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 6 Pettit Crescent, Busselton WA 6280.
Would you like to contribute to our Resource Library?
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.
Based on The Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole.
How do things fly? That’s what Ms Frizzle and her class find out when they are shrunk inside a model airplane. Learn how a plane gets up in the air, how it stays up, and how it is steered. This is one uplifting field trip!
The Magic School Bus – Ups and Downs
Based on The Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole.
Is there a monster living in Walker Lake? That’s what Ms. Frizzle’s class is trying to find out. The kids try to dive down under the water, but the bus won’t go! The class has to figure out how to turn their floater into a sinker so they can solve the mystery of the underwater monster.
The Magpie Who Wasn’t a Chicken
A story about handling bullying. " Hey, are you a chicken or what?" Nick uses his courage to get away from a sticky situation.
The New Social Story Book
Over 150 social stories that teach everyday social skills to children with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome and their peers.
The Out Of Sync Child Has Fun
Carol Stock Kranowitz
Activities for kids with sensory processing disorder.
The Panic Book
Panic Disorder is common and very troublesome. About three people in a hundred have it and many more people have occasional panic attacks. About a third of those who have Panic Disorder go on to develop Agoraphobia which, if left untreated, can ruin their lives. Having a full blown panic attack is a horrifying business and feels deadly, although it’s not.
The Passionate Mind
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.
The author 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.
The PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals
Elizabeth A. Laugeson
The PEERS 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.
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.
The Period Book
Karen Gravelle & 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.
The Red Beast
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’
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.