Views from Our Shoes edited by Donald Meyer. (XFM Meyer 1997) In this book, 45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy-to-understand definitions of many of […]
Autism Tomorrow to Help Your Child Thrive in the Real World by Karen L Simmons and Bill Davis. (XFM Simmo 2010) In this book you will learn about estate planning, independent living, nutrition, fitness, employment, safety, sexuality, puberty, dating, bullying, reading, social skills, and communication. Pp. 225. If available, item can be checked out from […]
Autism & the Grandparent Connection by Jennifer Krumins. (XFM Krumi 2010) This book provides practical ways to understand and help your grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pp. 234. If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.
Family Routines to Make Your Household Run Smoothly (XFM Famil 2010) This book discusses routines, their importance and how to start them. If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.
Embarrassed Often, Ashamed Never by Lisa B. Eilliot. (XFM Ellio 2002) The author, the mother of a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, gives us a rare glimpse of the ups and downs of family life with an individual who has autism spectrum disorder. From swim meets to Chinese restaurants, from school to church, to birthday […]
Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald M. Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham, and Heidi Lynedham. (XFM Rapee 2008) 10 percent of children have excessive fears and worries–phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder–that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from […]
Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro and Steven Vote. (XFM Shapi 2009) This book attempts to answer how having a sibling with autism affects a child. It is written in first person, through interviews with more than 10 sibling pairs. Underlying all the essays are feelings of resignation, hope, and appreciation. They also […]
Circling Normal a Book About Autism by Karen Montague-Reyes. (XFM Monta 2007) This book contains a series of comic strips that depict family life with a child who has autism spectrum disorder. Pp. 81. If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.
Autism- How to Help Your Young Child by Leicestershire County Council Education Department & Fosse Health Trust (XFM Leice 1998) This book offers practical and jargon-free advice. It is divided into three areas where difficulties may arise for a child with autism: social interaction, communication (verbal and non-verbal) and imagination. It also includes an index […]
How to Organize an Effective Parent/Advocacy Group and Move Bureaucracies published by Family Resource Center on Disabilities. (XFM Advoc 1993) This manual will show you: How to organize a parent/advocacy group – even though you never organized anything in your life; How to get a state charter and tax-exempt status; How to reach out to […]