Juvenile Fiction

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Author: Jennifer Elder,Marc Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7692

Profiles twenty famous individuals who may have been autistic, including Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Dian Fossey, and Glen Gould.
Family & Relationships

My Autism Book

A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Author: Tamar Levi,Glòria Durà-Vilà

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 48

View: 3742

My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.
Juvenile Nonfiction

I Am Utterly Unique

Celebrating the Strengths of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Author: Elaine Marie Larson

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 7020

Teaches the alphabet through such positive statements as "I am genuinely goodhearted" for the letter "g" and "I am utterly unique" for the letter "u."
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents)

Author: Elizabeth Verdick,Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575425262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 9800

This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping of pacing (”stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (”What is ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information.
Juvenile Nonfiction

This Is Asperger Syndrome

Author: Elisa Gagnon,Brenda Smith Myles

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 0967251419

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9305

Introduces children to the world of their peers who display the confusing behaviors of Asperger Syndrome.
Family & Relationships

Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Author: Josie Santomauro

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006004

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 9561

Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life. Writers from all over the world at different stages in their careers, and from very different backgrounds, share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. Each explains how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. Education, the world of work, and relationships are the focus of the first part of the book, which then goes on to look at exceptional creativity, and the use of special interests. The autobiographical stories in this book are full of wisdom and humour, and will be an inspiration for anyone with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome, their family and friends, and the professionals who work alongside them.
Juvenile Fiction

Different Just Like Me

Author: Lori Mitchell

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 0881069752

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4290

While preparing for a visit to her grandmother, a young girl notices that, like the flowers in Grammie's garden, people who are different from one another also share similarities and it's okay to like them all the same.
Psychology

The Asperger Children's Toolkit

Author: Francis Musgrave

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184905293X

Category: Psychology

Page: 72

View: 8816

Developed specifically for children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to use with a parent or carer, the Asperger Children's Toolkit is full of accessible information and snippets of wisdom about AS to promote mutual understanding. Likeable characters such as the Brain Guru, the Sensory Detective and the Social Scientist guide children through games and exercises designed to help them deal with particular areas of difficulty, including anxiety, social skills and emotional intelligence. A section is also devoted to the increasingly important issue of staying safe in the digital world, and provides children with the knowledge and skills they need to use the internet, social networking and text messaging safely.Original and highly interactive, with attractive color illustrations and cut-out-and-keep activities throughout, this is an essential toolkit for any family with a child with Asperger Syndrome.
Juvenile Fiction

Blue Bottle Mystery

An Asperger Adventure

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9018

Ben finds an unusual old bottle buried in the school yard, and in a roundabout way it helps Ben and his family find out what is causing some of the persistent problems he has both at home and at school.
Psychology

My Friend with Autism

Author: Beverly Bishop,Craig Bishop

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193527418X

Category: Psychology

Page: 41

View: 4772

Children describe what makes their autistic friend different but also explain the activities at which he excels, in a book with coloring pages and resources for parents and educators on a CD-ROM.
Juvenile Fiction

Autistic Planet

Author: Jennifer Elder,Marc Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108429

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6565

A young girl with autism describes all the ways in which her very different world is perfect.
Asperger's syndrome

Everybody is Different

A Book for Young People who Have Brothers Or Sisters with Autism

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280339

Category: Asperger's syndrome

Page: 79

View: 2047

This book is different A delightfully illustrated book for school friends or brothers and sisters aged 8-13 of children with autism, it explains the characteristics of autism, explores what it feels like to be a brother or sister of someone with an autistic spectrum disorder, and suggests some approaches to making life more comfortable. This book is different A new, delightfully illustrated book for school friends or brothers and sisters aged 8-13 of children with autism by Fiona Bleach, an accomplished artist and art therapist who has worked in a National Autistic Society school. It explains the characteristics of autism, investigates what it feels like to be a brother or sister of someone with an autistic spectrum disorder, and suggests some approaches to making life more comfortable for everyone. Written with insight and charm, this book offers real and accessible support.
Psychology

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781843104810

Category: Psychology

Page: 65

View: 9784

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS. Delightful colour photographs of cats bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS. This engaging book is an ideal, gentle introduction to the world of AS. `There is a great deal of truth in humour. If you have only just begun to discover why someone with Asperger's syndrome is different, this book will inform and entertain you. The descriptions provide an accurate balance between the qualities and difficulties associated with Asperger's syndrome, while the photographs will make the journey of discovery enjoyable and remarkable.' - Tony Attwood, author of Asperger's Syndrome and The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
Family & Relationships

Asperger's--

What Does it Mean to Me? : a Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child Or Youth with High Functioning Autism Or Aspergers : Structured Teaching Ideas for Home and School

Author: Catherine Faherty,Gary B. Mesibov

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477597

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2278

Designed for children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome, this workbook offers an approach for the child to learn more about himself. Faherty asks the child to react to various subjects, offering alternatives for the child to select. Features a special binding to allow photocopying.
Medical

I Am Special

Introducing Children and Young People to Their Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Author: Peter Vermeulen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029165

Category: Medical

Page: 78

View: 816

This workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult. Unlike other books, its content and layout are devised for children who read, think and process information differently. The first part is a theoretical introduction. The second part is a series of worksheets through which the child creates a unique book about themselves.
Health & Fitness

Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome?

A Guide for Friends and Family

Author: Jude Welton,Jane Telford,Elizabeth Newson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

View: 3718

Introducing Adam, who has Asperger syndrome -- Reading feelings -- Tones of voice -- Playing with others -- Loud noises -- Confusing groups -- Unexpected change -- Motor skills -- Special interests -- What is Asperger syndrome? -- How to help -- How teachers can help.
Autism

How to Be Human

Diary of an Autistic Girl: Diary of an Autistic Girl

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939547040

Category: Autism

Page: 40

View: 7947

With powerful words and pictures Florida Frenz chronicles her journey figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends, how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze. Diagnosed with autism as a two-year-old, Florida is now an articulate 15-year-old whose explorations into how kids make friends, what popularity means, how to handle peer pressure will resonate with any pre-teen. For those wondering what it's like inside an autistic child's head, Florida's book provides amazing insight and understanding. Reading how she learns how to be human makes us all feel a little less alien.
Juvenile Fiction

Autistic? How Silly Is That!

I Don't Need Any Labels at All

Author: Lynda Farrington Wilson

Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935274599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 23

View: 3425

Shares with readers that being autistic is only one small part of themselves as the narrator asks if his other characteristics make him brown-hair-tistic, south-paw-tistic, or math-tistic.
Family & Relationships

Autism Heroes

Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge

Author: Barbara Firestone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426964

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 6630

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 families in candid, powerful and deeply affecting conversations about their lives. Each family narrative is set against the backdrop of her insightful essays about dignity, hope, opportunity and love, which are fundamentally important to all families living with autism. The families offer their experiences openly and honestly, sharing their challenges, triumphs, and hopes. Their candor helps demystify and destigmatize autism and embraces other parents just beginning or already on the journey. Their reflections chart the course through the many stages of coping with autism and seeking solutions for their children, and they offer a lifeline of support, insight and encouragement and hope. Fully illustrated with stunning photographs by Joe Buissink, Autism Heroes is an invaluable resource for families as well as educators, clinicians, researchers and policy makers.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Asperger's Rules!

How to Make Sense of School and Friends

Author: Blythe Grossberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433811272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 6771

Offers guidance to young people with Asperger's syndrome by explaining how to understand and communicate with their peers and teachers, standing up for and taking care of themselves, setting realistic goals, and making friends.