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 all 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. Resources will need to be collected from, and returned to our Busselton office, located at 12 Pettit Crescent, Busselton WA 6280.
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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.
Men with Asperger's Syndrome, young and old, experience difficulty with social interaction, which can be a stumbling block when it comes to getting a girlfriend.
Here is a book the demystifies the enigma of “relationships’ by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms (some of them mathematical, naturally). Asperger Meets Girl provides hope for all hopeless wooers by offering a choice of three interrelated abstract models for understanding boy-girl relationships.
Asperger Syndrome and High Achievement
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.
Asperger Syndrome Pocketbook
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 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.
Asperger Syndrome, the Universe & Everything
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 10 yrs 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.
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.
Asperger’s On The Job
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.
Fitting in to school and social life can be the single most challenging task when you have Asperger's syndrome. Asperger's Rules! can help.
Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that can present to a child with Asperger’s. Kids will find the how-to for understanding and communicating with peers and teachers, standing up for and taking care of themselves, setting realistic goals, and making friends. Asperger’s Rules! belongs in the backpack of every kid with Asperger’s and is an essential resource for getting the most out of middle school.
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.
Asperger’s Syndrome & Sexuality from Adolescence Through Adulthood
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.
Jennifer Cook O'Toole
An insider's guide to loving, understanding and teaching children with Asperger Syndrome.
As a parent, a teacher, and an Aspie herself, Jennifer Cook O’Toole provides the definitive insider’s view of Asperger Syndrome.
Australian Autism Handbook
Benison O'Reilly and 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.
Edited by Josie Santomauro
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.