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bullet A Book About What Autism Can Be Like by Sue Adams - Chris and Andrew are very good friends, but sometimes Chris does things that Andrew doesn't understand.  Chris can hear a fly buzzing when it's a mile away! But he doesn't like bright flashing lights like the ones on Andrew's favourite arcade game. Chris and Andrew have lots of fun together, but at times they laugh at completely different things - it doesn't matter though, because everyone... more »
bullet A Different Kind of Boy: A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism by Daniel Mont / A little nine-year old boy looks down at the gymnasium floor. The room is filled with children who like and respect him, but he has no real friends. He can barely name anyone in his class, and has... more
bullet A Will of His Own / Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism by Kelly Harland - Kelly Harland's stories explore her son's life to the age of 14, and the new and unexpected universe she and her husband - both professional musicians - must learn to navigate with him. Will's fears, anxieties, and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable "flip-outs" and "freak-outs," there... more »
bullet Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome / A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals by Robbie Woliver - From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome), there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior, from those caused by serious, rare genetic diseases to more common learning disabilities that hinder children's academic and social progress. more »
bullet An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions by Ian Stuart-Hamilton - This revised and expanded edition adds over 300 new expressions that help unlock the meaning of everyday expressions. 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... more »
bullet Appreciating Asperger Syndrome / Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points by Brenda Boyd - People with Asperger Syndrome have many characteristics that are frequently seen in a negative light. Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way they do, and what an... more »
bullet A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS / A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs by Martine F. Delfos - A Strange World is an intriguing and comprehensive guide to autistic spectrum disorders presented from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a strong theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and what problems it can cause. She offers practical advice on how to... more
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A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozonoff

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A Parents’ Guide to Autism by Charles A. Hart

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A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS: A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs by Martine F. Delfos

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A Toss of the Dice / Stories from a Pediatrician’s Practice by Natasha T. Hays - "Our hopes and dreams for our children are deeply felt by all parents. When we realize our children cannot fully achieve what we had hoped for them, it is a grief that tears at our hearts... The bottom line is that having children is just a toss of the dice. We all carry quite a few seeds... more

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At Home in the Land of Oz / Autism, My Sister, and Me by Anne Clinard Barnhill - Anne's sister Becky was born in 1958, long before most people had even heard of autism. Diagnosed with "emotional disturbance," Becky was subjected for much of her childhood to well-meaning but futile efforts at "rehabilitation" or "cure," as well as prolonged spells in institutions away from her family. more »

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Accentuating The Positive: Looking and Living Beyond Your Child’s Disability by Hogan Hilling

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Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness / Taking Refuge in the Buddha by Chris Mitchell - Understanding who you are can be a lonely and difficult process following the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness illuminates this experience as an empowering path of discovery through the teachings of Buddhism. more »

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Asperger Syndrome and Your Child : A Parent's Guide by Michael D. Powers, Janet Poland (Contributor)

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Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood, Lorna Wing foreword

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Autism and Loss by Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst - People with autism often experience difficulty in understanding and expressing their emotions and react to losses in different ways or in ways that carers do not understand. In order to provide effective support, carers need to have the understanding, the skills and appropriate resources to work through these emotional reactions with them. Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a... more »

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Autism, Discrimination and the Law / A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers by James Graham - Autism, Discrimination and the Law outlines how the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 might be met for students and employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  * What might discrimination against people with autism look like? more »

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Autism Heroes / Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge by Barbara Firestone, Ph.D. - Intimate, bold, and inspiring, Autism Heroes provides a compelling and sensitive account of the experiences of 38 families from different walks of life confronting the challenges of autism with courage, tenacity and love. With empathy and expertise gained from her three decades of leadership of The Help Group and commitment to children with special needs, Dr. Barbara Firestone engages the... more »

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Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome by Ron Rubio - 'After a few sessions with you, Nathan became aware of how he was carrying himself. We noticed a change in his gait. He was straighter, taller and more assertive in his walking. His gait was that of a confident man... He beamed with pride as I went on and on about how differently he presented himself. It shook me up!' more »

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Breaking Autism's Barriers: A Father's Story by Bill Davis as told to Wendy Goldband Schunick / 'I learned more about children with autism spectrum disorders in one day with Bill Davis and his family than in all the time I have spent on this issue before or since. Also, I discovered the... more

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Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home: When Love is Not Enough by Jane Gregory / Chrissy is Jane Gregory's oldest child, an attractive girl with a tremendous sense of fun. She also exhibits behaviour which other people find challenging - screaming fits, stripping off her... more

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Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome by John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith - Reward plans encourage positive behaviour using the incentive of earning rewards. This book provides a thorough nuts-and-bolts guide to creating a reward plan for your child with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to help him or her develop positive behaviours, such as social and communication skills. more »

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Demystifying the Autistic Experience: A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators by William Stillman / Parents, caregivers and educators are often at a loss about how best to support an individual with autism because they are overwhelmed by 'behaviors', inundated with prognoses and clinical jargon,... more

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Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome by Echo R. Fling / 'One of the most poignant moments in this truly wonderful book occurs when Echo's son, Jimmy, who has Asperger Syndrome, says to his mother, "You promised to help me learn what things mean in... more

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Embarrassed Often...Ashamed Never by Lisa Elliott

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Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism by Clara Claiborne Park, Oliver W. Sacks

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Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism by Fiona Bleach

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Finding Ben : A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's by Barbara LaSalle

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First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism / Frameworks for Communication by Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler, One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved.
Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving... more »Illustrated by Pamela Venus

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Genius! / Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child by George T. Lynn and Joanne Barrie Lynn - Genius! is an inspiring guide to nurturing the remarkable abilities of "attention different" (AD) children diagnosed with conditions such as autism, Asperger Syndrome, AD/HD, bipolar disorder, or Tourette Syndrome (TS). more »

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Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum / What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years by Shana Nichols
 - Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). 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... more »

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Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs by tte E. Thompson M.D. - When a new baby is born into a family, grandparents are excited about having a baby to enjoy and love. If the child is born with a disability, it can be difficult to know how to react and how best to help the child and the family as a whole. This book provides guidance on how to grandparent a child with special needs and give every grandchild the love and care they deserve and parents the... more »

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Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life / Tools for Parents by Mary Korpi - When teenagers with special needs transition from school to adult life, both they and their families are faced with many new decisions and challenges. This book provides advice and information to help families prepare for that transition, and make it happen as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. 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 Complex Needs Bounce Back / Resilient Therapy(TM) for Parents and Professionals by Kim Aumann and Angie Hart - Bringing up a special child can leave parents feeling deskilled, disarmed, and worn down. A resilient child has the ability to cope with challenging situations, and the capacity to bounce back from trauma and gain long-term strength from these life experiences. more »

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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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Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome by Lise Pyles, Foreword by Tony Attwood

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Hope for the Autism Spectrum / A Mother and Son Journey of Insight and Biomedical Intervention by Sally Kirk - When Sally Kirk's son, Will, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), she did everything she could to understand his condition and to find ways of improving his quality of life. In this book, Sally shares the story of her journey with Will and how her discovery of biomedical interventions significantly improved his behaviour and changed their lives for the better. more »

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How to Live with Autism - Practical Strategies for Parents by Christine Williams and Barry Wright and illustrated by Olive Young / This accessible and valuable introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for teachers and members of a child with autism's immediate and extended family. In clear and simple language, with many illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday... more

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How to Make School Make Sense / A Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome by Clare Lawrence - Every child's education relies on a partnership between parents, professionals and, of course, the child. This book gives parents of children with Asperger syndrome (AS) practical advice on how to make the most of this important partnership and work with schools to ensure their child's needs are being met. more »

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ISPEEK at Home / Over 1300 Visual Communication Images by Janet Dixon - The collection of 1300 picture symbols in ISPEEK at Home provides an easy-to-use and enjoyable tool for overcoming communication difficulties in children with autistic spectrum disorders. The CD-ROM contains symbols for a wide range of situations typically encountered in the home and beyond, from feelings and facial expressions - common problem areas for people with autism - to health and... more »

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ISPEEK at School / Over 1300 Visual Communication Images by Janet Dixon - ISPEEK visual aids provide a simple and effective means of facilitating communication with children on the autistic spectrum. This CD-ROM is easy-to-use and contains 1300 picture symbols, designed especially for situations encountered at school. more »

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Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism:  A Parent's Guide for Professionals by Mike Stanton

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Managing Meltdowns / Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism by Deborah Lipsky and Will Richards - In a chaotic or threatening situation, fear is the primary emotional response of an autistic individual. Often the initial physical response is to freeze. 'Meltdowns', or brain overloads can be scary for the individual with autism, and for the person trying to help if they don't know how to react in this situation. Common coping strategies, such as hand flapping or leg shaking, can be... more »

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Multicoloured Mayhem: Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescence, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD by Jacqui Jackson

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Multisensory Rooms and Environments / Controlled Sensory Experiences for People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities by Susan Fowler - This unique, fully photocopiable resource offers guidance and materials to aid those developing multisensory environments - artificially engineered spaces that encourage relaxation, social skills and learning by stimulating the five senses. more »

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My Son Fred – Living with Autism / How Could You Manage? I Couldn't. I Did It Anyway by Maud Deckmar / Translated by Ewa Wulkan - Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the love and happiness she has experienced from his early childhood to adulthood. She vividly... more

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Natural Genius / The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome by Susan Rubinyi - Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome is Susan Rubinyi's story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges posed by AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son's life and his particular gifts - his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual... more »

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Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome 200 Tips and Strategies

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Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum / Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned by Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer - Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer are raising two very different children: Justin, a whirlwind of activity and mood swings, who is supervised in a residential farm community, and Eric, quiet and passive, who lives independently at college. The authors give an account of the striking similarities as well as the stark differences in their experiences of parenting children at opposite extremes... more »

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Parent to Parent - Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Ann Boushéy / When a child is diagnosed with autism or Asperger's Syndrome, what a parent needs most is information and inspiration. After her son Jon was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in kindergarten, Ann Boushéy soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written out of her... 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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Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum / A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers
 by Julia Moor - 'An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike. I know how hard it can be to find "How to" resources for parents. Well here is a gem.' more »

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Raising a Thinking Child:  Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along With Others: The "I Can Problem Solve" Program by Myrna B. Shure, Teresa Foy Digeronimo

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Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish all Parents Knew by Stanley Klein and John Kemp

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Social Facilitation in Action: A Behavioral Intervention Therapy for Individuals With Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Other Related Syndromes by Illana Katz, Andrew Yellen

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That's Life with Autism / Tales and Tips for Families with Autism Edited by Donna Satterlee Ross and Kelly Ann Jolly - That's Life with Autism is full of advice and inspiration, written by parents for other parents and professionals caring for children on the autism spectrum. The overall message of this book is that people affected by autism are not alone. Each chapter addresses a specific topic, and range from the effect of autism in the family on couple or sibling relationships and intervention options to... more »

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

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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood - 'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.'
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The Dragons of Autism: Autism as a Source of Wisdom by Olga Holland / When a child is diagnosed with autism, the parents' initial reaction is often one of hopelessness and fear that nothing can be done. Olga Holland experienced these emotions when her son Billy was... more

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The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures / Autism Through Art by Eileen Miller
 - For many years Eileen Miller's daughter, Kim, was unable to verbalize her experiences and emotions, but she was able to communicate using a less conventional language: her art. The Girl who Spoke with Pictures tells the story of a young woman with autism, and how her enlightening drawings enabled her to share her view of the world. more »

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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 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 Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research & Recovery by Karyn Seroussi

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Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities / A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Lisa A. Kurtz - This book provides a comprehensive overview of vision problems in children with developmental disabilities such as AD/HD, autism spectrum disorders, and specific learning disabilities.  Written in a very accessible style, it is appropriate for parents and professionals alike and offers non-technical explanations of how vision difficulties are screened for and advice on where to seek... more »

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Voices from the Spectrum / Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom by Cindy N. Ariel and Robert A. Naseef - Author of Could It Be Autism? A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Voices from the Spectrum is a compelling collection of personal accounts from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them, including professionals, friends and family members. The essays in this collection tell of both the positive and negative effects of autism on individuals and families, and... more

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What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? / 120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards, plus Booklet with Information, Ideas and Instructions by Jude Welton,  Illustrated by Jane Telford

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You Are Special Too / A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome by Josie Santomauro - 'My brother gets extra help from a special teacher. He has temper tantrums when he is angry and sometimes finds it hard to pay attention. He has even been to a special school to learn how to behave appropriately in class. He might be a little different from others in some ways ... but my brother is NOT STUPID!' more

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Your Special Grandchild / A Book for Grandparents of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome by Josie Santomauro - 'So your grandchild has Asperger Syndrome (AS)? You might have noticed that some of his behaviour is a bit different to most kids, that he becomes stressed when faced with change and he doesn't cope well with criticism or failure.' more »

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"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

We might not always agree; but TOGETHER we will make a difference.

 

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"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

We might not always agree; but TOGETHER we will make a difference.

 

Send mail to opu@bendbroadband.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 2003-2014 A.S.P.I.R.E.S.

Updated 04/02/2014