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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.

The Asperger’s Difference

by Jamey Wolff (Director)

Reviewed by Susan J. Moreno
 
This DVD features three very engaging teens who have Asperger Syndrome. They represent different ages, different skills levels in various areas, such as speech, and different opinions, speech and habits. In otherwords, they are simply three diverse individuals, one girl and two boys.   Each is eloquent in their own way in letting us into their world, their talents, their challenges and their dreams for the future. This DVD is long enough to do a good job of explaining Asperger’s in the teen years, yet short enough to hold the interest of the audience. 
 
The DVD comes with an excellent Discussion Guide.   I would recommend this to people on the autism spectrum, their families, their teachers, and their peers. If the price seems to dear, you might try purchasing and sharing between schools and/or families. It is truly worth the expenditure.

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.

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 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

 

Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome

by Tony Attwood, PhD

 

Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger’s Love Story

by Jerry Newport, Mary Newport, Johnny Dodd

 

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, M.D.

 

Employment for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies

by Yvona Fast

 

Succeeding in College With Asperger Syndrome

by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor, Michael Fitzgerald

 

Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Setting the Foundation for the Real World

by Teresa Bolick

 

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children: A Developmental Approach for Parents And Professionals

by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer, Cassandra Coe

 

Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying–Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World

by Rebekah Heinrichs, Brenda Smith Myles (Foreword)

 

Women From Another Planet? Our Lives in the Universe of Autism

by Jean Kearns Miller

This is collection of writings by women on the autism spectrum. The book offers up their stories, their perspectives and provides information that will help the rest of us understand, appreciate, and and respect these amazing women. 

The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor

by Jeffrey Cohen

 

Getting Services for your Child on the Autism Spectrum

by DeAnn Hyatt-Foley & Matthew G. Foley

 

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems

by Jed E. Baker, PhD

 

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, The Downs and Things in Between

by Liane Holliday Willey

 Contributors: Richards Howlin, Tony Attwood, Isabelle Henault, Steven Gutstein, Marc Willey, Liane Holliday Willey, Dennis Debbaudt, Rebecca Moeys, Jacqui Jackson, DeAnn Foley, Lise Pyles, Stephen Shore, and Mike Stanton. Foreword Luke Jackson

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

by Luke Jackson, Tony Attwood

 

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships

by Ashley Stanford

 

Right Address … Wrong Planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults

by Gena Barnhill

 

Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parent’s Guide

by Michael D. Powers, Janet Poland (Contributor)

 

A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, and James McPartland

 

Asperger Syndrome in the Family : Redefining Normal

by Liane Holliday Willey

 

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success

by Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon

 

Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome

by Lise Pyles

 

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry : Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Adhd

by Ami Klin, PhD, Fred R. Volkmar, MD, and Sara S. Sparrow, PhD Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

This book is a wonderful collection of articles which delve into all aspects of Asperger Syndrome. While I HIGHLY recommend the book, particularly for seasoned parents and adults who have already spent some time doing research, professionals and students, those who are new to the diagnosis might want to start out with the Tony Attwood and Brenda Myles books (see below) and, then return to read this excellent resource.
 

Asperger’s Syndrome : A Guide for Parents and Professionals

by Tony Attwood, Lorna Wing (Preface)

Sept. l997, 176 pages, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 1 853025777 1

This book is definitely a MUST READ. It’s very positive, clearly written, and should be required reading for parents and those who work with AS children.
 

Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World

by Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner, Lisa A. Robbins

This is a wonderful book which very clearly describes the sensory issues that many individuals with Asperger Syndrome face. Includes Assessment and plenty of practical interventions.
 

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbooks : A Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

by Roger N. Meyer

 

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns

by Brenda Smith Myles, Jack Southwick

This is another book that should be required reading. It offers "Practical Solutions" for addressing behavioral problems that often occur with AS children. Recommended highly for parents and especially for teachers. 

Asperger Syndrome : A Practical Guide for Teachers

by Val Cumine, Julia Leach, Gill Stevenson, Burnley Stevenson

This is a WONDERFUL resource for teachers who work with AS children. Highly recommended by many parents and teachers.  

Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Educators and Parents

by Richard L. Simpson and Brenda Smith Myles

 This is another exceptional book. It’s not as easy to read as the Attwood book, but content-wise there is a great deal of information on Assessment, Teaching Academic Content, Social and Behavioral Success and planning for the future.

Pretending to Be Normal : Living With Asperger’s Syndrome

by Liane Holliday Willey, PhD

 Liane is a writer, teacher, wife and mother who discovered her AS after her daughter was diagnosed.

Eating an Artichoke : A Mother’s Perspective on Asperger’s Syndrome

by Echo R. Fling, Tony Attwood (Foreword)

 

Asperger’s Huh? A Child’s Perspective

by Rosina G. Schnurr, John Strachan (Illustrator)

 

Making Sense of Art: Sensory-Based Art Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

by Sandra R. Davalos

 

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

by Uta Frith (Editor)

While this book doesn’t offer a lot of practical information it does have the translation of the original Hans Asperger paper. I consider this book a classic and must read for those who wish to better understand how the diagnosis came about. It was through reading this book that we discovered our son’s AS. 

Children With Autism and Asperger Syndrome : A Guide for Practitioners and Carers

by Patricia Howlin

While I have not read this book, it comes very highly recommended from families. 

Pervasive Developmental Disorders : Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help

by Mitzi Waltz

This books is a wonderful resource. Highly recommended.  

Autism: Preparing for Adulthood

by Patricia Howlin

 I found this book on Amazon and one of the reviewers indicated that it was excellent and offered quite a bit of information on AS. Resources for transition are few and far between. I would appreciate comments from anyone who has read this book.

Higher Functioning Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism : A Teacher’s Guide

by Ann Fullerton (Editor), Joyce Stratton, Phyllis Coyne, Carol Gray

While I have not read this book, it listed on Tony Attwood’s list of resources in Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. 

Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism? (Current Issues inAutism)

by Eric Schopler (Editor), Gary B. Mesibov (Editor), Linda J. Kunce (Editor)

 

High-Functioning Individuals With Autism (Current Issues in Autism)

by Eric Schopler (Editor), Gary B. Mesibov (Editor)

 

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.

Parenting Your Asperger Child

by Alan Sohn and Cathy Grayson

This book offers behavior strategies for home and school based on a child’s unique presentation of Asperger Syndrome. Itexplains how Cognitive Social Integration Therapy can improve the quality of social interaction and behavior by improving a child’s ability to be flexible.

Asperger’s and Girls

by Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin, Teresa Bolick, Catherine Faherty, et al.

An insightful book with up to date information on Asperger Syndrome in girls and women from some of the leading individuals writing on this topic.

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!

Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism

by Brooke Ingersoll and Anna Dvortcsak

This manual helps parents master proven techniques for teaching social-communication skills to young children with autism. The authors clearly describe the skills-building techniques and show how to integrate them into everyday family routines and activities. Designed for use as part of a therapist-guided program, the manual includes reproducible forms. Professionals who want to implement this approach should purchase Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism: A Practitioner’s Guide to Parent Training and A Manual for Parents.

” target=”_blank”>Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success

by Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching

The Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide is designed to be a handy reference that readers can refer to again and again for guidance on specific job-related topics. The pragmatic recommendations will benefit individuals who are entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.

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.

” 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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