories and Advice for the Next Generation. Edited by Jane Johnson & Anne Van Rensselaer, $19.95

Families of Adults with Autism is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their parents and siblings. This book will offer practical and heartwarming advice to families who are affected by autism spectrum disorders, and provide insights for professionals working with people with ASDs.


A ‘5’ Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, $29.50

Building on her popular 5-Point Scale, Kari Dunn Buron takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. The notion behind the 5-point scale is to take an idea or behavior and break it into five parts to make it easier to understand the different degrees of behavior and, eventually, the consequences of one's behavior … Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A ‘5’ Is Against the Law speaks directly to adolescents and young adults.

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Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome: Understanding Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Carol Hagland, $21.95

Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome is a practical, problem-solving guide for those caring for or supporting an adult with Asperger Syndrome (AS). It will help them understand the condition and the difficulties it may cause, so that they can offer support in the most beneficial way. Easy-to-read and accessible, this book is a useful reference for friends and family of individuals with AS, as well as health and social care staff and students, whatever the level of training and experience.


Growing Up On the Spectrum: a Guide to Life, Love and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger’s. Lynn Kern Koegel & Claire LaZebnik, $19.00

Adolescence is a fraught time for any child and there is little easily accessible information available on how to guide adolescents on the autism spectrum to independent and successful adulthood. Addressing universal parental concerns, from first crushes, a changing body, and the challenges of being socially appropriate to how to succeed at college and beyond, this inspiring volume offers a collection of practical insights that parents, therapists and educators will be able to use with confidence.


The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome. Jeannie Uhlenkamp, $27.50

Everything you have been looking for in a dating guide for teenagers on the Autism spectrum... and more!

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How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different: an Asperger's Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents. Yuko Yoshida, $17.95

How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different is an accessible guide to Asperger's Syndrome (AS) written for young readers who have been diagnosed with AS and other autism spectrum conditions.


How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome. Gail Hawkins, $29.95

A great guide for helping people with Asperger syndrome get into the workplace and keeping them there.


How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends. Don Gabor, $22.00

Break through the shyness barrier, be a better speaker, meet more people and make new friends. How to Start a Conversation shows you how communicate with confidence, wit and enthusiasm in person or on the phone, one-on-one or in groups.

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Incentives for Change: Motivating People with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Learn and Gain Independence . Lara Delmolino & Sandra Harris, $20.95

A comprehensive and readable guide for parents, educators, clinicians and others who are working to encourage independence and self-management skills in children and adults with autism.


The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum. Robyn Steward, $27.95

Certain characteristics of autism, such as difficulty understanding social cues, may make women vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations. Robyn Steward has written this supportive guide to help all women on the autistic spectrum live independently, make their own choices in life, and be safe whilst doing so. This book will provide you with the knowledge to recognize potential risks to your personal safety and the skills and strategies required avoiding and overcoming them.

Informed by a survey of and interviews with women on and off the autistic spectrum, it explores common safety issues encountered by women and offers practical advice to help you stay safe and supported in your independence. Topics covered include friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment and staying safe outside the home and online.

This handbook is your guide to super safe living as an independent woman and will help you to stay safe whilst living life to the full. It may also be of interest to your family, friends and carers, giving them insight into life on the spectrum and confidence that you will enjoy your independence in an informed and safe manner.


Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome. Coulter, DVD, $29.95 (12 minutes)

Candid interviews with teenagers designed to promote positive interactions between classmates and reduce harassment and bullying. This innovative programme takes viewers “inside” AS, with demonstrations to help them see things from the point of view of teens with Asperger Syndrome.

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Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. David Wiegan, $38.95

The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model, rather than the traditional social services model. Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities demonstrates that by employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment.


Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults. Zosia Zaks, $27.95

Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved – parents, spouses, friends – this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with daily living. In the love section, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.


Life on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Girls and Women. Karen McKibbin, $22.95

This practical guide explains the unique issues that affect females with autism and provides tools and strategies that girls, women and their families can use in day-to-day life.


Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne Soraya, $19.95

What you need to know to move into a place of your own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum.

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Living Well On the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism.  Valerie Gaus, $24.95

Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently — and how to tap into your personal strengths — you can greatly enhance your well-being. This wise and practical book helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you:

  • Learn the unspoken rules of social situations
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Get organized at home and at work
  • Manage anxiety and depression
  • Strengthen your relationships with family and friends
  • Live more successfully on your own or with others.

A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter.


Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

Many people on the autism spectrum have limited knowledge of how to establish or conduct sexual relationships: drawing on extensive research with people on the autism spectrum, the book openly explores the desires, needs and preferences of people with AS in their own words. Attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure.

This accessible book is an invaluable source of information and support for those with Asperger Syndrome and couples in which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counselors and health and social care professionals.


Making Sense of Sex: a Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome. Sarah Attwood, $22.95

For people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity.

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Managing with Asperger Syndrome. Malcolm Johnson, $29.95

This insider account provides much-needed information for and about people with AS who work in management positions — with useful examples and guidance on coping with the pressures and demands of the workplace.


Managing My Money: Banking and Budgeting Basics. Natalie Hale, $43.95

Managing My Money is a handy workbook that teaches banking and budgeting basics to teens and adults who can use a calculator and have math and handwriting skills at a a first-grade level or higher. A handy CD-ROM makes it easy to print out additional forms.


Middle School: the Stuff Nobody Tells You About. Haley Moss, $25.50

A teenage girl with high-functioning autism shares her experiences.


Parents with Intellectual Disabilities Past, Present and Futures. Edited by Gwynneth Llewellyn, et al, $59.95

The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter.  The book presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study and offers a human rights approach to disability and family life. Informed by the newly adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), the book provides comprehensive research-based knowledge from leading figures in the field of intellectual disability.

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Personal Hygiene? What’s That Got to Do With Me? Pat Crissey, $25.95

This book is full of fun cartoons that show the reader exactly what to do to look and smell good, have clean teeth and stay healthy.


The Power to Spring UP: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities.  Diana Katovitch, $30.95

The Power to Spring Up makes it clear that education and learning after high school are both possible and beneficial for students with significant disabilities, giving them better job opportunities and more fulfilling lives.

This guide to PSE options is designed for students ages 14 and up with a variety of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy as well as for their families, advocates, and secondary school professionals. Not only does the author provide important practical information and guidance, she also inspires families, giving them renewed hope in their child’s future and the possibilities for them to continue learning and gaining independence into adulthood.


Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Jed Baker, $47.95

The author of the best-selling Social Skills Picture Book now speaks to the growing challenge of social skills in young, and-not-so-young, adults with autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Often the barrier to success, the lack of social skills can be frustrating and a very real challenge. This easy-to-follow resource provides a complete toolbox of skills that can open doors to opportunities. Includes sections on perspective taking, non-verbal communication, conversational skills, goal setting, and stress management.

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Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: a Parent’s Guide to Student Success. Ann Palmer, $24.95

Realizing the college dream begins in the primary years. Ann Palmer, a board member of the Autism Society of North Carolina with 11 years experience working with families of individuals with autism at TEACCH, has written an accessible and comprehensive guide that emphasizes the benefits of planning ahead. This highly invitational book is excellent reading for parents considering their child’s path to higher education and how to prepare them for the transition form home life, social integration and academic pressure, self-disclosure and a successful, independent life.


A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approaches. E. Veronica Bliss & Genevieve Edmonds, $22.95

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome presents an empowering, practical approach to helping people with Asperger Syndrome to succeed at college, at work, at home and in life. The authors highlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect and understanding.

This book will be of interest to people who are affected by AS, their families, and the people who work with them.


Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum. Wendy Lawson, $24.95

Personal, practical, witty and frank, this is an exploration of how differing cognitive styles and sensory profiles can impact on communicating and connecting in intimate relationships.

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The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond. Jed Baker, $54.95

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond offers parents and educators of teens (and young adults) photos of actual students engaging in a variety of social situations. This visual learning format shows, rather than tells, students the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances. The photos illustrate the positive and the negative consequences of social interactions in a wide variety of real-life situations that are important to teens.


Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care?  Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $34.50

A guidebook for understanding and navigating the social complexities of the workplace, SOCIAL THINKING AT WORK describes the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace. The book helps you to decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. 


S.T.A.R.S.: a Social Skills Training Guide for Teaching Assertiveness, Relationship Skills and Sexual Awareness. Susan Heighway & Susan Kidd Webster, $26.95

Specially designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs. Goals and activities cover a variety of important skills:

• Building a Positive Self-Image • Making Choices • Learning Relationship-Appropriate Behaviors • Engaging in Mature Relationships • Identifying Body Parts and Understanding Their Functions • Understanding Public and Private Behavior • Understanding Sexual Feelings and Behaviors • Understanding Reproduction • Health Issues Related to Sexual Awareness • Recognizing a Situation as Potentially Unsafe • Learning to Say “No” and Using Basic Self-Protection • And many more!

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Take Control of Asperger’s Syndrome: the Official Strategy Guide for Teens with Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Janet Price & Jennifer Engel Fisher, $23.95

A unique handbook for older kids and for teens on taking control of their strengths in order to succeed at school, make friends and navigate life’s challenges.


Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal & Debra Hart, $45.95

More and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities—and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college.


Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum: a User’s Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems. Ashley Stanford, $24.95

Don't you wish relationships came with a manual? Ashley Stanford has written a user's guide to relationships that adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as offering valuable guidance to their partners.

Troubleshooting identifies problems and makes them fixable. This book presents a three-step troubleshooting process that can defuse even the trickiest relationship dilemma. Specific problem areas are covered in detail including communication, executive functioning, mindblindness, attachment, intimacy, co-habiting, and raising a family. The book offers straightforward solution-focused strategies and additional help is given in the form of bulleted lists, summaries, scripts, and example scenarios.


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, $33.95

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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Complete Booklist

Adolescence

Asperger Download: a Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges. Josie and Damian Santomauro, $27.50
Written by a young man with Asperger Syndrome and his mother, Asperger Download is a helpful resource for adolescents that defines everyday terms — from abuse to morals to zits — in a voice that other AS teens can relate to.

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success. B. Smith Myles & D. Adreon, $25.50
Practical, proven solutions for AS teens as they navigate the turbulent years leading to adulthood.

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and the Things in Between. Edited by Liane Holliday Willey, $24.95
Reflecting the experiences of parents, professionals and youth with AS, this book tackles issues such as sexuality, depression, friendship, disclosure and therapeutic alternatives.

Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know. Ellen Heller Korin, $25.95
This interactive workbook deals with issues that older adolescents and adults face, such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment, and self-care.

Asperger's Teens: Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Blythe Grossberg, $20.95 (ages 13-15)
This book helps you use your strengths and unique personal style to feel more comfortable in high school.

The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide. J.D. Kraus, $26.95
Candid advice for teens, tweens and parents from a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism: Structured Playtime Acitvities with Valuable Support Strategies for Adults, 2nd Edition. Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg & Mary Lou Klagge, $39.95
This book provides comprehensive, structured strategies to help adults introduce meaningful activities to ASD children, for home and school.

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Photocopiable Workbook. Anna Tickle & Bettina Stott, $52.95
This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying — as victims or perpetrators — to explore what bullying is, the effects it can have and how it can be tackled successfully.

A ‘5’ Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, $29.50
Building on her popular 5-Point Scale, Kari Dunn Buron takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries.

Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: a User Guide to Adolescence. Luke Jackson, $24.95
Author Luke Jackson is a teen with AS who has advice and guidance to offer on bullying, friendships, disclosure, school, dating, morality, physical changes and more.

Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome: Understanding Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Carol Hagland, $21.95
A useful reference for friends and family of individuals with AS, as well as health and social care staff and students, whatever the level of training and experience.

Growing Up On the Spectrum: a Guide to Life, Love and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger’s. Lynn Kern Koegel & Claire LaZebnik, $19.00
A guide to life, love and learning for teens and young adults with autism and Asperger’s. with chapters on friendships, romance, school, college and life skills.

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How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different: an Asperger's Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents. Yuko Yoshida, $17.95
An accessible guide to Asperger's Syndrome (AS) written for young readers who have been diagnosed with AS and other autism spectrum conditions.

Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome. Coulter, DVD, (12 minutes), $29.95
Candid interviews with teenagers designed to promote positive interactions between classmates and reduce harassment and bullying.

Middle School: the Stuff Nobody Tells You About. Haley Moss, $25.50
A teenage girl with high-functioning autism shares her experiences.

Personal Hygiene? What’s That Got to Do With Me? Pat Crissey, $25.95
This book is full of fun cartoons that show the reader exactly what to do to look and smell good, have clean teeth and stay healthy.

Preparing for Life: the Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Jed Baker, $47.95
This easy-to-follow resource provides a complete toolbox of skills that can open doors to opportunities. Includes sections on perspective taking, non-verbal communication, conversational skills, goal setting, and stress management.

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond. Jed Baker, $54.95
This visual learning format shows, rather than tells, students the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances.

Take Control of Asperger’s Syndrome: the Official Strategy Guide for Teens with Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Janet Price & Jennifer Engel Fisher, $23.95
A unique handbook for older kids and for teens on taking control of their strengths in order to succeed at school, make friends and navigate life’s challenges.

Taking Care of Myself: a Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism. Mary Wrobel, $33.95
This unique combination of social stories and easy-to-understand activities is directed toward youth with lower functioning autism and developmental delays. It covers issues of health, hygiene, puberty, personal safety and more.

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Family Life & Relationships

Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work. Katrin Bentley, $22.95
Includes very practical and compassionate advice for making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.

An Asperger Marriage. Gisela & Christopher Slater-Walker, $24.95
Recommended reading for couples and professionals working with relationship difficulties, An Asperger Marriage offers a tender look at a disability some regard as incompatible with marriage.

Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs. Maxine Aston, $29.95
An in-depth look at issues like trust, communication, sex and intimacy in the AS relationship.

Counselling for Asperger Couples. Barrie Thompson, $49.95
The book offers a wealth of valuable advice on improving communication and cooperation and includes photocopy-ready activity sheets that couples can fill in and use to help understand each other better.

Families of Adults with Autism: Stories and Advice for the Next Generation. Edited by Jane Johnson & Anne Van Rensselaer, $19.95
A collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their parents and siblings.

The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome. Jeannie Uhlenkamp, $27.50
Everything you have been looking for in a dating guide for teenagers on the Autism spectrum … and more!

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends. Don Gabor, $22.00
Break through the shyness barrier, be a better speaker, meet more people and make new friends. Communicate with confidence, wit and enthusiasm in person or on the phone, one-on-one or in groups.

Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults. Zosia Zaks, $27.95

Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome: Family Viewpoints. Patrick, Estelle & Jared McCabe, $24.95
Patrick McCabe has Asperger Syndrome and in this unique book, the reader has the opportunity see what life is like both as — and with — an AS husband and father.

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities Past, Present and Futures. Edited by Gwynneth Llewellyn, et al, $59.95
The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter. 

Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum: a User’s Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems. Ashley Stanford, $24.95
Ashley Stanford has written a user's guide to relationships that adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as offering valuable guidance to their partners.

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College, Work and Leisure

Asperger Syndrome at Work: Success Strategies for Employees and Employers DVD. Coulter Video, $25.95
A 45 minute program for job seekers and a 23 minute program for employers on the benefits of hiring someone with Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook. Roger Meyer, $43.95
This practical manual will enable adults with Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism to identify their strengths, talents and personal needs and appreciate their value as working individuals.

Asperger Syndrome and Employment: a Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work DVD. Nick Dubin, $39.95
Dubin, who has AS, “…offers practical advice on finding employment in line with your interests, making use of job coaches, developing self-esteem, using your strengths and being hones to yourself and others about your weaknesses.

Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work DVD. Coulter Video, $13.95
The program includes techniques to help students understand their role in the transition process, obtain special education services at the college level, learn to be self advocates, and focus on finding a career field which uses their interests and talents.

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom. Paul Wehman, Marcia Datlow Smith & Carol Schall, $40.95
Compelling stories throughout Autism and the Transition to Adulthood illustrate how successful transition planning improved the lives of three diverse teenagers.

The Autism Spectrum and Further Education: a Guide to Good Practice. Christine Breakey, $34.95
The author covers all the key areas and offers strategies and solutions for communicating effectively, helping students to manage transition, and understanding and minimizing problem behaviours as well as teaching social skills and self-awareness.

Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests and Personal Growth. Jackie Marquette, $23.50
A system of ongoing assessments with action steps, designed for family members and professionals to guide an individual through an exploration process to identify strengths and gifts that support emotional needs and promote growth.

College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong. Pavan John Antony & Stephen Shore, Editors, $33.95
This book presents a realistic picture of the positive and negative aspects of the transition to higher education as experienced by students with disabilities.

Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism: Practical Strategies for Home, School and Community, 2nd Edition. Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg & Mary Lou Klagge, $39.95
A structured, comprehensive approach to developing leisure interests and skills for home, school and community, from early childhood to adulthood, for individuals with autism.

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $28.95

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies. Yvona Fast, et al, $31.95
Practical and technical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from “fitting in” with colleagues to disclosures issues, this book guides the NLD or AS reader toward a successful employment experience.

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome. Gail Hawkins, $29.95
A great guide for helping people with Asperger Syndrome get into the workplace and keeping them there. Canadian author.

The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum. Robyn Steward, $27.95
This handbook is your guide to super safe living as an independent woman and will help you to stay safe whilst living life to the full. It may also be of interest to your family, friends and carers, giving them insight into life on the spectrum and confidence that you will enjoy your independence in an informed and safe manner.

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. David Wiegan, $38.95
By employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment.

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Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne Soraya, $19.95
What you need to know to move into a place of your own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum.

Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities. Cary Griffin & David Hammis, $52.95
A thorough and uplifting guidebook for helping individuals with disabilities turn small business ideas into success stories.

Managing My Money: Banking and Budgeting Basics. Natalie Hale, $43.95
A handy workbook that teaches banking and budgeting basics to teens and adults who can use a calculator and have math and handwriting skills at a a first-grade level or higher.

Managing with Asperger Syndrome. Malcolm Johnson, $29.95
This insider account provides much-needed information for and about people with AS who work in management positions — with useful examples and guidance on coping with the pressures and demands of the workplace.

The Power to Spring UP: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities.  Diana Katovitch, $30.95
This guide to PSE options is designed for students ages 14 and up with a variety of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy as well as for their families, advocates, and secondary school professionals.

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: a Parent’s Guide to Student Success. Ann Palmer, $24.95
This highly invitational book is excellent reading for parents considering their child’s path to higher education and how to prepare them for the transition form home life, social integration and academic pressure, self-disclosure and a successful, independent life.

Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care?  Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $34.95
A guidebook for understanding and navigating the social complexities of the workplace, this book helps you to decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. 

Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal & Debra Hart, $45.95
Uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college.

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Support & Advocacy

Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Shore, editor, $29.95
A new look at the issues surrounding disclosure, with advice and instructions on how, when and why to disclose in bother personal and professional situations.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Preparing for Adulthood. Patricia Howlin, $52.50
Focusing mainly on the problems experienced by high functioning people with autism…this book offers practical advice regarding social functioning, educational and occupational status.

Build Your Own Life: a Self-Help Guide for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Wendy Lawson, $27.95
Essential reading for those on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum , helping them to get the most out of a world that is often confusing and aiding those close to them in understanding their perspective.

Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence. Dinah Murray, editor, $26.95
A unique and fascinating insight into the important issue of diagnosis disclosure, this book is an essential guide for people with AS, parents, teachers, professionals and all those who have ever felt confused about revealing a personal issue.

Dangerous Encounters: Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism: a Streetwise Guide for all Emergency Responders, Retailers and Parents. Bill Davis & Wendy Goldband Schunick, $29.95
Stressing safety and awareness in everyday situations, Dangerous Encounters shows how to avoid serious confrontations when a person with autism may be involved.

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Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family. Kristi Sakai, $22.95
Kristi Sakai lives on a farm in Oregon with her husband Nubuo, and their three children, Tom, Kito and Kaede, all of whom have Asperger Syndrome.

Incentives for Change: Motivating People with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Learn and Gain Independence. Lara Delmolino & Sandra Harris, $20.95
A comprehensive and readable guide for parents, educators, clinicians and others who are working to encourage independence and self-management skills in children & adults with autism.

Life on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Girls and Women. Karen McKibbin, $22.95
What you need to know to move into a place of your own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum.

Living Well On the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism. Valerie Gaus, $25.95
A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter.

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approaches. E. Veronica Bliss & Genevieve Edmonds, $22.95
The authors highlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect and understanding.

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, $33.95
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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Sexuality

Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality: from Adolescence through Adulthood. Isabelle Henault, $31.95
A comprehensive sex education program for those with AS.

Autism/Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond. Jerry & Mary Newport, $27.50
A groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s syndrome, written by a couple who are both on the autism spectrum.

The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships: Understand Yourself and Make Choices that are Right for You. Nick Luxmoore, $25.00
Together with important information on sexual health, this book will help you to understand how to find and maintain a relationship of your choosing in a safe and enjoyable way.

Just Say Know! Understanding and Reducing the Risk of Sexual Victimization of People with Developmental Disabilities. Dave Hingsburger, $23.95

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

Many people on the autism spectrum have limited knowledge of how to establish or conduct sexual relationships: drawing on extensive research with people on the autism spectrum, the book openly explores the desires, needs and preferences of people with AS in their own words.

Making Sense of Sex: a Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome. Sarah Attwood, $22.95
A thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond.

Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum. Wendy Lawson, $24.95
Personal, practical, witty and frank, this is an exploration of how differing cognitive styles and sensory profiles can impact on communicating and connecting in intimate relationships.

S.T.A.R.S.: a Social Skills Training Guide for Teaching Assertiveness, Relationship Skills and Sexual Awareness. Susan Heighway & Susan Kidd Webster, $26.95
Specially designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse.

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