Living Along the Autism Spectrum

LivingLiving Along the Autism Spectrum: What Does It Mean to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome?

(XAB Shore 2009)

This DVD s from a father’s perspective and covers the general characteristics of a child on the Autism Spectrum, as well as touching on subjects that affect the entire family. Some of these issues include siblings, employment, grief, and culture. This DVD is recommended for parent discussion groups. 52 Minutes.

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A Mind Apart

a mind apartA Mind Apart by Peter Szatmari.

(XAB Szatm 2004)

 

The author shows that children with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do because they think in vastly different ways than other people. Dr. Szatmari shares the compelling stories of children he has treated who hear everyday conversation like a foreign language or experience hugs like the clamp of a vise. Understanding this unusual inner world-and appreciating the unique strengths that thinking differently can bestow-will help parents relate to their children more meaningfully, and make the “outer world” a less scary place. Pp. 210.

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Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum

ask and tellAsk and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum by Ruth Elain Joyner Hane.

(XAB Shore 2004)

This book aims to help people with autism effectively self-advocate in their pursuit of independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. Ask and Tell is unique by being the first book to speak to the twin issues of self- advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and by consisting exclusively including the cover art and the preface by Temple Grandin of contributions by those on the autism spectrum for persons on the spectrum.pp.196.

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment  by the California Department of Developmental Services.

(XAB ASD 2002)
Based on validated scientific evidence, clinical experience and clinical judgment, the Guidelines provides professionals, policymakers, parents and other stakeholders with detailed “best practice” recommendations and rationale for screening, evaluating and assessing individuals suspected of having autistic spectrum disorders. Pp. 183.

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Autism

Autism by the National Institutes of Health.

(XAB Autis 1997)

This booklet includes the basics on what autism is, how it’s diagnosed, and accompanying disorders. It also discusses what can be done to improve the prognosis and help families learn to cope with the diagnosis. Pp. 60.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z

a to zAutism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z  by Barbara T Doyle and Emily Doyle Iland.

(XAB Doyle 2004)

This book is a simply written, comprehensive introduction to autism spectrum disorders, their diagnosis, and the impact diagnosis may have on families. Pp. 462.

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The Autism Book

bookThe Autism Book by Jhoanna Robledo and Dawn Ham-Kucharski.

(XAB Roble 2005)

The authors use their firsthand knowledge and experience to answer parents’ most pressing questions about autism. Pp. 141.

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Could It Be Autism?

could it be autismCould It Be Autism?  by Nancy D. Wiseman.

(XAB Wisem 2006)

Helps guide parents through the process of figuring out why their child is different. Information that helps parents recognize the “red flags” and the first signs of a problem. Pp. 272.

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The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Autism

everythingThe Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Autism by Adelle Jameson Tilton.

(XAB Tilto 2004)

This book offers practical advice, gentle reassurance, and real-life scenarios to help your family get through each day. It is full of useful information and positive techniques to help manage your child. Pp. 270.

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Making Sense of Autism

making senseMaking Sense of Autism  by Travis Thompson.

(XAB Thomp 2007)

Think of this book as a solid, balanced understanding of what autism is, how it affects behavior and learning, and what you can do to effectively work with children with autism from their preschool years through elementary school. Pp. 266.

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Autism-An Inside-Out Approach

inside outAutism-An Inside-Out Approach: An Innovative Look at the Mechanics of ‘Autism’ and It’s Developmental ‘Cousins’ by Donna Williams.

(XAB Willi 1996)

This book presents the many different faces of autism and autism-related conditions from an insider’s perspective. Pp. 338.

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Laughing & Loving with Autism

Laughing & Loving with Autism: A Collection of “Real Life” Warm & Humorous Stories by R Wayne Gilpin.

(XAB Gilipi 1993)

This book is a compilation of real life warm and humorous stories. Pp. 140.

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Just This Side of Normal

just this side of normalJust This Side of Normal: Glimpses Into Life with Autism  by Elizabeth K Gerlach.

(XAB Gerla 1999)

This comprehensive guide outlines basic facts, research information and effective treatment options for autism. Objectively written it contains extensive resource listings and suggested readings. Pp. 139.

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Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders

girls under the umbrellaGirls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges by Lori Ernsperger Ph.D, Danielle Wendel, and Liane Holliday Willey.

(XAB Ernsp 2007)

The authors give a voice to girls under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders. They provide insightful first-hand accounts of girls’ lives along with research-based strategies and practical techniques for addressing the unique needs of girls on the spectrum while nurturing and developing their gifts and talents. Pp.243.

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A Strange World

a strange worldA Strange World – Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome And Pdd-nos: A Guide For Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, And People With ASDS by Martine F. Delfos and Tony Attwood.

(XAB Delfo 2005)

This book is a comprehensive guide to autistic spectrum disorders presented from a scientific perspective. It offers practical advice on how to approach these problems from the various perspectives of autistic children, adolescents and adults, as well as parents and carergivers of people with autism. Pp. 416.

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The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders

the world of the autistic childThe World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders by Bryna Siegel.

(XAB Siege 1996)

This book is about gaining an understanding of the diagnosis of autism, the available treatments, and how to decide what is best for a particular child with autism or PDD. Pp. 368.

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