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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION

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Appreciating Asperger syndrome : looking at the upside - with 300 positive points / Boyd, Brenda. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 222 p.; 22 cm

Whilst acknowledging the negative perceptions of many characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, the author describes the many advantages to the AS way of thinking, both for individuals with AS as well as society as a whole. Each characteristic is described separately, and for every negative it shows that there are many more positives. By adjusting our perceptions of what is 'normal' and learning to embrace diversity, the author shows that people with AS have many personality traits and attributes that should be appreciated and nurtured.

SC/ASP BOY [P12585]






The ASD workbook : understanding your autism spectrum disorder / Kershaw, Penny. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 140 p. ; 25 cm.

This is an interactive workbook giving parents the help they need to explain autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to their child and provide practical and emotional support following diagnosis. Aimed at children aged ten and up, this invites parents to work through each chapter with their child as they grow older and go through adolescence, encouraging them to talk through how the ASD affects each area of their life, from making friends to problem solving to planning a career.

SC/AUT KER [P14093]






Asperger download : a guide to help teenage males with Asperger syndrome trouble-shoot life's challenges / Santomauro, Josie; Santomauro, Damian. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. x, 109 p.

Co-written by Damian, a teenager with Asperger syndrome and his mother, this book provides an insight into the male teenage world of AS. The book targets the 11 to 17 year old range, and is written as an A to Z teaching tool for teenagers with AS, covering a range of challenges, life and social situations they may come across. Damian's advice and experiences are supported with additional comments by his mother.

SC/ASP SAN [P12048]






Asperger's and girls : Asperger's women offer candid reflections and the field's leading experts offer advice / Attwood, Tony; Grandin, Temple...[Et Al.] -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2006. 193 p.

Women on the autism spectrum write about their experiences of growing from a young girl into a woman. These candid reflections discuss the challenges faced by girls growing up with Asperger syndrome and offer advice on improving social skills, making friends, dealing with bullying, going through puberty, sexuality, dating, marriage, choosing a career and motherhood. Leading professionals in the field also offer advice on the transition from girlhood to womanhood.

SC/ASP ASP [P11689;P12105]






Asperger's and self-esteem : insight and hope through famous role models / Ledgin, Norm. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2002. xvi, 186 p. ; 23 cm.

This book looks at historical figures who were successful people and had tendencies or traits shared by persons now diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, or high-functioning autism. They are men and women who made significant contributions to our lives and in that respect may be role models for the young. For parents and professionals interested in Asperger's syndrome, or those with the syndrome - this helps in the recognition of the value such individuals have, and have had, to our society.

SC/ASP LED [P14027]






Asperger's answer book : professional answers to 275 of the top questions parents ask / Ashley, Susan. -- Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, [2007] x, 309 p. ; 21 cm.

This book is a reference for parents, families and educators - providing advice, immediate answers and information on all the questions a parent asks following a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, and as the child progresses through the various stages of the disorder. Written by an experienced child psycholgist, the answers are based on current research and psychological techniques.

SC/ASP ASH [P13990]






Asperger's in pink : a mother and daughter guidebook for raising (or being!) a girl with Asperger's / Clark, Julie. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. xxvi, 273 p. ; 21 cm.

Written by the mother of a daughter with Asperger's, this book covers topics including: the diagnostic process; school; social signals; teaching empathy; family life and daily battles.

SC/ASP CLA [P14293]






Asperger's rules! How to make sense of school and friends / Grossberg, Blythe. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2012. 127 p. ; 23 cm.

A large part of school isn't just taking tests, reading, and writing - it's knowing the rules for behaviour in the classroom and learning how to communicate with teachers and classmates. This book aims to make school easier for students with Asperger's by explaining the confusing, and often unwritten, rules of the classroom. It has examples, quizzes, and exercises to help the student understand their feelings and emotions; ask teachers for help; have good classroom behaviour; navigate lunch, recess, gym, and other school situations; interact with other students; deal with bullies and mean students; and maintain healthy habits.

SC/ASP GRO [P14592]






Asperger's syndrome : a guide to helping your child thrive at home and at school / Docter, Melinda; Naqvi, Syed. -- Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. vi, 218 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is meant to serve as a general guide to the biological, psychological, social,and spiritual developments in the management of children with Asperger's syndrome. It explores several areas of challenge for these children. It combines the latest medical information and interventions with clear strategies to help a child at home and at school. It gives a parent's guide to diagnosis; information on school options; up-to-date scientific data; the pros and cons of available medical treatments, complimentary therapies and early interention strategies; and practical strategies for shaping social interactions, coping with repetitive thoughts and behaviour, addressing sensory needs or avoidance, and encouraging interests without enabling obsessions.

SC/ASP DOC [P14045]






Asperger's syndrome : from diagnosis to solutions - a guide for parents / Quigg, Phyllis; Nugent, Oonagh. -- [London]: Down Lisburn Trust, 2005. 31 p.

A brief guide for parents who have just had their child diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Will help parents gain a better understanding of Asperger syndrome and explains some of the core difficulties associated with this syndrome.

SC/ASP QUI [P11671]






Asperger's syndrome guide for teens and young adults : thriving (not just surviving) / Kendall, Craig. -- Solana Beach, Ca: Visions Research, 2009. 211 p. ; 23 cm.

This book has been written as a guide for parents and grandparents who have a teenage child or grandchild with autism and specifically Asperger's syndrome. The author examines the issues that may be faced and gives strategies to deal with these issues. It covers school, dating and puberty, bullying, cyberbullying, anxiety and depression, making friends and building relationships, life beyond high school and tertiary education.

SC/ASP KEN [P14157]






Asperger's syndrome in young children : a developmental guide for parents and professionals / Leventhal-Belfer, Laurie; Coe, Cassandra. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 303 p. ; 23 cm.

For parents of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, this book provides a guide on what is normal development, Asperger syndrome in general and the relationship between parent and child. Professionals are offered advice on the challenges Asperger syndrome poses for parents and paths of intervention. Topics covered in the book include the world of the child with Asperger's syndrome, intervention methods including parent-child therapy, building connections, speech and language and sensory and motor pathways.

SC/ASP LEV [P10607]






The Asperger's syndrome survival guide / Kendall, Craig. -- Solana Beach, Ca: Visions Publishing , Inc. 2009. 200 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a guide for parents and families explaining what they need to know about Asperger's syndrome. It examines what it is, diagnosis, symptoms, the difference to autism, treatment, causes, parental involvement, medication, diet, education, social skills and support groups. It has bonus reports on how to be your child's best advocate, making the transition to adulthood, helping your child cope with the holiday season, and an Asperger survey of parents and professionals.

SC/ASP KEN [P14158]






Asperger's syndrome - that explains everything : strategies for education, life and just about everything else / Bradshaw, Stephen. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 300 p. ; 23 cm.

This book explains practical approaches in education and care that will enable young people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) im mainstream and special education to thrive. There are useful strategies for dealing with issues relating to anxiety, communication, social rules, relationships and classroom behaviour. Accounts from parents and people with AS who have benefited from the approaches described in this book are also included. A resource for teachers, carers and professionals working with young people with AS.

SC/ASP BRA [P14811]






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 Asperger's : structured teaching ideas for home and school / Faherty, Catherine. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2006. xvi, 305 p. ; 28 cm.

This offers children and youth with Asperger's syndrome the opportunity to understand themselves in a positive and encouraging way. It should aid the child to learn about autism and help the parent talk together about autism's profound effects. It is also a resource to educate important people in a child's life about autism and how it might be affecting personal development, behaviour, relationships and views of the world. Each chapter is divided into two parts, workbook pages for the child and a section for parents and teachers.

SC/ASP FAH [P13343;P13089]






Asperger syndrome, adolescence, and identity : looking beyond the label / Molloy, Harvey; Vasil, Latika. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 173 p.

Six adolescents tell their life story about growing up with Asperger Syndrome. These interviews provide an insight into the common issues faced by teenagers with Asperger syndrome including socialising, schooling, family life, emotions and future career choices. The book examines the definition of Asperger syndrome and provides an understanding of the narrative approach in research.

SC/ASP MOL [P10706]






Asperger syndrome : an owner's manual 2 for older adolescents and adults : what you, your parents and friends, and your employer, need to know / Korin, Ellen S. Heller. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. xii, 121 p. ; 28 cm.

This volume is intended for older adolescents (16+) and for adults on the spectrum who have the desire to enhance their quality of life and achieve unmet goals. Most appropriate for those on the upper end of the spectrum, it is an interactive workbook which will require users to work on identifying behaviours they exhibit that may be hindering them; identify neurotypical behaviour; and try out the "un-natural" in order to improve in certain areas. The focus of the first part is on assisting users in gathering information about Asperger syndrome and themselves. The second part of the book guides users in the process of translating the information they have gathered into plans for achieving the goals they have identified.

SC/ASP KOR [P13552]






Asperger syndrome and adolescence : helping preteens and teens get ready for the real world / Bolick, Teresa. -- Beverley, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2004. 192 p. ; 22 cm.

Asperger Syndrome is characterised by a reliance on clear guidelines,and in adolescence the guidelines become murky and confusing. In this book the author, a child psychologist, presents strategies for helping ten to eighteen year olds achieve happiness and success by maximising the benefits of AS and mimimising the drawbacks. She explains the challenges facing older children with Asperger Syndrome and offers practical advice which can be utilised by parents, educators, and therapists who work with them.

SC/ASP BOL [P14046]






Asperger syndrome in adolescence : living with the ups, the downs and things in between / Willey, Liane Holliday, Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 336 p.

Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with Asperger syndrome, this book looks at the complex issues of adolescence like sexuality, friendships, peer relationships and depression, specific to teenagers with Asperger syndrome. It explores the effect of having an adolescent with Asperger syndrome in the family, as well as the consequential issues of continuing education choices, self-discovery and self-acceptance.

SC/ASP ASP [P10519]






Aspergirls : empowering females with Asperger syndrome / Simone, Rudy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 236 p.

This book is written by a woman with Aspergers for other Aspergirls, young and old. It gives advise "on every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals, and routines ae also covered, along with depression, meltdowns, and being misunderstood." (Book cover) It identifies areas where Asperger women often need validation, information and advice, and includes the recollection of over thirty five women diagnosed on the spectrum, as well as some of their partners and parents.

SC/ASP SIM [P13341]






Asperkids : an insider's guide to loving, understanding and teaching children with Asperger syndrome / O'Toole, Jennifer Cook. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 192 p. ; 23 cm.

The author, who has Asperger syndrome and is mother to three young children with AS, draws on her own knowledge and experiences in writing this book. She explains how theory of mind difficulties in autism create a need for more "concrete forms of communication", and relates effective ways of engaging children with AS. In particular, she describes how the special interests of the child can be a "way in" to the child's heart and mind, helping to promote academic, social and emotional growth.

SC/ASP OTO [P14637]






The Aspie teen's survival guide : candid advice for teens, tweens, and parents, from a young man with Asperger's syndrome / Kraus, J.D. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. xiv, 214 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is written by a young man with Asperger's who has been through his teen years and survived. He offers practical advice to his peers so they can make the most out of middle and high school, both academically and socially. It also has "Notes to Parents" sections which offer advice to caregivers and educators. Chapters cover school, transitioning, sensory sensitivity, motor skills and awkwardness, stress management, bullying, socializing and friendships, dating and relationships,obsessions and creativity, and more.

SC/ASP KRA [P13427]






Autism : a very short introduction / Frith, Uta. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 129 p. ; 18 cm.

This books aims to summarize what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome, addressing topics including: what are the core symptoms and possible causes; current evidence from neuroscience and genetics; social communication; exceptional talents; and possible explanations for an increase in cases.

SC/AUT FRI [P14389]






Autism and asperger syndrome : the facts / Baron-Cohen, Simon. -- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xii, 157 p.

The author provides a summary of the current understanding of autism and Asperger Syndrome and includes a chapter on the changing prevalence of autism through history. It covers the process of diagnosis, with a chapter on the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), a screening instrument for measuring autistic traits, as well as options for intervention, education and treatment for these conditions. There are also chapters discussing the psychological and biological theories of autism and Asperger's.

SC/AUT BAR [P14572]






Autism, Asperger syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder : an altered perspective / Quinn, Barbara; Malone, Anthony. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 207 p. ; 23 cm.

This book defines the commonalities and unique differences of children with these disorders,and looks at the evolving concept of the diagnosis. Written specifically for parents, it sets out what it means for a child to be diagnosed with ASD, PDD, autism, or Asperger syndrome, and offers parents directions on where to go from there. The authors describe the characteristics of each conditon, how a diagnosis is made,and what it means for an individual child. Associated conditions are discussed and various treatments, therapies, and educational approaches are reviewed.

SC/QUI [P14033]






Autism every day : over 150 strategies lived and learned by a professional autism consultant with 3 sons on the spectrum / Beytien, Alyson. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. ix, 286 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a compilation of essays and a guidebook that combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism every day. They cover over eighteen years of living with autism with the author's three sons covering the whole spectrum - Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism, and classic autism. The book combines wisdom with humour while looking at the characteristics of autism, education, family life and community interactions.

SC/AUT BEY [P14430]






Boomer & me : a memoir of motherhood, and Asperger's / Case, Jo. -- Richmond, Vic.;London: Hardie Grant Books, 2013. 337 p. ; 21 cm.

This is the bittersweet story of a twenty first century family, and why being different isn't a disability - it just takes some getting used to. "Gutsy and heartfelt" it "not only relays the rhythms of what it is like to raise a child with Asperger's, but illuminates the fundamental challenge of being any parent."(Review)

SC/ASP CAS [P14980]






Build your own life : a self-help guide for individuals with Asperger's syndrome / Lawson, Wendy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 176p.

This book, written by a lady with Asperger Syndrome, is an excellent guide to life for those on the higher end of the autism spectrum. Wendy looks at the concepts of 'self' and 'others' and talks about the people in our lives - how to relate to them, use their support and so on. She also covers 'putting on a face', assessing personal skills and how to deal with unwelcome changes in life. The book also provides a dictionary of common metaphors useful to those with ASD.

SC/ASP LAW [P10735]






The complete guide to Asperger's syndrome / Attwood, Tony. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 397 p.

A comprehensive guide for parents and professionals that will explain all aspects of Asperger syndrome from childhood through to adulthood. Details the causes of Asperger syndrome, including diagnostic criteria and assessment. Provides strategies and information on the theory of mind, dealing with emotions, social interactions and friendships (includes a special section on Social Stories), long term relationships, teasing and bullying, language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity and career development. Includes a frequently asked questions chapter and resource lists for parents and professionals.

SC/ASP ATT [P11605]






The complete guide to Asperger's syndrome / Attwood, Tony. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 397 p. ; 25 cm

A comprehensive guide for parents and professionals that will explain all aspects of Asperger syndrome from childhood through to adulthood. Details the causes of Asperger syndrome, including diagnostic criteria and assessment. Provides strategies and information on the theory of mind, dealing with emotions, social interactions and friendships (includes a special section on Social Stories), long term relationships, teasing and bullying, language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity and career development. Includes a frequently asked questions chapter and resource lists for parents and professionals.

SC/ASP ATT [P14612]






David's gift : a real life story about how a mother's greatest challenge became her greatest gift / Thibault, Sally. -- [Oxenford], Qld: Wise Mothers Publishing, 2010. vi, 201 p. ; 21 cm.

When the author's son David was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome it was the beginning of a long struggle. As his parents dealt with the day-to-day struggles faced by many parents of a child with Aspergers, they move from wishing to make their son "normal" to recognising his unique difference and personality. David's mother describes how Asperger�s Syndrome challenged and inspired them to understand what it was they really wanted out of life, along with the power of unconditional love, the value of patience and understanding and the true meaning of the words compassion, forgiveness, honesty and authenticity. More information can be seen at the website http://www.davidsgift.com.au.

SC/ASP THI [P13354]






Diagnosis asparagus : advocating for assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions / O'Halloran, Cathie; Penrose, Eva. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 128 p. ; 22 cm.

Eva was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) at age 11 and is now a fun-living, sociable 16 year old. This book, co-written with her mother, a speech and language therapist, discusses their reasons for seeking a diagnosis, the process of being assessed, their reactions to the news and the impact it has had on Eva's life. It also considers how diagnosis has helped them find strategies to lessen the challenge of living with ASD. This book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience.

SC/ASP OHA [P15424]






Embracing Asperger's : a primer for parents and professionals / Bromfield, Richard. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 176 p. ; 22 cm.

This book has been written to give parents and teachers a greater understanding of the child with Asperger's. It aims to help them see and meet the psychological needs of these children. The book has strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty, including creating a safe space, quieting sensory overload, quelling anxiety, connecting to feelings, promoting friendship, and feeding creativity. One chapter is devoted to girls with Asperger's and describes how to see and connect with the child in order to better meet their needs. The author also considers the ways in which other children might view and treat the child with Asperger's.

SC/ASP BRO [P14199]






An extraordinary gift : the Australian Asperger's resource guide / Whitrow, Mary. Bibikin Books, 2010. xiv, 152 p. ; 24 cm.

This is the first Australian resource guide for parents who have a child with Asperger's Syndrome. It offers insight into parenting these extraordinary children; information on how to negotiate the service systems and practical support so parents know they're not alone. Amongst other things, chapters cover informed parenting; financial assistance; the medical system; education; recreational choices; and respite.

SC/ASP WHI [P13635]






Fathering your special child : a book for fathers or carers of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome / Santomauro, Josie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 63 p. ; 22cm.

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the father or carer of a child diagnosed with AS. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis and addresses questions or concerns that a dad might have.

SC/ASP SAN [P12833]






Finding a different kind of normal : misadventures with Asperger syndrome / Purkis, Jeanette. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 192 p.

Growing up knowing she was different yet not knowing why, Jeanette spent her childhood in anger and confusion as to why she did not fit in. As she reached adulthood her life went into a downward spiral of drug addiction, crime, being sent to prison and psychiatric hospitals. After being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome Jeanette makes the slow climb towards self discovery and an acceptance of who she is. Australian.

SC/ASP PUR [P11533]






Freaks, geeks and Asperger Syndrome : a user guide to adolescence / Jackson, Luke. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 215 p. : ill.

Luke, diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, is the 13 year-old author of this book for adolescents. In a humorous, articulate, knowledgeable and very readable way, Luke provides a unique insight into the life of a teenager with AS, covering such topics as friendships and socialising, bullying, dating, school, language and others.

SC/ASP JAC [P11032]







Friendships : the Aspie way / Lawson, Wendy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 175 p. ; 22 cm.

This book takes the reader on a journey of exploration of the complexities of friendship - through the stumbling blocks and the realisations.The author, who has Asperger's syndrome, felt she had a knack of upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend. The ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories and is insightful and relevant to people both on and off the autism spectrum.

SC/ASP LAW [P13495]






Getting to grips with Asperger syndrome : understanding adults on the autism spectrum / Hagland, Carol. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 222 p. ; 24 cm.

"This practical, problem-solving guide explains what AS is and why certain personality traits frequently occur, such as anxiety, fear of change and unusual sensitivities. Once behaviours and reactions are understood, many of the apparent problems become less troublesome, and difficulties can be avoided or easily resolved. Practical strategies to combat typical problems are offered, and common issues that occur specifically with individuals diagnosed later in life are addressed." (Back Cover) Useful for friends and family, as well as social care staff and students.

SC/ASP HAG [P13002]






Growing up on the spectrum : a guide to life, love and learning for teens and young adults with autism and Asperger's / Koegel, Lynn Kern; Lazebnik, Claire. -- New York: Viking, 2009. x, 389 p. ; 24 cm.

A renowned autism expert collaborates with a parent of an autistic teenager in this guide to helping teens with autism. It describes effective behavioural teaching methods and addresses issues from making and maintaining good friendships and successful romantic relationships to making school and college successful and improving daily life. This volume offers hope and wisdom for parents, therapists, and educators.

SC/AUT KOE [P12812]






The guide to dating for teenagers with Asperger syndrome / Uhlenkamp, Jeannie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2009. xii, 129p. ; 23cm

Written in 'Dear Abby' format addressing relationship issues that many teenagers experience such as becoming acquainted, dating, and breaking up. Each question and answer includes discussion questions and a summary of the main idea.

SC/ASP UHL [P13918]






Hints and tips for helping children with autism spectrum disorders : useful strategies for home, school and the community / Betts, Dion E.; Patrick, Nancy J. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 187 p. ; 24 cm.

This is a book for those who have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with challenges of daily life. It includes stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. The authors give practical strategies to help parents and caregivers to support their child, and to enable their child to develop the social skills needed to manage and enjoy daily life to the fullest. It covers home life, hygeine, community, medical, and schools and organisations.

SC/AUT BET [P13204]






How to be yourself in a world that's different : an Asperger syndrome study guide for adolescents / Yoshida, Yuko. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 112 p.

An information guide for teenagers with Asperger syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Explains the characteristics of these disorders and provides strategies for coping in everyday situations including social skills and hobby related difficulties.. Details the strengths and weaknesses in the areas of communication, imagination, senses and sensation, emotions and obsessive compulsiveness.

SC/ASP YOS [P11664]






How to make school make sense : a parents' guide to helping the child with Asperger syndrome / Lawrence, Clare. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 123 p.

This book discusses how parents can prepare their child for school life and how they can work with teachers to improve the classroom environment, as well as the school environment as a whole, to the benefit of all students. It describes a range of strategies including peer education, classroom layout, the use of visual cues and rules, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff.

SC/ASP LAW [P12243]






Inside Asperger's looking out / Hoopmann, Kathy. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 67 p. ; 22 cm.

Using a few words of text along with colourful pictures and clever animal photos, this book will engage both children and adults alike, providing a better understanding of individuals with Asperger syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.

SC/ASP HOO [P14742]






The key that unlocked a mystery : an asperger story / Hogan, Mark. -- Bloomington, Ind.: Xlibris, 2012. 89 p. ; 23 cm.

Mark was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of 31, only after his first child was diagnosed with Autism. He talks about the difficulties he had throughout his childhood and adult years and how a diagnosis helped to explain why he struggled to fit in.

SC/ASP HOG [P15661]






Life at the edge and beyond : living with ADHD and Asperger syndrome / Greenman, Jan. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 208 p. ; 23 cm.

This is an honest account of bringing up a son Luke, who came to be diagnosed with both ADHD and Asperger's syndrome. The author challenges common perceptions of a "life with labels", and recalls her family's 18-year journey to the edge and back. She recalls how the diagnoses first came about and how life at the family home, aptly named "The Edge" changed as a result. She describes the behaviours associated with Luke's condition, the impact they had on each family member, and takes a light-hearted look at his more unusual habits and obsessions. It goes beyond his childhood to his life as a teenager - and to the inspirational teacher who helped him to turn his life around. It includes tips from the author, Luke and his sister.

SC/ASP GRE [P14051]






Life in the Asperger Lane : Dan Coulter's collected Asperger articles : Volume 1 / Coulter, Dan. -- Winston-Salem, NC: Coultervideo Publishing, 2012. 185 p. ; 23 cm.

For years Dan Coulter has written articles and videos to improve the life for people with Asperger syndrome and their families. This is a collection of articles written after the author's son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at fourteen in 1997, and before he had his own diagnosis in 2009. In the introduction Dan comments on how this diagnosis answered questions he had about himself his entire life, and explained why he had been able to relate to what his son was going through. He had had the advantage of an inside perpective. The articles cover acquiring social skills, taking a positive approach, generating awareness of Asperger syndrome, fostering success at school, fostering success at school, succeeding at parenting, improving family life, tapping a mother's strength, becoming role model fathers, helping siblings understand, and living as adults.

SC/ASP COU [P14590]






The London Eye mystery / Dowd, Siobhan. -- London: Corgi Yearling Books, 2008. 323 p. ; 20 cm.

Ted has Asperger syndrome. His favourite thing to do in London is to fly the London eye so one day Ted and his sister Kate decide to take their cousin Salim for a ride. Salim is given a free ticket by a stranger so boards the capsule, while Ted and Kate look on. They track the capsule as it makes it orbit, waiting for it to land. The only problem is Salim is not amongst the passengers as each capsule lands. This novel follows Ted "whose brain runs on it's own unique operating system" and Kate as they follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. A teen mystery novel suitable for ages 9-12 years.

F DOW [P12889]







Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's / Robison, John Elder. -- New York: Crown, 2007. xiv, 288 p.

John Elder Robison's memoir tells the story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when a diagnosis didn't exist. He tells about his desperation to connect with others, and his struggle to pass as 'normal' - a struggle that would continue into adulthood. It also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother, who would grow up to become bestselling writer of the story "Running with Scissors", Augusten Burroughs and who has contributed a beautiful foreword to this book.

SC/ASP ROB [P12111]






Made for good purpose : what every parent needs to know to help their adolescent with Asperger's, high functioning autism or a learning difference become and independent adult / McManmon, Michael P. ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 240 p. ; 23 cm.

The author, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at 51 years of age, writes this book for parents of young people with Asperger's and high functioning autism to help them understand how they can best help their children into adulthood. Chapters cover social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, higher education, and employment. The ultimate aim of the author is to help young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy.

SC/ASP MAD [P14479]






More than little professors : children with Asperger syndrome : in their own words / Mann, Lisa Barrett Ed. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2008. 206 p. ; 23 cm.

While the introduction of this book introduces the reader to the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, including the upside - all the quotes, stories, poems, and essays in this book come from children and teens diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. It shows how the children feel about themselves, others, and the world they observe. In the process they clear up common misunderstandings and allow the reader to have a greater understanding of how the minds of people with Asperger Syndrome work.

SC/ASP MAN [P13071]






Mothering your special child : a book for mothers or carers of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome / Santomauro, Josie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 79 p. ; 22 cm.

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the mother or carer of a child diagnosed with AS. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis and in a varied and engaging way addresses questions or concerns that a mother might have.

SC/ASP SAN [P12832]






Multicoloured mayhem : parenting the many shades of adolescents and children with autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD / Jackson, Jacqui. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 256p

Jacqui Jackson's story of her life with her seven children, four of which are boys who are on the autism spectrum. The book explains what it is like to parent children and adolescents with a range of conditions including Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and dyslexia. Full of anecdotes and easy to read it provides helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. One son Luke has written a book on what it is like to be an adolescent and have Asperger Syndrome.

SC/AUT JAC [P10549]






Navigating the social world : a curriculum for individuals with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and related disorders / Mcafee, Jeanette L. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2002. 350 p.

Designed for people with limited experience in providing social skills programs for children and individuals with Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism. The programs cover a range of social, emotional and behaviour management skills including stress prevention, conversation and communication, abstract thinking and extrinsic vs. intrinsic behaviour reinforcement. The set tasks are as real to life as possible and each task is broken down into small incremental steps. Within the program each step is built upon skills learnt in previous steps. Templates are provided for photocopying.

SC/ASP MCA [P10702;P10804]






A parent's guide to high-functioning autism spectrum disorder : how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive / Ozonoff, Sally; Dawson, Geraldine; Mcpartland, James. -- New York;London: Guilford Press, 2015. xi, 308 p. ; 23 cm.

The first part of this guide is on 'understanding' high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and looks at what it is, the diagnostic process, causes, and treatments. The second part on 'living' with ASD has chapters on channeling your child's strengths, at home, at school, the social world of these children and adolescents, and looking ahead to the disorder in late adolescence and adulthood.

SC/AUT OZO [P15517]






Parenting a teen or young adult with Asperger syndrome (autistic spectrum disorder) : 325 ideas, insights, tips and strategies. / Boyd, Brenda. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 240 pages ; 23 cm.

This gives ideas, insights, tips and strategies addressing the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger syndrome. The key suggestions cover social vulnerability, peer relationships, self esteem, anxiety and coping with change - with a focus on the importance of nurturing an open and healthy relationship with the son or daughter.

SC/ASP BOY [P15196]






Parenting ASD teens : a guide to making it up as you go / Schlegelmilch, Andrew. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 220 p. ; 23 cm.

In this accessible book for parents of teenagers on the Autism Spectrum, the psychologist and author offers guidance on coping with the more difficult issues that parents may encounter at home and school during the adolescent years. Advice is provided on tackling behaviour problems, turning around falling grades, helping your child with social relationships, talking about sex and sexuality with your child, keeping your child safe online, and what to do if you suspect your child has mental health problems.

SC/AUT SCH [P15306]






Parenting without panic : a pocket support group for parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum (Asperger's syndrome) / Dater, Brenda. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 240 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the author draws on her experience as a support group leader and a parent of a child on the spectrum to offer advice and solutions to parent's top concerns. Covering everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, friendship, behaviour, holidays, homework, building independence, supporting siblings and how parents can look after their own wellbeing, this book is filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation and extends support.

SC/ASP DAT [P15369]






A practical guide to autism : what every parent, family member, and teacher needs to know / Volkmar, Fred R.; Wiesner, Lisa A. -- Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. xiii, 610 p. ; 26 cm.

This resource gives authoritive answers to everyday questions about living and learning with autism and has useful advice for parents and caregivers of children exhibiting autistic characteristics. It gives a detailed background on autism and related Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger syndrome; sound approaches to screening for conditions like autism; helpful summaries such as "The 10 Most Preventable Health Problems" and "Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Every Visit" ; practical information on complimentary and alternative treatments; advice on evaluating school programmes and services for children with autism; coverage of medical and dental care of children with autism; and information regarding the selection of doctors, schools, services, insurance and day to day living. (Book cover)

SC/AUT VOL [P13488]






Quirky yes, hopeless, no : practical tips to help your child with Asperger's syndrome be more socially accepted / Norall, Cynthia La Brie. -- New York: St Martin's Griffin, 2009. xxv, 354 p. ; 24 cm.

This book is intended to be a handy, practical resource to help those who care for a child with Asperger's syndrome to zero in on specific concerns. Eighty five topics that challenge Asperger's children are listed alphabetically to make it possible to find the help you and your child need as fast as possible. The useful tips to help the child function better at home and school include greeting others and making eye contact; cooperating and asking for help; letting go and moving on to new tasks; handling teasing and bullying; being polite and paying compliments; meltdowns and perfectionism.

SC/ASP NOR [P13504]






Raising children with Asperger's syndrome and high-functioning autism : championing the individual / Yoshida, Yuko. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 253 p. ; 23 cm.

Using clear, simple language the author explains the nature of autism in detail and provides explanations and advice aimed to help parents feel confident in providing effective support for their child with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism. Emphasis is placed on ways to develop social and communication skills, as well as getting the assistance needed, and how to ensure siblings needs are also met. Also included is information about how parents in Japan cope with children with autistic conditions.

SC/ASP YOS [P14642]






Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives / Robison, John Elder. -- New York: Crown Publishers, 2013. ix, 365 p. ; 25 cm.

From the author of "Look Me in the Eye" and "Be Different", this book is more than a memoir about a father and son bound by their Asperger's syndrome. It has been described as "a story that reminds us how precious and precarious the parent-child relationship is and how beautiful our lives can be when we share that ride together". (Book cover)

SC/ASP ROB [P14964]






Raising Martians : from crash-landing to leaving home : how to help a child with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning autism / Muggleton, Joshua. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 238 p. ; 23 cm.

This book has been described as "an illuminating autobiography and a wise and extemely useful insider's guide to growing up with Asperger syndrome". The author covers the key topics of most significance to children and young people with Asperger syndrome, including friendships and social situations, anxiety, obsessions, mental health and sensory issues,shopping, travelling and holidays, school and bullying. A guide for parents trying to understand their Asperger child.

SC/ASP MUG [P14403]






Sisterhood of the spectrum : an Asperger chick's guide to life / O'Toole, Jennifer Cook. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 240 p. ; 23 cm.

This handbook is an information guide to life for a teenage girl with Asperger Syndrome. The author draws on her own real-life experiences - from body shapes, love interests, bullying, friendship and celebrating your unique, beautiful self.

SC/ASP OTO [P15680]






Social skills for teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome / Patrick, Nancy J. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 208 p.

This book, written for teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome and those who work with them, offers practical advice relating to social skills, friendships and relationships. Each chapter focuses on real life scenarios and challenges they present and includes step-by-step suggestions and solutions for each situation. Topics focused on in separate chapters include: friends and family, health and medical; living arrangements; and education, training and employment. There is also a chapter describing in detail the adaptive tools described throughout the book.

SC/ASP PAT [P12663;P12664]






Spaghetti is not a finger food (and other life lessons) / Carmichael, Jodi. -- San Francisco, Ca: Little Pickle Press, 2013. 147 p. ; 19 cm.

In this humorous chapter book about an eight-year-old boy with Aspergers Syndrome, Connor struggles to make his way through a typical school day. In his attempt to be as cool as everyone else, he leaves a hilarious trail of destruction. But, by the end of the day, and despite many miscommunications and misunderstandings, Connor realizes that he is exactly as cool as he is supposed to be.

F CAR [P15740]







A special book about me : a book for children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome / Santomauro, Josie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 22 cm

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for a child diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis. Varied and engaging it addresses questions and concerns that the child might have.

SC/ASP SAN [P12829]






Starting points: the basics of understanding and supporting children and youth with Asperger syndrome / Hudson, Jill; Myles, Brenda Smith. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. 59 p.

Provides an overview of the needs of children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome and practical strategies for intervention. Includes chapters on social interactions and getting along, unwritten rules, special interests, organization, daily living skills, and school subjects. Particularly suitable for parents and teachers.

SC/ASP HUD [P11981]






Take charge of treatment for your child with Asperger's (ASD) : create a personalized guide for home, school and the community / Elwood, Cornelia Pelzer; McLeod, D. Scott. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 384 p. ; 25 cm.

This book provides straightforward, practical instructions to create a comprehensive guide to your child's unique ASD profile. The individualized guide will: - Provide information about your child's unique profile for anyone who needs it - Serve as a toolbox and teaching template for your child's teachers and support team, with effective strategies to use with him or her. The book includes social stories, checklists and worksheets, so that you can easily create a personalized guide for your child with autism aged 5-14.

SC/ASP ELW [P15831]






Take control of Asperger's syndrome : the official strategy guide for teens with Asperger's syndrome and nonverbal learning disorders / Price, Janet; Fisher, Jennifer Engel. -- Waco, TX: Prufrock Press Inc. 2010. xiv, 168 p. ; 26 cm.

This is a handbook for children and teenagers on living successful lives with Asperger's syndrome and nonverbal learning disorder, by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses. The authors draw on their experiences as parents and teachers of such teenagers and provide tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing housework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socialising, and using technology to connect others of the same age with these disorders.

SC/ASP PRI [P13346]






Talking to family and friends about diagnosis / Tullemans, Anne. -- Redcliffe, Qld: DJ Publishers, 2004. 57 p.

Presented in a clear and easy to read format, this book provides practical advice and ideas on how to explain a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome or autism to the person with the diagnosis, siblings, family, friends, students and teachers and other school staff. It includes: where to find information; who needs to know; why they need to know; what to tell; and what to say so people will understand your needs.

SC/ASP TUL [P12333]






Thinking person's guide to autism / Des Roches Rosa, Shannon, ed.; Myers, Jennifer Byde, ed.; Ditz, Liz, ed.; Willingham, Emily, ed.; Greenburg, Carol, ed. -- Redwood City, Ca: Deadwood City Publishing, 2011. xiii, 355 p. ; 23 cm.

This book consists of carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals. The goal is to fast-forward the reader past society's autism fabrications and negativity by providing by providing clear, balanced and referenced information - and to promote understanding that autism awareness and acceptance are necessary attitudes. It deals with the first steps after diagnosis, gives practical advice, looks at implications for caregivers, considers therapies and service providers (including causation theories and dubious therapies), acceptance and inclusion from the parent/neurotypical point of view, school and education issues, and presents the voices of adults with autism and autism parents through personal essays.

SC/AUT THI [P14411]






Top ten tips : a survival guide for families with children on the autism spectrum / Cardon, Teresa A. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2008. xxi, 152 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is designed to be a quick and helpful tool for parents and families in navigating their way through everyday activities and occurrences when living with a child with autism spectrum disorders. It gives tips regarding personal care, travel, friendship, family gatherings, recreation, school, community events and outings and a range of other situations.

SC/AUT CAR [P13551]






Trueman Bradley : Aspie detective / Russell, Andrew. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 303 p. ; 22 cm.

Trueman Bradley - Aspie detective is a mystery novel about Trueman Bradley, genius detective, with Asperger's Syndrome. Trueman leaves his hometown of Heartville, Illinois, and arrives in New York City, hoping to fufill his dream of becoming a private detective. He is soon told, by his new landlady and by a New York City police detective, that a guy with Asperger's Syndrome could not possibly succeed as a detective. Determined to prove them wrong, Trueman uses his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation. Created with crime statistics, path integral physics and advanced mathematics, the crime-fighting equation can solve crimes and locate murderers. With the help of a few new friends, Trueman must test his skills against the criminal world of New York City to prove to the police, his friends, and himself, that a guy with Asperger's Syndrome can be as good a detective as anyone. And maybe even better. [website]. Suitable for children age 10+. For more information see http://www.truemanbradley.com/.

F RUS [P15099]







The way I see it : a personal look at autism and Asperger's / Grandin, Temple. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. xxxv, 339 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a compilation of articles Temple Grandin has written for the 'Autism Asperger's Digest' from 2000 to the present. They combine both her personal experience with autism and practical information that parents, teachers, and individuals on the autism spectrum can put to immediate use. She delves into how and why people with autism think differently, economical early intervention programmes that work, how sensory sensitivities affect learning, behaviours caused by a disability versus just bad behaviours, teaching people with autism to live in an unpredictable world, alternative medicine versus conventional medicine,and employment ideas for adults with autism. This edition includes revisions base on current research and 14 additional articles.

SC/AUT GRA [P14068;P14537]






What I wish I knew about raising a child with autism : a mom and a psychologist offer heartfelt guidance for the first five years / Sheahan, Bobbi; DeOrnellas, Kathy. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. xii, 236 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the authors offer themselves as scouts in the field with valuable information to share. It is a beginner's guide for parents who want to know about autism and may be good for those who are considering that their child may be autistic or have a new diagnosis. Parent to parent advise is supplemented By Dr DeOrnellas's additional information based on her professional experience and research. They tackle such issues as picky eating, potty training, discipline, sibling rivalry, bedtime battles, speech delays, early intervention and much more.

SC/AUT SHE [P14536]






What is it like to be me? : a book about a boy with Asperger's syndrome / Klemenc, Alenka. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 96 p. ; 22 cm.

In this book Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), tells us about the world as he sees and experiences it. He tells about the things he loves and the things he finds challenging. By explaining the way he feels and how best to calm him down when it all gets too much, Greg helps us to understand AS and how it affects the way he views the people and objects around him. It also has sections for parents and professionals and will help to increase awareness and understanding of AS.

SC/ASP KLE [P14978]






You are special too : a book for brothers and sisters of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome / Santomauro, Josie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 22cm.

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the sibling of a child diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis. Varied and engaging it addresses questions and concerns that the child might have.

SC/ASP SAN [P12830]







Your special friend : a book for peers of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome / Santomauro, Josie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the friend of a child diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis and is varied and engaging in the way it addressess questions or concerns that the child might have.

SC/ASP SAN [P12831]







Your special grandchild : a book for grandparents of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome / Santomauro, Josie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 48 p. ; 22 cm.

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the grandparent of a child diagnosed with AS. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis and in an engaging and varied way addresses questions and concerns that grandparents might have.

SC/ASP SAN [P12835]






ASPERGER SYNDROME - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Adam's alternative sports day : an Asperger story / Welton, Jude. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 112 p.

This children's story about a nine-year-old boy offers insights into how a child with Asperger Syndrome copes with the ups and downs and everyday challenges of school.

SC/ASP WEL [P11985]






The adventure of Maisie Voyager / Skye, Lucy. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 238 p. ; 22 cm.

Maisie Voyager used to explore the world with her parents. She now lives in a tall town house with Aunt Hetty, experiencing 'normal' life. But strangers start appearing, cryptic messages are left, and Aunt Hetty is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues that leads her to abandoned tin mines and a hunt for treasure, Maisie discovers that evil Dr Gallows and his gang have taken her family hostage and it's up to her to save them. Facing many challenges along the way including sinister strangers, cold dark tunnels and the colour purple, Maisie has a big adventure ahead of her with big decisions to make. Suitable for children aged 9+ this novel offers a positive heroine with a unique outlook on life that all children will relate to, especially those on the autism spectrum [book jacket].

SC/ASP SKY [P15105]







All cats have Asperger syndrome / Hoopmann, Kathy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 65 p.

A beautifully illustrated picture book of cats that explains to children the joys and challenges of being a child who is different. Suitable for siblings and friends who want to know more about Asperger syndrome and parents to read with their child.

SC/ASP HOO [P11830]






Ami has Aspergers / Jolly, Jane. -- Marleston, SA: Autism Association of South Australia, 2008. 1.v. (unpaged)

The author wrote this book to help explain to her daughter's classmates why she behaved differently in many circumstances. It helped students understand her behaviour and meant they could predict what might happen and help her avoid it. At the end of the story there is an explanation of what is Asperger syndrome, and a list of things you can do to help.

SC/ASP JOL [P12815]







Asparagus dreams / Peers, Jessica. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 219 p. : ill.

Expelled from mainstream education and diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of twelve, the author was sent away to a school for adolescents affected by autism. Here, at first miserable and misunderstood, she spends the next five years trying to cope with the strict school system - fighting against well meant teacher interventions, dealing with adolescence and fitting in with the other pupils. Her humourous recount demonstrates her mastery of the English language and provides an invaluable insight into her experience of Asperger's Syndrome.

SC/ASP PEE [P10504]






The Asperger children's toolkit / Musgrave, Francis. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 72 p. ; 22 cm.

This book has fun and practical ideas to help a parent and their child with autism work through the challenges of Asperger Syndrome (AS). It takes a positive view about what these challenges are and how they might be dealt with on a day-to-day basis from the child's perspective. It commences with an introduction for parents and then has a series of activities that children with AS, with the help of a parent or carer, can work through to learn how to build upon their strengths and develop techniques for coping with areas of difficulty. The important topic of staying safe in a digital world is also covered, providing children with the knowledge and know-how they need to use the internet, social networks and text messaging safely.

SC/ASP MUS [P14583]






Ben, his helmet and bees in your bonnet / Frances, Nelle. -- Caloundra, Qld: Janelle Wall trading as Nelle Frances, 2005. 48 p.

Ben, who is in grade three, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. It is soon to be sports day and according to Ben this is the most dreaded day of the year but luckily with the help of his helmet and teachers they find some solutions to help Ben through the day. Written for the 8 to 12 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10940]







Ben, his helmet and hats off / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2004. 14 p.

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. Ben has forgotten that Friday was assembly day at school and he doesn't like assembly but luckily his special helmet has some good advice. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10941]







Ben, his helmet and the crashing cymbals / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2003. 14 p.

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. It is music day and Ben gets scared by the loud music sounds especially the cymbals but luckily his special helmet has some good advice. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10942]







Ben, his helmet and the too tight hair / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2003. 12 p. + 5 looseleaf worksheets

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. Ben's troubles begin when his teacher thinks he is not listening in class and it takes his special helmet to come to his rescue. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10943]







Blue bottle mystery: an Asperger adventure / Hoopmann, Kathy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2000. 93p

An engaging story about Ben who has Asperger syndrome and his best friend Andy. They find a magical blue bottle which grants them three wishes. Suitable for readers aged 8 to 12.

SC/ASP HOO [P10035]






Blue bottle mystery : the graphic novel : an Asperger adventure / Hoopmann, Kathy. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 64 p. ; 27 cm.

Everything is going wrong for Ben. His teacher is angry all the time, he is bullied, no one understands him, not even his own father. Then everything changes the day Ben and his friend Andy discover a mysterious bottle in the school yard. At the same time, Ben is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and he, his family and Andy begin a journey of discover, acceptance and understanding. This book is a comic adaption of the original novel.

SC/ASP HOO [P15802]







Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome? A guide for friends and family / Welton, Jude; Telford, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 40p

This illustrated book invites young readers to learn about Asperger Syndrome from Adam's perspective. Adam is a young boy with Asperger Syndrome who helps explain what it is, what it feels like to have it, and how people can help children with AS. It looks at problems such as reading feelings and tones of voice, loud noises as well as special interests of people with AS.

SC/ASP WEL [P10550]







Haze / Hoopmann, Kathy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 159p

Teenage computer genius Seb is accused of computer fraud. As the mystery unravels with the help of his new-found friends Kristie, Madeline and Jen and his teacher Miss Adonia he learns about Asperger Syndrome and how it makes him the person he is, allowing him to accept it. Suitable for early teenage readers.

SC/ASP HOO [P10629]






I am an aspie girl : a book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions / Bulhak-Paterson, Danuta. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 28 p. ; 21 cm.

Aimed at girls five years and over with Aspergers syndrome. The book is about Lizzie, she explains what it's like to have Asperger's Syndrome, including her special talent for blending in with her friends, how she gets really tired after being at school all day, how she worries about making mistakes, and how she finds it hard to understand how she is feeling" - book cover.

SC/ASP BUL [P15653]







I am aspiengirl : the unique characteristics, traits and gifts of females on the autism spectrum / Marshall, Tania A. -- Australia: Tania A. Marshall, 2014. 157 p. ; 22 cm.

This book has a positive message for girls with autism or Asperger syndrome. The author wrote it to spread awareness of their unique set of personality traits, preferences, characteristics, strengths, challenges and other traits. It is written for females who identify with some or all of these characteristics and who may be self-diagnosed or formally diagnosed; for those who support females on the spectrum including family members, teachers and friends; and for professionals, to become more familiar with the common, and at times subtle, presentations.

SC/ASP MAR [P15567]






I am utterly unique : celebrating the strengths of children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism / Larson, Elaine Marie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. 1 Vol (unpaged) ; 22 cm.

This alphabet book gives an understanding of, and helps to celebrate, the unique qualities and attributes of children with Asperger syndrome.

SC/ASP LAR [P15370]







It's an Asperger's thing : explaining Asperger's syndrome to children / Pecar, Debbie. -- Redcliffe, Qld: book in hand, 2007. 39 p. ; 22 cm.

Written by a mother with a child with Asperger's syndrome, this book explains Asperger syndrome in simple terms and is useful reading for both the child with the syndrome, and for children wishing to understand it in others.

SC/ASP PEC [P13045]







Jay grows an alien / Levine, Caroline Anne. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. 73 p. ; 23 cm.

This is the story about a boy with Asperger's syndrome and his family. Jay meets an alien from outer space and is happy when his parents let his friend stay. It gives insights not only into the challenges children with AS face both home and at school, but also the gifts they possess. As such it is not only for students with Aspergers, but also for siblings, parents and peers as it gives an understanding in a light hearted, fun, but informative way.

SC/ASP LEV [P13628]







Kevin thinks...about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome / Watts, Gail. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 22 cm.

Through the character Kevin, this book shows us many traits that are common in children who have a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS). It gives us an insight into the world from the perspective of a child with Asperger's. It tells us what Kevin is thinking, but we need to look at the illustrations to see what is really happening. It can be used by parents to explain AS to siblings, family and friends. It could also provide teaching material for lessons on values, tolerance and bullying. It carries a message about tolerance and understanding and also tells children that it is okay to be different.

SC/ASP WAT [P14550]






Making sense of Asperger's : a story for children / Ende, Debra. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 2011. 22 p. ; 21 cm.

This is a resource to assist children in gaining an understanding into the nature of Asperger's syndrome. It looks at the range of differences between people and then uses the analogy of different computer operating systems to explain the difference between most people with a Standard Operating System and those with an Asperger's Operating System. A useful resource for introducing the concept of Asperger's syndrome in a positive way and provides children with a vocabulary to describe their unique way of viewing the world. It also provides practical tips and solutions, especially on how to deal with system 'crashes'. It gives them an understanding of why they have 'crashes' or meltdowns and gives them tools to reboot their system and deal with consequences.

SC/ASP END [P14220]







Understanding Sam and Asperger syndrome / Van Niekerk, Clarabelle; Venter, Leizl. -- Erie, PA: Skeezel Press, 2006. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 29 cm.

In this story a young boy has difficulty at school and seems moody at home. When he is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, his family and teachers understand him better and learn how to help him succeed.

SC/ASP NIE [P13129]







What it is to be me!: an Asperger kid book / Wine, Angela. -- [USA]: Fairdale Publishing, 2005. 14p. ; 21 cm.

This book provides some insights into the strengths and difficulties of children with Asperger's syndrome (AS). It looks at some abilities and uniqueness in a positive way and is not only suitable for a child with AS, but for peers, family members, teachers, recreation leaders and child care providers.

SC/ASP WIN [P15344]







Wishing on the midnight star : my Asperger brother / Ogaz, Nancy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 144 p.

An adventure story about Alexander Stone and his brother Nic who has Asperger syndrome. Alex makes a wish one night and discovers that you have to be careful what you wish for. Nic may not be what Alex wants for a brother but he teaches Alex a lesson in love and believing in others that bring them closer together.

SC/ASP OGA [P10602]







I love being my own autistic self / Bryce, Landon. -- [San Bernardino, Ca]: A thAutcast Book, 2012. 34p. ; 26 cm.

This is a funny and upbeat book for autistic people, their families, and others who care about them. The author uses a colorful cast of cartoon characters to gently introduce neurodiversity, and the idea that neurological differences should be respected and valued. Vector, our narrator, talks about the benefits and challenges that his autism gives him. His friends Ramikin, who has Asperger�s syndrome, and Marko, who is nonverbal, show how different from each other autistic people can be. Vector also introduces readers to his friend Pang and his sister Manta, so they can see what it is like for him to interact with people who do not have autism. Researcher Dr. Chip is looking for a cure for autism, and Vector explains why that makes him sad.

SC/AUT BRY [P15343]







My family is different : a workbook for children with a brother or sister who has autism or Asperger syndrome / Brock, Carolyn. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2007. 40 p. ; 30 cm.

This book is aimed at helping children aged 5-8 years who have a brother or sister with autism or Asperger syndrome to understand him or her better. It also: encourages honest and open dialogue between family members about the impact of autism on their lives; encourages brothers and sisters to think about ways they can help eachother; assists parents in seeing things from the perspective of all their children; celebrate differences and see the positive side of autism. It includes photocopiable activities and games.

SC/AUT BRO [P12891]







ASPERGER SYNDROME - DVDS

An animated introduction to Asperger syndrome / BIOMATION. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 1 DVD (30 min.)

Created by children and young people in conjunction with professional animators, this film summarises the basics of Asperger Syndrome, giving an insight into the condition and covering everything form talents of those with AS to skills and activities they might find more difficult. It looks at life with AS from a variety of different perspectives and uses a combination of humour and frank discussion. It is a good first step to understanding Asperger Syndorme.

SC/V ASP ANI [P13449]







The Asperger point of view / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. -- Myrtle Bank, SA: Autism Association of South Australia, 2005. 1 DVD (35 min.)

This video provides an introduction to Asperger syndrome and provides insight into the reality of living with the disorder. It is suitable for carers and other professionals, as well as families who may have been diagnosed and want to hear from others in a similar position.

SC/V ASP ASP [P11828]







Asperger's syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals / Attwood, Tony. -- USA: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. 1 DVD

This is a presentation by Dr Tony Attwood a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for over twenty years. It is on Asperger's Syndrome - diagnosis and support. He covers the theory of mind of those with this challenge, and his ideas broaden our perception and understanding of the syndrome. It includes a special feature on Tony's life and events that have brought him to the point of being one of the world's leading experts on Asperger's Syndrome.

SC/V ASP ATT [P14545]







Asperger's Syndrome Vol. 2 : anger management, teaching teachers, teengage issues / Attwood,Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2003. 1 DVD

In this DVD Tony Attwood offers counsel in three important inter-related areas - anger management, teaching teachers about Asperger's syndrome, and teenage issues. It complements his first DVD that introduces the viewer to Asperger's syndrome.

SC/V ASP ATT [P14684]






Asperger syndrome : a different mind / Baron-Cohen, Simon. / UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 1 DVD (29 min.)

Explores the lives of six individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS), aged from 5 to 22, from the perspectives of the individual, family members, doctors and teachers and in a range of contexts. The video introduces the viewer to their special interests, speech and language characteristics, social interaction difficulties and cognitive differences. It also highlights the positive developments that have taken place in providing for children with AS and is recommended for parents, teachers and other professionals.

SC/V ASP BAR [P11755]







Asperger syndrome : a helping hand : practical strategies and easy to follow advice in everyday languague -- UK: Red River Marketing, 2008. 1 DVD (42 min.)

The purpose of this dvd is to provide a practical, self help and support resource for teenagers with Asperger syndrome, their families and carers using simple strategies and ideas depicted in everyday scenarios. It looks at issues surrounding recognising body language, introductions, holding a conversation, figures of speech, mixed messages and sarcasm. [Jacket cover]

SC/V ASP ASP [P15104]







Asperger syndrome for dads : becoming an even better father to your child with Asperger syndrome [DVD] -- [Winston-Salem, NC]: Coultervideo, Inc, [2011] 1 DVD (26 min.)

This video offers practical action items you can use to better understand your child, deal with tantrums and meltdowns, make outings more manageable and pleasant, help your child absorb information and learn the lessons you want to teach, generate support from family and friends, create family fun, find and encourage your child's strengths, help him prepare for adulthood, and more. (Promo) While primarily focused on dads, this video is also helpful to mothers, grandparents, and other family members.

SC/V ASP ASP [P14601]






Asperger Syndrome : living outside the bell curve -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2008. 1 DVD (18 min.)

This dvd looks at Asperger students in general and focuses in on a 12 year old boy named Andrew. Through interviews with a specialist and Andrew's parents, the dvd discusses the causes, symptoms, challenges, and strategies for coping with Asperger syndrome.

SC/V ASP LIV [P15102]







Imagine having Asperger's syndrome : a first consultation / Eisenmajer, Richard. -- Glen Iris, Vic: glenirispsychology.com.au, 2006. 1 DVD

Drawing on his clinical experience, Dr. Richard Eisenmajer talks about the day to day challenges faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome and suggests a range of support strategies. He provides insights into how people with ASD experience the world around them and reasons why they either excel or struggle with everyday activities. He seeks to explain the difficulties these people have with social, communication and imagination skills, in order to promote understanding of the condition. Suitable for parents, families, teachers and other professionals and carers. .

SC/V ASP EIS [P14670]







Outside in : living with Asperger syndrome / Smith, Paul R. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2002. 1 DVD (24 min.)

The aim of this dvd is to provide an understanding of Asperger syndrome, following the stories of three individuals with Asperger syndrome, Laurence, Nick and David, as they talk about their anxieties and the effect the syndrome has on their daily lifes.

SC/V ASP SMI [P15093]






Understanding brothers and sisters with Asperger syndrome -- [Winston-Salem, NC]: Coultervideo, Inc, 2007. 1 DVD (109 min)

This DVD contains four programs for siblings of children with Asperger Syndrome and their parents. Each program covers a range of challenges and strengths, and describes techniques siblings can use to get along and support each other. Parents can show the programmes that best support their age and development levels. Programme One (7 min.) features puppets and explains AS to siblings from 4-7 years. Programme Two (23 min.) for 7-12 year olds and Programme Three (33 min.) for ages 12 through to adult include interviews with siblings and narration. Programme Four (46 min.) includes interviews with parents of children diagnosed with AS and narration and is for parents.

SC/V ASP UND [P13618]







Asperger's, autism & girls : an insightful presentation by Dr. Tony Attwood / Attwood, Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. 1 DVD

In this presentation Dr Tony Attwood, a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for over thirty years, describes the unique challenges of woman and girls with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Addressing the rapid increase of women and girls with autism spectrum disorders, as well as the large numbers who remain misdiagnosed, he also covers the practical solutions school systems can implement, social challenges, and issues such as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or university, and the importance of careers.

SC/V AUT ATT [P14273]







Living along the autism spectrum : what does it mean to have autism or Asperger syndrome? / Shore, Stephen; Naseef, Robert; Gottlieb, Daniel. / BACKYARD PRODUCTIONS, Inc. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2009. 1 DVD (52:08 min)

This DVD provides insight into the range of emotions in connection with an autism diagnosis. The interview will help parents in their understanding of the nature of autism, the effects of having an autistic child in the family, and how to achieve a positive attitude towards their son or daughter. It covers topics that can be used to generate important discussions.

SC/V AUT SHO [P13128]