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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.

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

by Luke Jackson, Tony Attwood

 

Asperger’s Huh? A Child’s Perspective

by Rosina G. Schnurr, John Strachan (Illustrator)

 

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

Aspergers, What Does It Mean To Me?

by Catherine Faherty

A highly recommended workbook style book that can be personalized and used to explain Aspergers to children.

All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome

by Kathy Hooperman

A sweet picture book that explains Aspergers in terms of feline behavior. Beloved by many young children.

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.

Of Mice and Aliens

by Kathy Hoopmann

A Blue Bottle Mystery for children 8-13 that tells the story of Ben, newly diagnosed with Asperger Disorder, as he helps alien Zeke unstand the rules of Earth. great reading for kids on spectrum as well as siblings and classmates.

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.

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.

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