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.
Autism and Me is a DVD that 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.
Autism and the Grandparent Connection
Practical ways to understand and help your grandchild with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism At School
A video resource for teachers and 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).
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.
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disability that affects an estimated 1 out of 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) in the US alone. It is a “spectrum” disorder because its impact on development can range from mild to severe. The areas of development most affected are social interaction and communication skills, difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication, and leisure play.
Someone wisely said, “If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.” The characteristics are different with each unique individual, and so are the ways to interact, teach, and care for them.
You may or may not wish to explain autism to your child at a young age, but if you do, I hope this book can help make it easier for you, as it did for me when explaining autism to Logan. His inquisitive mind wanted to know, and once he read this story, even before it was illustrated, he was satisfied with the answer.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom
How to reach and tech students with ASD.
This indispensable guide supports you every step of the way in creating a classroom that is responsive to the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder – while keeping your other students and yourself going strong.
Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief
"Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people.
Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+.
Be Confident in Who You Are
Part of a series aimed at 11-14 year-olds, this title follows a group of friends as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene - without losing sight of who they are.
It offers practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about who you are and staying in control of your feelings and actions – even when pressure is on.
Be Polite and Kind
Cheri J. Meiners
In simple words and appealing illustration this book teaches the basics of good manners and gracious behaviour.
Beating The Bullies
Dr Lucy Blunt
In the form of an innovative children's chapter book, Beating the Bullies gives age-appropriate information aimed to 'upskill' the child and give them 'bully-proof strategies' for coping.
Beating the Bullies has two invaluable resource guides; one for parents (who often feel powerless and helpless at this time) and one for teachers (with class specific questions and activities). Beating the Bullies is engaging and interactive and an essential resource to tackle the damaging and important issue of bullying.
Been There. Done That. Try This!
Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans & Anita Lesko
An Aspie's guide to life on earth.
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.
Behaviour solutions for the inclusive classroom
Beth Aune, Beth Burt and Peter Gennaro
As inclusion becomes the norm in general education, teachers are faced with behaviours they have never seen before. Special needs educators may recognise the telltale symptom of a sensory need...
or a textbook-case if an avoidance behaviour, but thus us all new territory got the general-ed crowd!