The Autism Transition Guide

Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey & Mary Beth Urban

The authors of The Autism Transition Guide know how overwhelming it can be for parents of students on the autism spectrum to think about what will happen when their son or daughter graduates from...

high school and leaves the familiar supports of special education behind. That’s why Bruey and Urban wrote this practical guide to transition planning–a road map for families, educators, counselors, and transition specialists to navigating this crucial, sometimes tricky journey from high school to adult life.

The Autism Transition Guide

The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide

Yenn Purkis & Tanya Masterman

A practical handbook for autistic teens and tweens.

The book explores what it feels like to be a young person on the autism spectrum and looks at all the brilliant things autistic people can do.  Full of insights about being awesome and autistic, this book celebrates the strengths of autism, and benefits of understanding the world in a different way.  It looks at all the reasons being you and thinking differently can be totally awesome!

The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide

The Black Balloon

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.

The Black Balloon

The Body Language Phrasebook

Nick Marshallsay

Get your message across more clearly, spot potential clues someone is lying, identify when a member of the opposite sex may be interested in you, give an impression of greater confidence to others.

A comprehensive, themed index directs readers with specific queries straight to their area of interest.”

The Body Language Phrasebook

The Boys’ Guide to growing Up

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.

The Boys’ Guide to growing Up

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.

The Bullying Workbook For teens

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.

The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome

THE CONVERSATION TRAIN

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

THE CONVERSATION TRAIN

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?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

The Definitive Book of Body Language

Allan & Barbara Pease

"Isolates, examines and explains in simple terms, each component of body language.

Regardless of your vocation or position in life, you will be able to use it to obtain a better understanding of life’s most complex event – a face-to-face encounter with another person. It will make you more aware of your own non-verbal cues and signals, and will show you how to use them to communicate effectively and how to get the reactions you want.”

The Definitive Book of Body Language

The Executive Functioning Workbook For Teens

Sharon A Hansen

Help for unprepared, late and scattered teens.

This easy-to-use workbook provides powerful tips to help you get organised, retain information, communicate effectively, and succeed in school and life.  The workbook includes fun activities to help you better understand how your brain works and arm you with the skills you need to handle daily challenges and frustrations.  Whether it’s taking better notes in class or remembering details, this book is your ticket to success.

The Executive Functioning Workbook For Teens

The Family Experience of PDA

Eliza Fricker

An illustrated guide to pathological demand avoidance.

Eliza Fricker gets it.  When you’re raising a PDA child, with societal judgements and internal pressures, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, resentful and alone.  Eliza’s comedic illustrations explain the challenging situations and feelings you may face in a way that words simply cannot, bringing some much-needed levity back into PDA parenting.

The Family Experience of PDA