Book's

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A Special Book About Me / A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome by Josie Santomauro

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Adam's Alternative Sports Day - An Asperger Story by Jude Welton - Nine-year-old Adam dreads Sports Day – he always comes last in every race and never gets chosen for the team events. So he is delighted when Mr Williams, the head teacher, announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes,... more

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All The King's Men: A Young Child's Journey Through Autism  The entire text of the Book by Karen Dembroski is available here.

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Amazingly... Alphie: Understanding and Accepting Different Ways of Being by Roz Espin, Illustrated by Beverley Ransom

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Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism by Nicole Martin - The early years are the most critical period of learning for a child with autism. Therapeutic art-making can be a useful tool to tap into their imaginations and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort... more

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Asparagus Dreams by Jessica Peers / Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called ‘Asparagus’ Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential school for young people with autism. Here, at... more

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Aspergirls / Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey

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Asperger's Huh? A Child's Perspective by Rosina Schnurr

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Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? by Catherine Faherty, Gary B. Mesibov

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Asperger Syndrome in Young Children: A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe

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Buster and the Amazing Daisy: Adventures with Asperger Syndrome by Nancy Ogaz, Patricia Shubeck (Illustrator)

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Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems: There is always a reason by Melanie Cross

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Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome - Integrating Multiple Perspectives by Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart.  This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, personal and research perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. It includes first-hand accounts... more

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Different Like Me / My Book of Autism Heroes - Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy.
Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinsky to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin... more »

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Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other

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Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Revised edition)  By Valerie Paradiž

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Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full / Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care by Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts - Does your child struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world?
This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help... more »

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Learning Deficits by Deirdre V. Lovecky

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Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem: Inner-life Skills of Relaxation, Visualisation and Mediation for Children and Adolescents by Mark Pearson

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Finding a Different Kind of Normal / Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome by Jeanette Purkis - Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against her feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until well into adulthood that everything she found difficult, including her lack of success in forming relationships, could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. more »

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Fragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood by Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A. / This book presents ten longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. The studies involve students of the... more

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Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs / Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills by Natasha Etherington - A garden or nature setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs to learn, play and strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. more »

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Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome - A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze by Gretchen Mertz / Parents of children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome frequently find themselves embarking on an exhausting and disheartening hunt for the services and interventions that their child needs – and is entitled to. Gretchen Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent’s guide to developing an... more

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Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches For Parents and Professionals By Bryna Siegel, Ph.D.

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Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders / Useful Strategies for Home, School, and the Community by Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick - If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! Hints and Tips� is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. more »

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I Am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to Their Autism Spectrum Disorder by Peter Vermeulen

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The Hidden Child: The Linwood Method for Reaching the Autistic Child by Jeanne Simons

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Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism by Laurie Lears, Karen Ritz (Illustrator)

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Learning About Friendship /Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism by K.I. Al-Ghani and Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

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Liam Says "Hi" / Learning to Greet a Friend by Jane Whelen Banks - This is Liam. Liam has lots of friends who love him and want to play with him. Sometimes Liam goes to his friends' houses to play. Sometimes Liam's friends come to his house to play. When we get together with friends, we greet them by looking at their face and saying, 'Hi'. We don't look down or look away and say nothing. We don't run off when friends arrive. They will think they don't want... more »

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Liam Says "Sorry" / Repairing an Encounter Gone Sour by Jane Whelen Banks - Liam has a wonderful big brother called Jamie. Liam and Jamie play lots of fun things together, like computer battle games, sword fighting and pillow boffing. Liam's favourite game though is wrestling. One day when they were wrestling, Jamie had Liam pinned on the ground. Liam got frustrated and whacked Jamie on the nose. more »

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Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes / A Story about Losing with Grace by Jane Whelen Banks - Liam loves playing games. His favourite game is 'Woof Woof' which he loves to play with Daddy. When Liam collects all the bones and Daddy loses, he says 'Good game Liam'.
When Daddy wins, he gets to shout 'Woof Woof' I win!'. Liam does not like it when he doesn't win. more »

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Little Rainman by R. Wayne Gilpin (Editor), Karen L. Simmons

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Kevin Thinks / ...about Outer Space, Confusing Expressions and the Perfectly Logical World of Asperger Syndrome by Gail Watts.  Kevin thinks his mum is ridiculous for saying that he is wasting the sunshine and fresh air. As if it would ever run out! Kevin thinks you should always do up the top button. Why else is it there? Kevin thinks his computer brain is awesome because he can remember lots and lots of important facts about outer space, computers and football. Above all, Kevin thinks you should always tell the truth.

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My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop  

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Little Rainman by Karen Simmons, et al

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Lovable Liam / Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child by Jane Whelen Banks - Liam is lovable even when he whines and won't eat his dinner. When people are cross with Liam, they still love him. Being cross will only last a minute. Love will last forever!  All children require discipline and boundaries. They need to be taught manners, traditions, morality and social conduct. With all these constant lessons and corrections, children can sometimes be left feeling... more »

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Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me? by Pat Crissey / Illustrated by Noah CrisseyPersonal Hygiene? What's that got to do with me? is a curriculum developed for students with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal... more

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Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome by Hayley Morgan Myles

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Pre-Schoolers with Autism: An Education and Skills Training Programme for Parents - Manual for Clinicians By Avril V. Brereton and Bruce J. Tonge

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Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism / A Home Program from Chinese Medicine by Louisa Silva - Qigong massage has been used in China for thousands of years as a means to achieve health and wellbeing, and to treat a wide variety of ailments. This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). more »

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Ready, Set, Potty! / Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders by Brenda Batts - Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed. In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried and tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child. more »

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Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults—Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD by Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely

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Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children—Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD by Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely

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Right Address...Wrong Planet, Children With Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults by Gena P. Barnhill

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Russell Is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children by Charles A., III Amenta

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Siblings / The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

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Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions / How to Give Great Greetings, Pay Cool Compliments and Have Fun with Friends by Tarin Varughese - Children need effective communication skills as a foundation for successful participation in activities at home, school and in the community. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are often unable to learn social skills from environmental cues and require direct teaching and lots of practice. more

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Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems by Jed E. Baker

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Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum / Activities to Boost Communication Skills, Sensory Integration and Coordination Using Simple Ideas from Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy by Lois Jean Brady, America X Gonzalez, Maciej Zawadzki and Corinda Presley
Illustrated by Byron Roy James - This practical resource is brimming with ideas and guidance for using simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy to boost communication, sensory integration, and coordination skills in children on the autism spectrum. Suitable for use in the classroom, at home, and in community settings, it is packed with easy-to-follow, goal-oriented activities and lesson plans... more »

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Stand Up for Autism / A Boy, a Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter by Georgina J. Derbyshire - When we tell someone that our child is autistic, the most common response is a sad face and an apologetic look. I hate it when people say "I'm sorry to hear that".  Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough at the best of times, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them. In this warm,... more »

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The Adventure of Maisie Voyager by Lucy Skye - Maisie Voyager used to explore the world with her parents. She now lives in a tall town house with Aunt Hetty, experiencing 'normal' life. But strangers start appearing, cryptic messages are left, and Aunt Hetty is kidnapped! more »

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Autistic Planet by Jennifer Elder - Autistic Planet is a magical world where all trains run exactly to time, where people working in offices have rocking chairs, and where all kids dream of winning the chess World Cup. Join us on a journey to this alternative reality, where being different is ordinary, and being "typical" is unheard of! more »

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a novel by Mark Haddon

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The Hidden World of Autism / Writing and Art by Children with High-functioning Autism by Rebecca Chilvers - A celebration of the talents and insights of children on the autism spectrum, The Hidden World of Autism presents a collection of writings and drawings contributed by 21 autistic children.  The children's work covers topics that are of primary importance in understanding some of the common experiences that children with autism, and their families, go through. These include life before... more »

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The Lovable Liam Series by Jane Whelen Banks - This set of six books follows the everyday adventures of Liam as he tries to make sense of the world around him.  Covering topics such as how to greet friends appropriately, how to apologise and how to lose with grace, children can learn with Liam about basic social skills and how to cope with a variety of situations. more »

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The New Language of Toys:  Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs by Sue Schwartz and Joan E. Heller Miller

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The Red Beast / Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome by K.I. Al-Ghani - Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping.  When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow.  This is the story of a red beast that was awakened. more »

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Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Dis

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This is Asperger Syndrome by Elisa Gagnon and Brenda Smith Myles

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Tobin Learns to Make Friends by Diane Murrell

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Trevor Trevor by Diane Twachtman-Cullen

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Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn / Creating Manageable Environments for AS Students by Paula Jacobsen - Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn helps educators appreciate the learning process and improve its effectiveness for students with Asperger Syndrome.  The author provides a compelling inside view of how AS pupils perceive and understand what goes on in the classroom, and how they, in turn, are perceived by fellow pupils and teachers. She adopts a pragmatic... more »

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What is Asperger Syndrome, and How Will It Affect Me?  A Guide for Young People by Martin Ives, NAS Autism Helpline -NAS

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Why do I have to? / A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer - 'If you want a child with Asperger�s syndrome to comply with a social or family rule, it is very important to explain the logical reason to comply. Laurie�s book provides the logic for compliance that will be invaluable for parents and teachers. I know this book will become regular bed time reading and be used many times at home and at school.'
- Professor Tony Attwood more »

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"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
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It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
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