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Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

An encyclopedic compilation of information about all facts and issues concerning Asperger Syndrome.  Ms. Bashe eloquently and wisely shares not only information but wisdom and offers a positive perspective.

Perfect Moments in Relationships

by Brian R King, MSW

This is a very positive book of advice from an individual who is happily married, has Asperger’s and has three sons with varying types of Autism Spectrum Difference.  Written in his profound, readable and very warm style, this is a must-read for anyone and everyone looking for advice who are in a spectrum/ non-spectrum relationship.

A Different Kettle of Fish

by Michael Barton

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

by Kenneth J. Aitken

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar, and More!: The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals

by Martin L. Kutscher, MD

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism: A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

by Adele Devine

Make Social Learning Stick! How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities

by Elizabeth A. Sautter

Simple Low-cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning: A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those With Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

by Lisa A. Kurtz

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

by Cynthia Kim

The Autism Fitness Handbook: An Exercise Program to Boost Body Image, Motor Skills, Posture and Confidence in Children and Teens with Autism Spectr

by David S. Geslak

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Susan J. Moreno

The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more advanced children with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions.

Susan J. Moreno provides an accessible summary of up-to-date information on the diagnostic criteria of ASD, including the common traits and characteristics to look out for. She explores common areas of difficulty for children with ASD, offering a wealth of practical advice and tried-and-tested strategies for meeting the needs of each individual child. Topics covered include the individual with autism at home, schooling, tips for teaching, sensory issues, and social skills and involvement in the community. The book closes with useful appendices of practical advice for parents, teachers, medical professionals, and others who care.

This handy and informative guide is ideal for teachers, parents, health professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum and anyone else who would like to find out more about autism spectrum disorders.

Tremendaspie

by Tracey Gottliebsen


Made for Good Purpose

by Michael McManmon, Ph.D.

Many teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives. Leaving the comforts of home and facing the unknown can be daunting, but with the right support and advice these young adults can adapt and enjoy their newly-acquired independence. Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and personal anecdotes from both the author’s own experiences of Asperger’s Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. With chapters on social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, and succeeding in higher education or first employment, Dr. McManmon provides the encouragement that any young Aspie needs to make the transition from an adolescent into a happy, confident and engaged adult. This book will be essential reading for parents, young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism or learning differences, and any professionals who work with them. (Reviewed by Amazon)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1st edition; JAN 2012

The Reason I Jump

by Naoki Higashida


The Parents Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real Life Skills for Independence

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

“It is important that parents and professionals have up to date information on how to understand and help someone who has Asperger syndrome. This book will provide an explanation of the latest theories and practical strategies. This book should be in every home library of every family that has a son or daughter with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome.”  
–Dr. Tony Attwood, author of the The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Children with autism spectrum disorders learn differently. Too often, our kids’ choices are limited and their paths to success restricted, not by a lack of intellectual ability, but by deficits in acquiring, applying, and generalizing basic life skills. Success in school, at home, on the playground, and beyond depends on mastering countless basic living skills that most other kids just "pick up" almost by osmosis.

This book teaches parents how to teach these so-called easy skills to complex learners. This is the first book for parents and caregivers of kids with Asperger syndrome and similar learning profiles that features strategies based on applied behavior analysis—the most widely accepted, evidence-based, and effective teaching method for learners with ASDs— including how to:
• Identify critical skills appropriate for your child’s age—how to teach them and why.
• Learn new techniques that can replace, mimic, prompt, override, or impose missing order on your child’s learning style.
• Design a curriculum for your child that reduces reliance on prompts (including parents) and promotes new learning, new behaviors, and independence.
• Track your and your child’s success.

The Parents Guide to Teaching Kids with Aspergers Syndrome- Kindle Edition

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

Kindle Version

The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby

 Forewords by Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD and Tony Attwood, PhD

Look Me In The Eye

by John Elder Robison

 

Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About

by Haley Moss

Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About – A Teenage Girl with High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences

Forward by OASIS@MAAP Susan Moreno

Making Sense of Autism Spectrum Disorders

by James Coplan, M.D.

Release date March 23, 2010

A comprehensive book that helps take parents take the step from diagnosis to effective strategies to help their child. Topics covered include

• How do I optimize my child’s long-term potential?
• Which interventions will best serve my child?
• How do the various therapies work, and what is the evidence to support them?
• What is the best way to teach my child?

House Rules

by Jodi Picoult

Fiction from best selling author Jodi Picoult. A teenager with Asperger Syndrome is accused of murder in this book about a single mom who has given up everything to make a life for her son.

My Brother Charlie

by Holly Robinson-Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

Told from the perspective of an older sister, this book explain autism to children ages 4-8. This books was written by Holly Robinson-Peete and her 12 year old daughter Ryan.

The Autism Cookbook:101 Gluten-free, Dairy-free Recipes

by Susan K. Delaine

Join the countless other families who have discovered enormous improvement in their autistic children through diet. This comprehensive word-of-mouth cookbook sensation is available now for the first time in a beautiful full-color edition. Written by a mother of a child with autism and numerous food allergies, this book is a simple and easy guide to preparing family-friendly meals that can improve a child’s digestion and immunity.

Parents of Children with Disabilities:A Survival Guide for Fathers & Mothers

by Press Barnhill and Gena P. Barnhill

Press Barnhill has contributed to Parents of Children with Disabilities as an author. Press and Gena Barnhill are the parents of a 32-year old son diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and bipolar disorder. The Barnhills have founded and facilitated a 350-member parent support group for families raising children with autism, Asperger syndrome, and related disabilities from 2000 to 2006. Much of the insight for the book comes from the experiences of these families. Gena has a PhD in special education in the areas of autism and behavior disorders from the University of Kansas. She is now a special education professor at Lynchburg College.

Aspergers on the Job

by Rudy Simone foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin

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.

Rudy’s candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger’s from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field.

Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy’s "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche.

There is more to a job than what the tasks are. From social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work—together!

Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun

by Lisa Jo Rudy

Many families with a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome feel that involvement in the community is not for them. This book sets out to change that, with a rich and varied menu of suggestions for how such families can take full part in community life and support the strengths and interests of their child at the same time. Informal learning experiences can be the key to self-discovery, communication, self-confidence, and even independence for many children on the autism spectrum. Only outside the four walls of school will your child truly discover their own passions, abilities, and social peers. "Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun" is a guide to what’s out there, how to find it, and how to make it work for your family. The book includes hints and tips for involving your family in the right community activities, from sport to science; information on museums, arts organizations and science institutions as venues for an enjoyable and enriching day out for the family; and, resources and ideas for helping your child build on their strengths, interests, and preferred learning styles to explore life in the community. Handouts about autism are included, as well as handouts suggesting ways in which organizations and institutions can successfully include young people with autism in their activities. This book will open the door to community inclusion, creative exploration, and social learning.

We’ve Got Issues

by Judith Warner

I found this a compellingly honest and brave book.

From amazon-

Insightful, compelling, and deeply moving, We’ve Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today’s children.

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid

by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian

From Amazon’s site-

"One of the best parts of the book is that these two moms sound like…well, two moms. And two very funny moms at that. So you’re going to laugh (a lot), and cry (a little), and you’re going to hope for the best, and you’re going to pray that someone can help their kids, and best of all you’re going to know that you’re not alone. So if you were hoping for a dry, predictable reading experience, I’m quite certain you’ve selected the wrong book. Kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges aren’t dry and predictable, so hang on to your hat and bring along some tissues."
—Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School



My Friend with Autism

by Beverly Bishop

This book is the exceptional result of parent Beverly Bishop’s determination to educate her son’s classmates about autism, thus helping her son fit in at school. A peer narrator explains that his friend with autism is good at some things and not so good at others—just like everyone else! At the end of the book are Page-by-Page Notes for Adults, which supplement the text with facts and explanations to further educate teachers and classmates’ parents. The FREE companion CD contains a printable coloring page for every page of the book.

41 Things to Know About Autism

by Chantal Sicile-Kira

After her son was diagnosed with autism, Chantal Sicile-Kira set out to learn what she could about the disorder, [now]found in 1 in [38] children. Her research and experience led to 41 Things to Know About Autism, in which she shares insights and information about living with what’s often described as an invisible disability since it has no universal physical characteristics and can’t be seen on the face. In question-and answer form, Sicile-Kira’s book discusses common worries, tackles controversial treatments, celebrates successes and ends on a hopeful note for the future. Her son, for whom doctors had predicted institutionalization, heads off to college this year. –reviewed by San Diego Magazine

Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

by Liane Holliday Willey

Liane Holliday Willey explores the daily pitfalls that females with AS may face, and suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them. The focus throughout is on keeping safe, and this extends to travel, social awareness, and general life management. With deeply personal accounts from the author’s own experiences, this book doesn’t shy away from difficult issues such as coping with bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders. The positive and encouraging advice gives those with AS the guidance to safeguard themselves from emotional and physical harm, and live happy and independent lives.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

by Shana Nichols

This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in". Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters – and the whole family – through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics.

” target=”_blank”>Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges

by Catherine Davies and Melissa Dubie, M.A.

This comprehensive and well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community–a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum. Based on years of experience teaching sexual health and extensive familiarity with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the authors present "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach", taking into the consideration the learning styles inherent in autism. The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. The accompanying CD contains all the handouts for easy duplication and individualization.

” target=”_blank”>The Partner’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

by Susan J. Moreno, Marci Wheeler, and Kealah Parkinson

Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners.

This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on their experience of being in long-term relationships with AS partners, and interviews with over 100 others in the same situation, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met.

This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.

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