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41 things to know about autism / Sicile-Kira, Chantal. -- Nashville, Tenn.: Trade Paper Press, 2010. xxi, 211 p. ; 17 cm.

This book aims to simplify autism in a clear, instructive way in a relatively short book for those who would benefit from a quick, straightforward explanation of the condition. It explores questions such as: what are the causes of autism? Can vaccines cause autism? How can I recognise the symptoms of autism? What are the emotional effects of autism on the family? Why do children and teens with autism act the way they do?

SC/AUT SIC [P13419]

101 tips for parents of children with autism : effective solutions for everyday challenges / Miller, Arnold; Smith, Theresa C. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 223 p. ; 22 cm.

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is filled with effective tips for solving behavioural issues promptly in day-to-day situations. The insights are based on an understanding of the cognitive and sensory needs of children with autism and how this can underlie certain disordered behaviours. The guide will help parents and family members identify causes of distress, foster friendships, increase focus, toilet train, stop tantrums, and handle inappropriate conduct.

SC/AUT MIL [P15487]

1001 great ideas for teaching and raising children with autism spectrum disorders / Notbohm, Ellen; Zysk,Veronica. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. 218 p.

This book, which is aimed at parents and professionals, provides many creative ideas, activities and practical solutions to a broad range of communication, social, sensory, behavioural and self-care challenges faced by children with autism.

SC/AUT NOT [P12316;P12368]

A-Z of genetic factors in autism : a handbook for parents and carers / Aitken, Kenneth J. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 495 p. ; 25 cm.

This book provides parents and carers with a comprehensive overview of the main genetic conditions associated with autism, including those linked to cardiovascular issues, neurodevelopmental delay, immune dysfunction, growth differences, gastrointestinal imbalances and seizures. These conditions are listed alphabetically and included is information on how commonly they occur, their causes, signs and symptoms, and methods of treatment and management. .

SC/AUT AIT [P14476]

Adolescents on the autism spectrum / Sicile-Kira, Chantal. -- London: Vermilion, 2007. 269 p.

This book offers strategies for helping young people, whatever their ability level, through the changes of the teenage years, and to prepare them for adulthood. It covers preparing for life after secondary school, the specific health risks of adolescence, such as seizures and depression as well as teenage emotions, puberty, sexuality, appropriate relationships and dating.

SC/AUT SIC [P11862;P15840]

The anger box : sensory turmoil and pain in autism / Caldwell, Phoebe. -- Hove, East Sussex: Pavilion, 2014. x, 146 p. ; 25 cm..

In this book the author offers a fresh insight into autism spectrum disorders. Shifting her attention away from presentations and symptoms alone, she explores and attempts to understand the sensory issues experienced by those on the spectrum and their neurobiological roots in an effort to find new ways of alleviating the distress that can characterise this condition. The book explores the relationship between pain and external stimuli, trigeminal neuralgia, visual distortions, sensory overload, environmental and neurological factors implicated in the development of ASD, and a wide range of other areas.

SC/AUT CAL [P15229]

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]

The Australian autism handbook : the essential resource guide for autism spectrum disorder / O'Reilly, Benison; Wicks, Kathryn. -- Edgecliff, NSW: Jane Curry Publishing, 2013. xiv, 408 p. ; 24 cm.

This is a guide to aspects of raising a child with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) in Australia. It offers guidance, expert advise and support to parents and health professionals from the early signs and symptoms of ASD through diagnosis, the intervention programmes, medical theories and schooling. It also contains a state-by-state guide to the resources available for ASD families in Australia.

SC/AUT ORE [P15169]

Autism / Murray, Stuart. -- New York: Routledge, 2012. xv, 116 p. ; 23 cm.

This book seeks to combine medical, historical, and cultural approaches to an understanding of the condition. Its purpose is to present a rounded portrayal of the ways in which autism is currently represented in the world. It focuses on three broad areas: the facts of scientific research, including new ideas surrounding research into genetics and neuroscience, as well as the details of diagnosis and therapy; the history of the condition as it developed through psychiatric approaches to the rise of parent associations, neurodiversity, and autism advocacy; and the fictional and media narratives through which it is increasingly expressed in the contemporary moment.

SC/AUT MUR [P14769]

Autism 24/7 : a family guide to learning at home and in the community / Bondy, Andy; Frost, Lori. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2008. xiv, 177 p. ; 22 cm.

The authors of this book were the founders of the Pyramid Approach to educating children with autism, and in this book seek to show how it is possible to keep family life running smoothly and teach family activities at home and in the neighbourhood. It encourages parents to pinpoint when their child's behaviour or lack of skills interferes with family functioning and use this to set goals for what to teach and how to teach. Parents can then learn about using motivational strategies and reinforcements, teaching functional communication skills, creating opportunities for learning, teaching techniques (prompts, shaping, and video modelling), managing challenging behaviour, and evaluating progress.

SC/AUT BON [P13450]

Autism : a new understanding / Gillingham, Gail. -- Redcliffe, Qld: Book in Hand, 2010. 191 p. ; 30 cm.

This book is a companion volume to the author's previous book 'Autism : Handle with Care'. It uses the experience of those who have autism and the results from scientific investigations to create a broad picture of autism, Asperger's and PDD-NOS to provide a understanding of these conditions. It looks at the impact of over stimulation, the impact of boredom, the importance of early intervention and inclusion, understanding and correcting the impairment in communication and social interaction, lessons for parents and professionals, and specific solutions to common difficulties such as toilet training, sleep, haircuts and puberty.

SC/AUT GIL [P13303]

Autism : a practical guide to improving your child's quality of life / Tommey, Jonathon; Tommey, Polly. -- London: Piatkus, 2011. xviii, 286 p. ; 24 cm.

Parents Jonathon and Polly Tommey share their experiences in raising their son Billy, diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two and now a high functioning teenager. Contents include: getting a diagnosis; the gut-brain connection; tests and treatment; link with toxins; diet and nutrition; health and well being; coping as a family; educational approaches; schooling; looking to the future; a listing of further resources.

SC/AUT TOM [P14294]

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 and developmental delays in young children : the responsive teaching curriculum for parents and professionals : curriculum guide / Mahoney, Gerald; Macdonald, James D. -- Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, 2007. xiii, 337 p. ; 29 cm. + Card

Responsive Teaching (RT) is an evidence-based child development curriculum that was designed to be implemented by parents and other caregivers who spend significant amounts of time interacting with and caring for young children. It was developed to help parents maximise the potential of each of their routine interactions with children so that they support and enhance children's development and well-being. This guide introduces the theory and rationale for it, provides a review of the theory and research and explains the pivitol intervention objectives, provides guidelines and procedures for implementing RT, and provides curriculum materials including reproducable handouts of all the intervention tools.

SC/AUT MAH [P13017]

Autism and the grandparent connection : practical ways to understand and help your grandchild with autism spectrum disorder / Krumins, Jennifer. -- Peterborough, Ontario: Autism Aspirations, 2010. 235 p. ; 28 p.

In this book the author tells grandparents how they can become an important part of autism's solutions by helping their grown children care for and nurture the special needs grandchild. She gives practical advice on how to rally the family, the schools, healthcare professionals and the community, in order to help children reach their full potential. It looks at what autism is and how it affects the grandchild, the role grandparents should play, how to help without interfering, how to cope with meltdowns, and the treatments that are available.

SC/AUT KRU [P13509]

Autism and understanding : the Waldon approach to child development / Solomon, Walter; Holland, Chris; Middleton, Mary Jo. -- Los Angeles, Ca: Sage Publications, 2012. xx, 220 p. ; 25 cm.

In this book the author sets out an approach based on Dr Geoofrey Waldon's philosophy of the development of understanding, which centres on helping children learn-how-to-learn. It gives the inspirational story of the author's own son, an introduction to Waldon's theory and working methods, and testimony from parents and teachers. He seeks to demonstrate that with the appropriate intervention, children with autism and other special needs, can gain a fuller understanding of the world and learn to take a constructive and contributing place in it.

SC/AUT SOL [P14614]

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]

The autism discussion page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies : a toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted and competent / Nason, Bill. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 336 p., 25 cm

This book covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviours, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day-to-day lives. The book is based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subjects for ease of reference, this book offers an understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.

SC/AUT NAS [P15465]

The autism discussion page on the core challenges of autism : a toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted and competent. / Nason, Bill. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 381 p. ; 26 cm.

This book focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social, and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information, and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities. Based on posts on a popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world, and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.

SC/AUT NAS [P15467]

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]

Autism in the early years : a practical guide / Cumine, Val; Dunlop, Julia; Stevenson, Gill. -- London: Routledge, 2010. x, 105 p. ; 30 cm.

In this updated second edition the authors provide parents and professionals with an insight into the nature and educational implications of autism, particularly in very young children. The authors: outline the characteristics of autism as they present themselves in the early years; consider the nature of autism and the issues surrounding assessment and diagnosis; offer practical strategies for effective and realistic intervention both at home and in a variety of early year settings; suggest ways to promote learning, social development, communication and appropriate behaviour; and explore possibilities for enhancing access to the early years curriculum.

SC/AUT CUM [P13309]

Autism life skills : from communication and safety to self-esteem and more - 10 essential abilities every child needs and deserves to learn / Sicile-Kira, Chantal. -- New York: Penguin, 2008. 198 p.

Containing personal accounts and advice from adults with autism, as well as the author's own experiences as a parent of a teenager with autism, this book covers ten essential life skills: making sense of the world; communication; safety; self-esteem; pursuing interests; self-regulation; independence; social relationships; self-advocacy; and earning a living.

SC/AUT SIC [P12317]

Autism: parents' handbook : your essential guide to services and support in Perth, Western Australia / Brandis, Heidi; Croft, Iain, Ed. -- [Mosman Park]: MagsWest, 2014. 31 p. ; 30 cm.

This is a guide to autism services and support in Perth, Western Australia. It covers getting a diagnosis, first contacts after diagnosis, autism services and agencies, funding, concessions, education, carer's agencies, advocacy, respite, parent support groups, children's social skill groups, siblings groups and resources, recreation, camps, continence, sexuality and sleep, training, workshops and seminars, autism websites, resources and helplines. Also available online at, or contact Activ Library for a free hard copy. .

SC/AUT BRA [P15459]

Autism peer awareness package : helping my friend with autism / Orkopoulos, Irene. / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, 2007. 40 p. + 1 CD + 2 DVDs

This package is aimed at helping teachers and students develop a greater understanding about children with autism. Students are encouraged to take an active role in getting to know and communicate with their classmates with autism. There are a range of classroom strategies to encourage positive peer attitudes and behaviour toward classmates with autism including: role playing; books and movies featuring characters with a disability; peer support activities; and recreational activities.

SC/AUT ORK [P11924]

The Autism revolution : whole-body strategies for making life all it can be / Herbert, Martha; Weintraub, Karen. -- New York: Ballantine Books, 2012. xii, 302 p. ; 24 cm.

The author, a Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician, discusses possible biomedical causes of autism, offering a new approach to understanding how autism affects many different body systems. Based on research and these new ideas, she offers a range of interventions for supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

SC/AUT HER [P14650]

Autism solutions : how to create a healthy and meaningful life for your child / Robinson, Ricki G. -- Dons Mills, Ont.: Harlequin, 2011. xviii, 429 p. ; 23 cm.

This gives a parent a greater understanding of their child's unique learning, sensory and medical profile. Recognising that no parent can do this alone, Dr. Robinson explains how to establish a team of professionals who can work with the child to give him or her the opportunity to live well, learn, interact and thrive. It covers a range of issues including helping your child relate, communicate and think; recognising and overcoming common health challenges; effectively treating diseased and disorders that frequently accompany autism; understanding how behaviour can be a form of communication and how to 'hear' what a child is telling you; and creating a meaningful life.

SC/AUT ROB [P14063]

Autism spectrum disorder : information booklet -- Carlton, Vic.: Amaze (Autism Victoria) 2013. 24 p. ; 30 cm.

This package has been compiled by Amaze (Autism Victoria) to provide basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from a number of perspectives. It is a starting point for families with a newly diagnosed child or adult, as well as agencies, professionals and students learning about ASD for the first time. Also available online at .

SC/AUT AUT [P15157]

Autism spectrum disorder : the complete guide to understanding autism / Sicile-Kira, Chantal. -- New York: Perigee, 2014. xx, 371 p. ; 23 cm.

This book explains all aspects of the condition, and is written for parents, educators, caregivers, and others looking for accurate information and expert insight. Newly updated to reflect the latest research, treatment methods and DSM-V criteria, it covers - the causes; getting an accurate diagnosis; treatments based on behavioural, pychological, and biomedical interventions; coping strategies for families and education needs and programs; living and working conditions for adults with ASD; and community interaction and teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals.

SC/AUT SIC [P15218]

Autism : understanding behaviour / Hattersley, Caroline. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2013. 70 p. ; 20 cm.

Many parents at times find the behaviour of their child with autism puzzling or challenging. This book looks at the cause and function of behaviour and what the child might be trying to communicate or achieve by acting in a particular way. It also discusses a number of practical strategies that can be used in day-to-day situations - or at times of heightened stress and anxiety - to help the child manage their behaviour.

SC/AUT HAT [P14929]

Autistic brain : helping different kinds of minds succeed / Grandin, Temple; Panek, Richard. -- Boston;New York: Mariner Books, 2014. viii, 240 p. ; 21 cm.

In this book Temple Grandin uses her own experiences with new discoveries and introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behaviour. She argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions.

SC/AUT GRA [P15819]

Autistic-like : Graham's story -- USA: Perge Productions, 2008. 1 DVD (50 min.)

This is an intimate family portrait showing one dad's determined quest to find the right therapies, the right doctors, and even the right words to describe his son. This short subject documentary is a startling report from the edge of the autism epidemic, and illuminates the medical, social and public health issues faced by families whose autistic-like children have no clear diagnosis, and are offered no specific treatment.

SC/V AUT AUT [P15195]

The awesomely big list of ways to help parents of autistic kids / Oakley, Bec., 2013. 12 p. ; 30 cm.

Provides practical information and advice for family members and friends to know what kind of supports are needed for families of children with autism. Also available online at .

SC/AUT OAK [P15015]

Becoming remarkably able : walking the path to talents, interests, and personal growth for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities / Marquette, Jackie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. xviii, 265 p.

A practical model for students with autism and other intellectual disabilities who are in transition from adolescence to adulthood. It describes a multifaceted, multidimensional approach designed to create options that promote personal growth in youth and encourage greater community participation.

SC/AUT MAR [P12499]

Beginner's guide to autism spectrum disorders : essential information for parents and professionals / Taylor, Paul G. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 107 p. ; 22 cm.

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the first time. The book covers the information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates putting aside conventional thinking and considering things from a different perspective - the way that the child with ASD sees the world.

SC/AUT TAY [P14216]

Beyond behaviour management for managing behavioural difficulties in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, [2007] 74 p.

This book aims to help explain why difficult behaviour can occur in people with autism and other related disabilities. It provides tools and strategies to change the course of many problem behaviours, looking at the person in the context of their skills, needs and day to day life.

SC/AUT AUT [P12575;P12576;P13371]

Bright not broken : gifted kids, ADHD and autism / Kennedy, Diane M.; Banks, Rebecca S.; Grandin, Temple. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey- Bass, 2011. xxvi, 292 p. : 24 cm.

The future of our society depends on our gifted children. Yet many of our brilliant kids may be never recognised because they fall into a group known as twice exceptional, or 2e. These children are both gifted and diagnosed with a disability - often ADHD or an autism spectrum disorder - leading teachers and parents to overlook the child's talents and focus solely on the weaknesses. The book invites us to look beyond the deficit-ridden labels and embrace a paradigm that focuses on the abilities, and to inspire educators and parents to champion the cause of twice-exceptional children and to strengthen and develop their innate gifts while also intervening to support the deficits.

SC/ATT KEN [P15312]

Building foundations : autism : your child, your family / Sutherland, Rebecca; Pierce, Emma. -- Forestville, NSW: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) 2008. 52 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 DVD

The purpose of this manual and the accompanyiny DVD is to provide information about autism to families and to people who work with their children. It is intended to fast track the reader's journey by answering some of the questions that consume people when dealing with the changes that a diagnosis of ASD brings to a family. Includes glossary of terms in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Turkish, Vietnamese.

SC/AUT BUI [P12409]

Can I tell you about autism? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Welton, Jude. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 64 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells the readers about the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. It has been written to help both children and adults to understand what it is like to have autism.

SC/AUT WEL [P15692;P15691]

Can I tell you about pathological demand avoidance syndrome? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Fidler, Ruth; Christie, Phil. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 56 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book we meet Issy, an eleven year old with Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. She invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. It is for readers aged 7 and upwards, and is a way to increase understanding about PDA in the classroom or at home. It inlcudes practical tips and recommended resources for parents and professionals.

SC/AUT FID [P15615]

The child with autism at home and in the community : over 600 must-have tips for making home life and outings easier for everyone / Labosh, Kathy; Miller, Lanita. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. xviii, 99 p. ; 23 cm.

This book was written out of empathy for families living with autism and as a tool that can help them in practical ways on their journey. As a guide for family members, friends and professionals it provides tips that readers can put into action immediately. The authors tackle home life from breakfast to bedtime, and then take readers on a trip through the community,offering essential do's and don'ts for going to restaurants, church, the doctor's, the grocery store, family gatherings, sporting events and so on.

SC/AUT LAB [P14029]

Children and autism : stories of triumph and hope / Cipania, Ennio. -- New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2011. xi, 169 p. ; 23 cm.

This book presents seven stories of children who have triumphed over the challenge of autism. They do not offer easy or simple remedies, but are instances of "best outcomes" where in the end the autistic child is indistinguishable from their same-age peers. The book also opens with a section on what autism and applied behaviour analysis (ABA) are. It closes with a comprehensive resource section that helps parents locate ABA resources, provides definitions, and offers advice on applying practices in the home.

SC/AUT CIP [P13484]

Coach yourself through the autism spectrum / Knott Schroeder, Ruth. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 222 p. ; 23 cm.

This book offers hope and support for anyone parenting or caring for a child on the autism spectrum. It gives "practical insights and questions to help family members move foreward, as well as tips to help deal with the trials that are part of the disorder." (Foreward) It deals with meltdowns, outings, childcare and respite, doctors visits, parenting your child's strengths, educational decisions and sleeplessness. It also has tips for taking care of your own physical and emotional health, and coaching exercises to help develop an action plan that is right for the individual.

SC/AUT KNO [P13005]

Cowboy and Wills / Holloway, Monica. -- London: POCKET BOOKS, 2009. 279 p. ; 20 cm.

This is "the extraordinary true story of an autistic boy and the dog who changed his life". When the author's son Will was diagnosed at three with autism, her reaction was to buy a number of animal from fish to frogs. What she did not know was that one of these animals, a golden retriever, would become the one true friend to raise her son's confidence, elicict his first belly laugh, and have other children clamouring to play with him.

SC/AUT HOL [P14955]

Creating an autism friendly environment / Nguyen, Anh. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2006. 23 p.

A guide for parents, carers and teachers on the environmental changes that can be made, both for children and adults on the autism spectrum, in either the home or school setting. Describes SPELL and TEACCH principles, safety modifications and sensory issues.

SC/AUT NGU [P12504]

The early identification of autism spectrum disorders : a visual guide / Towle, Patricia O'Brien. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 159 p. ; 25 cm.

Identifying autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as early as possible can have a significant, positive impact on the child's journey to adaptation and independence. Yet too few diagnoses take place at an early, developmentally crucial stage. This visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. The book provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. From social interaction to communication to restricted and repetitive behaviours, each chapter focuses on key symptoms and uses photographs of children with or without ASD to illustrate and enhance understanding of presenting or absent behaviours.

SC/AUT TOW [P14933]

Early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders : guidelines for best practice / Prior, Margot; Roberts, Jacqueline. -- [Canberra]: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2006. 12 p. ; 30 cm.

This booklet provides a summary comment on research findings relating to early intervention for autism; an outline of the kinds of programs available in Australia; research and evidence based guidelines for best practice in early intervention; and a list of contacts for programs across Australia.

SC/AUT MAR [P13021]

Early intervention games : fun, joyful ways to develop social and motor skills in children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders / Sher, Barbara. -- San Francisco, Ca: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. xiv, 235 p. ; 24 cm.

Children identified with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders are often perceived as needing to be "fixed". However, recent research suggests that what we need to do instead is play with them and help them find the joy in interacting with others. In this book the author, an occupational therapist, provides a wide selection of fun and novel games to do at home or in the classroom, including a variety of games to play in the water. This resource can help these unique children enhance and increase the social, motor, and sensory skills. Each game explains the lesson learned and ways of modifying the games so that everyone, regardless of skill level and sensibility, can play along.

CC 305.2315 SHE [P13304]

Early play program / Dodd, Susan; Clifton, Deirdre; Pierce, Emma; Webster, Sarah. -- Frenchs Forest, NSW: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) 2008. 177 p.

This manual has been designed to teach young children with autism the fundamentals of play, such as how to play with toys, how to play socially, pretend play and how to follow play sequences. It is anticipated that an improvement in a child's ability and interest in play will lead to an increased awareness and interest in others, promoting a desire to interact and communicate in a variety of social play situations. .

SC/AUT DOD [P12508]

Engaging autism : using the floortime approach to help children relate, communicate, and think / Greenspan, Stanley; Wieder, Serena. -- Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Press, 2006. 434 p.

The floortime approach, also known as the Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship based (DIR) model, is explained in this one accessible volume. Part one investigates the myths and facts behind autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), how it is diagnosed and early treatment options. Part two examines how families can use the DIR model to promote relating, communicating and thinking. Discusses fostering attention, encouraging engagement and seeking higher levels of abstract thinking. Part three discusses the floortime program and strategies for working with older children, adolescents and adults with ASD. Part four explains assessment and intervention using the DIR model, including designing a program to suit the individual child's needs. Part five provides strategies for overcoming difficult symptoms and behaviours such as echolalia, sensation craving, overactivity, meltdowns, regressions and coping with feelings.

SC/AUT GRE [P11541]

Essential first steps for parents of children with autism : helping the littlest learners / Delmolino, Lara; Harris, Sandra L. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2013. xiv, 152 p. ; 22 cm.

If an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed or suspected in your child aged 5 or younger, you need immediate information and support to begin helping him or her. This one-stop guide draws upon the latest information available, including the 2013 release of the DSM-5, the official manual for diagnosing disorders such as ASD. The authors outine the pivotal steps parents can take to optimize learning and functioning of their child. It covers early indicators of ASD in children younger than 3 years; behaviours of 3 to 5 year olds with a confirmed diagnosis; research on effective treatments and teaching methods; strategies for boosting play, communication, social and self-help skills; and support for the rest of the family.

SC/AUT DEL [P15405]

Everyday activities to help your young child with autism live life to the full : simple exercises to boost functional skills, sensory processing, coordination and self-care / Jacobs, Debra S.; Betts, Dion E. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 144 p. ; 23 cm.

The purpose of this book is to provide accessible and comprehensive information about occupational therapy techniques to assist parents, carers, professionals and treatment teams. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the consultation of an occupational therapist, but is a resource for families who are struggling daily in their homes with challenges relating to raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder. It has simple ideas, activities, and exercises to address the daily challenges that young children with autism face. They aim to improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination, and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also ideas for tackling social challenges including activities in the home, school and community, and calming techniques.

SC/AUT JAC [P14436]

Freedom from meltdowns : Dr. Thompson's solutions for children with autism / Thompson, Travis. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2009. xvii, 284 p.

Aimed at both parents and professionals, this book provides advice on how to recognize triggers for tantrums and meltdowns, and how to prevent them from escalating. It also discusses how other disorders and health conditions contribute to meltdowns. There is a section on problem solving which discusses: the use of Functional Behavioural Assessment to identify behaviour patterns and develop interventions; how to improve communication and social skills; preventing meltdowns in school and other public settings; managing feelings and mental health problems; and how to stop self injury.

SC/AUT THO [P12321]

A full life with autism : from learning to forming relationships to achieving independence / Sicile-Kira, Chantal; Sicile-Kira, Jeremy. -- New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. xxv, 228 p. ; 21 cm.

This is a guide for helping adolescents on the autism spectrum lead meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood. The authors, an award winning author and speaker on autism and her son who has autism, offer real life solutions to a range of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can : navigate the new economy where adult service resources are scarce; cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family; find and keep a job that provides meaning, stability, and an income; and create and sustain fulfilling relationships.

SC/AUT SIC [P14543]

Get out, explore, and have fun! : how families of children with autism or Asperger syndrome can get the most out of community activities / Rudy, Lisa Jo. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 256 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is dedicated to the idea that getting out, exploring, and having fun with a child on the autism spectrum is important and that encouraging your child with autism to explore the world outside of school and therapy can have extraordinary results. It is about how you can take a full part in community life and support the strengths and interests of your child at the same time. It is a guide to what is out there, how to find it, and how to male it work for your family. There are tips and hints for involving the family in the right community activities, from sports to science; information on museums, arts organisations and science institutions as venues for enjoyable and enriching days out for the family; and resources and ideas to help the child build on their strengths, interests, and preferred learning styles.

SC/AUT RUD [P13377]

Getting started !!! Using visual systems to promote communication / Bhargava, Dolly. -- East Victoria Park: School for Parents. Carson Street School, 2009. 47 p.; ill., 30 cm

This booklet discusses a range of visual systems that parents can use at home to develop their child's communication skills. The accompanying DVD demonstrates the use of the visual systems discussed in the booklet. Whilst developed for parents, this resource will also be useful for early childhood educators, child care staff, teachers, and therapists. Staff working with adults with communication difficulties will also find the ideas and information in this book invaluable. The booklet can also be downloaded from The DVD will also soon be available at .

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Getting the best for your child with autism : an expert's guide to treatment / Siegel, Bryna. -- New York: The Guilford Press, 2008. viii, 280 p. ; 23 cm.

This book shows a parent how to get an accurate assessment of their child's strengths and weaknesses so they can develop a plan of action suited to his or her individual learning style, interests, verbal abilities, and social skills. It also gives a guide on what services they are entitled to, how to determine what is right for the family, and ways to work effectively with doctors and school professionals.

SC/AUT SIE [P13202]

Girls growing up on the autism spectrum : what parents and professionals should know about the pre-teen and teenage years / Nichols, Shana; Moravcik, Gina Marie; Tetenbaum, Samara Pulver. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 351 p. ; 24 cm.

"Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in"." "Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics." (Book Jacket)

SC/AUT NIC [P12553]

Girls under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders: practical solutions for addressing everyday challenges / Ernsperger, Lori; Wendel, Danielle. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. 243 p.

Covers techniques and strategies to assist girls and their families deal with autism and Aspergers in both the home and school settings. Discusses gender specific issues and what it means for girls in terms of diagnosis, challenges, characteristics, behaviour, education, intervention and social skills. Included are first person accounts from girls with autism/Aspergers and their families.

SC/AUT ERN [P11980]

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]

Help me do everyday things / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2008. 37 p.

This book provides a range of strategies that can be used at home and in the community that will increase the independence of a person with autism and allow them to participate more fully in family and community life. It includes information on: enhancing communitication; using routines to make daily life more predictable and teach skills; adapting the environment; and providing motivation. There are suggested strategies for different situations including: using the bathroom; toileting; getting dressed; setting the table; making snacks; going to the doctor; going to the supermarket; getting a haircut; and ideas for recreation and community activities.

SC/AUT AUT [P12276;P15504]

Helping children with autism spectrum conditions through everyday transitions - small changes - big challenges / Smith, John; Donlan, Jane; Smith, Bob. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 175 p. ; 25 cm.

This book looks at the small transitions in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers simple and effective strategies to make change less of a daily challenge. Explaining why minor changes to routine can be so distressing, it teaches practical solutions for coping with common transitions including switching from weekday to weekend schedule, the changing of the seasons, and sleeping in a different bed on holiday. It provides insights from the authors' personal experiences and helpful scripts, signs and sketches to use along the way. .

SC/AUT SMI [P14584]

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]

Homespun remedies : strategies in the home and community for children with autism spectrum and other disorders / Betts, Dion E.; Patrick, Nancy J. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 159 p.

This book aims to provide creative, practical strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to function effectively at home and in the community. It is split into six parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, schools and organisations, medical and adapting the environment for success. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with tips and advice.

SC/AUT BET [P11752]

Initiations and interactions : early intervention techniques for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders / Cardon, Teresa A. -- Swawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. 81 p.

This book provides parents and professionals with ideas and activities for promoting early social communication and language development in children with autism. It includes chapters on: creating communication environments around the home; focusing on interaction; musical as a tool of communication; books and story time; play and toys; and using visual supports.

SC/AUT CAR [P12149]

Key learning skills for children with autism spectrum disorders : a blueprint for life / Whitman, Thomas L.; De Witt, Nicole. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 336 p. ; 25 cm.

This book presents an intervention programme for teaching children with Autism spectrum disorders that is comprehensive in scope and consists of techniques that are evidence based. The purpose is to present a blueprint for developing a comprehensive intervention programme for these children and is directed at parents as well as professionals from various disciplines, including education, clinical psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and medicine. Specific strategies are presented for developing competencies in areas such as joint attention, sensory integration, motor functioning, impulse control, memory, self-awareness, empathy, problem solving, social skills, and community engagement. It also provides useful techniques for dealing with common behavioural problems including toileting delays, temper-tantrums, and eating and sleeping difficulties, amongst many others.

SC/AUT WHI [P14193]

Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, autism spectrum, Tourette's, anxiety and more! : the one stop guide for parents, teachers and professionals / Kutscher, Martin L.; Attwood, Tony; Wolff, Robert R. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 318 p. ; 23 cm.

This guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neurobehavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety to autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disabilities,Tourette's, sensory integration problems, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs). The author provides accessible, up to date information on causes, symptoms, treatments, medication, and interactions with other conditions. He gives skillful and sympathetic explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix, along with effective behavioural strategies, case vignettes, and practical tips. This new edition incorporates DSM-5 changes and includes a revised chapter by Tony Attwood explaining the new criteria and the anticipated usage of the term "Asperger's syndrome". .

SC/KUT [P15284]

Letters to the home front : positive thoughts and ideas for parents bringing up children with developmental disabilities, particularly those with an autism spectrum disorder / Clements, John. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 127 p. ; 22 cm.

This is practical book for parents of children with developmental disabilities providing somewhere to turn when the going gets tough. It is a series of letters drawing on the author's decades of experience of working with families, looking at a number of issues from the parents' point of view and examines how the parenting agenda changes over time. It also offers reflections about unchallenged topics such as sensory integration and boarding schools.

SC/AUT CLE [P15110]

Life and love : positive strategies for autistic adults / Zaks, Zosia. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. viii, 367 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is written specifically for adults who are high-functioning autistic, or diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. The chapters will help them deal with everything from sensory issues, disclosure, and surviving at work to getting along better with the spouse or close friend. Another goal was to make those that are autistic more visible in society. The book uses task analysis to proactively tackle the many day-to-day activities of life and should help reduce anxiety and assist readers in gaining independence.

SC/AUT ZAK [P13503]

Life on the autism spectrum : a guide for girls and women / McKibbin, Karen. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 168 p. ; 23 cm.

This practical guide explains the unique issues that affect females with autism and provides tools and strategies that girls, women and their families can use in day-to-day life. Following the story of Alison, a girl diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, through both childhood and adulthood, we get an inside view of the challenges that girls and women with autism face. Straightforward information and advice is provided on key topics including: social skills and communication, how to overcome bullying, sensory issues and food sensitivity, the need for routine, perceptions of gender and physiological changes.

SC/AUT MCK [P15784]

The little book of the autism spectrum / Todd, Samantha. -- Bancyfelin, Wales: Independent Thinking Press, 2013. x, 203 p. ; 18 cm.

The key message by the author of this book is that to start making a difference to a young person with autism, the most useful step is to understand the condition. Moreover, that one of the most positive and productive steps you can take is to see the social world from the same angle as the young person with autism - or through an "autism lens". Together with examples of possible behaviours, manners and reactions from an individual with ASD in particular situations, she provides us with strategies and tips for social interaction and the emotional, behavioural and sensory challenges faced by young people with autism.

SC/AUT TOD [P15022]

Living with autism : practical strategies for supporting people with autism spectrum disorders / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, [2005?] 40 p.

This collection of articles about autism spectrum disorders provides useful strategies that can assist families of individuals with autism. Topics include behaviour management, using social stories, dealing with obsessions, transitions, managing stress and understanding the theories and history behind autism.

SC/AUT AUT [P10875;P10935;P13370]

Living with autistic spectrum disorders : guidance for parents, carers and siblings / Attfield, Elizabeth; Morgan, Hugh. -- London: Paul Chapman Publishing, 2007. xii, 83 p. ; 24 cm.

By giving a concise account of what life might be like following the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders in the family, this book provides information for parents, carers and practitioners. It deals with issues such as how to help the family, how to help brothers and sisters, preparing children with ASDs for the world outside, choosing a school, keeping expectations high, how to work together with schools and other agencies, and finding community links.

SC/AUT ATT [P12973]

Love for logan / DeMonia, Lori. -- San Antonio, Tex.: Halo Publishing International, 2015. 25 p. ; 21 cm.

A young girl learns to better understand why day to day life can be challenging for her older sister who has autism and sensory processing disorder.

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M is for autism / The Students of Limpsfield Grange School; Martin, Vicky. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 93 p. ; 21 cm.

Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder with communication and interaction difficulties, M is for Autism draws on real life experiences. The story shows what living with autism and anxiety is like and the emotions involved in a later diagnosis of autism. Written from the perspective of both M, a 13 year old girl and her mother. A short film about the girls from Limpsfield Grange is available from

SC/AUT STU [P15719]

Making sense of autism / Thompson, Travis. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2007. xi, 266 p.

Written about children with autism spectrum disorders this book is based on the intense need for control, structure and predictability that drives so many of their actions. It is a primer for good understanding of what autism is, how it effects behaviour and learning, and what professionals and families can do to effectively work with and care for such children through early school years.

SC/AUT THO [P12446]

Managing anxiety in people with autism : a treatment guide for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals / Chalfant, Anne M. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2011. 283 p. ; 22 cm.

After it became apparent to the author that anxiety is one of the biggest challenges facing people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, he has written the book for parents and professionals to provide practical information on how to manage it. The first part provides an explanation of what anxiety is, how it is experienced in people with an ASD, and why it seems so common. Part 2 and 3 outline a range of practical strategies for them to help manage and treat anxiety difficulties in their children, students, or clients with autism.

SC/AUT CHA [P14761]

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]

My child has autism, now what? : 10 steps to get you started / Kidd, Susan Larson. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 128 p. ; 22 cm.

This is a practical book for parents whose child had been recently diagnosed with autism or those still struggling with where to begin to help their child. The author draws on all the information available on parenting a child with autism and distils it into ten manageable steps. It covers key aspects including the basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy.

SC/AUT LAR [P13534]

Navigating the medical maze with a child with autism spectrum disorder : a practical guide for parents / Ming, Sue X. Ed; Pletcher, Beth A. Ed. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 320 p. ; 25 cm.

This guide provides parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) with what they need to know to navigate the complex medical world and play an active and effective role in their child's medical care. It includes a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms, an explanation of common diagnostic tests, a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work, tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioural problems, advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project, and the latest medical information. Issues important to toddlers, older children and adults are covered.

SC/AUT NAV [P15389]

New hope for autism / Kendall, Craig. -- Solana Beach, Ca: Visions Publishing , Inc. 2012. 192 p. ; 23 cm. + CD

This includes the latest therapies for parents, educators and professionals. New treatments for autism have been tried and tested with varying degrees of success. Here the author brings the latest information including autism tips, tricks and treatments. Therapies covered include Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Floortime, sensory integration therapy, therapy dogs, auditory integration therapies, music therapy, and swim therapy. It also includes bonus guides on private schools for kids with autism and vacation tips for autistic kids.

SC/AUT KEN [P15016]

Overcoming autism / Koegel, Lynn Kern .; Lazebnik, Claire. -- New York: Viking Penguin, 2004. 310p.

In a warm and positive manner this book combines the clinical work in applied behaviour analysis, specifically in pivotal responses, of Lynn Koegel and the practical experience of being a mother of child with autism, of Claire LaZebnick. Using specific symptoms as a starting point it offers a comprehensive intervention plan to address that symptom. Topics covered include diagnosis, verbal communication, social interaction, self-stimulation, aggression, fears, and family life. 'Overcoming autism' helps readers understand different intervention options, and provides practical solutions for parents, therapists and educators of children with autism.

SC/AUT KOE [P10823]

A parent's guide to autism spectrum disorder / United States. National Institute of Mental Health. -- Bethesda, Md: United States. National Institute of Mental Health, 2011. 1 Vol (various paging) ; 30 cm.

Discusses autism spectrum disorders and related conditions, the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevalence, research, and how parents can help their child. This resource is also available online at in the following formats for downloading: pdf, epub and mobi.

SC/AUT PAR [P15086]

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]

The parent's guide to the medical world of autism : a physician explains diagnosis, medications and treatments / Aull, Edward. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2013. xxiv, 216 p. ; 21 cm.

Dr. Edward Aull, a behavioral pediatrician, has written a parent friendly book that explains his concepts about the use of medication to treat autism spectrum disorders (ASD), why medications might cause an adverse outcome, and what might be done to improve a patient�s results. The first half of the book is about diagnostic procedures while the second is all about medication.

SC/AUT AUL [P15638]

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]

The passionate mind : how people with autism learn / Lawson, Wendy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 224 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the author lays out her groundbreaking theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA), an approach that explains autism in terms of the unique learning style of individuals on the autism spectrum. She shows that whereas neurotypical people can easily shift from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme at any one time. This leads to a deep, intense attention. Wendy describes practical outcomes for individuals, families, educators and employers. She shows that when this unique learning style is understood, valued and accommodated, individuals on the autism spectrum can be empowered to achieve to their fullest potential. (Book cover)

SC/AUT LAW [P13496]

Planning to learn : creating and using a personal planner with young people on the autism spectrum / Harper-Hill, Keely; Lord, Stephanie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 144 p.

This book guides the reader through the process of creating and using a personal planner with a young person with autism, in order to provide them with life skills and coping strategies to help them on a daily basis. It is divided into five main topics: making a plan; plans to calm; plans to be organised; plans to be with people; and plans to think. It also contains a selection of photocopiable resources designed to be incorporated into the personal planner.

SC/AUT HAR [P12454]

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]

A practical guide to mental health problems in children with autistic spectrum disorder : it's not just their autism! / Karim, Khalid; Ali, Alvina; O'reilly, Michelle. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 288 pages ; 23 cm.

Exploring the relationship between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and mental health difficulties, this book offers practical guidance to help parents and professionals recognise and handle co-morbid conditions, and dispels the myth that they are just part of autism. The authors cover a wide range of mental health problems experienced by children with ASD, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, psychosis, stress, tics and depression, and illustrate these issues with case studies. They also provide advice and suggest strategies to ease the difficulties which arise from these conditions.

SC/AUT KAR [P15197]

Putting the pieces together : helping young children understand autism spectrum disorder / von Ess, Gay; Larkey, Sue. -- Sydney: Education Events, 2008. 56 p.

This book has been written to help raise awareness of autism in mainstream children and help them understand their classmate who may have autism. Is has a section written specifically for children, notes for teachers and parents, games and activities, and suggested children's and adult books on autism, dvds and websites.

SC/AUT VON [P12331]

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]

Social skills picture book : teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism / Baker, Jed. -- [Arlington, Tex]: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. 1 CD-Rom

Encourages the use of visual aides to help children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and children with learning disabilities overcome the problems associated with auditory/language processing difficulties when learning new tasks such as social skills. The pictures show children the right and wrong way to conduct themselves in situations when communicating with people, playing games, joining in, dealing with emotions and showing empathy towards others.

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Spectrospective : stories of autism -- [Melbourne]: Amaze (Autism Victoria) 2015. 1 DVD

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day 2015, Amaze imagined a project that would enable their community to be seen and heard. So Amaze invited people on the spectrum to share what autism is like for them - the good, the challenging, the possible - via the creation and submission of their own five minute video. This film is the compelling result which might just change your perspective.

SC/V AUT SPE [P15629]

A spectrum of light : inspirational interviews with families affected by autism / Bierens, Francesca. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 192 p. ; 23 cm.

Over a period of fourteen years, the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Their stories show that there is no such thing as a typical autistic child; that each child's individuality should be respected and encouraged; that children with autism are cherished members of each family; and that, with the right support, there can be a bright and positive future. In an optimistic final chapter, two of the original children, now in their twenties, talk about their experiences of growing up with autism, and about how they have gone on to lead independent and successful lives. (Book cover)

SC/AUT BIE [P13645]

The survival guide for kids with autism spectrum disorders (and their parents) / Verdick, Elizabeth; Reeve, Elizabeth. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2012. 233 p. ; 23 cm.

All children with ASD grow and change. This book helps them to achieve to the best of their abilities and at their own pace. It is a guide to be read with a parent. It addresses big questions ("What's ASD?" "Why me?") and provides strategies for communicating, making friends, and succeeding in school. A section on body and brain basics highlights symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, toileting, and 'stims'. Special emphasis is placed on helping children handle intense emotions and behaviours and get support from their 'team of helpers' when needed. It offers helpful facts, checklists, dialogues and resources.

SC/AUT VER [P15069 ]

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]

Talking together about an autism diagnosis : a guide for parents and carers of children with an autism spectrum disorder / Pike, Rachel. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2008. 49 p.; 4 appx

Aimed at parents and carers of young children with autism, this book offers advice and guidance when talking about an autism diagnosis. Some of the topics covered include: whether to tell or not; when to talk about it; introducing the subject; what language to use; what to say; possible reactions; talking to siblings; talking to classmates; and what to do if your child does not want to tell other people about their diagnosis. The appendices include information and photocopiable pages suitable for people working with children and adults with autism, as well as for use in the classroom.

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Teaching your child with love and skill : a guide for parents and other educators of children with autism, including moderate to severe autism / Show, Joyce. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012. 400 p. ; 23 cm.

Parents of children with autism can often feel out of their depth when it comes to nurturing their child's learning and development. This book aims to help parents and educators to make sense of the baffling array of educational interventions available, showing how to adapt different strategies to meet the specific needs of the child, including those with moderate to severe autism. They can learn how to motivate play, encourage communication, deal with challenging behaviours and teach important everyday life skills, while growing in a trusting relationship with their child.

SC/AUT SHO [P14598]

Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced Autism and changed the world / Montgomery, Sy. -- Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children;Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 147 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Her father wanted to put her in an institution although her mother insisted she went to school. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. Today, Dr Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science and her career has revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make. This biography, illustrated with Temple�s personal photos and design drawings takes us inside her mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism [Jacket cover]. It is suitable for ages upper primary to adults and includes Temple's own advice for children with autism. Also included is a selected bibliography of resources including books, journal articles, websites and films. .

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Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew / Notbohm, Ellen. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. 111 p.

Defines the top ten characteristics of the autism spectrum from a child's perspective. This guide is for parents, carers and people who live with or have contact with a child on the autism spectrum. It will provide them with a better understanding of autism's most basic elements and provide them with skills to make their child's journey through life successful and positive.

SC/AUT NOT [P11581]

Ten things your student with autism wishes you knew / Notbohm, Ellen. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2006. xxxii, 117 p. ; 23 cm.

Much of this book involves exploring the ways in which a student with autism experiences the typical landscape differently. Following her first book 'Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew", the author again takes the perspective of a child's voice to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions, shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways.

SC/AUT NOT [P13307]

That's life with autism : tales and tips for families with autism / Ross, Donna Satterlee Ed.; Jolly, Kelly Ann Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 207 p.

This book has stories and tips based on the personal experiences of parents and professionals caring for children with autism. Chapters cover common experiences shared by many who live with autism including diagnosis, intervention and therapy, school and education, family issues including marriage and divorce, siblings, and diet. Other issues such as faith and humor are also covered. The authors discuss developing support networks, as well as community involvement, awareness activities and advocacy.

SC/AUT THA [P12059]

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]

Understanding autism / Dodd, Susan. -- Marrickville, NSW: Elsevier Australia, 2005. 310 p.

This handbook provides a guide to information on the latest research findings and teaching techniques about autistic spectrum disorders. Defining the many impairments of autism, the book provides practical suggestions and strategies that can be adapted and individualised to suit the person or situation. Addresses information covering topics on what is autism and its possible causes, treatment, impairments in communication and social interaction, patterns of behaviour and behavioural issues, sensory impairments, diagnostic and assessment procedures, play based intervention, teaching strategies and programming ideas.

SC/AUT DOD [P11017;P11018]

Understanding autism : the essential guide for parents / Williams, Katrina; Roberts, Jacqueline. -- Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing, 2015. 232 p. ; 24 cm.

Written by two leading Australian researchers in the field, this book explores everything from the causes of autism to how it presents at various ages and stages of a child's life. The information is provided in a clear, easily understood format and provides many practical examples for parents and families enabling them to deal with professionals, cope better with the stresses they may face, and better understand their child's autism.

SC/AUT WILL [P15707]

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 know about autism : a book for the families of children with autism / Rosales, Vanessa. -- Bloomington, Ind.: Wordclay, 2008. 51 p.

Written by a 19 year old girl diagnosed with high functioning autism, this book describes her personal experiences with autism. It has chapters defining autism, the diagnosis, treatment, and medication.

SC/AUT ROS [P12415]

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's so special about autism ? / Wing, Lorna. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2006. 30 p.; 30 cm.

This booklet describes the special problems which people with autism may face and the type of help they need. It discusses the underlying causes of autism; the evolution of ideas about autism; the clinical features; the special needs of people with these conditions and ways of helping; prevalence and the implications for services. The aim is to highlight the ways in which autistic spectrum disorders are different from other types of disabilities and the implications this has for services.

SC/AUT WIN [P12893]

X + Y (DVD) / Graham, James; Matthews, Morgan. Pinnacle Films, 2015. 1 DVD (111 mins.)

A young maths genius has his logic thwarted by the one thing he can't make sense of love. Teenage maths prodigy Nathan struggles with people, not least his mother, Julie, but finds comfort in numbers. Mentored by unconventional teacher Mr Humphreys, Nathan's talents win him a place representing GB at the International Mathematics Olympiad. When the team go to train in Taiwan, headed up by squad leader Richard, Nathan is faced with unexpected challenges.

SC/V AUT X+Y [P15782]


All my stripes : a story for children with autism / Rudolph, Shaina; Royer, Danielle. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2015. 26 p. ; 25 cm.

This book follows the day of Zane the zebra and his experiences at school. It explains both his challenges and his strengths because of his "autism stripe". Includes a reading guide and notes to parents and caregivers.

SC/AUT RUD [P15675]

The ASD zoo of Kalamazoo / Santomauro, Josie. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2015. 52 p. ; 22 cm.

An illustrated, rhyming children's book that connects the characteristics of various zoo animals to the major social skills characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder. In the Kalamazoo Zoo there are a lot of animals that have ASD. The book demonstrates how these animals exhibit specific characteristics, eccentric behaviors and special needs.

SC/AUT SAN [P15726]

Autism through a sister's eyes : a book for children about high-functioning autism and related disorders / Band, Eve B.; Hecht, Emily. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2001. 67 p.

Nine year old Emily introduces us to her eleven year old brother Daniel. Daniel has autism and Emily shares with the reader some of the things she has experienced. For parents and children to read together, this book focuses on children who have siblings with autism and related disorders. Provides information on high functioning autism and promotes discussion about feelings and experiences living with a brother or sister with autism. Includes a glossary of terms and discussion questions for parents and children.

SC/AUT BAN [P10946]

Autistic planet / Elder, Jennifer. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 44 p.

Full of colour illustrations and written in child-friendly rhyme, this book is aimed at children on the autism spectrum, their parents, teachers, carers and siblings.

SC/AUT ELD [P11895]

A book about what autism can be like / Adams, Sue. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 44 p.

This book is about two friends who are the same in many ways but also different in many ways. This is because one has autism. "The book aims to provide young minds with an understanding and appreciation, not just of autism, but also of friendship, and of difference generally. It makes an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions, and will be of interest to parents, teachers and all professionals working with children where some have autism and some do not."- Book Jacket.

SC/AUT ADA [P12375]

Different croaks for different folks : all about children with special learning needs / Ochiai, Midori. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 95 p. ; 22 cm.

Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions. Midori Ochiai writes about a range of conditions in a child-friendly, non-threatening way that encourages a positive and fun approach to understanding, accepting and accommodating difference.

SC/AUT OCH [P15643]

Different like me : my book of autism heroes / Elder, Jennifer. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 48 p.

Many famous people throughout history were a little different and had difficulties fitting in. This book celebrates their uniqueness and shows that people who are different can succeed. Written for children with autism and special needs, aged 8-12 years, this book tells the life story of historical figures from the worlds of math, science, art, comedy, literature and philosophy.

SC/AUT ELD [P11532]

A friend like Simon : a story about autism / Gaynor, Kate. -- [Dublin]: Special Stories Publishing, 2009. 1 vol (unpaged) [24 p.] ; 26 cm.

The books in this series are designed to introduce all children to the positive aspects of inclusive education with each book featuring a character with a special education need. The stories help children to learn the importance of accepting friends and classmates who are "different" to them. This book is about Simon who had autism/ASD who joins a mainstream school. Mathew is not sure he wants a friend like Simon, but a school trip to the funfair helps change his mind. The story encourages other children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and to appreciate the positive contribution an autistic child can make to the group.

SC/AUT GAY [P13330]

Growing together across the autism spectrum : a kid's guide to living with, learning from, and loving a parent with autism spectrum disorder / Marks, Elizabeth. -- Kansas: AAPC Publishing, 2015. 47 p. ; 27 cm.

This book looks at the relationship between a neurotypical child and a parent on the spectrum. It provides a conversational starting point for families with a parent on the autism spectrum. While narrated from the perspective of a boy whose father has ASD and a mother who does not, his thoughts and questions apply equally to other variations of this family structure.

SC/AUT MAR [P15776]

How Joshua learned : making sense of the world with autism / Love, Joshua. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2007. 46 p. ; 15 cm.

Written by an eight year old, this self-help book shows how children can be greatly helped by visual supports and good organisation. It is aimed at children aged 3-7 with an ASD and their parents.

SC/AUT LOV [P12419]

I have autism : a child's first look at autism / Crissey, Pat. -- Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, 2005. 1 Kit : 1 Storybook (22 p.)+ 1 Workbook (17 p.) + 1 CD Rom

This is a resource guide with a children's book to help parents and teachers explain autism to a young child. It also has an instructional guide with a reproducible, personalised " I Have Autism" book, as well as a CD-ROM that allows you to print the instructional guide and the personalised book. It also has information for the parent or teacher on helping the child with autism succeed in school and at home. See also

SC/AUT CRI [P13148]

I have autism...what's that? / Doherty, Kate; McNally, Paddy; Sherrard, Eileen. -- [Northern Ireland]: 2011. 32 p. ; 21 cm.

This booklet tries to help individuals with autism in a sensitive way. The authors have highlighted problems faced by people with autism and addressed these clearly and simply. There is an explanation of differences between people with autism and others. However it is accepting of differences and has an optimism that such differences don't have to make life unpleasant. It covers the areas of talking, playing and learning.

SC/AUT DOH [P15044;P15534]

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]

I see things differently : a first look at autism / Thomas, Pat. -- Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2014. 29 p. ; 21 cm.

This picture book helps children to better understand what autism is and how it affects someone who has it.

SC/AUT THO [P15677]

Ian's walk : a story about autism / Lears, Laurie. -- Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co, 1998. 32p., ill.

A picture book about a young girl Julie and her brother Ian, who has autism. When Ian gets lost in the park Tara realises how much she cares about him. An engaging story which illustrates the difficulties of sibling relationships.

SC/AUT LEA [P08922;P08921;P08927]

In my mind : the world through the eyes of autism / Wong, Adonya. -- Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing, 2008. 21 p. ; 15 cm.

This book was inspired by the author's young son who has autism and explores the inner world of an autistic child - the world that no one else can see. In a simple way it seeks to demonstrate how a child with autism sees the world, and how the world sees him. It is a perspective for children and adults.

SC/AUT WON [P14621]

A is for autism, F is for friend : a kid's book on making friends with a child who has autism / Keating-Velasco, Joanna L. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. vii, 54 p.

Written for children from the perspective of an 11 year girl who has autism, this book explains the typical features of autism, offering guidance to peers, teachers, parents and family members. The book describes everyday experiences of a child with autism, helping them to understand how someone else may experience sights, sounds, touch and smell differently.

SC/AUT KEA [P12044]

Jasper and the magpie : enjoying special interests together / Mayfield, Dan. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

This fun rhyming storybook is about a boy with a special interest and encourages readers to be more accepting of difference and unusual passions. The story will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum and their friends and family.

SC/AUT MAY [P15654]

Leah's voice / DeMonia, Lori. -- Houston Tex.: Halo Publishing International, 2012. 27 p. ; 22 cm.

Leah's voice is a story that touches on the difficulties children encounter when they meet a child with special needs such as autism. Children who have a brother or sister with special needs may find it difficult to explain to their friends, or feel disappointed when their friends aren't more understanding. Leah's Voice tells the story of two sisters facing these challenges.Through her kindness and devotion, one sister teaches by example the importance of including everyone and showing acceptance.

SC/AUT DEM [P15147]

My autism book : a child's guide to their autism spectrum disorder / Dura-Vila, Gloria; Levi, Tamar. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 47 p, ; 22 cm.

This is an illustrated picture book which aims to help parents explain an autism diagnosis to a child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. It is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis and is tailored to the needs and experiences of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged five and up. It explains what it means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences.

SC/AUT DUR [P15193]

My brother Ben / Kingston, Sarah; Davies, Cathie. -- Brisbane: book in hand, 2004. 32 p. ; 21 cm.

This book was written by a young girl about her twin brother with autism. It was written by Sarah as a way of introducing her brother to his classmates when Ben started attending classes at a mainstream school. By sharing it, Sarah and her mother hope it will help others to understand, respect and enjoy differences in children they meet.

SC/AUT KIN [P13634]

My brother Charlie / Peete, Holly Robinson; Peete, Ryan Elizabeth. -- New York: Scholastic Press, 2010. 29 p. ; 29 cm.

The authors wrote this book as a gift to families struggling with autism and to those who have no autism in their immediate families but who have friends who are facing it. It is about how special all children are, and how every one of us can find value in the uniqueness of people. The story is told from a sister's point of view, as her brother teaches the family important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance and love.

SC/AUT PEE [P15145]

My brother is autistic / Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer. -- New York: Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2008. 31 p. ; 24 cm.

This book tells the story of a boy whose brother Billy had autism. When he becomes embarrassed by Billy's behaviour in front of friends, he asks his teacher to explain autism to the kids in school. With their teacher's help, the children learn about people who were able to overcome the challenges of autism and go on to do important things. It describes some of the realities that children with autism and their brothers and sisters experience every day. The author encourages all children to learn patience, understanding, and tolerance when dealing with an autistic friend. It includes a note to parents at the end.

SC/AUT MOO [P14226]

My brother is different : a parents' guide to help children cope with an autistic sibling : a sibling's guide to coping with autism.My brother is different : a sibling's guide to coping with autism / Morvay, Barbara J. 2009. 83 p. ; 22 cm.

The focus of this book is the sibling of an autistic child. It is a guide to help families cope with the overwhelming feelings and fears experienced by the "normal" child. The book is two-sided. Part 1 is for the parents and deals honestly with the effect their autistic child is having on the other child. On the other side Part 2 and 3 are written from the child's perspective. The thoughts and feelings of the sibling are shared through his eyes. The aim of Part 3 is to help children accept and cope with their life while reinforcing parental love.

SC/AUT MOR [P14164]

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]

My friend has autism / Tourville, Amanada Doering. -- North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, 2010. 24 p. ; 21 cm.

My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesn�t matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out at each other�s house. I�m glad Zack is my friend! [Backcover]

SC/AUT TOU [P15679]

My friend Sam : introducing a child with autism to a nursery school / Hannah, Liz. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2007. 32 p. ; 30 cm.

In this children's book a young boy introduces his friend Sam, and explains how he is different. He describes some of the difficulties that young children with autism may have and also some of the things they are very good at. The large print and drawings can be used with a whole group in circle time.

SC/AUT HAN [P13125]

My friend with autism / Bishop, Beverly. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2002. 30 p.

Especially written for primary school aged children, this book provides an introduction to autism by explaining the behaviour traits of autistic children and the difficulty children with autism have with social skills, to help encourage positive relationships and continuing friendships. A "notes for adults" section is included for parents and teachers to further encourage learning and interaction in the classroom and community.

SC/AUT BIS [P11019]

My friend with autism : enhanced edition / Bishop, Beverley. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. 41 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 CD

This book is designed for peers of children with autism. It explains autism in a positive and understandable way, and how the behaviour of children with autism can be different from that of typical children. It aims to help typical children understand their classmates and encourage positive relationships and meaningful friendships. A "notes for adults" section is included for parents, teachers and others who come into contact with a child with autism to provide further information relating to each page in the children's section and encourage learning and interaction in the classroom and community. It includes a CD containing printable colouring pages to reinforce the lessons of the book, and which can be taken home and shared with parents.

SC/AUT BIS [P14196;P15622]

My special brother Rory / Fairfoot, Ellie; Mayne, Jenny. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2004. 16 p. ; 15 cm.

This book about a brother with autism was written by the author when she was six and a half years old. She describes why her brother is special.

SC/AUT FAI [P13126]

Some kids have autism / Rustad, Martha.E.H; Saunders-Smith, Gail. -- North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2008. 24 p. ; 18 cm.

This book describes autism using simple text for children. It discusses a childs challenges, adaptions, and everyday activities.

SC/AUT RUS [P15728]

Trainman : gaining acceptance ... and friends ... through special interests / Kavan, Stefan; Kavan, Barbara. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2011. 28 p. ; 22 cm.

This book draws the reader into the world of a young boy with autism who has a passion for trains, maps and roads. It gives a glimpse of his world and how it is impacted by autism. It provides a framework for discussing autism with peers in the classroom, will help to provide acceptance and understanding, and support unique friendships for individuals on the autism spectrum. Teaching tools are provided at the back of the book.

SC/AUT KAV [P13490]

When my autism gets too big / Buron, Kari Dunn. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2003. [38 p.]

Written for children aged 5 to 9 years, this book provides strategies for relaxing and overcoming stress. The author has used a scale of one to five to rate stress so that children can identify when they are becoming stressed and learn to take measures to control it.

SC/AUT BUR [P10853]


Building communication skills in people with autism spectrum disorder / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2008. 35 p. ; 30 cm.

This book focusss on helping the person with Autism to develop functional communication skills, which will in turn help them to participate in a wider range of activities including social, educational and recreational; effectively communicate wants and needs; increase independence and acquire new skills; and reduce frustration and anger.

SC/AUT AUT [P15503]

Communication : what does it mean to me? : a contract for communication that will promote understanding between individuals with autism or Asperger's and their families, teachers, therapists, co-workers, and many more! / Faherty, Catherine. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. vii, 118 p. ; 28 cm. + CD

Life can be incredibly frustrating for individuals who cannot effectively communicate their thoughts or needs. This "Contract for Communication" features easy to use "agreements" for both young people on the spectrum and the adults in their lives - parents, teachers, therapists - so they can understand one another better.(Book cover) By using the guidelines the aim is that both children and adults can keep miscommunication and misunderstanding to a minimum. It includes a CD of printable agreements.

SC/AUT FAH [P13381]

First steps in intervention with your child with autism : frameworks for communication / Christie, Phil; Newson, Elizabeth; Prevezer, Wendy; Chandler, Susie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 199 p. ; 25 cm.

This book champions initial intervention with young children and is designed to be used directly by parents looking to understand their child and , in turn, to help to improve their child's understanding and communication. It can also be used by professionals working to support and enable parents. The content is aimed at pre-school children at an early stage of communication, but many of the ideas can be usefully applied to children of school age if they are at that stage of development.

SC/AUT CHR [P12826]

The green zone conversation book : finding common ground in conversation for children on the autism spectrum / Shaul, Joel. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 103 p. ; 23 cm.

In conversation, children on the autism spectrum often struggle to select topics of interest to others. Many have strong, narrow interests and feel compelled to introduce these subjects when they talk. This book provides a simple visual model to help children experience more success in finding common ground in conversation. It contains many photocopiable conversation practice activities and reinforcement worksheets based on the simple visual.

SC/AUT SHA [P15494]

Jumpstarting communication skills in children with autism : a parents' guide to Applied Verbal Behavior / Weiss, Mary Jane; Valbona, Demiri. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2011. xv, 207 p. ; 22 cm.

Communication problems are a hallmark characteristic of autism that can significantly impact development. This book describes how an Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB) approach can help young children with communication issues learn to understand and use speech and language. In addition to AVB, the book presents other methods (PECS, sign language, video modeling, scripts, and Social Stories) and provides helpful suggestions on how parents can support the process by teaching and reinforcing communication skills at home.

SC/AUT WEI [P14444]

More than words : a parent's guide to building interaction and language skills for children with autism spectrum disorder or social communication difficulties / Sussman, Fern. -- Toronto, Ont.: Hanen Centre, 2012. viii, 424 p. ; 28 cm.

This step-by-step Hanen guidebook shows parents how to turn everyday conversations and activities with their child into rich opportunities for building social interaction and communication. Each chapter contains guidelines for how to apply the strategies with children who are not yet talking, as well as those who use words or short sentences.

SC/AUT SUS [P14784]

Motivate to communicate : 300 games and activities for your child with autism / Griffin, Simone; Sandler, Dianne. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 206 p. ; 23 cm.

This practical resource has games and activities that can increase motivation to communicate and facilitate social play. It suggests creative ways to use everyday toys and objects, and ideas are designed to be fun for both the adult and the child. While written with parents and carers of children with autism in mind, the games and activities will also be useful for teachers and other professionals working with these children.

SC/AUT GRI [P13117]

A picture's worth : PECS and other visual communication strategies in autism / Bondy, Andy; Frost, Lori. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2011. xiv, 143 p. ; 22 cm.

This book is intended to help parents and professionals understand the communication difficulties of children and adults who do not speak, including those on the autism spectrum disorder. It is a guide that provides clear ways to use visual methods to help families empower their children to use effective communication. It covers visual communication strategies - picture symbols, gestures, signing and electronic devices - with an emphasis on PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). It is an updated, second edition using new research that has continued to provide new strategies and improved support for using these strategies to promote independent communication for children with autism and related disabilities.

SC/AUT BON [P14267]


Autism and diet : what you need to know / Kessick, Rosemary. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 93 p.; 22 cm.

Written by the mother of a now adult son with autism who has witnessed improvements through dietary intervention, this book provides a brief summary of the science behind the interventions; practical strategies for implementing a safe diet; and information on ingredients to be avoided.

SC/AUT KES [P12711]

Can't eat, won't eat : dietary difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders / Legge, Brenda. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 208 p.

Based on a parent's experience with her autistic child's dietary problems. This book gives parents going through the same problems advice and practical tips on how to deal with the child who won't drink or eat a variety of foods. Included in the book are cases of different types of eating problems, such as limited diet, sensitivity to texture and smell, a diet high in carbohydrates, it then offers practical solutions to encourage a child to try a broader range of foods.

SC/AUT LEG [P14245;P11055]

Dietary interventions in autism spectrum disorders : why they work when they do, why they don't when they don't / Aitken, Kenneth J. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 272 p.

The author explains the main dietary approaches that have been advocated in autism, describing the potential benefits and problems, scientific evidence for and against the diet, and where available further information on relevant publications, web resources and support groups.

SC/AUT AIT [P12364]

Feeding your child with autism : a family-centred guide to meeting the challenges / Palmieri, Mark J.; Powers, Kristen M. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2013. x, 145 p. ; 22 cm.

Feeding issues affect many children with autism and can quickly lead to food restrictions, ritualized eating habits, tantrums, and strife for the entire family. This book thoroughly discusses feeding disorders in children and explains the types of support families can use at home, and professionals who can help. The authors stress that regardless of the type of behaviour exhibited, it's important to identify the underlying cause and tailor a community-based treatment plan using applied behaviour analysis (ABA) methods. It has insightful case studies and proven problem-solving strategies to help improve a child's nutritional health and make mealtimes more enjoyable.

SC/AUT PAL [P15073]

Let's eat! : a guide to mealtime management of children with autism spectrum disorder / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Shenton Park: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2014. 82 p. ; 30 cm.

This book provides a framework for parents and teachers to assess and identify the mealtime challenges for their children with Autism and to make the experience of mealtimes more enjoyable. It outlines essential mealtime management strategies e.g. setting the environment, creating routines, communication and visual support and posture and equipment. It includes an appendix with checklists, social story examples, templates and much more.

SC/AUT AUT [P15627;P15628]

Mealtime management and overcoming restricted diets in children with autism / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2008. 32 p.

This book discusses the common difficulties related to food and meal times children with autism face and how some of these can be overcome. It includes strategies for introducing new foods and shows how to develop a management plan for establishing a meal time routine. Included are suggested visual cues and meal time schedules.

SC/AUT AUT [P14347;P15329]


After Thomas -- London: Hartswood Films, 2007. 1 DVD (93 min.)

After Thomas, based on a true story and the book "A friend like Henry" is the story of a boy's (Kyle in the movie) remarkable development through his bond with their pet golden retriever (Thomas in the movie).

SC/V AUT AFT [P14297]

Alone in a crowded room : what happens to autistic children when they grow up? / Paplinska, Lucy. Licketty Split Pty Ltd, 2009. 1 DVD (55 min.)

Alone in a Crowded Room is a warm, intimate, moving and quietly challenging film about a condition that is usually either sensationalised or marginalised. Writer/Director Lucy Paplinska filmed the documentary over a period of four years, during which she developed very strong relationships with each of the four characters. As a result, she was able to produce an in-depth and intimate look at life as an adult with autism (Website)

SC/V AUT ALO [P13975]

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]

Autism and intensive interaction / Caldwell, Phoebe. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 1 DVD + 1 booklet ( 28p.)

This film demonstrates 'intensive interaction' as an effective way of communicating and developing emotional engagement with children with autism. It follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children who she has never met before and who have been selected because staff find them difficult to engage. It charts the journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. It demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds to create a 'language' that they recognise, a 'conversation' can be developed with children who ae unable to use conventional communicative methods.

SC/V AUT CAL [P13924]

Autism and me / Hoy, Rory. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 1 DVD (20 min.) + 1 booklet

Rory Hoy is an 18-year-old filmmaker with autism. In this DVD and accompanying book Rory gives viewers a glimpse of what it's like to have autism - from the confusion caused by high noise levels, crowded environments and by his own emotions and physical sensations, to the security and comfort found in routines, forward planning and having loving people around him.

SC/V AUT HOY [P11735;P11979]

The autism point of view : an introduction to autism through personal stories and professional insights -- Netley, SA: Autism SA, 2008. 1 DVD (20 min.) + 1 Brochure

This Dvd introduces several families who share stories that touch upon their daily difficulties, joyful moments, and hopes for the future. There is a companion brochure 'About autism' which gives an overview on what is autism.

SC/V AUT AUT [P13439]

Autism : the teen years / THE AUTISTIC FAMILY SUPPORT ASSOCIATION INC. -- Ashburton, Vic.: Mark Poole Films, 2003. 1 DVD (28 min.)

Richard lives in a residential facility and Aaron and Jacqui live at home with their families and all three have autism. This video follows the adolescents as they face the teenage years with insight into issues of communication, social skills, obsessions, family life, school and work, puberty blues, anger management, independence and the future.

SC/V AUT AUT [P10798]

Autism times two -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2010. 1 DVD

Two decades ago Jo and Darnell Cauley third child was diagnosed with autism. There was little information available and they taught themselves all they could and studied all the emerging data. Then, a decade later, they had a second son with autism. This time they were ready. The Cauleys developed extensive support systems for school, home and community environments, with a strong emphasis on communication and social well being. Their hope is to integrate their sons into society as much as possible and prevent lives of dependancy and isolation.

SC/V AUT AUT [P14760]

Being me : a self-development resource pack for people on the autism spectrum / SOCIAL EYES. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2008. 1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM

This pack features a DVD where people on the autism spectrum talk about their experiences. For professionals it is a useful way of introducing the idea of the autism spectrum to newly diagnosed young people and adults and encouraging discussion about what it means to be on the spectrum. the CD-ROM has ten session plans on it covering subjects such as feelings around diagnosis, the positive aspects, disclosure, socialising, and employment. Each session has ideas for group discussion and practical worksheets.It is a chance to explore a number of social skills in depth.

SC/V AUT BEI [P12328]

Being responsive : you and your child with autism / Braithwaite, Michelle; Keen, Deb; Rodger, Sylvia. / UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND; COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. -- Brisbane: ToadShow, 2004. 1 DVD

Teaches parents how to be responsive to their child with autism to help the child learn how to communicate effectively, learn new social skills and become more interactive during play. The introduction discusses the benefits of responsive techniques and how to get the best out of using this DVD. The responsivity section allows the viewer to watch families using responsivity techniques. Section one explains your role with step by step segments on interacting with your child. Section two segments the different techniques used in the program. Activity sheets can be downloaded from the disc or from the website

SC/V AUT UNI [P12490]

A different life : Rosie's story -- [London]: Eye Film and Television, 2006. 1 DVD (23 min.)

This is an account of the life of Rosie, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Now aged eleven, she has little speech and few friends. Her closest ally is her brother Josh who has found his own unique and remarkable way to communicate with Rosie. Rosie is educated from home with the intended outcome of attending a mainstream school. Rosie has a full and interesting life despite the challenges she faces as she journeys through childhood.

SC/V AUT ADI [P11864]

Embracing play : teaching your child with autism / Baldi, Hilary, Ed.; Detmers, Deanne, Ed. -- Oakland, Ca: Behavioral Intervention Association, 2000. 1 DVD (47 min.)

This DVD demonstrates to parents and professionals how they may help children explore and enjoy objects in their natural environment through "object-focused play", which in turn sets a foundation for communication and social development. Parents discuss the importance of play in reaching their child with autism and the rewards that follow.

SC / V AUT EMB [P12001]

Going to the heart of autism : the relationship development intervention program / Gutstein, Steven. -- [Houston]: RDI, [2005] 1 DVD (300 min)

Made by the founders of the Relationship Development Intervention program this DVD is intended to introduce families with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and professionals who oversee their treatment, to the RDI program. The aim is address the core deficits that can contribute to an autistic child's difficulties and make a positive difference to the life of an autistic child. The DVD includes five hours of commentary, analysis and video clips.

SC/V AUT GUT [P13595]

Jam jar / Williams, Donna. 1995. 1 DVD

This classic autism documentary features best selling author Donna Williams, who has autism, and whose books include Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere. JamJar was filmed in Wales and follows Donna in her daily life on a farm in rural Wales with her first husband, a man on the autistic spectrum. Here they live according to a different culture and rules that are taken for granted in the world beyond their own. Donna becomes the tour guide showing us the person beyond the labels on the 'jam jar'.

SC/V AUT WIL [P13698]

Life and learning with autistic spectrum diffability / Lawson, Wendy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 1 DVD (154 min)

This is a presentation of a well known councillor, social worker and psychologist who is well known and respected for her writing and workshops based on her own experiences as a person with autism. She describes the workings of the autistic mind from her own insightful and often humorous perspective. This will be of benefit to parents and professionals, as well as providing an inspirational resource for people on the spectrum themselves.

SC/V AUT LAW [P12827]

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]

Living with autism -- Auckland: Southern Moon Productions, 2006. 1 DVD (48 min.)

In this documentary families in New Zealand tell their stories about dealing with diagnosis and treatment of autism. They talk about how they've coped, the impact on the family, and what they've learnt from their experiences. Early intervention, intensive therapy and parental involvement are promoted as keys to some of the successes.

SC/V AUT LIV [P12961]

Living with autism : a presentation by Brendan Boyle / Boyle, Brendan. -- Bentley: Therapy Focus, 2011. 1 DVD (1 hr 42 min.)

Brendan Boyle was diagnosed with hign functioning autism in adulthood, after going through the process of having both his sons diagnosed. His inspirational presentation, aimed at parents, clients, teachers, therapists and anyone working with a client with autism, provides an insight into understanding yourself as an individual with autism, how to connect with a person with autism, and how therapists can best support a child with autism and their family. As well as providing an insight into his life growing up, he also speaks about how his diagnosis affects his life today, addressing concerns about: disclosing a diagnosis to a child; how to deal with anxiety; reasons for 'flapping' and other sensory behaviour; importance of using black and white reasonsing when communicating with people with autism; being explicit when teaching social appropriateness; and how to face bullies and night terrors. [Family Focus article]

SC/V AUT BOY [P14375]

More than words DVD : promoting the communication development of children with autism spectrum disorder and other social communication challenges / Sussman, Fern. -- [Toronto, Ont.]: Hanen Centre, 2008. 1 DVD (5 hrs) + 1 pamphlet

This DVD is for parents and caregivers of preschool children with social communication challenges such as autism spectrum disorder - so they can help their children develop improved interaction and communication skills. It is also for professionals who provide intervention to children with these challenges - to support and enhance their clinical work with families. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the 'More Than Words' guidebook (Sussman, 1999). It brings to life research-based strategies parents can use in everyday activities to foster their children's communication skills.

SC/V AUT SUS [P13540]

My autism and me : Newsround special / King, Rosie. -- UK: BBC Newsround, 2011. 1 film (14 min.)

This inspirational short film about living with autism has won Best Children's Programme at the 2012 Royal Television Society awards. Rosie, the film's presenter Rosie (13 years old) was born with autism. She says even though living with it is difficult, it makes her unique and who she is. As well as telling her own story, you'll find out how Ben, Tony and Lenny are affected by the condition. Rosie wants to tell the world what autism is and what it's like to live with it. She hopes it will aid understanding and help prevent bullying of people with autism. Available online at . See also for further information on the film and to learn more about autism.

SC/V AUT KIN [P15185;P15186]

Passport to friendship : facilitating peer play for children with ASD / Baldi, Hilary, Ed.; Detmers, Deanne, Ed. -- [Oakland, Ca]: Behavioral Intervention Association, 2006. 1 DVD (37 min.)

This DVD presents a step-by-step approach to generating successful peer play for the child with autism spectrum disorder. Using examples, insights from parents and expert commentary, this film demonstrates how the skills required for successful peer play can be broken down into achievable goals. There is also information in "additional resources" providing access to a range of tried and true peer play activities, from rough and tumble games to creative ideas for construction play.

SC/V AUT PAS [P11999]

Temple Grandin -- USA: HBO Films, 2010. 1 DVD ( 109 min)

This film stars Claire Danes as Temple Grandin. It paints a picture of the young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism at a time when it was still quite unknown. The film chronicles Temple's early diagnosis; her turbulent growth and development during her school years; the enduring support she received from her mother, aunt, and her science teacher; and her emergence as a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behaviour.

SC/V AUT TEM [P15799]

The transporters -- London: Changing Media Development, [2008] 1 DVD (75 min.) + 1 booklet (34 p.)

This DVD has been created especially for children with autism to help them understand and recognise the facial expressions of emotion, as well as to enhance their understanding of the causes and consequences of emotions and their associated emotional expressions. The Transporters are eight cartoon vehicles with real human faces. The DVD includes 15 episodes which each explore the following key emotions: happy, sad, angry, afraid, excited, disgusted, surprised, tired, unfriendly, kind, sorry, proud, jealous, joking and ashamed. The accompanying booklet includes a summary of each episode as well as activity suggestions and quiz questions that will reinforce a child's understanding of emotions. See also for futher information.

SC/V AUT TRA [P12260;P13506]

Understanding & working with autism / Lawson, Wendy. 2009. 1 DVD ( 1hr 9.39 min)

This is a talk by Dr.Wendy Lawson sharing about life and learning with autism. The talk gives an explanation of what might lead to the 'scripts' that neurotypical individuals might have that inform their learning styles. It also gives a response to the idea that 'Autism spectrum' (AS) is a deviation from the 'norm' and is therefore is deviant or dysfunctional. She discusses how the learning styles are quite different.

SC/V AUT LAW [P14275]

We thought you'd never ask : voices of people with autism -- Ellicott City, MD: The Hussman Foundation, 2009. 1 DVD (28 min.)

The first person accounts in this documentary provide a window into the lives of those adults affected by autism, and in doing so demonstrate the diversity, creativity, and insightfulness of people with autism. The dvd has been described as "a wonderful montage of some of the most interesting people you could ever meet. Their voices from the heart remind us of the richness of diversity and the courage of those who experience is 'different'". [DVD jacket]

SC/V AUT WET [P15697 ]


Activity schedules for children with autism : teaching independent behavior / McClannahan, Lynn E.; Krantz, Patricia J. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2010. xii, 147 p. ; 22 cm.

An activity schedule is a set of pictures and/or words that cue children and adults to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards. This new edition of a guide for families and professionals covers the successes and impacts of using these schedules to increase independence, social interaction and self-management. It provides the reader with step by step guidance for creating and implementing them.

SC/AUT MCC [P13366]

Autism preparation kit for teachers / Oakley, Bec., 2013. 67 p. + appx ; 30 cm.

This guide will help the teacher understand what to expect when teaching an autistic student for the first time, and show how to turn the classroom into an effective learning space for the student. .

SC/AUT OAK [P15012]

Everyday education : visual support for children with autism / Dyrbjerg, Pernille; Vedel, Maria. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 127 p. ; 26 cm.

This is a fully illustrated guide to visual support aids that help to reduce the problems that children diagnosed with autism experience in everyday life. The authors provide photographs and clear, practical examples for a wide range of tried and tested support aids that can help with hygiene and dressing routines, preparation for school and mealtimes, and establishing clear daily and weekly schedules.

SC/AUT DYR [P13339]

How do I teach this kid? Visual work tasks for beginning learners on the autism spectrum / Henry, Kimberley A. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. xxiv, 101 p.

This resource provides special education teachers, therapists, and parents with practical, easy-to-implement ideas for creating over 80 different work tasks to be used to teach students to work independently and for an established length of time. Each task description includes a photograph and a list of materials needed to create the task, along with suggestions for differentiating the task to meet the needs of learners at different levels. It includes ideas for developing skills in: sorting, matching, reading, writing, mathematics, and motor tasks, and is designed for ages two to ten.

SC/AUT HEN [P12246]

I hate to write! : tips for helping students with autism spectrum and related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become happy, successful writers / Boucher, Cheryl; Oehler, Kathy. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2013. 173 p. ; 28 cm.

This book is written in a format that is brief, practical and to the point. It focuses on the four areas of writing that are most problematic for students with ASD: language, organisation, sensory and visual-motor skills. The book is organised under topics such as Getting Started, Knowing What to Write, Getting Stuck, Misunderstanding the Directions, and many more.

SC/AUT BOU [P15806]

Making sense of the senses in children with autism / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, [2007] 44 p.

This manual is designed for teachers working with children with autism in the classroom. It explains some of the sensory difficulties exhibited by children with autism and provides strategies for managing these difficulties in the classroom environment. This manual is also suitable for parents and others who care for, support, and work with children with autism.

SC/AUT AUT [P11998]

Positive partnerships : supporting school aged students on the autism spectrum : workshops and information sessions for parents/carers -- Forestville, NSW: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) 2010. 1 vol. ; various paging

This manual details the workshops and information sessions for parents/carers of school aged students with autism, along with a professional development component for teachers and school staff, and is aimed at improving the educational outcomes for students with autism. The initiative was funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through the Australian Government's Helping Children with Autism package. More information on the program and an online resource can be found at

SC/AUT POS [P13248]

Solve common teaching challenges in children with autism : 8 essential strategies for professionals and parents / Delmolino, Lara (Ed.) -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2015. 165 p. ; 21 cm.

A comprehensive guide highlighting the most common challenges in teaching children with autism. Experts describe 8 potential problem areas, and offer teaching strategies to promote successful learning: Motivation (provide appropriate reinforcement), Manding (teach requesting & responding skills), Learning-to-Learn (teach basic prerequisite skills: attending, waiting for feedback, etc.), Prompting (when to use physical guidance, gesturing, verbal instruction), Language Environment (comprehension aid or distraction?), Learning Opportunities (provide quality over quantity), Individualizing Instruction (tailor it to the student's needs) and Skills & Goals (make it meaningful & purposeful).

SC/AUT SOL [P15787]

Supporting a child with autism : a guide for teachers and classroom assistants / Paley, Sharon. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2011. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

This booklet provides a practical introduction to autism for teachers and support workers, with examples of the sorts of behaviour that a child with autism may show in the classroom. Following this is a practical guide to developing simple strategies for working with a child with autism, including information on trickier situations that may be encountered.

SC/AUT PAL [P14185]

Supporting successful transitions in students with autism / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2008. 63 p.

Children with autism find change from a familiar environment to a new one daunting as they rely on routine to comprehend and manage many situations. This resource provides advice on how to plan ahead to prepare and support the transition phase from one environment to another, with emphasis on planning for transition to school. It includes information on visual supports to assist with communication, useful forms and checklists, and sample schedules and social stories specific to the school environment.

SC/AUT AUT [P12281;P12282]


Achieving with autism : stories from families / WOMEN IN COMMUNITY. -- Aust.: 2012. iv, 102 p. ;21 cm.

This book is a collection of stories from many families sharing their reflections on living with autism, achieving with autism, and various coping skills they have used.

SC/AUT ACH [P15417]

The autism experience : international perspectives on autism parenting / Foley, Valerie. -- Edgecliff, NSW: Jane Curry Publishing, 2011. 398 p. ; 24 cm.

This book is based on a group of parents from all over the world who came together on the internet and were driven by the desire to make sure that their children with autism had the best life possible. It is a collection of the advice they shared with each other - stories, answers, explanations and controversies. It has been described as practical, useful, heart-warming and funny and a guide for anyone involved in parenting a child on the autism spectrum.

SC/AUT FOL [P14579]

Awakened by autism: embracing autism, self and hope for a new world / Libutti, Dr Andrea. -- London: Hay House, 2015. xvi 175 p. ; 22 cm.

When Dr. Libutti was told that her 20-month-old son had autism, she was devastated. Therapists said he would never communicate with others, nor would he ever form meaningful relationships. She refused to accept that dim prognosis and instead embarked on a years-long journey of discovery and healing. Using her position as a physician to gain access to a variety of specialists, she explored every promising biomedical and behavioral therapy.

SC/AUT LIB [P15639]

Born on a blue day : a memoir [CD Version] / Tammet, Daniel. Tantor Media, Inc, 2007. 1 MP3 CD (6.5 hrs)

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by its owner. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn new languages from scratch, in a week. He has savant syndrome, a rare condition that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. But in one crucial way Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man: he is virtually unique among autistic people in that he is capable of living an independent life. He is even able to explain what is happening inside his head. Starting from early childhood, when he was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, emerged as a celebrity.--From publisher description.

SC/AUT TAM [P13421]

Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant. A memoir / Tammet, Daniel. -- New York: Free Press, 2006. ix, 237 p.

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by its owner. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn new languages from scratch, in a week. He has savant syndrome, a rare condition that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. But in one crucial way Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man: he is virtually unique among autistic people in that he is capable of living an independent life. He is even able to explain what is happening inside his head. Starting from early childhood, when he was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, emerged as a celebrity.--From publisher description.

SC/AUT TAM [P12399 ]

Carly's voice : breaking through autism / Fleischmann, Arthur; Fleischmann, Carly. -- New York: Touchstone, 2012. 391 p. ; 22 cm.

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. It was predicted she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a young child. At the age of ten however there was a breakthrough in which Carly independently typed how she was feeling. In this book, Carly is able to express her thoughts, feelings and wit through conversations with her father. She reveals what life is like for a person with autism and explains her sensory issues and other obstacles she faces.

SC/AUT FLE [P14651]

A double shot of happiness : Tim Sharp's extraordinary journey from being diagnosed with autism to becoming an internationally renowned artist / Sharp, Judy. -- Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2015. ix, 310 p. ; 24 cm.

Tim Sharp and his creation, Laser Beak Man, are now big names in the international art world. However the journey to this point has involved many hurdles, times of despair, and incredible hard work by Tim, his mother Judy and brother Sam. In this book Judy gives a heartfelt account of Tim's life so far, from his diagnosis at three when she was told his autism was so severe he would never talk or live in a normal household, to his emergence as an acclaimed artist and a fulfilled and loving young man.

SC/AUT SHA [P15705]

Following Ezra : what one father learned about Gumby, otters, autism, and love from his extraordinary son / Fields-Meyer, Tom. -- New York: New American Library, 2011. 241 p. ; 21 cm.

This is the story of a father and son on a ten-year journey from Ezra's diagnosis to the dawn of his adolesence. It is an inspiring memoir of a father raising (and being raised by) his autistic son and is a lessen about patience and the blessings that can come when we let our unique children lead us. It celebrates Ezra's evolution from a remote toddler to an extraordinary young man connected in his own remarkable ways to the world around him.

SC/AUT FIE [P14456]

A friend like Henry / Gardner, Nuala. -- London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2007. ix, 342 p.

Tells the story of a family's struggle to break into their son Dale's autistic world, and how their lives were transformed when they introduced Henry, a devoted Golden Retriever dog into the family.

SC/AUT GAR [P12008]

The horse boy : a father's quest to heal his son / Isaacson, Rupert. -- Melbourne: The Text Publishing Company, 2009. 357 p. ; 24 cm.

This is the story of a father who feared he would never be able to communicate with his child. When the son made an unlikely connection with a group of visiting traditional healers, and the father noted an improvement each time he went horse riding with his son - the idea of taking the family to Mongolia where horses and shamanic healing intersect, was born. It is about a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

SC/AUT ISA [P12800]

The horse boy : a memoir of healing [CD version] / Isaacson, Rupert. -- New York: Hachette Audio, 2009. 9 CDs (10.5 hrs)

This is the story of a father who feared he would never be able to communicate with his child. When the son made an unlikely connection with a group of visiting traditional healers, and the father noted an improvement each time he went horse riding with his son - the idea of taking the family to Mongolia where horses and shamanic healing intersect, was born. It is about a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

SC/AUT ISA [P13425]

The other country : a father's journey with autism / Whelan, Michael. -- Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008. x, 221 p.

Michael and Helen Whelen believed that life after the birth of their first child would be an amazing adventure and were looking forward to being "modern" parents. However at fourteen months their son Charlie's development stalled and they were given the shattering news that he was autistic. This is an inspiring account by Michael of the Whelan's determination to help their son overcome developmental obstacles, as well as an insight into the world autistic children experience.

SC/AUT WHE [P12255]

Reaching one thousand : a story of love, motherhood & autism / Robertson, Rachel. -- Collingwood, Vic.: Black Inc. 2012. 224 p. ; 24 cm.

More than a story about one mother and her son, this has been described as "a thought provoking story about family and understanding, and a tender love letter from mother to son" and "a thoughtful meditation on the intricate workings of the human mind and heart". It charts the author's quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Along the way she explores her own childhood, discovering unexpected links between Ben's experiences and her own.

SC/AUT ROB [P14555]

The reason I jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism / Higashida, Naoki. -- New York: Random House, 2013. xvii, 135 p. ; 19 cm.

This book is written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen year old boy with autism, and is a one of a kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of the autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. (Book jacket)

SC/AUT HIG [P15062]

The spark : a mother's story of nurturing genius / Barnett, Kristine. -- London: Fig Tree, 2013. x, 250 p. ; 24 cm.

This is the story of a remarkable mother and son. For once the autism diagnosis was made, Kristine, who ran a children's nursery herself, determined that the experts were wrong in almost all the therapies they prescribed. Why concentrate on improving what he couldn't do and didn't enjoy, when there were things he loved? Relying on the insights she developed at the nursery, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob's spark - his passionate interests. This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences and the importance of play, helped Jake overcome huge odds. The results were beyong anything anyone could have imagined. (Book cover)

SC/AUT BAR [P15041]

Stand up for autism : a boy, a dog, and a prescription for laughter / Derbyshire, Georgina J. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 140 p. ; 22 cm.

In this book the author takes the time "to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them". As she outlines momentous events in her son's life, she repeatedly challenges the perception of autism as an affliction, maintaining that neurotypical people often make far less sense. Through her light-hearted and hilarious storytelling, she reveals how social codes and psychological games make the neurotypical world avery confusing place to live in, more so if happen to be a young boy with a passion for rocks, tape measures and trains. (Book cover)

SC/AUT DER [P13338]

The Thinking Moms' Revolution : autism beyond the spectrum : inspiring true stories from parents fighting to rescue their children / Conroy, Helen; Goes, Lisa Joyce. -- New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. xii, 315 p. ; 24 cm.

This book was collected by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes. The Thinking Moms� Revolution is a group of twenty-three mums, and one dad, who all have children with developmental disabilities. Initially collaborating online about therapies, biomedical intervention, alternative medicine, special diets, and doctors on the cutting edge of treatment approaches to an array of chronic and developmental disabilities, such as autism, sensory processing disorders, food allergies, ADHD, asthma, and seizures, they've come together into something far more substantial.

SC/AUT THI [P15897]

A thorn in my pocket : Temple Grandin's mother tells the family story / Cutler, Eustacia. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. xi, 228 p.; 24 cm.

This is the Eustacia Cultler's story of raising her autistic daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative world of the fifties, a time when autistic children were routinely diagnosed as "infant schizophrenics" and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed. She also explores the nature of the autistic disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant traits reflect our own traits in an exagerated form. (Book Jacket)

SC/AUT CUT [P12547]

What color is Monday? : how autism changed one family for the better / Cariello, Carrie. -- Bedford, NH: Riddle Brook Publishing, 2013. 219 p. ; 21 cm.

Raising five children would be a challenge enough for most parents, but when one of them has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the adventures become even more fascinating. In this moving - and often funny - memoir, the author invites us to take a peek into exactly what it takes to get through each day with four boys and one girl, and shows us the beauty and wonder of a child who views the world through a different lens. (Book cover)

SC/AUT CAR [P15039]

When horse became saw : a family's journey through autism / Macris, Anthony. -- Camberwell, Vic.: Viking, 2011. 307 p. ; 23 cm.

This book by an Australian author that tells the story of the diagnosis of his little boy Alex with autism and how he and his wife confronted the condition that changed their lives. The account of the family's search for answers is a guide through the obstacles and decisions faced by anyone in their situation. In deciding to take control of their son's therapy themselves, they turned every aspect of their lives around in the process. Eventually the radiance did return to Alex's face - but by then he was a completely different person, and so were his parents.

SC/AUT MAC [P14090]


Autism, play and social interaction / Gammeltoft, Lone; Nordenhof, Marianne Sollok. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 64 p.

An illustrated guide that explains how to help children with autism spectrum disorders engage in interactive play. Included is information on how to set up suitably structured play environments, game schedules and play routines, and how to use visual aids to facilitate co-operative play and interaction. There is a chapter describing a range of common children's games which have been adapted to accommodate children with autism spectrum disorders.

SC/AUT GAM [P11986]

Let's play! Facilitating interactive play skills in children with autism / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, 2008. 50 p.

This book aims to provide an understanding of the importance of play skills, the development of play and how autism impacts on a child's ability to play. It provides strategies for enhancing interactive play, provides guidelines for assessing a child's current level of play, outlines how to plan for play and provides examples of play themes and routines.

SC/AUT AUT [P12277;P12278]

Let's play : social story / Batdorf, Rebecca. -- Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing, 2014. 20 p. ; 22 cm.

This book has been designed to help teach children social play expectations. The book should be read often to the child to help with behaviour. The repetitive visuals along with reading to the child are to help reinforce the concepts.

SC/AUT BAT [P15601]

My social story book / Gray, Carol Ed.; White, Abbie Leigh Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 141p

Short, illustrated narratives take children through basic activities like brushing their teeth and taking a bath as well as experiences such as going to school, shopping or to the doctor. The social stories are written for pre-schoolers aged 2 to 6 but are useful for all young children, especially those on the autistic spectrum.

SC/AUT GRA [P10295]

The new social story book: illustrated edition / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2000. 1 vol. (var. pagings), ill.

Children and adults with an autistic spectrum disorder struggle to respond effectively to their social world. Social Stories have been developed to address this problem. Parents and professionals are required to consider a situation from the perspective of the child or adult with autism and then identify and share information that may be missing with a Social Story. These stories were first written in 1994 and have been revised and updated by illustrations in this edition. The final chapter provides information on how to write and implement a Social Story.

SC/AUT GRA [P09877;P11591]

Playing it right! : social skills activities for parents and teachers of young children with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome and autism. / Bareket, Rachael. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. vii, 101 p. ; 28 cm.

This presents a series of activities designed to help children on the autism spectrum develop basic social skills by focusing on elements of social interaction in a variety of settings from home to school. They are intended for use by parents, teachers and others working with young children of varying ages depending on their level of social skills and where they fall on the autism spectrum. The activities may be carried out one-on-one with the child or in groups. Focusing on the major challenges faced in the social realm, the structured activities cover relationships, listening, personal space, waiting, emotions, anger, polite speaking, using a quiet voice, cooperation and friendship.

SC/AUT BAR [P13140;P13200]

The socially included child : a parent's guide to successful playdates, recreation, and family events for children with autism / LeComer, Laurie. -- New York: Berkley Books, 2009. xxiii, 232 p. ; 21 cm.

This book is about giving parents information, strategies, and clear action steps to help foster better social experiences within natural social environments for their child who exhibits difficult behaviours or extreme sensitivities, and possibly the whole family. Part One is a guide to the many different expectations and issues that affect social success, and Part Two introduces the I.D.E.A.L. system which helps preview, plan, and carry out social activities. The final part addresses in detail how to facilitate specific social events such as birthday parties, playdates and family events.

SC/AUT LEC [P14212]

Teaching social communication to children with autism : a manual for parents / Ingersoll, Brooke; Dvortcsak, Anna. -- New York: The Guilford Press, 2010. x, 131 p. ; 27 cm.

This manual helps parents master techniques for teaching social-communication skills to young children with autism. The authors describe two types of skill building techniques and show how to integrate them into everyday family routines and activities. 'Interactive teaching techniques' create opportunities for children to engage and communicate, and 'direct teaching techniques' are used to promote specific skills in langauge, imitation and play. Designed for use as part of a therapist-guided programme, the manual includes reproducible forms.

SC/AUT ING [P13459]

Writing social stories with Carol Gray / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2007. 1 DVD (180 min.) + 1 Workbook (71 p. ; 28 cm.)

This DVD and accompanying workbook provide step-by-step training for writing effective Social Stories. These are a tool that uses carefully written sentences to describe a social situation to someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Carol Grey explains the elements that make Social Stories successful and teaches how to tailor the text to an individual's specific needs. It also shows how to implement a Social Story and gives do's and don'ts based on real life examples.

SC/AUT GRA [P13406;P14487]


Autism : educational and therapeutic approaches / Kalyva, Efrosina. -- London: Sage Publications, 2011. xii, 185 p. ; 25 cm.

This book offers concise explanations of a variety of currently available interventions and their effectiveness, aiming to help the reader decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Interventions are discussed under the following areas: cognitive-behavioural; developing social interaction; alternative communication strategies; developing play; sensory-motor approaches; psychotherapeutic approaches; and biochemical approaches.

SC/AUT KAL [P14286]

Autism essentials : DVD training program : for parents and professionals / Connect Therapy. -- Leichhardt, NSW: Connect Therapy, 2011. 8 DVD's (10 hrs 15 min.) + 1 Manual (various paging)

This consists of a training manual and a series of Dvds. The first volume "Who I Am' introduces the course and gives guidance on how to carry out the training. It helps the parent understand themselves and their own personality and learning style so that they can begin to understand and help a more complicated individual such as a child with autism. Volume 2 "Sense (part 1)" looks at the child's sensory processing abilities and the ways they receive and process sensory information in order to carry out meaningful daily activities. Volume 3 "Sense (part 2)" explores what parents can do at home to help their child process information more effectively. Volume 4 "Feel" is about understanding and being able to manage a child's emotional responses. It teaches what is going on in the child's head when they are addressing emotions such as stress, fear and anger and what can be done to help the child calm down as quickly and as effectively as possible. Volume 5 "Think" is about getting inside the child's brain to work out what they are thinking and comparing their thought processing patterns with a typical child. Volume 6 "Learn (part1)" takes a practical look at ways of working with a child's language and communication development and contains information that will assist the child's learning. Volume 7 "Learn (part 2)" looks at how children with autism are often visual learners and how this strength can be maximised to help the child learn concepts, communication, social, self help and other skills. It gives an overview of many visual strategies that can be used such as social stories, scheduling, video modelling, picture sequences, comic strips etc.Volume 8 "Behave" deals with the behaviours of children with autism and gives parents tools and strategies that they can use to analyse and manage the child's different behaviour in the most effective and practical way.

SC/AUT AUT [P14349]

A brief guide to autism treatments / Sandberg, Elisabeth Hollister; Spritz, Becky L. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 173 p. ; 22 cm.

The vast number of intervention options available for children with autism can be overwhelming for parents. This guide provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of the most commonly publicised treatments for autism and summarises popular opinion and the scientific evidence. Each chapter covers a single treatment from Applied Behaviour Analysis to Gluten-free Casein-free diets, as well as lesser known therapies. It aims to allow parents of newly diagnosed children, as well as any professional working alongside them, to sift through the avalanche of advise and make their own informed choices.

SC/AUT SAN [P14746]

An early start for your child with autism : using everyday activities to help kids connect, communicate, and learn / Rogers, Sally J.; Dawson, Geraldine; Vismara, Laurie A. -- New York: Guilford Press, 2012. x, 342 p. ; 25 cm.

The goal of this book is to provide parents, and the other people who love and care for a young child with autism, with tools and strategies to help the child move onto a positive developmental path as soon as possible. The book is based on the authors' extensive and ongoing work with families using the Early Start Denver Model to help children become active, curious and engaged learners in the world. The strategies come from formal scientific studies that show children's accelerated development when the Model is delivered combined with parents' use of these skills. Examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language and engagement.

SC/AUT ROG [P15031]

The parent's guide to in-home ABA programs : frequently asked questions about applied behaviour analysis for your child with autism / Johnson, Elle Olivia. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 128 p. ; 22 cm.

This quick guide answers the common questions that parents ask when beginning an in-home Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programme including what it is and what will happen when an ABA therapist comes into my home. The handbook gives the ins and outs of ABA in a chatty question and answer format addressing everything parents need to know about what a typical session will entail, how to navigate their relationship with the therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.

SC/AUT JOH [P14957]

The parent's guide to occupational therapy for autism and other special needs : practical strategies for motor skills, sensory integration, toilet training, and more / Koscinski, Cara. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 189 p. ; 22 cm.

This guide contains occupational therapy activities that you can use in your home to encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks.

SC/AUT KOS [P15829]

Reframe your thinking around autism : how the Polyvagal Theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism / Bridges, Holly. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 103 p. ; 22 cm.

Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response to early stressors - the result of a child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.

SC/AUT BRI [P15786]

A treasure chest of behavioral strategies for individuals with autism / Fouse, Beth; Wheeler, Maria. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. xi, 359 p. ; 28 cm.

A resource manual that applies theory and best practice in behaviour management to individuals with autism. Written for parents and teachers as an easy reference for using behavioural interventions with individuals with autism.

SC/AUT FOU [P13141]