The Insiders Guide to Autism and Aspergers

Author: Ian Hale, Ph.D.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514865057
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book is a full and comprehensive, yet simply written Guide, avoiding jargon, to all areas, treatment, theories, background and day-to-day tips covering the entire Autism Spectrum including Asperger's. It uncovers the history of these conditions and includes many famous examples of Autistic and Asperger's people. It is also full of personal anecdotes from the author's professional and deeply personal experience and perception as an Autistic himself. This is an easy-to-read, yet deeply inquiring pocketbook for anyone affected by, giving care to or diagnosed with an Autism condition. .

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Author: Gill D. Ansell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide busy teachers and teaching assistants with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any student with AS in their care. The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for dipping into as and when inspiration is needed. This book will be an essential resource for any teacher or teaching assistant supporting children with Asperger Syndrome.

Asperkids

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006479
Format: PDF
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As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer O'Toole provides the definitive insider's view of Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and by exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches. This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties create the need for concrete forms of communication, and provides original methods to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth. Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents, educators, and other professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning.

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

Author: Gunilla Gerland
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gunilla Gerland's extensive experience of the autism spectrum means she is expertly placed to offer a fresh perspective on working with autism as well as a wealth of effective tools and interventions to use in practice. In a highly readable style, with many inspiring examples, this book offers original explanations of the impairments associated with autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. It looks objectively and non-judgementally at the common pitfalls and difficulties that autism professionals may encounter, explaining how to deal with these and transition to more effective working relationships. An important section on ethics and reflection equips the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to grow professionally in the field. Packed with original insights and practical, hands-on tools and strategies, this is essential reading for teachers, teaching assistants, support workers, counsellors, social workers and anyone else working with individuals of any age on the autism spectrum.

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

Author: Nick Dubin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184310895X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many people have feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Aspergers Syndrome this stress can be difficult to manage.This book is specifically written for adults with Aspergers Syndrome offers practical advice on how to better manage the stress in their lives.

Nerdy Shy and Socially Inappropriate

Author: Cynthia Kim
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009494
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD

Author: Lisa Morgan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504009
Format: PDF, Docs
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Losing someone to suicide can open up a world of pain, confusion and grief, and for people with ASDs, the effect can be acute and extremely challenging. Reaching out to fellow Aspies, Lisa Morgan proffers her insight and advice to ensure that others on the autism spectrum don't have to face suicide loss alone. Written from a first-hand account, this astonishingly honest book looks at the immediate aftermath, and how emergency responders can help, as well as the long-term implications of living with suicide loss for individuals on the autism spectrum. The book describes common difficulties after experiencing suicide loss, such as beginning to comprehend the death of a loved one and managing their estate, as well as matters more specific to people on the autism spectrum, such as overstimulated sensory issues and difficulties with misunderstandings and miscommunication at an already chaotic time. The book will also help those who aren't on the autism spectrum to understand how best to help someone with autism who is coping with suicide loss, as well as what not to do.

Beyond the Wall

Author: Stephen M. Shore
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282192
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Includes a chapter entitled Getting Ready for College. This book offers information on common sensory reactions in an easy to read chart format. It also contains a chapter on the author's public involvement with autism spectrum related issues, including speaking at conferences and advocating for services for those on the spectrum.

Understanding Death and Illness and what They Teach about Life

Author: Catherine Faherty
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565566
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Winner of an Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America! A NAPPA Honors Winner in the 2009 National Parenting Publications Awards! Honorable Mention in the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Finally, family members and professionals have true guidance for these difficult, but necessary, conversations. Author Catherine Faherty offers detailed, concrete explanations of illness, dying, life after death, losing a pet, and numerous other issues. Her descriptions are written with such care; even caregivers will be comforted by her words. The Communication Forms following each short topic will engage learners and include them in the conversation, allowing them to share personal experiences, thoughts, and concerns. Wonderful chapters such as "What People May Learn When Facing Death" and "Role Models and Mentors" put death into perspective in terms of life, and encourage us all to live fully. Catherine covers important topics such as: Illness and Injury Recuperating and Healing When Someone is Dying What Happens to the Person Who Dies Putting Pets to Sleep Rituals and Traditions What People Say and Do Plus many more!

The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006851
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.