by Kathy Hoopman
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome playfully draws
inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all
those who are familiar with Asperger Syndrome. Delightful color photographs of
cats bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing,
scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits.
Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of
raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the
dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS. This engaging book is
an ideal, gentle introduction to the world of AS. A terrific book for all ages.
Hardback, 72 pages.
by Ian Stuart -Hamilton
Both informative and entertaining, the book addresses
an important aspect of social communication for people with Asperger Syndrome,
who use direct, precise language and 'take things literally'. This dictionary
aims to dispel any confusion that arises from the misinterpretation of language.
It provides explanations of over 5000 idiomatic expressions and a useful guide
to their politeness level. Each expression is accompanied by a clear explanation
of its meaning and when and how it might be used. The expressions are taken from
British and American English, with some Australian expressions included as
Although the book is primarily intended for people
with Asperger Syndrome, it will be useful for anyone who has problems
understanding idiomatic and colloquial English. An essential resource and an
informative read; this dictionary will assist in a wide range of
Paperback, 256 pages.
by Tony Attwood
This is the definitive book on Asperger's Syndrome by one of the
world's foremost experts in Asperger's Syndrome. This book provides a
comprehensive overview of Asperger's Syndrome, from childhood through
adulthood. Areas covered include diagnosis, social behavior, language,
interests and routine, motor clumsiness, cognition, and sensory sensitivity.
It also includes an appendix with the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's
Syndrome. 223 pages.
by Catherine Faherty
This workbook has practical exercises to give children and teens
with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome improve their social skills
and come to better emotional and intellectual understanding of their
disability. My son's speech pathologist at his school found this book to be an
invaluable resource and used this book extensively with him. It can be used by
parents or professionals alike, providing a wealth of activities to help
children understand learning styles, sensory experiences, artistic talent, other
people, communication, the school environment, friends, and
In each of these areas, introductory material is addressed to
the parent or professional, explaining how they can help structure the child's
experience in order to promote understanding and positive interaction. The
special binding allows the book to lie flat for easy photocopying.
by Jennifer Elder, Illustrated by Marc Thomas and
This self-esteem boosting book for kids
highlights famous people past and present who would have likely been diagnosed
within the autism spectrum. Included are such famous contributors to the arts
and sciences as Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Lewis Carroll and Hans
Christian Anderson. It also includes the brilliant and inspiring scientist and
autism spokesperson, Temple Grandin. There are 19 biographies in total, along
with a biography of an 8-year old boy in the autism spectrum, named
This book can be read to children ages 8 and up
and read by children ages 12 and up. This is a wonderful book for children
within the autism spectrum to read and also to share in school, to help others
better understand and appreciate those among us who march to a different
Beautifully illustrated, each person has a
portrait on one page, with their biography facing the other page, including a
description of their contributions and some of their autistic
This book makes you proud to be and/or know
someone within the autism spectrum. One might even consider that the potential
for genius and innovation that have led to the advancement of civilization lies
primarily within those who see things a differently. One might also consider
that our society's future may depend upon to what extent we nurture, support,
and help to develop the talents of these individuals. Hard cover, 8" x 10", 48
edited by Catherine Maurice
This book provides the nucleus of a do-it-yourself Applied
Behavioral Analysis (ABA) program that parents and professionals can use to
immediately start implementing an effective intervention program.
It includes an invaluable section complete with checklists to
evaluate your child's currently level of abilities, followed by an extensive
list of exercises that you can carry out to help your child move ahead in
This book literally saved my son's life - we actually read and
started using this book months before we began an ABA therapy with a trained
therapist, when my son was 3 1/2 years old. We used and referred to this book
every day for two years.
Large paperback format, 400 pages.
This little gem of a book is intended to be shared by parents or a child with Asperger's Syndrome with friends, family and school professionals and peers so that they may understand Asperger Syndrome. Put in simple but insightful terms, the book explains the behaviors typical of a child with AS, why a child reacts in certain ways, and how to be a good friend to the child. This book could be a very effective tool in establishing understanding and a circle of friends for a child with Asperger's syndrome for ages 6-12. It includes simple but charming illustrations by artist, Jane Tellford, and an excellent list of resources at the end of the book. This book packs a lot of wisdom and information into a small package. 36 pages.
by Jacquelyn McCandless, M.D.
This book is written by medical doctor who has a grandchild
within the autism spectrum to provide a treatment guide for parents and
doctors. Her approach is based on the theory that Autism Spectrum Disorder
(ASD) is a complex biomedical illness resulting in significant brain
malnutrition. Dr. McCandless describes diagnostic tools parents and doctors can
use to select appropriate treatment options. She explains current therapies and
recommends options for parents and their doctors to work together to improve the
physical and neurological health of children within the autism
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 axtremely accessible.
Chapters examine:* causes and indications of the syndrome* the
diagnosis and its effect on the individual* theory of mind* the
perception of emotions in self and others* social interaction, including
friendships* long-term relationships* teasing, bullying and mental
health issues* the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory
sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills* career
development.There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions
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.Essential reading for families and individuals
affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in
contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who
needs to know or is interested in this complex condition. Hardcover, 400
by Bernard Rimland
In this ground-breaking book, Bernard Rimland argues
that such 'conventional wisdom' is not just mistaken but dangerous. Drawing on
the latest research, Rimland outlines the impact of biological factors on
today's children and exposes the influences of toxins and dietary
Dyslogic Syndrome is full of valuable advice
on the safe, effective treatments that are available to children, and offers
positive strategies for helping parents and professionals to do the best for
their dyslogical child.
Paperback, 320 pages.
We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this ground-breaking book on the benefits of enzymes created specifically designed to break down the gluten and casein proteins. These proteins are commonly found in wheat and dairy products and are strongly implicated in leading to neurological problems in the majority of children within the autism spectrum.
Written by the moderator of the autism and enzyme group on Yahoo, whose family has immensely benefited from these enzymes, Autism Coach has received more recommendations and rave reviews about this book from parents than any other book on the subject of autism. Paperback, 367 pages.
by Karen DeFelice
The sequel to the popular ‘Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions’ covers new experiences and uses for digestive enzymes. This practical guide to using digestive enzymes goes deeper and wider into the interactions of enzymes, probiotics, and gut healing measures helpful for many digestive, immune system, and other related health problems. The unique discussion relates the biology of simple soil and lawn renovation practices to teaching the principles of healing and microbial management inthe gut to allow the reader to implement more successful enzyme therapies for better health. This book provides many guidelines, tips, and tricks based on years of practical experience by thousands of families all over the world. Paperback, 320 pages.
by Michelle Cuomo
Practising yoga creates a sense of calm and focus and
heightens awareness of the body's functions and movements. For children with
sensory processing difficulties - because they either have low sensory
thresholds and are overwhelmed by sensory stimulation, or because they have high
thresholds and do not register stimulation - yoga can be hugely
This book presents easy-to-follow basic postures and
sequences for children and young people which can be easily adapted for adults.
Nicole Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences
according to the child's particular needs and mood, knowing that yoga will be
most beneficial when it is fun! Photographs of each posture supplement the
This practical book provides a wealth of ideas for
therapists, educators and parents to help their children with sensory processing
needs. Paperback, 104 pages.
by Martin L. Kutscher, M.D.
Kids in the Syndrome Mix is a concise, scientifically up-to-date, all-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children-from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder, to autistic spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction.
by Irene Brody and Anthony Castogiovanni
Easy to use, with photographs to show how exercises
are done correctly, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an
individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates to
others. The author's approach integrates ideas and practices from disciplines
including martial arts, Eastern principles of mindfulness, techniques of
visualization, breathing, posture, and movement, and the practice of
Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome
is an introduction to Pathfinder training techniques for both parents of
adolescents with AS and professionals including physical therapists,
pediatricians, and special education teachers who work with
Paperback. 152 pages.
by Bette Hagman
This wonderful cookbook proves that you can be on a gluten and casein free diet and still eat - well, like a gourmet! Written by Bette Hagman, who suffers from celiac disease, all are gluten free. The book takes other dietary sensitivities into consideration, including casein and corn, and she offers alternatives for these ingredients in many recipes. There are lots of recipes for breads, cookies, and cakes using gluten-free flours as well as other mouth-watering dishes. Of all the special diet cookbooks I have read, this one has the most scrumptious assortment of recipes.
by Jeanette McAfee, M.D.
This book offers forms, exercises, and guides to teach social
skills in a well-thought out, systematic program. Very thorough and easy to
use, it can be picked up by a parent or a professional and effectively
implemented. Used world-wide, it has been translated into 7 languages.
Foreword by Tony Attwood.
by Ann Palmer
Owing to vast improvements in therapies and
diagnosis, high schoolers with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) have the
option of going on to college. As a case in point, Palmer shares the story of
her son, Eric, who was diagnosed with ASD at age three and after many years of
therapy attended college. 176 pages.
by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald
This comprehensive guide is filled with practical advice to help
students with Asperger's Syndrome survive the often stressful transition to
college and develop skills in college that will be of benefit during the college
years and beyond. It provides solid advice to help students prepare for
studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and
pressures, and understand academic and domestic responsibilities. How will I
cope with the workload? What do I do if I feel ill? How do I make friends and
initiate relationships with the opposite sex? Drawing on first hand interviews
with AS students and direct clinical experience, the authors address these and
many other questions thoughtfully and thoroughly, making practical
recommendations. This book is a must for students preparing to go to college,
college students, parents and counselors alike. 272 pages.
by Marc Fleisher
Marc Fleisher's new self-help guide for autistic
teenagers and adults will help readers improve their quality of life and
overcome many everyday challenges, be it through the acquisition of independent
living skills, developing a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering
a course in higher education and broadening one's opportunities for the
future.Marc Fleisher speaks from first hand experience about the coping
strategies he himself has had to learn - often the hard way. Written
particularly for young people who are just beginning to become independent from
their parents, perhaps living in their own home for the first time, this book
shows how to approach apparent problems with hope and the expectation of an
improved quality of life.Survival Strategies is an invaluable source of
advice and reassurance for people with ASDs across a wide age range. Other
readers such as relatives and friends of people on the autism spectrum, and
professionals working with them in an educational or therapeutic capacity will
find it provides a host of new insights. 192 pages.
by Amelia Davies, Foreward by Jeannette McAfee, M.D.
Destined to become a classic, this innovative book provides a
program for parents and professionals to teach social skills to children
diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism through acting.
The author has worked closely with Jeannette McAfee, author of the
internationally acclaimed social skills guide, Navigating the Social
With an irreverent sense of humor and belief in the potential of
these children, Ms. Davies has found that people with Asperger's Syndrome and
High Functioning Autism who successfully function in the neurotypical world, do
so by learning to "pretend" or "act" in ways that are expected of them,
literally memorizing how to handle hundreds of social interactions as they would
memorize favorite statistics or trading cards of baseball players. These
children may not feel all emotions or understand the feelings of others
intuitively, but they can be taught to understand them logically, like an
anthropologist studying another culture, and through memorization. Over time,
if practiced regularly, memorization of social skills can become internalized,
generalized and provide children with a more intuitive understanding of social
give and take and what makes neurotypical people tick.
"I read it and read it to my kids and we all think it is a lovely, very enjoyable book! Unique and inspiring." Portia Iversen, co-founder of Cure Autism Now
by Maria Wheeler
Individuals with autism are reportedly one of the most difficult
populations to toilet train. This second edition offers effective
strategies that take the child's physical and emotional sensitivities
into account instead of trying to force traditional methods.
Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer more than 200 do's and don'ts, along
with over 50 real-life examples, to help make the process more of a
lesson and less of a battle for all involved. The young trainee will
learn to overcome fear of the bathroom, properly use toilet paper, flush
once, wash hands, and more. The toilet trainer will learn how to
overcome challenges caused by communication needs, sensory
sensitivities, motor challenges, anxiety levels, etc.
by Emily L. Burrows and Sheila Wagner
Brief, but packed with clearly presented, useful information,
this informative, positive booklet quickly gives busy educators insights into
students with Asperger's Syndrome, the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome,
common issues, and proven techniques to help students thrive academically and
emotionally in the the classroom. A valuable resource for educators and for
parents to give to educators. 29 pages.
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