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The SWAN Resource Library is located at the SWAN Office, and contains more than 350 items. Books and DVDs are available for loan free of charge to SWAN Members, and we have numerous FREE information pamphlets available to keep. Please contact us to enquire as to the availability of items and to borrow from our library.

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism & Asperger's

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism & Asperger's

Ellen Notbohm & Veronica Zysk

Winner of a Teachers' Choice Award, the first edition of this book has already become a bestseller throughout the autism community. Now, in this expanded edition, Notbohm and Zysk have added more than 400 new ideas for teaching and parenting autistic children.

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Autism Resource Book
101 Games For Better Behaviour

101 Games For Better Behaviour

Jenny Mosley & Helen Sonnet

Full of engaging games and activities that will help children to develop the skills and attributes needed for positive behaviour and effective learning.

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Not ASD Specific
A Double Shot Of Happiness

A Double Shot Of Happiness

Judy Sharp

Tim Sharp's extraordinary journey from being diagnosed with autism to becoming an internationally renowed artist.

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Resource book
A Friend Like Henry

A Friend Like Henry

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

This is the inspiring account of a family's struggle to break into their son's autistic world - and how a beautiful retreiver dog made the real difference. Dale was still a baby when his parents realised that something wasn't right. Worried, his mother Nuala took him to see several doctors, before finally hearing the word 'autism' for the first time. Scared but determined that Dale should live a fulfilling life, Nuala describes her despair at her son's condition, her struggle to prevent Dale being excluded from a 'normal' education and her sense of hopeless isolation. Dale's autism was severe and violent and family life was a daily battleground. But the Gardner's lives were transformed when they welcomed a gorgeous Golden Retriever into the family. The special bond between Dale and his dog Henry helped them to produce the breakthrough in Dale they had long sought. From taking a bath to saying 'I love you', Henry helped introduce Dale to all the normal activities most parents take for granted, and set him on the road to being the charming and well-adjusted young man he is today. This is a heartrending and fascinating account of how one devoted and talented dog helped a little boy conquer his autism.

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Biographical Resource Book
A Terrible Secret

A Terrible Secret

Steve Heron

A story about courage to disclose sexual abuse. "Can I trust you with a secret?" Asked the girl. A girl finds the courage to tell someone what has happened to her. A BUZ Feel Safe Fell Right Book - includes 1 page help notes for the parents and carers.

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Not ASD Specific
A Thorn In My Pocket

A Thorn In My Pocket

Temple Grandin's Mother Tells The Family Story
Eustacia Cutler

A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler's story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative Leave-it-to-Beaver world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as "infant schizophrenics" and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community, and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed, as Ms. Cutler puts it, "beyond my wildest dreams." Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.

Insightful chapters include:

  • And Baby Makes Three
  • As the Twig Is Bent
  • Childhood
  • The Separate Worlds Begin
  • Things Fall Apart
  • And Start All Over Again
  • The End of Childhood
  • Then What Happened?
  • Looking for the Source
  • The Legacy of Genes
  • What It Means to Be Human
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Biographical Resource Book
A Volcano In My Tummy

A Volcano In My Tummy

Helping Children To Handle Anger
Elaine Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney

An accessible resource book for teachers, parents and all who care for children, it is full of stories and easy to use games and exercises designed to encourage children to see their anger and to deal constructively with it.

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Not ASD Specific
A is for Autism, F is For Friend

A is for Autism, F is For Friend

A kids' book on making friends with a child who has autism.
Joanna Keating-Velasco

Friends forever is a simple, heartfelt book which touches on the importance of breaking down barriers to pave the way for unique friendships between kids who are not that different after all! Made for kids from the perspective of a child with autism.

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Autism Resource Book
Action Words Volume 1

Action Words Volume 1

Baby Bumble Bee

Enhances early language development. Introducing 20 new verbs. Set to the music of Beethoven. 35min

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Not ASD Specific
Action Words Volume 2

Action Words Volume 2

Baby Bumble Bee

Enhances early language development. Introducing 20 new verbs. Set to the music of Chopin. 35min

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Not ASD Specific
Action Words Volume 3

Action Words Volume 3

Baby Bumble Bee

Enhances early language development. Introducing 20 new verbs. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky. 35 min

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Not ASD Specific
Action Words!

Action Words!

A Vocabulary Builder Video-Volume 2-Age Range 4 Months to 36 Months
Baby Bumble Bee

Enhances early language development. Introducing 20 new verbs. Set to the music of Chopin. Not ASD Specific

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DVD - 35 mins
Action Words!

Action Words!

A Vocabulary Builder Video-Volume 1 - Age Range 4 Months to 36 Months
Baby Bumble Bee

Enhances early language development. Introducing 20 new verbs. Age Range 4 months to 36 months. Not ASD Specific

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DVD - 35 mins
Action Words!

Action Words!

A Vocabulary Builder Video-Volume 3 - Age Range 4 Months to 36 Months
Baby Bumble Bee

Enhances early language development. Introducing 20 new verbs. Age Range 4 months to 36 months. Not ASD Specific

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DVD - 35 mins
Additive Alert

Additive Alert

Julie Eady

Your guide to safer shopping. The essential information about what's really in the food you eat, which additives to avoid and why.

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Not ASD Specific
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Chantal Sicile-Kira

Adolescents can be a difficult time for everyone, but for parents of teens on the autism-spectrum it's particularly nerve-wracking. This book offers strategies for helping children, whatever their ability level, through the changes of the teenage years, and to prepare them for adulthood. Using clear examples, practical advice and supportive insights.

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Autism Resource Book
All About Me

All About Me

A First Look At Baby
Baby Bumble Bee

Introduces infants and toddlers to their own bodies. This video features kids, songs and fun. More than twenty bodies are reviewed. 30 min

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Not ASD Specific
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Kathy Hoopmann

Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the joys and challenges of raising a child who is different. It leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality and the potential of people with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Autism Resource Book
Ami Has Asperger's

Ami Has Asperger's

Jane Jolly

Written for the classmates of her daughter, this book helps them to understand why Ami behaved differently in many circumstances.

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Autism Resource Book
An Introduction To Supporting People With Autistic Spectrum Conditions

An Introduction To Supporting People With Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Sue Hatton & Tom Boughton

If you work with people with autistic spectrum condition and are studying for a health and social care qualification, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then An introduction to supporting people with autistic spectrum condition is for you. This book puts the person with autism at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support you provide.

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Autism Resource Book
Approaches To Autism

Approaches To Autism

National Autistic Society UK

The scope of this book is wide: it contains references to a huge range of interventions and therapies, arranged alphabetically for easy reference. Each entry signposts the way to further information.

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Autism Resource Book
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

An animated toilet training resource
South Aust Dept for Communities & Social Inclusion

This DVD includes the popular animation 'Tom's Toilet Triumph' with additional boy or girl toileting sequences. This presents a story about learning to use the toilet, with realistic step by step instruction. It is suitable for all ages.

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DVD
Asperger Download

Asperger Download

Josie & Damian Santomauro

Being a teenager is an experience simultaneously shared by teens and their parents. In this book, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share their dual experiences by defining major terms that teenage males encounter during their journey into manhood. Damiam was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 5. Now he's in college and ready to share his experiences with teens who are experiencing what he lived through.

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Resource Book
Asperger On The Job

Asperger On The Job

Rudy Simone

Must have advice for people with Asperger's or high functioning autism and their employers, educators and advocates. Up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence. Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger's find and keep gainful employment.

Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field. Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche.

There is more to a job than what the tasks are. From social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work-together!

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Autism Resource Book
Asperger Syndrome Pocketbook

Asperger Syndrome Pocketbook

Ronnie Young

For many children and young people, the world is a strange and unfathomable place where people don't say what they mean or mean what they say; where the rules change depending on who you are with; and, where you are never allowed just to be yourself. Welcome to Planet Asperger, located in a parallel universe where everything seems the same as earth, but nothing actually is. The Asperger Syndrome Pocketbook helps teachers and support staff to understand the difficulties faced by pupils with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and provides strategies for overcoming the challenges it poses in the classroom. The book is highly illustrated, using cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts to support the text throughout. The opening chapter explains exactly what AS is - and what it is not. It lists characteristics of the condition and highlights both the complications and delights of having an AS pupil in a class. Subsequent chapters deal with specific challenges: social impairment; obsessive interests; repetition and change; speech and language; non-verbal communication; and, anger or rage. In each case the challenge is described using illustrative examples and is followed by practical solutions. A final section on inclusion covers implications for academic, pastoral and support staff and how to help with study skills, exams and problem-solving. Author Ronnie Young is the mother of a son with Asperger's. She has taught in schools, PRUs, offender institutions and in FE. Ronnie is now a trainer and consultant specialising in neuro-diversity. She works for the National Autistic Society and regularly contributes to national conference.

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Autism Resource Book
Asperger Syndrome, the Universe & Everything

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe & Everything

Kenneth Hall

Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of eight. His early school years had been difficult, as although he is bright and articulate, his behavior could be challenging and easily misread. After his diagnosis, the Local Education Board intervened and provided him with a laptop computer, to encourage him to express himself. This book is the result (written when Kenneth was 10yrs old). Kenneth is in a unique position to describe some of the inner experiences and perceptions of autism in childhood. He has a warm and positive attitude to Asperger's Syndrome which other children will find inspiring. Insights, struggles and joys are recounted vividly in a frank and humorous way. His book is for anyone interested in understanding more about autism, including parents, siblings, teachers and professionals.

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Autism Resource Book
Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual

Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual

Ellen S. Heller Korin

What you, your parents and your teachers need to know. In interactive guide and workbook. Designed to help young people (5th to 8th grade) develop their personal profile, learning to identify their strengths and challenges.

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Autism Resource Book
Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide For Parents & Professionals
Tony Attwood

Providing a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of Asperger's syndrome, with strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on all aspects of the syndrome, from language and social behaviour to motor clumsiness. Incorporating case studies form the author's own practical experience, the book contains many examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's syndrome. Tony Attwood is a practicing clinical psychologist who specialises in the field of Asperger's Syndrome.

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Autism Resource Book
Asperger's Syndrome & High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome & High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People
Ioan James

This book describes the lives and personalities of twenty of the most remarkable people of the past who may well have had Asperger's syndrome. Famous in the fields of art, literature and science, among others, they illustrate vividly how highly intelligent people are able to surmount some of the problems that AS causes and achieve so much - more than might have been possible without it. From Michelangelo to Andy Warhol, from Jonathon Swift to Patricia Highsmith, from Bela Bartok to Glen Gould, from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein, from Phillip of Spain to Thomas Jefferson, these individuals show us how much the world owes to people with AS and similar conditions.

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Autism Resource Book
Asperger's Syndrome & Sexuality from Adolescence Through Adulthood

Asperger's Syndrome & Sexuality from Adolescence Through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault

Playing the dating game is often tricky: all the more so for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? What help can be given if a man with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? In this comprehensive and unique guide, Isabelle Henault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves.

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Autism Resource Book
Australian Autism Handbook

Australian Autism Handbook

The Essential Resource Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Benison O'Reilly & Seana Smith

The only complete guide to every aspect of raising a child with an ASD in Australia. This book offers guidance, expert advice and above all support to parents and health professionals from the early signs and symptoms of ASD through diagnosis, the intervention programs, medical theories and schooling. It also contains the most comprehensive state-by-state guide to the resources available to ASD families in Australia. The authors are professional writers and both have children with Autism. They know from first-hand experience the essential information parents need to know to raise your child with ASD.

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Autism Resource Book
Autism All-Stars

Autism All-Stars

Edited by Josie Santomauro Editor

Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life.

Writers from all over the world at different stages in their careers, and from very different backgrounds, share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. Each explains how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. Education, the world of work, and relationships are the focus of the first part of the book, which then goes on to look at exceptional creativity, and the use of special interests.

The autobiographical stories in this book are full of wisdom and humour, and will be an inspiration for anyone with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome, their family and friends, and the professionals who work alongside them.

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Autism Resource Book
Autism And Me

Autism And Me

Rory Hoy

Autism and Me provides an privileged glimpse into the world of Rory Hoy, and 18 year old filmmaker with autism. In easy accessible terms, Rory explains what it means for everyday functioning: what it's like, for instance, not to have the natural inclination to respond to someone who calls you bay your name, or someone waves at you; what it's like to take someone literally when they have used a figure of speech.

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Autism Resource DVD
Autism At School

Autism At School

A video resource for teachers & parents in New Zealand

For children with autism, school can be a frightening place. Their ability to learn may be severely affected by anxiety and difficulties understanding and communicating with teachers and other students. In this DVD, New Zealand teachers show how they are creating learning environments where children with an ASD can thrive. Parents discuss the problems and successes they've had dealing with school, and children talk about what works for them. Featuring classroom action in a mainstream school, satellite classes and a special school (80mins), advice and tips for teachers and parents (50mins), and students talking about school (20mins).

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Autism Resource DVD
Autism Is... ?

Autism Is... ?

Ymkye Widerman-Van der Laan

Logan overhears his grandma tell her friend he has autism and he asks her, "Autism is…?" She explains it to him in this beautifully illustrated story.

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Autism Resource Book
Autism and the Grandparent Connection

Autism and the Grandparent Connection

Jennifer Krummins

Practical ways to understand and help your grandchild with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Autism Resource Book
Autism in the Classroom

Autism in the Classroom

Autism Association of WA

A resource kit for teachers of students with an autism spectrum disorder. What is ASD? Making the curriculum accessible for students with an ASD. Preventing and managing difficult behaviour.

Part 1: Describes the features of Autism and provides support strategies relevant to the school environment. Part 2: Demonstrates ways of making the curriculum more accessible for students with Autism; worksheets that can be photocopied are included.
Part 3: Provides strategies for preventing and managing "difficult behaviour".

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Autism Resource Book
BOOST English

BOOST English

Book 1 of 3 Ages 9-10
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Phonics and Word Building, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and punctuation.

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST English

BOOST English

Book 2 of 3/ Ages 9-10
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Phonics and Word Building, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and punctuation.

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST English

BOOST English

Book 3 of 3 / Ages 9-10
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Phonics and Word Building, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and punctuation.

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST English

BOOST English

Book 1 of 3/ Ages 11-12
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Spelling, Reading comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Syntax(sentence structure)

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST English

BOOST English

Book 2 of 3/ Ages 11-12
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Spelling, Reading comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Syntax(sentence structure)

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST English

BOOST English

Book 3 of 3/ Ages 11-12
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Spelling, Reading comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Syntax(sentence structure)

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST Maths

BOOST Maths

Level 5- Book 3- Ages 9-10
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Spelling, Reading comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Syntax(sentence structure)

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST Maths

BOOST Maths

Level 7- Book 1- Ages 11-12
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in: Spelling, Reading comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Syntax(sentence structure)

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST Maths

BOOST Maths

Level 7-Book 2- Ages 11-12
Pearson Education Australia

Boost your skills in Order of Operations, Measuring Time, Understanding Data, Ratios

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Not ASD Specific
BOOST Maths

BOOST Maths

Level 7- Book 3- Ages 11-12
Pearson Education australia

Boost your Skills in Fractions, Area and Angles, Mass and Perimeter, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

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Not ASD Specific
Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Buiding Positive Self-Esteem for Young People
Kate Collins-Donnelly

"Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people.

Look out - the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He's the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind. But the good news is you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!

Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good!

Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner."

Not ASD Specific
Basic Skills Checklists

Basic Skills Checklists

Teacher -friendly assessment for students with autism or special needs
Marlene Breitenbach

Basic Skills Checklists is an easy-to-use, informal assessment tool that brings method to the madness of classroom assessment. It focuses on pre-academic, readiness, and academic skills expected from learners in the early elementary years. Author and experienced teacher Marlene Breitenbach developed these helpful checklists in special-needs and inclusive classrooms while serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Autism Resource Book
Been There.  Done That.  Try This!

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide To Life On Earth
Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans & Anita Lesko

Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency - anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects. Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum - written by Aspies for Aspies.

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Autism Resource Book
Behavioural Intervention for Young Children With Autism

Behavioural Intervention for Young Children With Autism

A Manual For Parents & Professionals
Edited by Catherine Maurice, Stephen C. Luce, Gina Green, Gina Green & Stephen C. Luce

A growing body of research shows that many young children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders can derive significant, lasting, and sometimes dramatic benefits from early intervention based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This manual, inspired by that research, provides a wealth of practical information for parents, professionals, and others concerned with helping such children. Authors include parents whose children have been the beneficiaries of a science based approach to autism treatment, as well as many noted researchers and experienced clinicians.

The manual gives the reader concrete information on how to evaluate treatment options and differentiate scientifically validated interventions from fads and miracle cures; assess children s skills, needs, and progress objectively and systematically; teach children a wide variety of important skills, ranging from basics such as listening and looking, to complex language and social skills; and determine who is competent to deliver and supervise behavioral intervention.

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Autism Resource Book
Beyond Behaviour Management

Beyond Behaviour Management

For Managing Behavioural Difficulties in Individuals with an ASD
Autism Association of WA

The aim of this book is to assist you to understand why difficult behaviour can occur in people with Autism and other related disabilities. Once we understand what is going wrong when a situation is challenging or difficult, we are in a position to do something about it. This book will provide the reader with both the tools and strategies to change the course of many problem behaviours. In doing so, we will assist you to look at the person in the context of their skills, their needs and their day to day life.

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Autism Resource Book
Black Duck Wisdom

Black Duck Wisdom

Understanding Life Through The Wisdom Of Ducks!
Maggie Dent

Black Duck Wisdom" is the quickest and most affordable self-help book in the market today. Simple life wisdoms for people too busy to read the big self-help books! You will be nudged about something in your life that could be changed or made better.

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Not ASD Specific
Boardmaker

Boardmaker

includes Boardmaker Software Family User Guide (version 6)

CD-Rom software suitable for creating and printing picture symbol based communication and educational materials such as visual schedules and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).

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Autism Resource CD-Rom
Born on a Blue Day

Born on a Blue Day

A Memoir of Asperger's and an Extraordinary Mind
Daniel Tammet

Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colour and textures and can even perform extraordinary maths in his head. He can also learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in a week. He has an extremely rare form of Asperger's that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers, much like the Rain Man portrayed by Dustin Hoffman.

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Autism Resource Book
Building Strong Foundations

Building Strong Foundations

BeyondBlue

Tackling depression, anxiety and related disorders in the construction industry. Personal stories.

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Not ASD Specific
Bullies,Cyberbullies and Freemies

Bullies,Cyberbullies and Freemies

Teen life confidential
Michelle Elliot

Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you're a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This essential guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it. There are tips on how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem.

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Resource Book
Bully Busters and Beyond

Bully Busters and Beyond

Master Phil Nguyen

From victim to victor. From reactive to proactive. From suffering to succeeding. Martial arts master Phil Nguyen teaches the nine treasures to help children and their parents discover their inner strength so they can deal powerfully with bullying now and face adversity confidently for the rest of their lives. By applying the powerful principles in Bully Busters and Beyond, you can help your children build the self-confidence, self-esteem, and strength of character to go beyond their bullying challenges to lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.

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Not ASD Specific
Bully Proofing

Bully Proofing

Steve Heron

"This book is a potpourri of stories, anecdotes, ideas, challenges, sound concepts, and effective strategies that may well revolutionise our thinking about bullying.
Bullying can be defined as a repeated, persistent, or systematic action by one or more people that violates another person's rights to feel safe and be respected. Bullying is all about power imbalance. Bully-proofing is therefore about balancing the power."

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Not ASD Specific
Bumble Bees' 1-2-3's

Bumble Bees' 1-2-3's

Baby Bumble Bee

An exciting first look at numbers and counting. This 2 volume set covers all the number basics and helps get your child ready for kindergarten.

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Not ASD Specific
CAT-Kit

CAT-Kit

Cognitive Affective Training Resource
Professor Tony Attwood, Dr Kirsten Callesen & Dr Annette Moller Neilson

The Cognitive Affective Training (CAT) kit is a program that consists of visual, interactive, and customizable communication elements for children and young adults. It is designed to help students become aware of how their thoughts, feelings and actions all interact and, in the process of using the various visual components, they share their insights with others. It is an easy and effective way to work with neurotypical children and young adults as well as with people with developmental disabilities.
Web: www.catkit-us.com

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Autism Resource Kit
Caged In Chaos

Caged In Chaos

Victoria Biggs

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD).Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia - disorganisation, clumsiness and poor short-term memory - as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter such as bullying and low self-esteem.

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Not ASD Specific
Can I Tell You About Anxiety?

Can I Tell You About Anxiety?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite

Can I Tell You About Series. Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help.

With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal way to explore anxiety difficulties. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who experiences anxiety and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about anxiety, in the classroom or at home. Suitable for readers aged 7 upwards.

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Not ASD Specific
Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Jude Welton

Can I tell you about series. Meet Adam, a young boy with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS - explains what AS is, what it feels like to have AS, and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is ideally suited for girls and boys aged 7 to 15 years of age and serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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Autism Resource Book
Can I Tell You About Autism?

Can I Tell You About Autism?

A guide for friends, family & professionals
Jude Welton

Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home. It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.

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Autism Resource Book
Can I Tell You About Depression

Can I Tell You About Depression

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Christopher Dowrick and Susan martin

Can I Tell You About Series. Meet Julie - a woman who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be difficult but support and help are available, and there are things she can do that can help relieve the feelings of depression.
This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression - a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.

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Can I Tell You About Dyslexia?

Can I Tell You About Dyslexia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Alan M. Hultiquist

Can I Tell You About Series. This illustrated book is ideal for readers aged seven and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a discussion about dyslexia, in the classroom or at home. Introducing Zoe who has Dyslexia.

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Can I Tell You About Dyspraxia?

Can I Tell You About Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Maureen Boon

Part of the Can I Tell You About Series. Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia, which is sometimes called Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia and lets readers know how he can be helped and supported. This illustrated book will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with dyspraxia. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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Can I Tell You About Epilepsy?

Can I Tell You About Epilepsy?

A Guide For friends, Family & Professionals
Kate Lambert

Meet Ellie - a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She introduces us to some friends who help present the varying forms of epilepsy. Ellie and her friends help children to understand the obstacles that they face by telling them what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects them physically and emotionally, how epilepsy can be treated and how the condition is often misunderstood by people who do not know the facts. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for children from the age of 7. It will also help parents, friends, and professionals to make sense of the condition in its varying forms and will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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Can I Tell You About OCD?

Can I Tell You About OCD?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Amita Jassi

Katie invites readers to learn about OCD from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is and how her obsessions and compulsions affect her daily life. This is an ideal, illustrated introduction to OCD for both young people and older readers. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone with the condition.

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Carly's Voice

Carly's Voice

Breaking Through Autism
Arthur Fleischmann

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough. While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed "HELP TEETH HURT", much to everyone's astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online. In "Carly's Voice, "her father, Arthur Fleischmann, blends Carly's own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter. One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, it brings readers inside a once-secret world and in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.

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Autism Resource Book
Challenging Behaviours Pocketbook

Challenging Behaviours Pocketbook

Fintan O'Regan

All children are challenging to some extent, but some are more challenging than others. Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) can be tough to support and teach. The Challenging Behaviours Pocketbook focuses on three particular behaviour disorders: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD). Making extensive use of cartoons and diagrams to support the text, the book explains why some children are prone to developing a can't learn, won't learn or don't care attitude. The author devotes a chapter each to ADHD, ODD and CD. He illustrates each behaviour type through the characters Liam, Vicky and Darren, identifies typical characteristics and then offers classroom strategies for supporting and managing students with these SEBD. Lesson scenarios with example dialogues demonstrate how different teacher responses can lead to different outcomes and a final chapter suggests a whole-school approach to promoting good behaviour.

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Crazy For Colours

Crazy For Colours

Baby Bumble Bee

An understanding of colour is developed by exploring many different colour examples in nature, art and the man-made world. It is this seemingly unrelated objects that builds your child's sense of colour.

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Creative Movement For The Developing Child

Creative Movement For The Developing Child

A Nursery School Handbook For Non-Musicians
Clare Cherry

In essence, the principal objective of Creative Movement for the Developing Child is to develop an acute sensory perception during various stages of the child's growth in order to increase skills in areas of need. The human organism is constantly searching for something to which it can react. Interest is the force behind this constant search for a stimulus. By using the interests of the young child in motivating goal-directed action, we can help him to make maximum use of his capabilities.

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David's Gift

David's Gift

Sally Thibault

When author & speaker Sally Thibault's son David was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), it was the beginning of a long struggle. David's Gift takes you through Sally's family's journey living with David's difference. Eloquently written with raw truth & honesty, this real-life story confronts the truth about understanding difference and non-judgment. Sally's exploration of the day-to-day struggles faced by parents of a child with AS is insightful and candid. Here is a special boy & his extraordinary parents, who move from wishing their son was 'normal', to recognizing his unique difference & personality. It is a love story about a very special mother who helped David take his first steps towards a less fearful, more connected life. This book shows the journey out of any fractured human situation is always through growth that comes from love, understanding, compassion & forgiveness

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Autism Resource Book
Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults

Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults

Clinical Practice Guidelines
BeyondBlue

The beyondblue Clinical Practice Guidelines draw on the latest high quality research evidence to provide Recommendations and Good Practice Points that can be used to identify, treat and manage depression, anxiety and related disorders.

The Clinical Practice Guidelines have been compiled by expert advisory groups, drawing upon the best available research evidence. These groups include some of Australia's leading mental health experts, as well as carers and people who have experienced mental health conditions. These Guidelines have received approval from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), under S.14A of the NHMRC Act, 1992. In approving these guidelines, the NHMRC considers that they meet the NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines.

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Not ASD Specific
Developing Talents

Developing Talents

Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism
Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Employment figures and prospects have been updated, and new jobs have been added that are well suited for those on the spectrum.

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Autism Resource Book
Discipline Without Shouting Or Spanking

Discipline Without Shouting Or Spanking

Jerry Wykoff & Barbara C. Unell

Practical solutions to the most common preschool behavior problems. "This book should be required reading for any parent who wants to react to preschooler conflicts calmly and non-violently. It is a treasury of practical principles and concrete strategies for answering the universal child rearing challenges parents face every day.

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Discipline: Raising Cooperative Kids

Discipline: Raising Cooperative Kids

Michael Grose

Resource kit containing more than 2hrs of listening and an informative workbook of action steps, simple activities and amazing tools that will change the way you parent. Kit contains resource book and 2 x CDs.

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Ellie Needs To Go

Ellie Needs To Go

A book on how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
Kate E. Reynolds

This visual resource helps parents and carers teach girls and young women with autism or other special needs about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including lining up and taking your turn, as well as practicalities, such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations throughout, the book is the perfect starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

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Autism Resource Book
Embarrassed Often, Ashamed Never

Embarrassed Often, Ashamed Never

Lisa B. Elliot

In this cross between Chicken Soup for the Soul and the best of Erma Bombeck, the author, the mother of a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, gives us a rare glimpse of the ups and downs of family life with an individual who has autism spectrum disorder. From swim meets to Chinese restaurants, from school to church, to birthday parties, and everything in between, the reader is let into the everyday lives of the Elliott family. At once tender and hilarious, the episodes in the book all illustrate the basic tenet of this charming book - while living with a child with autism spectrum disorder often leads to embarrassing moments, nobody ever needs to be ashamed.

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Emergence:  Labelled Autistic

Emergence: Labelled Autistic

A True Story
Temple Grandin & Margaret Scariano

Dr Temple Grandin was diagnosed as being autistic at the age of three. An intelligent child with a thirst for knowledge, but unable to properly express herself or control her own behavior, Temple struggled through grade school. Eventually, her disruptive behavior forced her expulsion from a "normal" school and enrollment at a school for autistic children. There Temple fared better, but she began to suffer from "nerve attacks." Through working at the school's farm, Temple learned about cattle presses, which are used to calm nervous livestock. After building her own cattle press, Temple Grandin used it to successfully control her own nerve attacks.

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Autism Resource Book
Environments & Surroundings

Environments & Surroundings

How To Make Them Autism-Friendly
Anh Nguyen (The National Autistic Society - UK)

This booklet gives some guidance on changes that can be made to an environment be it one room, a whole building, or the individual's clothes - that will benefit children and adults with autism (including Asperger syndrome) by reducing sensory overload.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Everybody Feels Happy

Everybody Feels Happy

Jane Bingham

What makes you feel happy? Find out how you can make other people happy, too.

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Everybody is Different

Everybody is Different

Fiona Bleach

A delightfully illustrated book for school friends or brothers and sisters aged 8-13 of children with autism. It explains the characteristics of autism, investigates what it feels like to be a brother or sister of someone with an autistic spectrum disorder, and suggests some approaches to making life more comfortable for everyone.

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Autism Resource Book
Exploring Emotions

Exploring Emotions

Ros Bayley and Kay Margetts

If children are to become emotionally competent adults, able to understand and have mastery over their feelings, it is essential that this important work begins in the early years. It is a fundamental part of enabling children to be sensitive to the feelings of others, and a key element of all other emotional skills. This book takes a sensitive look at the whole range of human emotions and shows how to help children to recognise and talk about them.

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Exploring Feelings:  Anger

Exploring Feelings: Anger

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Manage Anger
Tony Attwood

Many children, especially those with developmental delays, have trouble understanding or expressing their feelings. The result can be difficulty with anger management. This book provides a guide for caregivers. It includes a workbook portion that asks children to identify situations that trigger their anger and find appropriate ways to respond.The program was designed as a treatment for an anxiety disorder or anger management problems in children with Asperger's Syndrome but the program can be equally applied to children with High Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS. The program does not have to be implemented by a qualified psychologist. A teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist or parent could implement the program without having training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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Autism Resource Book
Exploring Feelings: Anxiety

Exploring Feelings: Anxiety

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Manage Anxiety
Tony Attwood

Anxiety can be confusing for a child. Learning about emotions helps children recognize connections between thinking and feeling. This book provides a guide for caregivers. It includes a workbook section which allows children to identify situations that make them anxious and learn how to perceive the situation differently. The program was designed as a treatment for an anxiety disorder or anger management problems in children with Asperger's Syndrome but the program can be equally applied to children with High Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS. The program does not have to be implemented by a qualified psychologist. A teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist or parent could implement the program without having training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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Autism Resource Book
Freaks, Geeks & Asperger's Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks & Asperger's Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence
Luke Jackson

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Over the years Luke has learned to laugh about the name calling but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions, and when a child has AS, the result id often explosive. Luke's book gives guidance on bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, problems at school, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke Jackson is 13yrs old and has three sisters and three brothers. One of his brothers has ADHD, one is Autistic and Luke has Asperger Syndrome. He is also the author of A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet For Autism, Asperger Syndrome & ADHD.

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Free From OCD

Free From OCD

A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

You may not know anyone else who suffers from repetitive "stuck" thoughts and compulsive rituals, but plenty of other teens experience symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): the need to repeatedly wash their hands, check to make sure everything's okay, count possessions, put things in order, or even repeat thoughts over and over. Rituals like these may calm you down when you're feeling stressed or anxious, but you know all too well that the relief is temporary and you'll have to repeat the ritual when you start feeling uneasy again. This cycle can make you feel trapped, but also may seem impossible or even frightening to break.

Free from OCD offers forty easy cognitive behavioral exercises to help you move past your symptoms and live freely and flexibly, without fear. You'll finally be able to stop compulsive thoughts in their tracks and keep them from coming back.

This book helps you learn to:

  • Notice when thoughts are based in reality and when they're exaggerated
  • Recognize and neutralize situations that trigger your symptoms
  • Make friends and feel more confident in social situations
  • Use relaxation techniques instead of falling back on your rituals
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Get Organised Without Losing It

Get Organised Without Losing It

Janet S. Fox

Kids today have a lot to keep track of-and keep organized. Schoolwork, friends, activities, chores…rooms, backpacks, lockers, desks…and what about fun? Here's friendly, practical, humorous help for kids who want to manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff-without going overboard or being totally obsessed. Tips, techniques, strategies, and examples empower kids to conquer clutter, prioritize tasks, handle homework, prepare for tests, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and start enjoying the benefits of being organized: less stress and more success. Lists and steps make it doable; jokes and cartoons make it enjoyable. Recommended for any kid who's frustrated, overwhelmed, and sick of hearing "Clean your room!" "Where's your homework?" and "You're going to be late AGAIN!" Laugh & Learn Series

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Getting Started! Using Visual Systems to Promote Communication

Getting Started! Using Visual Systems to Promote Communication

Dolly Bhargava

This practical booklet has been written for parents and discusses a range of visual systems that can be used at home to develop your child's communication skills.

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Autism Resource Book
Going To The Dentist

Going To The Dentist

A Guide for People With Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Kate Wilkes (National Autistic Society UK)

Going to the dentist can be very stressful experience for people with Autism or Aspergers Syndrome, and their carers. This booklet provides reasons why this experience may be difficult and suggests strategies that can be used to help improve the situation.

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Going To The Doctor

Going To The Doctor

A Guide For Children With An Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Emma Jones

Going to the doctor can be very stressful experience for people with an autistic spectrum disorder or their carers. This booklet provides reasons why this experience may be difficult and suggests strategies that can be used to help improve the situation.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Going To The Hairdresser

Going To The Hairdresser

A Guide For Parents Of Children With Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Laura Slade

Many parents find that taking their child to the hairdressers can be a very difficult experience for all involved. This booklet explains briefly why a child may become distressed when having a haircut and also suggests some strategies to help.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Hello, My Name is max and I Have Autism

Hello, My Name is max and I Have Autism

Max Millar

Max is a 12 year old boy on the autism spectrum who has a beautifully composed collection of essays and drawings to explain to the reader what life is like with autism, providing insight into the autistic mind through the words and drawings of a child on the spectrum. This book addresses common questions children ask. The reader will derive a deeper understanding about autism as well as greater compassion for those who live with ASD.

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Resource Book
Help Me Be Good

Help Me Be Good

Bullying
Joy Berry

Helping Kids Grow! "My goal is to help children of all ages to live responsibly, so they can be happy and successful. To accomplish this, I've written books that speak directly to children about things that are happening in their everyday lives. I've tried to make the books entertaining and fun by adding cartoons and humor."

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Resource Book
Help! I've Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head!

Help! I've Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head!

How panic, Anxiety and Stress Affect Your Body
K.L. Aspden

This illustrated guide explains what happens to the brain and nervous system when that 'alarm bell in your head' starts ringing. Everyone experiences feelings of panic, anxiety or stress at times. Being able to spot these feelings and the effects they have on your body is the key to making them much easier to cope with. this book will teach you to recognise the warning signs and give you simple ways to beat those troubling feelings.

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Resource Book
Helping Your Child with Extreme picky Eating

Helping Your Child with Extreme picky Eating

Katja Rowell,MD Jenny McGlothlin,MD,SLP

A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion and Feeding Disorders.

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Resource Book
Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Paths Are Made By Walking
Terri Dowty & Kitt Cowlishaw

School can be a nightmare for children on the autistic spectrum. Far from learning social skills, they may find themselves in a hostile environment where they suffer teasing, bullying and social isolation. Home education can provide a positive and workable alternative. In this sympathetic and readable book, parents who home educate their children with autism of AS tell their personal stories; how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task and how it transformed their children's lives. A chapter on getting started with home education answers frequently asked questions about teaching materials, curricula and socialisation, and a chapter on home education and the law offers solid practical advice on relations with the education authority.

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Autism Resource Book
House Rules

House Rules

Jodi Picoult

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself to others, and like many children with Asperger's, Jacob has an obsessive focus on one subject - in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do - and he's usually right. But then one day his tutor is found dead, the police come to question him. Reluctance to make eye contact, stimulatory tics and twitches, inappropriate gestures, all of these can look a lot like guilt. Suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder. House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, and at the extremes of love and loyalty a family must call upon to overcome impossible circumstances.

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How To Do Homework Without Throwing Up

How To Do Homework Without Throwing Up

Trevor Romain

"Everybody who goes to school does homework. You are not alone. And they feel just as sick as you do when they have to do it." Trevor Romain knows how horrible homework can be, and kids will see this right away as they page through this book, grin at the cartoons, and smile at Trevor's funny insights while getting the homework help they need. Meanwhile, they'll discover valuable truths and pointers about homework: "People who say homework is a waste of time don't know what they are talking about." "The best way to get your homework done without feeling sick every time you see it is to just do it." Kids will also learn how to make a homework schedule, when to do the hardest homework (first!), the benefits of doing homework, and more-serious suggestions delivered with wit and humor because laughter makes learning fun. Laugh & Learn Series

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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

30th Anniversary Edition updated with new insights from the next generation. You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children--and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Now, in this thirtieth-anniversary edition, these award-winning experts share their latest insights and suggestions based on feedback they've received over the years. Their methods of communication--illustrated with delightful cartoons showing the skills in action--offer innovative ways to solve common problems. You'll learn how to: Cope with your child's negative feelings--frustration, disappointment, anger, etc. Express your anger without being hurtful Engage your child's willing cooperation Set firm limits and still maintain goodwill Use alternatives to punishment Resolve family conflicts peacefully.

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How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk

How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk

Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence.Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Now, they return with this essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.

From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, this book gives parents and teens the tools they need to communicate and navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.

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How To Talk To An Autistic Kid

How To Talk To An Autistic Kid

Daniel Stefanski

While many young people know kids with autism, they often find it hard to relate to them. That's because the behavior of autistic kids can seem off-putting and antisocial, even though the person with autism wants to be friends. This is frustrating for autistic kids and for their peers, and often leads to avoiding, ignoring, excluding-or bullying and teasing. In How to Talk to an Autistic Kid, a 14-year-old boy describes what it's like being autistic. With frankness and optimism, author Daniel Stefanski provides personal stories, clear explanations, and supportive advice about how to get along with kids with autism. How to Talk to an Autistic Kid answers many questions readers might have about their autistic peers, like:

  • Why does my autistic friend sometimes talk too loud or stand too close?
  • Why does she talk so much about the same topic over and over?
  • He won't even look at me. Does he really want to be friends?
  • Why does she complain about the lights (or the noise, or the smell)?
  • Why does it seem like my friend doesn't understand what I'm saying?
  • Is he smart?
  • How should I act when we're together?
  • What can we do together?
  • What can I do to help autistic kids?
  • Always straightforward and often humorous, How to Talk to an Autistic Kid will give readers (kids and adults alike) the confidence and tools needed to befriend kids with autism. They'll also feel like they've made a friend already-Daniel.

"Even though my brain is different, I'm still a kid. I like to have fun and want to have friends."
-Daniel Stefanski

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How To Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

How To Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

Jennifer McIlwee Myers

Jennifer Myers provides lots of SPECIFIC examples of how to teach important skills for daily life. (forewarded by Temple Grandin)

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How To Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

How To Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

Jennifer McIlwee Myers

This book can show you how to: Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations; Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite; Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy; Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching; And much more.

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Autism Resource Book
How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger

How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger

Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis

Anger is a part of life. We can't avoid it, we shouldn't stuff it, and we can't make it go away. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately. Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways-some healthy, some not. It teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to handle situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel. Young readers learn that violence is not acceptable and there are better, safer, more positive ways to resolve conflicts. They also discover what to do when people around them are angry, how to get help, and how to locate other resources (books, hotlines, school groups) when they need more support. Laugh & Learn Series

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How to Teach Life skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

How to Teach Life skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

Jennifer McIlwee Myers

This book can show you how to:

  • Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations
  • Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite
  • Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy
  • Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching

and much more.

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Autism Resource Book
I Am Creative

I Am Creative

David Parker

This book is about being creative. Creativity lets you think of things in a way that no one may have realized before. This can lead to effective ways of solving problems or developing new ways to improve an existing situation. It can also be lots of fun! Creativity shows our uniqueness. Each child has creative potential that should be recognised and nurtured.

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I Am Special

I Am Special

Introducing Children & Young People to Their Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Peter Vermeulen

I am Special is a workbook developed by Peter Vermeulen and already used extensively with young people with autism spectrum disorder. The workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult - parent, teacher or other professional. Unlike other books, its content and layout are devised especially for children who read, think and process information differently. I am Special is divided into two parts. The first is a theoretical introduction that explains how to inform children that they have autism or Asperger Syndrome and how to use the worksheets with groups or individuals. The second part consists of a series of worksheets which the child works through with an adult to create a unique and personal book about him or herself. It includes a series of exercises that present autism positively. They strike a balance between general facts, information about autism and personal information, covering the strengths an autistic person may have as well as the difficulties they may face. I am Special can be used with young people over the age of ten years. Not only is it an excellent source of information for the autistic child; it can be the first step in a process of counselling or psychotherapy or the springboard for a discussion group on autism.

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I Am Utterly Unique

I Am Utterly Unique

Celebrating the Strengths of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
Elaine Larson

Discover the unique characteristics and abilities of children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism ? from A to Z. This book, laid out in an A-to-Z format, celebrates the extraordinary gifts and unique perspectives that ASD children possess. Each page of this playful alphabet book presents one of the children's many talents and abilities. The kid-friendly illustrations and clever text create a positive portrayal of children with ASD. Designed to help the children with ASD grow in self-awareness of their many capabilities, "I Am Utterly Unique" also encourages dialogue with siblings, friends, parents and teachers.

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I Feel Bullied

I Feel Bullied

Jen Green

This book provides an introduction to the subject of bullying for young children. It describes different kinds of bullying, and the feelings of people who get bullied. The book contains notes for parents and teachers and suggests various ways of helping children deal with the problems of bullying.

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I Have Autism... What's That?

I Have Autism... What's That?

Kate Doherty, Paddy McNally & Eileen Sherrard

This cheerful book helps children and young people with autism to discover how they are different from neuro-typical people. Written in straightforward language and illustrated with helpful and amusing pin men, it explores different approaches to talking, playing and learning and offers coping strategies.

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Autism Resource Booklet
I Just Get So … Angry!

I Just Get So … Angry!

Dealing with anger and other strong emotions for teenagers
Timothy Bowden & Sandra Bowden

Today's teenagers struggle with issues such as anger, depression and anxiety, grief, substance abuse, friendship and body image problems. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health. But by using the simple techniques of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris's bestselling The Happiness Trap), they can develop effective, flexible coping skills that will build their mental resilience and equip them to deal with life's challenges. By following Andy on his journey of self-discovery, as he learns how to stand up to his own emotional Beast, I Just Get So … Angry! teaches adolescents these all-important techniques in an easily accessible way. At the end of Andy's story, they'll feel more confident about tackling their own problems and changing how they view the world. Graphic Novel

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I Just Want To Be ... Me!

I Just Want To Be ... Me!

Building resilience in young people.
Timothy Bowden & Sandra Bowden

Today's children struggle with a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to poor body image and low self-esteem. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health. These simple but sobering facts motivated Tim and Sandra Bowden to write their book, I Just Want to Be Me!, to help build resilience in young people. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris's bestselling The Happiness Trap) has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and these principles are now brought to life in this graphic novel. By following the main character, Holly, through her encounters with monsters (symbolising her inner doubts and unpleasant thoughts), children will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance. Support materials for the book can be downloaded from Tim and Sandra's website ACT on Purpose
Graphic Novel

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I Love Being My Autistic Self!

I Love Being My Autistic Self!

Landon Bryce

I Love Being My Own Autistic Self! is a funny and upbeat book for autistic people, their families, and others who care about them. Author Landon Bryce uses a colorful cast of cartoon characters to gently introduce neurodiversity, the idea that neurological differences should be respected and valued.

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Autism Resource Book
I'm Hungry, I'm Hungry, What Shall I Do?

I'm Hungry, I'm Hungry, What Shall I Do?

Laurie Eckenrode

Decisions "galore"await Triggy as he discovers tasty cafeteria treats.

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Imagine Having Asperger's Syndrome

Imagine Having Asperger's Syndrome

A First Consultation
Dr Richard Eisenmajer

Using anecdotes and case studies from his clinical practice, well known Melbourne pyschologist Dr Richard Eisenmajer explains the main features of Autism Spectrum Disorder. He provides insights into how people with ASD experience the world around them and reasons why they either excel or struggle with everyday activities. 120 min

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Autism Resource DVD
Inclusion Pocketbook

Inclusion Pocketbook

Niki Elliot, Elaine Doxey & Val Stephenson
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Individualised Autism Intervention For Young Children

Individualised Autism Intervention For Young Children

Travis Thompson

Discrete trial instruction or naturalistic, incidental teaching: How do you choose which approach to use with young children with autism? Now there's no need to "pick a side" -- this groundbreaking book helps professionals skillfully blend the best of both behavioral approaches to respond to each child's individual needs. Developed by one of the nation's leading experts on autism, this innovative, evidence-based guidebook cuts through the chaos of conflicting information and gives readers a logical, child-centered way to plan and implement intervention. Professionals will begin with an in-depth guide to creating an autism intervention profile for each child, based on the type and severity of the child's autism characteristics and common predictors of how the child will respond to intervention (such as anxiety level, language, and social interest). Once the profile is complete, readers will learn how to match the child's individual characteristics and needs with a specially tailored blend of DTI and naturalistic teaching. To help them select and implement the right interventions for each child, professionals will get more than a dozen practical tools, including the Autism Intervention Responsiveness Scale, sample data collection forms, schedules, intervention plans, and progress reports. Readers will also learn from detailed before-and-after case studies of five children with very different characteristics and intervention needs. Through vivid accounts of their diverse intervention plans and first-person stories from their parents, readers will see exactly what individualized, child-centered interventions look like and how they help children make improvements in key areas. A must for early childhood educators and interventionists, this book will demystify competing autism treatments and help readers create custom-tailored interventions that really improve child outcomes.

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Autism Resource Book
Inside Asperger's Looking Out

Inside Asperger's Looking Out

Kathy Hoopmann

This book shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world. Engaging text and colour photographs bring to light traits that many Aspies have in common, whilst at the same time highlighting and celebrating the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger syndrome special.

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Autism Resource Book
Intricate Minds

Intricate Minds

Understanding Classmates with Asperger's Syndrome

Candid interviews with teenagers designed to promote positive interactions between classmates and reduce harassment and bullying. Through interviews with students who have Asperger Syndrome (AS), this video offers an inside look at how teenagers with AS act, think and feel -- and how they're routinely treated. The students talk about their strengths as well as their challenges and describe how important is it to them to be treated with respect. The program's open includes speculation that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein had Asperger Syndrome. After viewing this video, classmates should be less likely to ignore or harass students with AS -- and be more willing to treat them as equals. The program is designed for students in high school and middle school and is an excellent staff development tool. 14 min

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Autism Resource DVD
Ipad For Kids

Ipad For Kids

500 Best Apps To Help Your Child Learn & Play
Edited by Daniel Booth

Magazine catalogue reviewing 500 iPad Apps suitable for supporting children to learn and play.

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Is A Worry Worrying You

Is A Worry Worrying You

Freida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz

Adults think of childhood as a carefree time, but the truth is that children worry, and worry a lot, especially in our highly pressurized era. This book addresses children's worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.

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Is It You, Me, Or Adult A.D.D.?

Is It You, Me, Or Adult A.D.D.?

Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder
Gina Pera

The science has been clear since 1994, when Adult ADHD was declared a medical diagnosis. Still, the public harbors misconceptions, and that means millions suffer needlessly. And that includes millions of couples who can't understand why their lives together are so hard-sometimes despite many attempts at couples therapy. Everyone knows someone with adult ADHD. Yet we misattribute the symptoms to anxiety, depression,
or even laziness, selfishness, or moodiness. Moreover, we assume ADHD means "little boys with ants in their pants." In fact, childhood hyperactivity goes "underground" as the person matures, resulting in a mentally restless state. Meticulously researched by award-winning journalist Gina Pera, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? is a comprehensive guide to recognizing the behaviors where you least expect them (on the road and in the bedroom, for example) and developing compassion for couples wrestling with unrecognized ADHD symptoms. It also offers the latest information from top experts, plenty of real-life details, and easy-to-understand guidelines for finding the best treatment options and practical solutions. The revolutionary message is one of hope for millions of people-and a joyous opportunity for a better life.

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It's Raining Cats and Dogs

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Michael Marton

The English language can be extremely confusing and illogical, especially for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who interpret meaning in a very literal way. Why should an announcement that cats and dogs are falling from the sky indicate heavy rain? And what have chickens got to do with being a coward? It's Raining Cats and Dogs is a witty and stylish insight into the mind of someone with an ASD. It beautifully illustrates why people with ASDs have problems understanding common phrases and idioms that others accept unquestioningly as part of everyday speech. The quirky drawings will entertain and inspire those on the spectrum, giving them the confidence to recognise figures of speech, feel less alienated and even use idioms themselves. The drawings will form instantly memorable references for those with ASDs to recall whenever they need to and will be helpful for anyone curious to understand the ASD way of thinking. They will enable people on the spectrum and their friends, families, teachers and colleagues to better understand and communicate with each other.

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Autism Resource Book
Just A Little Time Out

Just A Little Time Out

Maggie Dent

Beach Bliss, Moonlight Magic, Flight Fantasy. Short relaxing visualisations for individuals or groups aged 5 - 100. In her work with children, teenagers and adults Maggie Dent has found there is a profound discomfort with stillness and quietness. The human psyche needs times of quiet for the development of a positive inner world, for time to reflect on current reality, and for the nurturing of healthy emotional intelligence. Creative visualisation is important in the development of imagination, giving the brain time to rest and renew and settle group energy. In the long term the use of creative visualisation will help in managing stress, building of self-esteem, self-worth and the creation of safer, more caring environments especially in our schools, work places and communities.

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Kids In The Syndrome Mix

Kids In The Syndrome Mix

Martin L Kutscher

A guide to the often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders, and non-verbal learning disabilities. It provides information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments.

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Autism Resource Book
Learn About Pyramids

Learn About Pyramids

Peter Mellet

A fascinationg fact file and learn-it-yourself project book for 8 to 12 yearolds. Full colour illustrations and explanatory artworks with 25 projects to explore.

Not ASD Specific
Learn About Rainforests

Learn About Rainforests

Jen Green

Explores the tallest treetops, reveals the noises of the canopy and unveils the secrets of the dark and dripping forest floor. Easy to do projects enable you to learn more about life in a rainforest. Ideal for home and school use for 8- to 12 year olds.

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Learn About The Sea

Learn About The Sea

Robin Kerrod

Take a fascinating journey through the seas and oceans of the world. Ideal for 8- to 12 year olds with practical projects to help you uncover the diverse nature of the sea.

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Learn About Trees

Learn About Trees

Peter Mellet

Learn about trees will reveal the secret life of trees- what really goes on inside the trunk, how leaves make food, when trees first grew on the Earth and more. Ideal for 8- to 12 year olds for home and school.

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Learn About Words

Learn About Words

Olivia & Otis at the park
Baby Bumble bee

A Storybook video of a tale of a girls's visit to the park. Introduces the concepts of friendship and play as well as the first twelve words.

Ages 9 Months & Up

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Learn About machines

Learn About machines

Chris Oxdile

A fascinating fact file and learn-it-yourself project book for 8 to 12 yearolds. Enormous variety and easy-to-do projects of machines and how they work.

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Learning & the Brain Pocketbook

Learning & the Brain Pocketbook

Eleanor Dommett, Ian Devonshire & Richard churches

Science is regularly providing new and interesting insights into the brain. While some of the latest neuroscientific research on how the brain learns supports what we already know about effective teaching and learning, new knowledge about learning, memory and the classroom environment can help teachers to become even more confident and effective in their work with children and learners. In Learning & the Brain Pocketbook, two neuroscientists and a leading education writer unpack material that will enable teachers to help students learn better. Using cartoons, diagrams, bullets, and other visual devices to make the content accessible and memorable, the book begins by identifying and exploding a few 'neuro-myths'.

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Let's Do It - Write!

Let's Do It - Write!

Writing Readiness Workbook
Gail Kushnir

In this book, children work along with a friendly companion, Benjy Bear. Together they progress through a variety of pre-writing activities and exercises that focus on the development of eye-hand coordination and motor, sensory, and cognitive skills. Help improve sitting posture, sensory awareness, cutting skills, pencil grasp, spatial orientation, shape formation and problem-solving skills. A great variety of prewriting activities and exercises focusing on development of eye-hand coordination and motor, sensory, and cognitive skills. Also helps improve sitting posture, cutting skills, pencil grasp, spatial orientation, and problem solving. Written by an occupational therapist who is also a special educator. This pre-writing workbook is suitable for children from kindergarten through second grade, in either a home, school, or clinic setting.

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Let's Fight It Together

Let's Fight It Together

What We Can All Do To Prevent Cyber-Bullying
Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA)

Developed by Childnet International and the Department for Children, Schools and Families in the UK, Let's Fight It Together is a short film based on real events addressing the issues related to cyberbullying. It depicts the story of a teenager who becomes the target of bullying via the internet and his mobile phone. The film shows a number of ways in which cyberbullying can occur, who it involves, and how it can affect different people in the school community. The film has been adapted for Australian audiences and the supporting resources include Australian video footage and an Australian user guide. Provides teachers with practical advice to use in the classroom to address the issue of cyberbullying. It is a comprehensive resource that packages together a video, supporting teaching materials and links to online activities. 20 min

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Let's Talk About Sex

Let's Talk About Sex

Robbie Harris

This is an updated, 15th anniversary edition of the definitive book on kids' sexual health brings this trusted resource into the twenty-first century. Now with a brand-new chapter focusing on safe internet use - one of parents' key concerns - this universally acclaimed classic by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley is a cutting-edge resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS, it offers young people the information they need - now more than ever - to make responsible decisions and stay healthy. It includes an all-new chapter on internet safety. It is completely updated and thoroughly vetted by experts. It is the definitive book on kids' sexual health.

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Living With Autism

Living With Autism

Five New Zealand Families & Their Fight Against Autism
Southern Moon Productions

Autism Spectrum Disorders affects one child in 100 and the number of children diagnosed in New Zealand is on the rise. In this documentary, families in Southland and Otago tell their own stories about dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of autism, They talk about how they've coped, the impact on the family, and what they've learnt from their experiences. Early intervention, intensive therapy and parent involvement are promoted as keys to some of the successes.

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Autism Resource DVD
Living With Max

Living With Max

Chloe Maxwell

'It feels terrible for your son to want to hurt you so bad that you bleed, and to look into his beautiful eyes and see nothing but hatred. What mother could deal with that? Not me, that's for sure. I loved my son, but I was no longer sure whether I was the right mother for this job.' Chloe Maxwell seemed to be living the dream: discovered at sixteen as a model, she went on to become a household name as a TV personality. Then she met rugby star Mat Rogers and a great romance was born. Inside, though, Chloe was fighting her own demons: her parents' separation in her teens had led to a deep sense of insecurity. Then Mat's father, football legend Steve Rogers, died after taking prescription drugs and alcohol. Chloe treated her wounds with an 'alcohol Band-aid' until the birth of Mat and Chloe's son, Max, heralded a new beginning. But it soon became clear that Max was not like other boys: the few words he learned faded away, his rages transcended any regular toddler tantrums, and he seemed to exist in a bubble, cut off from everyone. Heartbreakingly honest and moving, LIVING WITH MAX is the story of how Chloe and her family learned to face the challenges of autism and release the little boy locked within.

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Autism Resource Book
Look Me In The Eye

Look Me In The Eye

My Life With Asperger's
John Elder Robison

Look Me In The Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger's at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist (John was diagnosed at the age of 40). A born storyteller, Robison takes you inside the head of a boy whom teachers and others regarded as 'defective', who could not avail himself of KISS's endless supply of groupies, and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people's given names (he calls his Wife 'Unit Two'). He also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents - the boy who would later change his name to Augustin Burroughs and write the bestselling memoir Running with Scissors'.

Autism Resource Book
Loud Hands

Loud Hands

Autistic People Speaking
Julia Bascom

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking is a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people. Spanning from the dawn of the Neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, Loud Hands: Autistic ...

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Autism Resource Book
Love Ella

Love Ella

A Mother's Story Of Her Daughter With Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
Madeline Witham

The story of Ella is revealed through the eyes of her mother who, at the age of 28, found herself having unexpectedly given birth to a child with an intellectual disability. It is also the story of Ella's first 14 years of life; a feisty, courageous little girl with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome who is aware of her difference and who holds precious the simple gift of her hands. The narrative Madeleine Witham constructs has an almost confrontational honesty and rawness about it. But the experience of mothering Ella has the effect of making Madeleine a fighter and an advocate for her child as she realises that she is a survivor of a masked and prolonged trauma. Love Ella gives a rare insight into humanity, and reveals our capacity for resilience and the deep and rare gift of unconditional love that Madeleine has given to her daughter. Over time there is a quiet acceptance and recognition that Ella's future, whatever it holds, is also her mother's future and that is how it will and must be. This book gives great insight into Madeleine's spiritual journey and how she comes to see and accept the gift of life and hope offered to her by Jesus Christ. Through this growing knowledge a hope for the future is born, along with a faithful acceptance of the child that God has entrusted to her. The grace of God has become a reality in Madeleine's life and the certainty that God will provide new mercies every day is what gives her strength and hope to face the fear that once crippled her.

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MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN AUTISM

MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN AUTISM

WHAT'S UP WITH BEN?
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair & John Taddeo

An engaging, informative graphic novel that explains Autism to children. Autism is a lifelong disorder that affects at least 1 in 1000 people. It affects more boys than girls (approximately 4 boys for every 1 girl). Even after diagnosis, siblings of autistic children can often find it confusing and difficult to understand their brothers' or sisters' behaviour.

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Autism Resource Book
MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN DEPRESSION

MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN DEPRESSION

WHAT'S UP WITH JAMES?
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair & John Taddeo

The aim of Medikidz is to help kids learn about health and disease in an exciting, non-threatening way, blending fun with fact. The information will empower your child with the knowledge to take ownership of their disease.

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MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN EPILEPSY

MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN EPILEPSY

WHAT'S UP WITH WENDY?
Dr. Kim chilman-Blair & John Taddeo

Medikidz Series. This book is perfect for children aged nine and over, and for adults, as it is a great way to learn about epilepsy and what actually happens during a seizure.

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MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN FOOD ALLERGY

MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN FOOD ALLERGY

WHAT'S UP WITH PAULINA?

MEDIKIDZ SERIES.This book is perfect for children aged nine and over, and for adults, as it is a great way to learn about the immune system and what actually happens during an allergic reaction. And it's fun.

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MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN SEASONAL FLU

MEDIKIDZ EXPLAIN SEASONAL FLU

WHAT'S UP WITH TOM?
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair(BSo,MBChB) and Shawn de Loache

The aim of Medikidz Series is to help kids learn about health and disease in an exciting, non-threatening way, blending fun with fact. The information will empower your child with the knowledge to take ownership of their disease.

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MEDKIDZ EXPLAIN HAVING AN OPERATION

MEDKIDZ EXPLAIN HAVING AN OPERATION

Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair(BSo, MBChB) and Shawn deLoache

The Medikidz are a group of larger-than-life, space-dwelling characters who live on Mediland-a planet shaped just like the human body. The Medikidz will take children on a journey through Medi-land, explaining complex medical issues in a language and style they can understand.

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MODELLING FUN

MODELLING FUN

MAKE YOUR OWN MONSTERS, ELEPHANTS AND ROCKETS!
Thomasina Smith

Ideal for 8-12 year olds using modelling materials for creativity and fun.

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Not ASD Specific
Making Music Time A Success

Making Music Time A Success

Playgroup Queensland

A guide for using music to engage families with young children through music.

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Not ASD Specific
Making Peace With Autism

Making Peace With Autism

One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery & Unexpected Gifts
Susan Senator

Receiving a diagnosis of autism is a major crisis for parents and families, who often feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Senator offers the hard-won, in-the-trenches wisdom of someone who's been there and is still there today-and she demonstrates how families can find courage, contentment, and connection in the shadow of autism. In Making Peace with Autism, Susan Senator describes her own journey raising a child with a severe autism spectrum disorder, along with two other typically developing boys. Without offering a miracle treatment or cure, Senator offers valuable strategies for coping successfully with the daily struggles of life with an autistic child. Along the way she models the combination of stamina and courage, openness, and humor that has helped her family to survive-and even to thrive. Topics include: the agony of diagnosis, grieving and acceptance, finding the right school program, helping siblings with their struggles and concerns, having fun together, and keeping the marriage strong.

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Autism Resource Book
Making Sense Of Asperger's

Making Sense Of Asperger's

A Story For Children
Debra Ende

Receiving a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome can be a frightening, confusing, and overwhelming experience for both parents and children. In fact, many people still believe it may be better not to name or 'label' the syndrome in the hope that their child will settle down and learn to adapt. However, making sense and meaning of our experiences, similarities, and differences is a core and universal human need. When, despite our best efforts, we still can't understand why parts of our lives are not working, the resulting confusion, frustration, and distress can be traumatic for any person. Making Sense of Asperger's: A Story for Children grew out of just such an experience for one seven-year-old boy. This extremely bright child was frequently in serious trouble at school but couldn't understand why. His mother was struggling with her attempts to explain that he had been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, so she asked her son's psychologist, author Debra Engle, for guidance in explaining this in a positive way. This book is the end result of this mother's request for help. Elaborating on a previously developed analogy of Asperger's Syndrome with a computer's operating system, this workbook, with its simple text and entertaining illustrations, offers an explanation of Asperger's as one possibility within the range of differences between all people. In a world where most people come equipped with a standard operating system, it explains in a validating and fun way exactly what an Asperger's syndrome operating system is, how it works, the compatibility issues which can arise, and, most importantly, how to live with one, with system crashes and all.

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Autism Resource Book
Making Sense of Sex

Making Sense of Sex

Sarah Attwood

Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and 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.This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation." 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.

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Autism Resource Book
Managing Puberty, Social Challenges & (Almost) Everything

Managing Puberty, Social Challenges & (Almost) Everything

A Video Guide For Girls
Coulter Video

"THE TALK" just got easier. This DVD for girls nearing or going through puberty builds their knowledge, confidence and self-esteem. The program covers physical, mental and social changes, including clear explanations of menstruation and conception using drawings of the female and male reproductive systems. While appropriate for any girl, it's especially helpful for young women diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or autism requiring support, or who are naturally shy. The video's content advisers include parents, psychologists, teachers, counselors, autism education experts, an OB-GYN doctor and, most importantly, girls. The program is divided into chapters, so parents and professionals can choose which subjects to share with girls based on their stages of development, and answer their questions afterward. Schools will find this a valuable edition to sex education programs.

  • Introduction: Compares media images of girls and woman to reality and offers an overview of the DVD's segments.
  • Puberty: Uses anatomical drawings to demonstrate how male and female bodies change during puberty and why. Explains pregnancy, conception and birth.
  • My Body: Discusses how girls can work to keep their bodies healthy with a good diet, regular exercise and enough sleep -- and offers detailed information about dealing with menstrual periods.
  • My Mind: Explains how puberty hormones can affect a girl's thoughts and emotions and suggests ways to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Being Social: Demonstrates how to act to meet people and establish friendships. Discusses how studying behaviors, using mentors and practicing social skills can help girls develop the ability to think in social terms.
  • Fashion Sense: Offers advice on following fashion trends to help girls relate to others while being unique individuals.
  • Dating: Describes how finding someone to date is similar to making friends, with some important twists. Explains appropriate dating behaviors and how a parent or mentor can help girls establish "touching rules" for their dates.
  • Understanding Sexuality: Helps girls understand there is no hurry to begin having sex and explains some of things a woman should carefully consider first. Describes how having sex just one time can start a pregnancy and explains birth control and how women can protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. Explains what being gay means. Prepares girls to deal with the sexually-oriented language and images they are likely to be exposed to in today's world.
  • Staying Safe: Describes techniques girls can use to minimize risks and dangers when they are away from home or using social media.
  • My Future: Explains how to learn the life skills girls need to live independently and how to prepare for a career they'll enjoy.

80 minutes

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Autism Resource DVD
Martian in the Playground

Martian in the Playground

Understanding the Schoolchild with Asperger Syndrome
Claire Sainsbury

This award winning book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Asperger's Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, Clare Sainsbury reminds us of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit. This book holds insights that take us beyond the standard guidance on how to manage autistic spectrum disorder.

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Autism Resource Book
Maths Basics 4

Maths Basics 4

Deluxe Edition / Ages 8-10
Lorie DeYoung and Louanne Winkle

Skills include Addition/ Subtraction / Multiplication/Division

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More Secret Girls' Business

More Secret Girls' Business

Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo & Rose Stewart

More Secret Girl's Business is a puberty book and a sexuality education resource. It is a companion volume to Secret Girls' Business. In addition to information about periods, this puberty resource includes details about physical and emotional changes. It will give girls greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty and sexuality. Information is presented in a sensitive but open manner. It has simple language and fun illustrations which girls will enjoy.

This puberty education book aims to:

  • Provide girls with a full understanding of the physical and emotional changes experienced at puberty.
  • Provide practical advice for managing periods, including the use of pads and tampons.
  • Acknowledge and affirm the development of sexual feelings in girls as part of their sexuality education.
  • Celebrate changes to the female body.
  • Enhance confidence and self-esteem.
  • Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers, with special hints for Dads.

More Secret Girls' Business is a valuable puberty resource which can be used by girls, families and community groups and is a suitable puberty resource for use as class sets of sex education books in schools. This book can be used as a disability puberty book for some women with special needs in the community.

As part of a girl's sexuality education, Secret Boys' Business® is a valuable puberty resource to help understand the changes boys experience at puberty."

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Mozart and the Whale

Mozart and the Whale

Directed by Petter Næss

A love story between two savants with Asperger's Syndrome (a kind of autism), whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship. 90 min

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Multicoloured Mayhem

Multicoloured Mayhem

Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD
Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Amongst them, Luke (author of Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome) has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has ADHD, Ben has autism, and Matthew has dyspraxia and dyslexia. Life is anything but straightforward, but the chaos of the Jacksons' lives is threaded through with humour and common sense. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, her book vividly explains what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and caregivers.

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Autism Resource Book
Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

AGES 8-10 /An I Know It Book
Barbara Bando Irvin, PHD

Skills include Multiplication, Division, Story problems and more.

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My Brother Is Different

My Brother Is Different

A Book for Young Children Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism
Louise Gorrod (National Autistic Society UK)

Written by a mother of a child with autism and beautifully illustrated in full colour, this book explains the behaviour of a child with autism in terms that young siblings will be able to understand, enabling them to deal both practically and emotionally with their brother/sister. This book is aimed at younger siblings aged 4-7.

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Autism Resource Booklet
My Brother is Autistic

My Brother is Autistic

Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

This book describes some of the realities that kids with autism and their brothers and sisters experience every day . The author encourages all children to learn patience, understanding and tolerance when dealing with an autistic friend.

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Autism Resource Book
My Family Is Different

My Family Is Different

A Workbook For Children With A Brother Or Sister Who Has Autism Or Asperger Syndrome
Carolyn Brock (National Autistic Society UK)

"It's not easy having a brother or sister who has autism or Asperger syndrome. This cheerful book, full of puzzles, pictures to draw and colour, games and other activities, helps work through some of the issues and celebrates difference. The illustrations are partly coloured to offer colouring-in opportunities and the black and white sections are photocopiable. Carolyn is the mother of three children, including an adult with Asperger syndrome. She is also an SEN teacher and ran autism family support services for many years in Nottingham. For 4-9 year olds.
A workbook for children with a brother or sister who has autism or Asperger syndrome."

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Autism Resource Book
My Life In A Pea Soup

My Life In A Pea Soup

Lisa Nops

A brilliant memoir written by Australian mum Lisa Nops, telling the story of her beautiful daughter Sally. A highly personal and private insight into the worries and stress on the caring for a child with autism. Lisa Nops maps her journey of moving from the loss of a dream (of a 'normal' child) to acceptance. Yet the book is written with such a light touch. Many amusing incidents with Sally and anecdotes of being an expatriate in three different countries keep you totally engrossed in the story.

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Autism Resource Book
My Name Is David.  I Have Autism And I Was Bullied.

My Name Is David. I Have Autism And I Was Bullied.

Dr Claudio V. Cerullo

David is a ten year old boy that just wants to feel loved, respected and part of normal play with his friends. Help protect children with hidden disabilities like David by understanding both the facts about bullying and the greater effects it has on special needs children.

In a US survey, over 200,000 children get bullied ever day in our schools across the country. 62% of students with disabilities are often victimised as opposed to nearly 27% of the general population. One Study found that almost half of adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have been victimised, and more often than not, bullying goes un-detected until it is too late. This book will help parents, students, and teachers understand what bullying is and how it affects children with special needs such as Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia, just to name a few. Learn to speak with children and students about bullying at home and in the classroom. If your child is being bullied, there are ways to help him or her deal with it on a day-to-day basis and lessen the lasting impact. And even if bullying isn't an issue right in your home right now, it's important to discuss it so your children will be prepared if it does happen one day. Children with "hidden" disabilities have a harder time adjusting due to some social skill difficulties, so we must be proactive in helping to teach our children coping skills. It's also important to take bullying seriously, and not just brush it off as something that children have to "tough out". Adults and children alike need to be aware that children with disabilities often are made out to be the bully when all they are trying to do is "fit in". The effects can be serious and affect children's sense of self-worth, self-esteem, and future relationships in life.

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Autism Resource Book
My Name Is Khan

My Name Is Khan

Directed by Karan Johar

My Name Is Khan' is the triumphant story of an unconventional hero and the obstacles he must overcome to regain the love of his life. Rizvan Khan, a Muslim man who has Asperger's Syndrome, moves to San Francisco and falls in love with the beautiful Mandira. They marry and have a happy life; until September 11, 2001, when attitudes towards Muslims undergo an alarming change. After a series of tragic events leaves her husband devastated, Mandira splits from Rizvan, leaving alone once again. To win her back, Rizvan embarks on a touching and inspiring journey across America to clear his name and prove his love for the woman who has captured his heart.

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DVD Fiction
My Sister Is Different

My Sister Is Different

Sarah Tamsin Hunter (National Autistic Society UK)

Sarah's sister is different because she has autism. Sarah is 10 years old and lives on the Shetland Islands. Sarah's younger sister has autism and she wrote this book to help children who have sisters with autism. Sarah and her mother are also on the autism spectrum.

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Autism Resource Book
Neurotribes

Neurotribes

The Legacy of Autism and How To Think Smarter About people Who Think Differently
Steve Silberman

What is Autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to genius? In truth, it is all of these things and More- and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.

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Autism Resource Book
Next Steps In Supporting People With Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Next Steps In Supporting People With Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Sue Hatton

If you work with people with autistic spectrum condition or are studying for a health and social care qualification, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then Next Steps In Supporting People With Autistic Spectrum Conditions is for you. This book puts the person with autism at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and it is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support you provide.

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Autism Resource Book
No More Victims

No More Victims

Protecting Those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams
Dr. Jed Baker

The digital world offers a wonderful way to communicate and socialise with others. Yet, it is also rife with the dangers of being victimised emotionally, physically, and financially. Trusting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, who are oftentimes socially isolated, are especially vulnerable to online predators. Finally, we have a resource to help prepare them for the minefields they may encounter on the internet. In this much-needed book, Dr Baker presents three main areas of concern for our kids:
- Cyber bullying
- Online sexual predators
- Internet scams
Through Dr Baker's invaluable advice, kids will learn what to look out for, whom to avoid, and how to protect themselves when they're communicating online.

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Autism Resource Book
Nurturing Kids Hearts and Souls

Nurturing Kids Hearts and Souls

Building Emotional, Social and Spiritual Competency
Maggie Dent

This innovative and timely book explores how we can help our children build emotional, social and spiritual competence for life - especially in the early years. Avoid consumerism, technology and being too serious.

  • "Why are so many families struggling with out-of-control 'superbrats' capable of hideous tantrums, aggressions & mood swings?"
  • "Why are the experts so concerned about today's children who are sicker, fatter, depressed and lost?"
  • "Why are our families and communities crumbling and disintegrating?"
  • "Why are so many experienced teachers struggling with disrespectful, un-reachable, un-teachable kids in our schools?"

This book explores these questions and gives common-sense solutions to help to those who care for our children. This is the best suicide prevention book you will ever read.

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Not ASD Specific
OPEN WIDE

OPEN WIDE

Tom Barber

Going to the dentist .

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Not ASD Specific
Olivia & Otis At The Park

Olivia & Otis At The Park

First Words
Baby Bumble Bee

Olivia & Otis' story is presented by the Baby BumbleBee puppets Rosie and Ray. This charming tale of a girl's visit to the park introduces the concepts of friendship and play as well as twelve first words. Your youngster will be entranced by the easy pace and simple narration of this early learning video. 30 Min

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Over Coming Anxiety in Children & Teens

Over Coming Anxiety in Children & Teens

Jed Baker

Jed describes motivational techniques,cognitive behavioral strategies, exercises,relaxation and mindfulness guides to lower anxiety to the point where individuals can begin to confront their fears.

Not ASD Specific
Parenting A Child With Asperger Syndrome

Parenting A Child With Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips & Strategies
Brenda Boyd

For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS), ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is the mother to 13 yr old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how to better understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents respond positively to the challenges of AS & find the 'treasure' of their child's way of being.

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Autism Resource Book
Parenting ASD Teens

Parenting ASD Teens

Andrew Schlegelmilch

A straight-talking guide to parenting teenagers on the autism spectrum, this book offers a school psychologist's perspective on coping with the issues that can arise during the difficult adolescent years. Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experiences working as Head Psychologist at a college preparatory school for teens on the spectrum to provide savvy advice on common parenting challenges including falling grades, adolescent tantrums, relationships with authority figures and peers, sex and sexuality, social media safety, mental health issues, and the transition to life after high school. Integral to the discussion is how to set realistic expectations and encourage independence in ways that work for both the child and the rest of the family, as well as how to get the most out of the professionals that you work with.

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Autism Resource Book
Patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Information For Health Professionals
Christine Deudney (National Autistic Society UK)

This booklet is aimed at all health professionals who may come into contact with an adult or child with autism for reasons other than their autism. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists, opticians and hospital staff will find this leaflet useful.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Play With Me

Play With Me

Isabel Cottinelli Telmo

What is autism? What difficulties so children with autism have? How can children in the class help them?

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Autism Resource Book

Playing with Children

Playgroup NSW

Social interaction, Communication, Retetitive and Stereotyped Behaviours, Sensory Processing, Games and Songs.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Preparing for Life

Preparing for Life

The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Dr. Jed Baker

This easy-to-follow resource provides a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them so that students may approach their futures with excitement rather than anxiety.Jed baker tackles a wide variety of issues faced by individuals across the spectrum, such as perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, conservational skills and stress management. He explains the laws and services that provide assistance, offers a multitude of options and resources, and encourages an emphasis on the students' assets as tools for meeting social goals.

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Autism Resource Book

Preparing for Success

11 key strategies for teaching students with ASD at home and school
Sue Larkey
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Puberty & Special Girls

Puberty & Special Girls

Rose Stewart, Heather Anderson & Fay Angelo

Puberty and Special Girls is a puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including:

  • Intellectual disability
  • Physical disability
  • Communication disorder
  • Autism

Puberty and Special Girlsprovides practical information about growing up and will help girls understand the changes experienced at puberty. It has simple text and colourful, fun illustrations. Age- appropriate information is presented in a friendly, inclusive manner which is ideal for girls with special needs. This is our second puberty book for girls with special needs. It includes a more comprehensive guide to puberty than Special Girls' Business (which should be read first), including:

  • A step by step guide to managing periods using pads or tampons.
  • Hints on personal hygiene.
  • Information needed to develop a greater understanding about puberty and sexuality.
  • Strategies for coping with mood changes.
  • Practical hints for parents, teachers and carers.

Puberty and Special Girls will help girls with special needs, and the important adults in their lives, to manage this stage of life with confidence.

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Autism Resource Book
Puberty Boy

Puberty Boy

Geoff Price

'Clear, wise and kind - a major achievement. Treats puberty with a whole person viewpoint' - Steve Biddulph, author of Raising Boys..Have you ever noticed, now that you're growing up, that your parents want to sit you down and have these embarrassing kinds of conversations with you about sex? Or they leave those 'educational' books about growing up lying around the house? Or you've got some questions about what's happening to your body but you just can't hack the thought of talking about it with your mum?..Well, Puberty Boy sidesteps embarrassing conversations and gives the full low down on what it means to be growing up. And it's written just for you...In this book, real men and boys share their stories about puberty. This lighthearted, plain speaking and honest book tells you what puberty is, when it happens and how your bodies will change. It explores the thinking and emotional changes that are happening alongside the physical and even tackles how to talk to girls! There's a brain shift happening inside you at puberty and Geoff Price makes sure that you know about it and are equipped to handle it...Puberty Boy explains the transitions that boys need to go through to become healthy young men in a unique, colourful and commonsense way.

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Not ASD Specific
Reaching One Thousand

Reaching One Thousand

A Story Of Love, Motherhood & Autism
Rachel Robertson

'He'll grow out of it,' my friends told me.

'He's so intelligent,' my family said.

'Your parents are mathematicians,' people reminded me.

'What did you expect?'

What did I expect? We expect many things of our children.

Most of the time we are only aware of these expectations when something happens to make it impossible for them to be fulfilled. When Ben is a baby, Rachel puts his quirks down to eccentricity. He likes to count letterboxes; he hates to get his hands dirty; loud noises make him anxious. But as Ben grows and his behaviour becomes more pronounced, it becomes clear there is something else going on. When he is diagnosed with autism, Rachel must reconsider everything she thought she knew about parenting, about Ben, and about how best to mother him. Reaching One Thousand charts her quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Along the way she explores her own childhood, discovering unexpected links between Ben's experiences and her own. Before she can presume to tell Ben's story, she realises, she must face difficult questions - questions about intimacy, trust, and what it means for a mother to write about her child. Exquisitely written, this is a thought-provoking reflection on family and understanding and a tender love letter from a mother to her son. Rachel lives in Perth, Western Australia.

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Autism Resource Book
Real Kids In An Unreal World (Book)

Real Kids In An Unreal World (Book)

Maggie Dent

Real children need real experiences with real people to grow up healthy - just as they have since mankind began. This book explores the 10 essential building blocks that help children build resilience and authentic self-esteem in our chaotic, modern world. It's a commonsense, holistic approach that encourages connectedness, character and compassion. We can't change the world, however we can change the choices we make for our children.

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Not ASD Specific
Real Kids In An Unreal World (DVD)

Real Kids In An Unreal World (DVD)

Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent's popular seminar, based on her bestselling book Real Kids in an Unreal World is now a seminar in a box. The one and a half hour DVD is ideal for parents, early years educators and primary teachers - a commonsense addition to every child-care centre and schools resource list or library. In her unique entertaining manner, Maggie explores modern parenting and how to build resilience in children from birth to 12 using her 10 resilience building block model. For time-poor individuals there is also an audio CD to listen in the car. 90 min

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Not ASD Specific
Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

A Memoir
Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules; there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock-therapy machine under the stairs...

Augusten Burroughs is also the younger brother of John Elder Robinson, adult with autism and author of Look Me In The Eye.

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Not ASD Specific
STAND UP TO BULLYING!

STAND UP TO BULLYING!

Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein & Elizabeth Verdick

This book teaches girls how to spot bullying and how to stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from other girls, and "what do you do?" scenarios present advice in an age-appropriate, digestible way.

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Not ASD Specific
STARVING THE Anxiety Gremlin

STARVING THE Anxiety Gremlin

A COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY WORKBOOK ON ANXIETY MANAGEMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Kate Collins-Donnelly

A well-written comprehensive workbook that helps readers identify the sources of their anxiety and learn effective ways of coping. The activities are fun, engaging and practical. This book is recommended read for any teen wanting to break free from anxiety.

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Not ASD Specific
STARVING THE Stress Gremlin

STARVING THE Stress Gremlin

A COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY WORKBOOK ON STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Kate Collins-Donnelly

Shows young people how they can manage stress levels through a range of effective techiques based on cognitive behavioural principles.Engaging and fun activities as well as real life stories from other young people show how our thoughts are related to our behaviour and emotions, allowing young people to understand why they get stressed, the effects of stress and how to 'starve' their Stress Gremlin. Easy to read for a young person 10+.

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Not ASD Specific
Saving Our Children From A Chaotic World

Saving Our Children From A Chaotic World

Maggie Dent

Silence and stillness does have a magic to it. It doesnt matter where you find it in your home, your workplace or your classroom. However in our fast-paced world it is getting harder and harder to find. In this book, Maggie Dent explores the cognitive and emotional benefits of silence and stillness, demonstrating how crucial it is for children as well as adults, and details methods for creating it in your home or classroom.

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Not ASD Specific
School, Friends and Family

School, Friends and Family

Solving the Mystery of a Particular Dilema
Wendy Lawson

Jessie, our heroine, is an autistic youngster who learns to cope with the challenges of change, changes to family through the birth of her sister, her fathers illness as well as changes to her home and school life.

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Autism Resource Book
Secret Boys' Business

Secret Boys' Business

Rose Stewart, Fay Angelo & Heather Anderson

This puberty book includes information about the physical and emotional changes of puberty. It will give boys a greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty and sexuality. Information is presented in a sensitive but open manner. This puberty resource has simple language and fun illustrations which boys will enjoy. This sex education book aims to:

  • Provide boys with a full understanding of the physical and emotional changes experienced at puberty.
  • Dispel myths and fears by presenting accurate information in a colourful, friendly format.
  • Celebrate changes to the male body.
  • Enhance confidence and self-esteem.
  • Acknowledge and affirm the development of sexual feelings in boys as part of their sexuality education.
  • Address the embarrassing or sensitive issues.
  • Encourage thoughtful open discussion.

Secret Boys' Business is a valuable puberty resource which can be used by boys, families, schools and community groups. It is a suitable puberty resource for use as class sets of sex education books in schools. Secret Boys' Business can be used as a disability puberty book for some boys and young men with special needs. As part of a boy's sexuality education, Secret Girls' Business and More Secret Girls' Business are valuable puberty resources to help boys understand the changes girls experience at puberty.

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Not ASD Specific
Secret Girls' Business

Secret Girls' Business

Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo & Rose Stewart

Secret Girls' Business is a puberty book to help young girls understand the changes they go through at puberty. This title is a bestselling sex education book in Australia with over 30,000 books sold. An increasing number of girls are beginning puberty as early as 8 years of age. This puberty resource will enable girls and the important adults in their lives to make this transition with joy and pride. Secret Girls' Business supports sexuality education. It aims to:

  • Present a simple account of puberty as part of a girl's life journey.
  • Provide helpful information to prepare girls for their period
  • Provide practical advice for managing periods, including the use of pads and tampons.
  • Celebrate changes to the female body.
  • Promote comfortable discussion.
  • Enhance confidence and self esteem of young girls.
  • Provide hints for parents, teachers and carers, with special hints for dads.

Secret Girls' Business is a suitable puberty resource for use as class sets of sex education books in schools. This puberty education book provides accurate information in a colourful, child friendly format. Although this book is not specifically a disability puberty book, the simple text and illustrations make it appropriate for some girls and young women with special needs.

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Not ASD Specific
See You Later Procrastinator!

See You Later Procrastinator!

Get It Done
Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick

Kids today are notorious for putting things off-it's easy for homework and chores to take a backseat to playing video games, hanging out with friends, watching television, or surfing online. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach kids how to get motivated, stay motivated, and get things done. Kids learn 12 reasons why people procrastinate and 12 Procrastination Busters that can help; 20 ways to kiss procrastination good-bye; tips for avoiding setbacks like the dreaded Domino Effect; and Mighty Motivators and Fun Rewards to keep them on track. See You Later, Procrastinator! gives kids lots of ways to kick the procrastination habit and feel more in charge of their lives. Laugh & Learn Series

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

An anger management and anti-bullying curriculum for kids
Jennifer Simmonds

Anger is a natural human emotion, but if it isn't managed properly its effects can be devastating.Seeing Red is a curriculum designed to help elementary and middle-school aged students better understand their anger so they can make healthy and successful choices and build strong relationships. This completely revised and updated edition includes a comprehensive anti-bullying component, complete with cutting-edge material specific to cyber-bullying and social media.

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Not ASD Specific
Shutting The Chooks In

Shutting The Chooks In

Libby Gleeson

Night is approaching and it is time for the chooks to be penned. But one is missing. Will the boy be able to find it and then return home before dark?

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Not ASD Specific
Skills For Employment Part One

Skills For Employment Part One

Pre-Employment
Rosalie marsh

In two parts, Skills for Employability - designed to read in bite-sized chunks - will focus on some of the skills you need in order to impress an employer, stand out from the rest, become employed, and enhance your future. Part-One looks at the pre-employment skills needed

Not ASD Specific
Skills for Employability Part Two

Skills for Employability Part Two

Moving Into Employment
Rosalie marsh

An introduction to health and safety in the workplace and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR); the business environment - good working relationships; the importance of good customer service. Important aspects of managing money and healthy living are also covered and prompts to learner to ask 'Where do I go from here?' as they look to other development opportunities.

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Not ASD Specific
Skimming Stones

Skimming Stones

Steve Heron

A story about family breakdown. Often Gary would go for a walk along the river and skim stones across the water. He wanted more than anyting else in the world for his parents to get back together.

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Not ASD Specific
Snow Cake

Snow Cake

Directed by Marc Evans

Alex (Alan Rickman) offers a young hitchhiker, only to have her killed instantly when they are involved in a terrible accident. Feeling responsible Alex seeks out the girl's mother (Sigourney Weaver) and discovers that she is autistic. While she understands, she shows little emotion upon hearing the news. Despite the initial awkward introduction, Linda's unique perspective into the world allows Alex to face his past and change his life. STARRING - Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver & Carrie-Anne Moss. 107 min

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DVD Fiction
Solving Behaviour Problems In Autism

Solving Behaviour Problems In Autism

Improving Communication With Visual Strategies
Linda A. Hodgdon

Are you frustrated by the inevitable communication breakdowns and behaviour difficulties that occur regularly with your most challenging students? Then this is the book for you! Solving Behaviour Problems In Autism targets an area of greatly expressed need, provided in a very practical and pragmatic approach to managing problem behaviours. Packed with samples and examples of strategies that have worked to improve communication and solve behaviour problems. Learn more about the behaviour - communication - visual strategiy link. * Includes the Guide For Assessing Behaviour Situations

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Autism Resource Book
Some Kids Have Autism

Some Kids Have Autism

Linda A. Hodgdon

Are you frustrated by the inevitable communication breakdowns and behaviour difficulties that occur regularly with your most challenging students? Then this is the book for you! Solving Behaviour Problems In Autism targets an area of greatly expressed need, provided in a very practical and pragmatic approach to managing problem behaviours. Packed with samples and examples of strategies that have worked to improve communication and solve behaviour problems. Learn more about the behaviour - communication - visual strategiy link. * Includes the Guide For Assessing Behaviour Situations

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Autism Resource Book
Special Boys Business

Special Boys Business

Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo & Rose Stewart

Special Boys' Business is a puberty resource written for boys with special needs, including:

  • Intellectual disability
  • Physical disability
  • Communication disorder
  • Autism

Special Boys' Business takes a boy, his parents and carers through the changes experienced at puberty. Information is presented in simple text with clear colourful pictures. It is an appealing disability puberty book with fun, entertaining illustrations. This sex education book helps boys with special needs and the important adults in their lives to manage this stage of life with confidence. This puberty book provides practical hints for parents, teachers and carers. Special Girls' Business and Puberty and Special Girls are useful puberty resources for boys and young men, helping them to understand the changes that girls experience at puberty.

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Autism Resource Book
Special Girls' Business

Special Girls' Business

Fay Angelo, Heather Andeson & Rose Stewart

Special Girls' Business is a puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including:

  • Intellectual disability
  • Physical disability
  • Communication disorder and
  • Autism

Special Girls' Business takes a girl and her carer step by step through the process of managing periods. Information is presented simply with clear colourful pictures and limited text. This sex education book helps girls with special needs and the important adults in their lives to manage this stage of life with confidence. It contains step by step illustrations to teach girls how to manage their period, including the use and disposal of pads. This puberty book provides practical hints for parents, teachers and carers, with special hints for Dads. The book is very suited to be used by schools and residential facilities as a sex education and puberty resource. See also Puberty and Special Girls which contains additional general information about puberty. It provides sexuality education about relationships. Special Boys' Business is a useful puberty resource to use with girls so that they understand the changes that boys experience at puberty.

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Autism Resource Book
Stand Up For Autism

Stand Up For Autism

Georgina J Derbyshire

When we tell someone that our child is autistic, the most common response is a sad face and an apologetic look. I hate it when people say "I'm sorry to hear that". Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough at the best of times, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them. In this warm, honest and laugh-out-loud tale of bringing up Bobby, now ten, Georgina Derbyshire shares and rejoices in his 'slightly different' childhood.

As she outlines momentous events in Bobby's life, from the day he decided he was a dog (continuing life as a canine for a year afterwards), to the time he catapulted an innocent shopper into a mountain of strawberries, Georgina repeatedly challenges the perception of autism as an affliction, maintaining that neurotypical people often make far less sense. Through her light-hearted and hilarious storytelling, she reveals how social codes and psychological games make the neurotypical world a very confusing place to live in, more so than ever if you happen to be a young boy with a passion for rocks, tape measures and trains. This book is a must for anybody involved in the upbringing of an autistic child, whether they are in search of a little comfort, companionship, light relief - or all three.

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Autism Resource Book
Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends

Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends

Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way
Patti Kelley Criswell

This book teaches girls how to spot bullying and how to stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from other girls, and ""what do you do?"" scenarios present advice in an age-appropriate, digestible way. The message in this book is that there is no one right way to deal with bullying. Instead, there are lots of options for girls to try, from ignoring a bully and trying a few clever comebacks to reporting bullying to a trusted adult. Readers learn how to stand up for others and be a good friend, too. The book ends with a pledge girls can sign, plus tear-out tips for girls to share with their parents.

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Not ASD Specific
Starving the Anger Gremlin

Starving the Anger Gremlin

For Children aged 5-9
Kate collins-Donnelly

A high quality programme with innotive, fun and age-appropriate materials to support young children to manage their emotions successfully.

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Not ASD Specific
Starving the Anger Gremlin

Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People
Kate collins-Donnelly

Easy to read and fun to complete, and is an ideal anger management resource for those working with young people.

Not ASD Specific
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

A cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anxiety management/ for children aged 5-9
Kate Collins-Donnelly

Help children to understand and manage their anxiety with this engaging and imaginative workbook.

The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink!

Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginatiive activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act - getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles,quizzes and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is a unique tool for parents or practioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years.

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Stepping Stones Triple P

Stepping Stones Triple P

For Families With A Child Who Has A Disability
Matthew R. Saunders, Trevor G. Mazzucchelli, Lisa J. Studman

Positive Parenting Program for every parent. Triple P is a scientifically researched family support strategy designed to help parents improve their parenting skills and build positive relationships with their children.

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Not ASD Specific
Stop Bullying Pocketbook

Stop Bullying Pocketbook

Michele Eliot

A pocketful of step-in-and-syop-it strategies to stamp out all forms og bullying including cyber bullying

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Autism Resource Book
Strategies for Autism

Strategies for Autism

Dr Wendy Lawson

Seminar, Louisville

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Autism Resource DVD
Stress Can Really Get On Your Nerves

Stress Can Really Get On Your Nerves

Trevor Romain & Elizabeth Verdick

More kids than ever feel worried, stressed out, and anxious every day. Their parents and teachers may not know-because kids don't want to talk about it, or they don't know how to put their worries into words. Their "secret stress" surfaces as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, and an inability to concentrate. These and other stress-related symptoms can have a negative effect on school performance, family life, and friendships. From the best-selling authors of True or False? Tests Stink!, this book is a helping hand for kids and an eye-opener for adults. Reassuring words, silly jokes, and light-hearted cartoons let kids know they're not the only worry-warts on the planet-and they can learn to manage their stress. A "What, Me Worry?" section describes the causes of stress and its physical and emotional effects. "How to Be a Panic Mechanic" gives kids ideas for dealing with stress and being stronger and more assertive. Upbeat, positive, fact-filled, and friendly, this is the book on stress for kids and young adolescents. Laugh & Learn Series

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Students With Disabilities In Mainstream Classrooms

Students With Disabilities In Mainstream Classrooms

A Resource For Teachers
Anthony Shaddock, Loretta Giorcelli & Sue Smith

This resource has been written for mainstream teachers who have, or are about to have, a student with a disability in their classroom. The booklet may also be useful for teaching assistants, parents and others. The resource is based on recent research and experience in schools and classrooms across Australia. The resource is divided into 3 sections:

1. Students with a disability in mainstream classrooms - theory and practice including:

  • How Australian society is responding to "difference"
  • The impact on schools and teachers
  • What is driving inclusive practice
  • What supports do teachers need if they are going to teach inclusively

2. Strategies for teachers including:

  • Practical teaching strategies that all mainstream teachers can use
  • General and specific ways of organising a class and teaching
  • Issues around adapting teaching and/or content
  • How to involve others - teachers, parents, other students, teaching assistants and members of the school community
  • How classroom teachers can find more time for planning, collaborating and/or teaching
  • How to contribute to whole school change

3. Resources, references and websites

  • The resource was part of an Australian Government Department of Education, Science & Training (DEST) funded project to Improve Learning Outcomes of Students with Disabilities in Mainstream Classes in the Early, Middle and Post Compulsory Years of Schooling.
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Superflex Takes On Brain Eater and The Team of Unthinkables

Superflex Takes On Brain Eater and The Team of Unthinkables

Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner

Throughout the Superflex series, Superflex takes on different unthinkables with his Social Thinking powers. In this newest installment of the Superflex series, the Social Thinking superhero takes on his nemesis Brain Eater. Brain Eater distracts kids from doing their everyday tasks, like getting ready for school or listening in class. By using his Social Thinking strategies and his tool, the Superflex Distractor Shield, he is able to defeat the distracting disputant Brain Eater, while also teaching the students invaluable strategies for defeating their own Brain Eaters! This book is a great tool to help kids who have a hard time staying on task due to their own Brain Eaters getting the best of them! For 3rd - 5th graders

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Autism Resource Book and CD
THE 2ND COMIC BOOK

THE 2ND COMIC BOOK

THE SECOND IN THE SERIES, HELPING ME TO UNDERSTAND
Alis Rowe

"Everyday scenarios for people with Asperger's Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders and their neurotypical loved ones.

This is the second book in the popular 'Comic Book' series from The Girl With The Curly Hair. The 2nd Comic Book contains more fun, enlightening, insightful scenarios that may occur between people with Asperger's Syndrome and their neurotypical family and friends.

This is an engaging picture book, showing how two different people may view the same situation.

The Girl With The Curly Hair writes for anyone who wants to understand a different mind."

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Autism Resource Book
THE 3RD COMIC BOOK

THE 3RD COMIC BOOK

ESPECIALLY FOR TEENAGERS WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME AND ASD
Alis Rowe

Everyday scenarios for teenagers and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome and related autism spectrum disorders, parents and teachers.

The third installment of the popular 'The Girl With The Curly Hair' Comic Book Series is most relevant to teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, their parents, and of course, their teachers.

This engaging picture book presents simple, insightful communicative comic strips of everyday situations between the AS and the NT in their overlapping worlds.

The Girl With The Curly Hair writes for anyone who wants to understand a different mind.

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Autism Resource Book
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ASPERGERS SYNDROME

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ASPERGERS SYNDROME

Tony Attwood

The definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's Syndrome. 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. There is an invaluable FAQ 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.

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Autism Resource Book
THE CONSERVATION TRAIN

THE CONSERVATION TRAIN

A Visual ApproachTo Conversation For Children On the Autism Spectrum
Joel Shaun

This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders. This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASD's aged approximately 5-13

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Autism Resource Book
THE GIRL WITH THE CURLY HAIR-ASPERGER'S SYNDROME FOR THE NEUROTYPICAL PARTNER

THE GIRL WITH THE CURLY HAIR-ASPERGER'S SYNDROME FOR THE NEUROTYPICAL PARTNER

Helping Long-Term Relationships When The Other Woman Has ASD
Alis Rowe

In this guide she explores her relationship with her Neurotypical(non-autistic) male partner. Topics include: how ASD affects her in day to day life, the positives of ASD, strategies on how the neurotypical partner can help with specific ASD challenges, what it feels like when you are apart, why she loves you, and suggestions on how you can best enjoy your time together.Suitable for ASD/NT couples in long-term relationships.

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Autism Resource Book
THE GIRL WITH THE CURLY HAIR-ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: MELTDOWNS AND SHUTDOWNS

THE GIRL WITH THE CURLY HAIR-ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: MELTDOWNS AND SHUTDOWNS

Reactions to stress and anxiety in ASD
Alis Rowe

A Visual Guide for people with Asperger's Syndrome and their Neurotypical families and friends. Introduction to meltdowns and shutdowns in this Second Edition in paperback format with some extra content.Contains strategies on how to deal with the two responses to stress that a common for people on the autism spectrum.

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Autism Resource Book
THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD

THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD

Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind. Simple, smart and effective solutions to your child's struggles

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Not ASD Specific
THE WORRY TRAP

THE WORRY TRAP

Chad Lejeune

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a revolutionary new approach to resolving a staggeringly wide range of psychological problems - including chronic worry and GAD. This book offers a step-by-step approach to learning and practicing ACT, from the first steps of acceptance to a lifetime of rich, values-guided living.

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Not ASD Specific
Taking Care Of Yourself & Your Family

Taking Care Of Yourself & Your Family

A Resource Book For Good Mental Health
John Ashfield

Contains helpful information about depression, anxiety and related disorders, including alcohol and drug problems, and offers self-help strategies that may assist people to get through the tough times and find the right help.

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Not ASD Specific
Talking Together About An Autism Diagnosis

Talking Together About An Autism Diagnosis

Rachel Pike (National Autistic Society UK)

A guide for parents and carers of children with an autism spectrum disorder. A person with a ASD has a right to know their diagnosis. There are definite advantages to talking about the diagnosis, but these vary between individuals. Knowing their diagnosis can come as a great relief and comfort.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Tasks Galore-Literature-Based Thematic Units

Tasks Galore-Literature-Based Thematic Units

I'm Hungry-What Shall I Do Board Book for Support
Laurie Eckenrode and Pat Fennell

Embedded throughout these curriculum areas are concepts and tasks ideas regarding the fine arts, movement, technology and simple tools. The accompanying activities are intended neither as a curriculum nor as a teaching guide but rather as an alternate way to provide information to students.

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Not ASD Specific
Teach Me With Pictures

Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts that develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum
Simone Griffin, Ruth Harris and Linda Hodgson

An easy-to-use resource for professionals, this book provides fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. The book describes how picture scripts can help facilitate play and learning and provides 40 photocopiable scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, using construction toys, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and social games. Tasks are presented in small manageable step-by-step picture sequences and support a range of skills including following instructions, increasing independence, comprehension, story-telling and choice-making. Ideal for special education teachers, early years practitioners, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists, this will be an excellent tool for any classroom or therapy setting

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Autism Resource Book and CD
Teachers, Students and the Law

Teachers, Students and the Law

Vivien Millane (A.C.E.R.)

The essential reference for every Australian teacher - further revised and updated.
This indispensable pocket-sized resource guides primary and secondary school teachers through the many complex legal issues that arise in the school environment. Covering the key topics, from bullying to intellectual property, Teachers, Students and the Law provides concise, plain-language information in an easy-to-use format. This new edition incorporates updated information and references, with an up-to-date directory of national contacts and services.

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Autism Resource Book
Teaching Adolescents With Autism

Teaching Adolescents With Autism

Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
Walter Kaweski

This book offers general education teachers a wide variety of cutting edge, research-tested strategies and tool for supporting middle and secondary students with autism in the classroom while meeting the challenges of each school day. The text blends personal anecdotes with research-based strategies and is filled with hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers with everything from understanding autism and special education policy to becoming an effective team member, supporting students with diverse needs, developing peer friendships, and solving behavior challenges. In addition, the book includes a resource guide that teachers can use to prepare and train instructional assistants to work with students who have autism.

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Autism Resource Book
Teaching Thinking Pocketbook

Teaching Thinking Pocketbook

Anne de A'Echevarria & Ian Patience

A troubleshooting approach takes five types of thinking that students typically struggle with - processing information; reasoning; inquiry; creative thinking; evaluation - and matches then with 'thinking tools'. These include 'odd one out', 'concept lines', 'inference squares', 'kick cards' and 'diamond ranking'. Each tool is explained and exemplified with instructions and teaching tips for classroom use. Lists of words and phrases help students take stock of their learning and to talk about their thinking.

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Not ASD Specific
Teaching Your Child With Love And Skill

Teaching Your Child With Love And Skill

Joyce Show

A guide for parents and other educators of children with autism, including moderate to severe autism. This book helps to make sense of the baffling array of educational interventions available, showing how to adapt different strategies to meet the specific needs of the child.

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Autism Resource Book
Teens with Autism

Teens with Autism

Apps, Ideas for Lessons and Common Core Reading Connections
S.B. Linton

This book provides a listing of various mobile apps that can be used in the classroom, ideas for classroom lessons and connections to the common core reading standards for teens and young adults with autism and developmental delays. The themes addressed in the book are The Colour Wheel, Arithmetic and Geometry, Getting to Know Me, The Four Seasons, The World of Work, On the Move/Community Fun, Common Core Reading & Language Arts Connections and Mobile Apps. Each chapter has a list of activities that address some of the skills that are sometimes the most challenging for some individuals with autism.

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Autism Resource Book
Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Autism Gave Her A Vision. She Gave It A Voice.
HBO Films

Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism at a time when it was still quite unknown. The film chronicles Temple's early diagnosis: her turbulent growth and development during her school years; the enduring support she received from her mother, aunt and her science teacher and her emergence as a woman with an inate sensitivity and understanding of animal behaviour.

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DVD
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm

"Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist and physician should have this book in their back pocket. Framed with both humour and compassion, the book defines the top 10 characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines, coalesce to create a guide for all who come into contact with a child on the autism spectrum."

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Autism Resource Book
Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm

The unique perspective of a child's voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions, shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways. This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child "can do it."

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Autism Resource Book
That's What's Different About Me!

That's What's Different About Me!

Helping Children Understand ASD
Heather Cracken

The life-like puppets in this comprehensive program are sure to endure themselves to adults and children alike as they foster social understanding and respect for individual differences. See how Crystal, Angela and Freddie, with the help of Mrs Beaks and Mr Monkeybones, learn to be friends and play together. The charming DVD is supported by an easy-to-use manual with lots of follow-up activities and a story/colouring book for children to complete. The DVD included optional closed caption translations in the 7 UN recognized languages.

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Autism Resource Book
The 1st Comic Book:Helping People with Asperger's Syndrome

The 1st Comic Book:Helping People with Asperger's Syndrome

The Girl with The Curly Hair
Alis Rowe

"Everyday scenarios for people with Asperger's Syndrome and their Neurotypical loved ones.

There are lots of Neurotypical people in the world, and fewer people with Asperger's Syndrome. This means that sometimes it can be very hard for them to understand one another.

This engaging picture book presents simple, insightful, communicative comic strips of everyday situations between the AS and the NT in their overlapping worlds.

The Girl with the Curly Hair writes for anyone who wants to understand a different mind."

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Autism Resource Book
The 4th Comic Book: (For AS / NT Couples)

The 4th Comic Book: (For AS / NT Couples)

The Girl With The Curly Hair
Alis Rowe

Everyday scenarios for couples in which one partner has Asperger's Syndrome or a related autism spectrum disorder.

This book beautifully depicts the motivations and desires of the autistic and the non-autistic ('Neuro-typical') partner, who, despite being different, end up finding each other and falling in love!

This is a highly accessible, visual book for adults in romantic relationships, counsellors and other professionals.

The Girl With The Curly Hair writes for anyone who wants to understand a different mind.

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Autism Resource Book
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers

Sean Covey

Written in a language that addresses younger people, Sean Covey, son of author Stephen Covey, has written a guide to life that parallels the highly popular book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", written by his father.

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Not ASD Specific
The Anger Workbook for Teens

The Anger Workbook for Teens

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Offers a step-by-step approach to helping teens who need to control their anger. This book helps teens learn about their anger, understand how anger affects their lives, and learn constructive communication skills to help express their feelings.

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Not ASD Specific
The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Lisa M. Schab

Activities to help you - deal with anxiety and worry; control anxiety and feel calm in the face of everyday problems; develop a positive self-image; seek help when you need it.

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Not ASD Specific
The Asperkid's Game Plan

The Asperkid's Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play - Ordinary Stuff
Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce nstructured 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."

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Autism Resource Book
The Aspies Teen's  Survival Guide

The Aspies Teen's Survival Guide

Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens and Parents from a Young man with Asperger's Syndrome
J.D. Kraus

The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially

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Autism Resource Book
The Autism Discussion Page on Anxiety, Behaviour School and Parenting Strategies

The Autism Discussion Page on Anxiety, Behaviour School and Parenting Strategies

Bill Nason

This book covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviours, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies, for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day to day lives.

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Autism Resource Book
The Autism Discussion Page on the Core Challenges of Autism

The Autism Discussion Page on the Core Challenges of Autism

Bill Nason

This book focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities.

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Autism Resource Book
The Autism Sourcebook

The Autism Sourcebook

Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, coping & Healing
Karen Siff Exkorn

When Karen's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn't easy, and now, in this book Karen offers parent the wisdom she wishes he'd had at the beginning.

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Autism Resource Book
The Autism Transition Guide

The Autism Transition Guide

Planning the Journey from School to Adult Life
Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey & Mary Beth Urban

Here is a road map for teenagers with autism, their families, teachers, counsellors, and transition specialists to navigate the crucial, sometimes tricky journey from high school to adult life.
The authors walk readers through the process of planning for these key areas:
• Residential choices
• Post secondary education
• Employment
• Recreation and leisure activities
Additional considerations include:
• Who should be on the transition team
• Getting transition goals into the IEP
• Evaluating and assessing your child's skills
• Involving your child in the process
• Sequence of changes (e.g.. Should he get a job before moving out of the house?)
• When your child no longer qualifies for IDEA assistance
This must have resource provides ideas and strategies that can be applied to a broad range of individuals on the autism spectrum, from the college-bound student to the student who requires 24-hour supervision to succeed. No matter what the particular destination may be for your child or student, this guide can help you make sure he or she reaches it.

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Autism Resource Book
The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

An Australian Film about Autism
Directed by Elissa Down

When Thomas and his family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in. His pregnant mother has to take things easy and his father puts him in charge of his autistic brother Charlie. Thomas with the help of his girlfriend Jackie faces his biggest challenge yet. Charlie's unusual antics take Thomas on an emotional journey that causes his pent up frustrations about his brother to pour out - in a story that is funny, confronting and ultimately heart-warming. Writer and Director Elissa Down has two younger brothers with autism, and the film is semi-autobiographical. Starring - Rhys Wakefield, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson & Luke Ford. 97 min

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DVD Fiction
The Boys' Guide to growing Up

The Boys' Guide to growing Up

Choices and Changes during Puberty
Terri Couwenhoven

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up gives boys with intellectual disabilities the facts they need to navigate puberty.Written at a third-grade reading level for boys aged 9-16 with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, fragile X, or other special needs.

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Autism Resource Book
The Bullying Workbook For teens

The Bullying Workbook For teens

Raychelle Lohmann & Julia Taylor

This book offers easy-to-use sound advice to help ease your anxiety, depression, and other emotions that can result from being bullied. The step-by-step activities in this workbook will also help you build confidence in your interactions with others. Bullying can happen to anyone, but with a little guidance you can make real, positive changes, and reclaim your life once and for all.

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Not ASD Specific
The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Tony Attwood

The definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's Syndrome. 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. There is an invaluable FAQ 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.

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Autism Resource Book
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Mark Haddon

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a photographic memory. He understands maths. He understands science. What he can't understand are other human beings. When he finds his neighbour's dog lying dead on the lawn, he decided to track down the killer and write a murder mystery about it. But what other mysteries will he end up uncovering?

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Biographical Resource Book
The Ging

The Ging

Steve Heron

A story about the strong feelings associated with physical abuse. Zing! The rock flew from the ging. Andrew's anger fizzed inside of him always trying to burst.

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Not ASD Specific
The Girl With The Curly Hair

The Girl With The Curly Hair

Asperger's Syndrome and Anxiety
Alis Rowe

"This guide is all about anxiety in people with Asperger's Syndrome and related Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

A lot of people think anxiety is the same for everyone. But The Girl With The Curly Hair thinks anxiety in people with ASD has different reasons and causes, consequently it needs to be managed differently.

Through a series of short narratives, diagrams and graphs, she explains why certain situations make people with ASD anxious and provides strategies and coping mechanisms.

She hopes you find this guide helpful."

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Resource Book
The Girl With The Curly Hair

The Girl With The Curly Hair

Asperger's and Me
Alis Rowe

My family have known me all my entire life. They have been by my side at the doctors.They have brought me out of my shutdowns. They have supported me through depression. Yet, despite being a part of all these things, they still don"t really know what it's like being me having Asperger's Syndrome.

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Autism Resource Book
The Girl With The Curly Hair-Asperger's Syndrome

The Girl With The Curly Hair-Asperger's Syndrome

An illustrated look at the daily life of somebody with ASD
Alis Rowe

A Visual Guide book and brief introduction to Asperger's Syndrome and ASD in women and girls, taking a look at daily life and common challenges.

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Autism Resource Book
The Girl With The Curly Hair/ Asperger's Syndrome in 13-16 YEAR OLDS

The Girl With The Curly Hair/ Asperger's Syndrome in 13-16 YEAR OLDS

What it is like being a teenager with ASD.
Alis Rowe

A Visual Guide for Teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome and their Parents and Teachers. Explains how ASD affects day to day school life. Important book to help teenagers feel less alone during what can be a very confusing and stressful period in their lives.

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Autism Resource Book
The Girl With The Curly Hair: Asperger's Syndrome In 5-8 Year Olds

The Girl With The Curly Hair: Asperger's Syndrome In 5-8 Year Olds

Insights And Strategies For parents Of Young children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Alis Rowe

This book is for parents and teachers of young children. May be relevent for boys as well as girls.Children in this age group have specific challenges such as wearing the same clothes day in and day out,preferring to play on their own rather than with friends and having unusual language. Based on real life experience and gives practical insight into supporting a child with ASD.

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Autism Resource Book
The Girl With The Curly Hair: Asperger's Syndrome in 8-11 Year Olds

The Girl With The Curly Hair: Asperger's Syndrome in 8-11 Year Olds

Insights And Strategies For Parents Of children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Alis Rowe

A visual guide for parents and teachers of children with Asperger's Syndrome. Some information also may be applicable to boys.This guide gives examples of difficulties in the form of problem behaviour the child may present with, along with suggested solutions to assist them in gaining confidence and valuable life skills, such as compromise and anger control. Contains challenges that are common to children with ASD, and suggested ways to deal with these challenges at home and at school.

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Autism Resource Book
The Girl With The Curly Hair:Asperger's Syndrome

The Girl With The Curly Hair:Asperger's Syndrome

Helping Siblings
Alis Rowe

A Visual Guide for Parents and Siblings of children with ASD.This book provides insight and guidance for parents to help talk to their children about the sibling with ASD.

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Autism Resource Book

The Girl With The Curly Hair:Asperger's Syndrome And Anxiety

Looking At The Anxiety In People With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Alis Rowe

A Visual Guide about anxiety in people with Asperger;s Syndrome and related Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Girl with the Curly Hair thinks anxiety in people with ASD has different reasons and causes, consequently it needs to be managed differently.Provides strategies and coping mechanisms through a series of short narratives, diagrams and graphs.

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Autism Resource Book
The Kid's Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

The Kid's Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses
Lauren Brukner. Illustrated by Apsley

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control. From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls , to fidgets and noise-reducing headphones, this book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties feel cool,calm and collected. Kids will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. There are also useful tips for parents and teachers, as well as handy charts and checklists to track progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling "just right" in whatever situation life throws at them.

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Not ASD Specific
The Magpie Who Wasn't a Chicken

The Magpie Who Wasn't a Chicken

Steve Heron

A story about handling bullying. " Hey, are you a chicken or what?" Nick uses his courage to get away from a sticky situation.

Not ASD Specific
The Out Of Sync Child Has Fun

The Out Of Sync Child Has Fun

Carol Stock Kranowitz

Activities for kids with sensory processing disorder

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Not ASD Specific
The PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals

The PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals

Elizabeth A. Laugeson

The PEERS(R) Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings UCLA's highly acclaimed and widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.

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Autism Resource Book
The Passionate Mind

The Passionate Mind

How People With Autism Learn
Dr. Wendy lawson

The author shows that people on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme at any one time. This leads to a deep, intense attention. She describes that when this unique learning style is understood, valued and accommodated, individuals on the autism spectrum can be empowered to achieve their fullest potential.

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Not ASD Specific
The People in a Girl's Life

The People in a Girl's Life

Martha Kate Downey & Kate Noelle downey

Written for girls and young women who have difficulty understanding people around them. This book will help them to comprehend family, friends, employers and many others they face every day. Presented as a series of letters between daughter, Kate Downey and mother, Martha Kate Downey. This book provides an insight into the problems that many adolescent girls with intellectual disabilities face.

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Not ASD Specific
The Period Book

The Period Book

Everything Yo Don't Want To Ask(But Need to Know)
Karen & Jennifer Gravelle

Karen Gravelle and her fifteen-year-old niece, Jennifer Gravelle, have written a down-to-earth practical book that answers any questions you might have about your period, from what it is and what it feels like, to how to choose your form of protection, to how to talk to your parents about it. The Period Book will guide you through all the physical, emotional and social changes that come with your period, as well as related issues such as dealing with spots, mood swings and new expectations from friends and family. Debbie Palen's funny and sympathetic cartoons ease the confusion and exasperation you might feel and celebrate the new sense of power and maturity that your period can bring. Perfect for sharing, The Period Book is a trusty friend that can help you feel happy and confident about this new phase or your life.

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Not ASD Specific
The Red Beast

The Red Beast

Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger Syndrome
K.I. Al-Ghani

Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping. When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow. This is the story of how one boy, Rufus, conquered his anger and sent the red beast back to sleep. Developed in conjunction with the National Autistic Society (NAS in the UK), this book offers a range of anger management strategies and useful guidance for parents on how to help their child 'tame the beast'

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Not ASD Specific
The Resolving Anger Book

The Resolving Anger Book

Fiona McAuslan and Peter Nicholson

Anger is probably the emotion most of us have the biggest difficulty with. This book shows how anger happens and helps readers understand how it affects the mind. It is aimed at children, their parents/guardians, teachers and professionals who work with the age group of six to twelve years.

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Not ASD Specific
The Resolving Bullying Book

The Resolving Bullying Book

Fiona McAuslan and Peter Nicholson

In recent years, bullying has come to the forefront of schools as a serious problem. Policies have been written and strategies created. This book looks at bullying as a relational issue and puts forward ideas and strategies for the individuals themselves to use. It is aimed at children, their parents/guardians, teachers and professionals who work with the age group of six to twelve years.

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Not ASD Specific
The Resolving Sibling Rivalry Book

The Resolving Sibling Rivalry Book

Fiona McAuslan and Peter Nicholson

Siblings squabble all the time. Sibling rivalry goes hand in hand with sibling love and, for parents, can be extremely wearing and confusing. This book tells the story from both sides and demonstrates strategies that families can use to turn sibling squabbles into healthy sibling negotiations.

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Not ASD Specific
The Secret Business of Relationships, Love and Sex

The Secret Business of Relationships, Love and Sex

This is a young persons' guide to friendships, relationships, love and sex.
Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo, Rose Stewart

The Secret Business of Relationships, Love and Sex is a book for all young people approaching or already in their teens. It is an educational resource that prepares them for the physical, emotional and social aspects of their emerging sexuality.

This book introduces young people to the information they need as they develop during adolescence. It provides information about puberty, conception, pregnancy and birth.

Importantly, the book explores the changing friendships and relationships experienced at this time> Topics include:

  • Friendships
  • Romantic relationships
  • Sexual attraction
  • Sexual decision making
  • Consent
  • Gender identity and sexual diversity
  • Healthy relationships

The book includes information every young person needs to know:

  • Emotional and physical safety
  • Contraception
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Legal issues - age of consent, sexting, porn, assault, and rape

Information is presented in a sensitive but open manner and allows young people to think about possible future issues and decision making. It provides an impetus for discussion about sensitive topics in a practical way which avoids embarrassment and allows for thoughtful communication.

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Not ASD specific
The Sixth Sense 11

The Sixth Sense 11

Carol Gray

An easy to use lesson plan for teaching mainstream students about autism, with perspective-taking exercises that focus on the five senses and the sixth "social" sense.

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Not ASD Specific
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and their Parents)

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and their Parents)

Elizabeth Verdick & Elizabeth Reeve

Meant to be read with a parent, this book addresses big questions and provides strategies for communicating, making friends, and succeeding in school. A section on body and brain basics highlights symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, toileting and 'stims'. . Special emphasis is placed on helping children handle intense emotions and behaviours and get support from their 'team helpers' when needed.

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Autism Resource Book
The Way I See It

The Way I See It

A personal Look at Autism & asperger
Temple Grandin

This book gets down to the real issues of autism and offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies and try-it-now tips, all based on the author's insider perspective and a great deal of research

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Autism Resource Book
The Wonderful World of Work

The Wonderful World of Work

A Work Book For Asperteens
Jeanette Purkis

This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work in order to help teenagers with Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) feel confident in their ability to be successful at their studies and get a job.

Each chapter talks the teen through a different element of employment, including the benefits of having a job, why education is important, how to write a resume and succeed at job interviews, and the advantages and disadvantages of autism in the workplace. A variety of different industries and jobs are explored to encourage teens to begin to think about careers that might appeal to them and suit their skills and interests.

Full of practical information, engaging activities, funny illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this book gives Asperteens a positive image of what people on the autism spectrum can achieve and is an essential career guidance aid for parents and teachers working with young adults.

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Autism Resource Book
The Wrong Stone

The Wrong Stone

Russell Deal

What is it like to be different? To stand out? To feel unwanted? The wrong stone knows.

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Not ASD Specific
The Zones Of Regulation

The Zones Of Regulation

A Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional control
Leah M. Kuypers, MA Ed. OTR/L

Educators will find The Zones of Regulation to be a user-friendly and practical manual full of clear teaching strategies as well as concrete examples of appropriate self-regulatory strategies for their students.

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Things Tom Likes

Things Tom Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions
Kate E. Reynolds

This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach boys and young men with autism or related conditions about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this book provides the perfect platform to talk about sexuality with boys and young men with autism or related conditions.

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Autism Resource Book
Think Confident, Be confident for Teens

Think Confident, Be confident for Teens

Marci G. Fox and Leslie Sokol

Studies show that self-confidence plummets during the teenage years, when complex social relationships begin to take centre stage and teens begin to assert their independence from parents and families. This title offers young readers a teen-focused program for eliminating self-doubt and increasing confidence and self-esteem.

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Not ASD Specific
Think Good - Feel Good

Think Good - Feel Good

A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People
Paul Stallard

Think Good - Feel Good is an exciting and pioneering new practical resource in print and on the internet for undertaking CBT with children and young people. The materials have been developed by the author and trialled extensively in clinical work with children and young people presenting with a range of psychological problems

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Not ASD Specific
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism

Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Byde Myers, Liz Ditz, Emily Willingham & Carol Greenburg

What you really need to know about autism. A crash course in contemporary autism attitudes, experiences and evidence-based approaches, featuring contributions from autistics, parents of children with autism and autism professsionals.

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Autism Resource Book
Thinking about You, Thinking about Me

Thinking about You, Thinking about Me

Michelle Garcia Winner

Students with social cognitive learning deficits face enormous challenges not only in their day-to-day relations with the world around them, but also in the fact that few professionals, educational or medical, understand the core of these student's deficits. One fundamental deficit relates to perspective taking - the ability of one person to consider the point of view and motives of another. Although this sounds like a simple process, it is in fact a hugely complex task that is crucial to successful interpersonal relations, and is a skill that anyone with a social cognition disability will struggle with. This book addresses the different ways this problem can present itself, the current thinking on how to approach the problem and a wealth of exercises and activities that can immediately be applied to the student. Illustrated with clear diagrams and tables, and with photocopiable handouts, this accessible text will be invaluable for anyone assessing, living with or teaching children and adults with this most abstract of all learning disabilities

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Autism Resource Book
Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or other Development Issues

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or other Development Issues

Maria Wheeler

In this book, Maria Wheeler offers a detailed roadmap for success with the battleground of toilet training especially if the child has autism or other challenges. She stresses the importance of visual cues. Other crucial elements are repetition, rewards and teamwork with teachers if the child is in school. You will find many original and common-sense solutions for transitioning children from nappies to underpants, stopping 'repeat flushing' monitoring fluid intake, coping with a noisy bathroom, using social stories and much more. Wheeler's methods help caregivers to avoid making the child feel like a failure.

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Not ASD Specific
Tom Needs To Go

Tom Needs To Go

Abook about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions.
Kate E. Reynolds

This visual resource helps parents and carers teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about how to use public toilets safely. It covers the subtleties of social etiquette including where to stand and look, as well as practicalities such as remembering to lock the cubicle door. With simple and effective illustrations throughout, the book is the perfect starting point for teaching independence when using public toilets.

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Autism Resource Book
True or False? Tests Stink

True or False? Tests Stink

Trevor Romain & Elizabeth Verdick

Test taking tips that really work. Top secret stuff about tests. Ways to boost your study smarts. How to handle test stress.

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Not ASD Specific
Try It You'll Like It

Try It You'll Like It

Marc Brown

When Arthur's friends and family go to a luau D.W. gets a lesson in trying new things - Hawaiian style

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Not ASD Specific
Two Equals One

Two Equals One

Family Relationships

Building Positive Relationships

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Not ASD Specific
Typed Words Loud Voices

Typed Words Loud Voices

Edited by Amy Sequenzia & Elizabeth J. Grace

Typed words, Loud voices is written by a coalition of writers who type to talk and believe it is neither logical nor fair that some people should be expected to prove themselves every time they have something to say.

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Understanding Asperger's Syndrome Fast Facts

Understanding Asperger's Syndrome Fast Facts

A Guide for Teachers and Educators to address the Needs of the Student
Emily L. Burrows & Sheila J. Wagner

The purpose of this guide is to help educators become acquainted with identifying and meeting the needs of the student with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Not ASD Specific
Understanding Children's Behaviour

Understanding Children's Behaviour

Dinah Jayson

The book aims to help you understand your child's behaviour throughout the normal stages of development up to and through primary school, and to help you deal with problem behaviours.

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Not ASD Specific
Understanding Difficulties at Break-times and Lunchtime

Understanding Difficulties at Break-times and Lunchtime

Guidelines for Pupils with Autistic Spectrum disorders
Patricia Thorpe

Free time such as lunchtime, break time and free time before or after school give rise to many difficulties for pupils with ASD. This booklet identifies the main difficulties and some suggested solutions.

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Autism Resource Booklet
Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals

Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals

Angie Voss

When there is a greater understanding of a child's sensory needs and differences, a transformation and shift in how one perceives these challenges can have a powerful effect on behaviour, development and quality of life of for your child.

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Not ASD Specific
Using Your Values To Raise Your Child To Be an Adult You Admire

Using Your Values To Raise Your Child To Be an Adult You Admire

Harriet Heath

It takes more than a night out serving the homeless or weekly attendance at religious services to instil values in children. Though these activities are motivating and inspirational. They are not nearly enough! The most effective way to instil your values in your child is to use your values to guide your parenting decisions day in and day out.

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Not ASD Specific
Violet's voice

Violet's voice

Fiona Mansfield

There are so many wonderful ways that Violet uses her voice to let people know what she is thinking and feeling

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Not ASD Specific
Visual Strategies For Improving Communication

Visual Strategies For Improving Communication

Practical Supports For Autism Spectrum Disorders
Linda A. Hodgdon

Visual strategies provide practical support to help students participate successfully in their life opportunities.
• Packed with visual supports to enhance communication interactions for students with autism and related communication challenges
• A 'how-to' book, designed to assist teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, parents and other communication partners in creating solutions to student communication and self-management challenges
• Full of sample visual tools that capitalise on the visual strengths and learning style of these individuals

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Autism Resource Book
Vocabulary Builder Volume 1

Vocabulary Builder Volume 1

Age Range 2 Months & Up
Baby Bumble Bee

An interactive DVD to build early receptive vocabulary. Helps make the most of your baby's early window for language development. Communicate early using sign language. Introduce Spanish, French, German or Japanese. Play games and have fun learning. Build early reading skills.

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Vocabulary Builder Volume 1-Bee Smart Baby

Vocabulary Builder Volume 1-Bee Smart Baby

Age Group Range 2 Months & Up
Baby Bumble Bee

An interactive DVD to build early receptive vocabulary. Helps make the most of your baby's early window for language development. Communicate early using sign language. Introduce Spanish, French, German or Japanese. Play games and have fun learning. Build early reading skills.

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Vocabulary Builder Volume 2-Bee Smart Baby

Vocabulary Builder Volume 2-Bee Smart Baby

Age Range 2 Months & Up
Baby Bumble Bee

An interactive DVD to build early receptive vocabulary. Helps make the most of your baby's early window for language development. Communicate early using sign language. Introduce Spanish, French, German or Japanese. Play games and have fun learning. Build early reading skills.

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What To Do When Bad Habits Take Hold

What To Do When Bad Habits Take Hold

Dawn Huebner

This book provides the keys to escape from a variety of pesky habits. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach essential habit-busting strategies, targeting everything from nail biting and thumb sucking to shirt chewing, hair twirling, and more. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to set themselves free.

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Not ASD Specific
What To Do When You Grumble Too Much

What To Do When You Grumble Too Much

Dawn Huebener

This hands-on workbook features information and exercises for kids who are coping with excessive stress, anxiety, fears, and worry. It includes writing and drawing activities along with practical, proactive exercises and techniques to reduce anxiety and worry. Illustrations.

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What To do When Your Brain Gets Stuck

What To do When Your Brain Gets Stuck

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
Dawn Huebener

This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioural techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts

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Not ASD Specific
What is Asperger Syndrome and How Will It Affect Me?

What is Asperger Syndrome and How Will It Affect Me?

Martin Ives

A guide for young people. Asperger syndrome is quite a tricky thing to explain. Your friends and even your teacher may never have heard of it. This book answers some questions that people often have about Asperger syndrome. It also gives you some ideas about dealing with the difficulties you might experience and talking about your condition to other people.

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Autism Resource Book
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
Dawn Huebener

This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioural techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts.

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Not ASD Specific
What to Do When Your Temper Flares

What to Do When Your Temper Flares

Dawn Huebener

This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioural techniques used to treat problems with anger. This interactive self-help book offers step-by-step instructions to teach children a set of anger dousing methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions.

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Not ASD Specific

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If you have a resource you would like to share with others, please contact us to make arrangements. Alternatively, make a Donation to SWAN. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

The South West Autism Network relies on the generosity of our members and community to support the families of the south west region living with ASD.