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Books on ASD

Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism SpectrumAsk and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Shore, Editor. Foreword by Temple Grandin


An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions, 2nd edition. Ian Stuart-HamiltonAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions, 2nd edition. Ian Stuart-Hamilton

This dictionary is designed to help ease the confusion for anyone who has ever wondered why anybody would wish to "kill two birds with one stone" or "pull themselves up by their socks" by giving definitions of common everyday phrases and guidance as to their level of politeness and appropriateness.


Asperger Syndrome and Sensory IssuesAsperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues. Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner & Lisa A. Robbins


Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC. Pat Mirenda & Teresa IaconoAutism Spectrum Disorders and AAC. Pat Mirenda & Teresa Iacono

For children, adolescents, and adults with autism, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can have a tremendous positive impact on communication, social skills, and behavior. This comprehensive, up-to-date research volume looks at the most effective AAC methods; clarifies the common characteristics of effective AAC interventions and offers insights into the research required to make AAC technologies more meaningful and motivating. Essential reading for educators, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other direct service providers working with ASDs.


Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger SyndromeBeyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Stephen Shore

A warm and remarkable journey into the life of an "aspie".


The Complete Guide to Asperger's SyndromeThe Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.
Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine:
• causes and indications of the syndrome
• the diagnosis and its effect on the individual
• theory of mind
• the perception of emotions in self and others
• social interaction, including friendships
• long-term relationships
• teasing, bullying and mental health issues
• the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills
• career development.

There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.

Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.


A '5' Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults A '5' Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron

Building on her popular 5-Point Scale, Kari Dunn Buron takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. The notion behind the 5-point scale is to take an idea or behavior and break it into five parts to make it easier to understand the different degrees of behavior and, eventually, the consequences of one's behavior … Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A '5' Is Against the Law speaks directly to adolescents and young adults.


Just Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with AutismJust Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism. Paula Kluth & Patrick Schwarz

When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinations—trains, triangles, basketballs, whales—teachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly practical guidebook gives educators across grade levels a powerful new way to think about students' obsessions: as positive teaching tools that calm, motivate, and improve learning.

This guide is brimming with easy tips and strategies for folding students' special interests, strengths, and areas of expertise into classroom lessons and routines. An enjoyable read with an eye-opening message, this short book will have a long-lasting impact on teachers' understanding of autism—and on their students' social and academic success.



Living with ASD: Adolescence and Beyond: Helping People on the Autism Spectrum Navigate to and Through Adulthood. Living with ASD: Adolescence and Beyond: Helping People on the Autism Spectrum Navigate to and Through Adulthood. Autism Ontario

This adult manual is the result of a collaborative effort of individuals with ASD, parents and professionals working in the autism field. It covers a wide range of topics including sexuality, dual diagnosis, transitions, future planning and living options.

What emerges is a panoramic picture of the challenges adults with ASDs face, the resources and community supports available to them, and their triumphs and hopes as they learn to navigate the world with independence.


Pics for PECS 2010: Symbols for Visual Communication CD-ROM. Pyramid Educational ProductsPics for PECS 2010: Symbols for Visual Communication CD-ROM. Pyramid Educational Products

The 2010 CD contains all of the pictures from 2002 through 2009 plus new material on schedules, circle time, action and animals, as well as PECS 151.

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger's SyndromePreparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Jed Baker

The author of the best-selling Social Skills Picture Book now speaks to the growing challenge of social skills in young, and-not-so-young, adults with autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Often the barrier to success, the lack of social skills can be frustrating and a very real challenge. This easy-to-follow resource provides a complete toolbox of skills that can open doors to opportunities. Includes sections on perspective taking, non-verbal communication, conversational skills, goal setting, and stress management.


A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused ApproachesA Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approaches. E. Veronica Bliss & Genevieve Edmonds

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome presents an empowering, practical approach to helping people with Asperger Syndrome to succeed at college, at work, at home and in life. The authors highlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect and understanding.

This book will be of interest to people who are affected by AS, their families, and the people who work with them.


The Ziggurat Model: a Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Expanded Edition. The Ziggurat Model: a Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Expanded Edition. Ruth Aspy, & Barry Grossman (Includes Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI) and a special section on Ziggurat-CAPS Integration)

Also:

The Ziggurat Model, Textbook Edition: Desigining Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Ruth Aspy, & Barry Grossman

UCC-CL: Underlying Characteristics Checklist Manual, a Needs Assessment Tool to Facilitate Intervention Design for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ruth Aspy & Barry Grossman. Includes instruction manual and 20 copies of assessment tool. UCC-CL French Edition

UCC-HF: Underlying Characteristics Checklist Manual, a Needs Assessment Tool to Facilitate Intervention Design for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ruth Aspy & Barry Grossman. Includes instruction manual and 20 copies of assessment tool. UCC-HF French Edition