Written by a 10 year old with Asperger syndrome, who is also exceptionally gifted. He relates his struggles and joys, in a warm and humorous way.
This video looks at students with Asperger’s in general, and focuses in on a 12 year old boy. It explains the causes of, symptoms of, and strategies for coping with asperger syndrome. Demonstrates that with appropriate support it is possible for kids to succeed. Available in DVD format.
This is a book that will never become irrelevant or “outdated.” Every child who uses it also becomes its co-author. Each chapter is divided in two parts: the first part – the Workbook – is for the child to complete, by writing or highlighting “What is True for Me” in lists of simple statements. The… More Asperger’s … What Does It Mean To Me? A Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Aitosm or Asperger’s
This book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Asperger’s Syndrome. In it you’ll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You’ll also hear from experts who discuss whether “Aspie girls” are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed; why many AS women feel like a minority within a minority… More Asperger’s and Girls
Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that they can present to a child with Asperger’s. Kids will find the how-to for understanding and communicating with peers and teachers, standing up for and taking care of themselves, setting realistic goals, and making friends. Ages 10-13
If you have Asperger’s, high school can be a time of great promise and opportunity — to learn more about subjects you’re excited about, join clubs and activities that interest you, and make new friends — but it can also be uncomfortable at times. This book helps you use your strengths and unique personal style… More Asperger’s Teens: Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Girls with Asperger’s syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges and loneliness. This is written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy… More Aspergirls Empowering Females with Asperger’s Syndrome
As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer Cook O’Toole provides a unique insider’s look into Asperger Syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches. This… More Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome
If you ask Dr. Harold Reitman, labels are a lousy way to describe a unique human being, whether it’s Asperger’s, high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette’s or even the so-called neurotypical brain itself. One size does not fit all. Everyone’s brain is different. After reviewing the scientific community’s research, conducted over the last nearly 40… More Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity
Written by internationally renowned autism trainer, teacher, and advocate and best-selling author Catherine Faherty, the workbook is engaged by the autistic child or adult to enhance self-understanding and awareness and foster communication with others about needs, preferences, and identity. Most every facet of a person’s life is explored — areas particular to autism and areas… More Autism … What Does It Mean To Me? A Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s
In this presentation, Dr. Grandin shares her valuable insights on a variety of topics, and offers do’s and don’t s. Among the topics discussed: sensory sensitivities and solutions, neurological differences, disability vs bad behavior. Available in DVD format (90 min.)
This accessible handbook describes different play sequences which encourage the integration of social, emotional and cognitive development in autistic children. The easy-to-follow play strategies focus on the four key skills of visualizing, imitation, mirroring and turn-taking. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs, and includes a questionnaire for observing and assessing play interventions as an… More Autism & Play
“If you see a kid with autism on the street, don’t yell at her if she’s doing something wrong. She can’t help it. Autism is really challenging,” explains Christian, who tells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautiful girl who loves to swim. In these moving essays, Christian and many other kids tell… More Autism And Me: Sibling Stories
This short film was written by Dennis Debbaudt and Jerry Newport, an adult with Asperger syndrome who has been driving for 45 years. He and his wife, Mary, have written many books, including Mozart and the Whale: An Aspergers Love Story. This film will discuss many of the important factors that should be considered when… More Autism And The Decision To Drive with Jerry Newport (DVD)
Not many resources examine how autism affects grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Yet, they are all affected by this disorder, too! Follow Dr Raun Melmed, Developmental Pediatrician, and Maria Wheeler, M.Ed., as they examine the complex relationships that develop, and are changed by an autism diagnosis in the family.
Stemming from a wealth of both professional and personal experience, this guidebook combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism, every day. Autism consultant Alyson Beytien outlines over 150 tried-and-true techniques for home, school, and community. Alyson’s three boys cover the whole spectrum of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and… More Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum
The relationship between siblings can be tough, and the sibling dynamic can be further challenged when one child has autism. This interactive workbook is designed for siblings of children with autism. Introducing the experience of autism in simple language, children are encouraged to complete activities that identify differences and strengthen relationships. This book is focused… More Autism in My Family: A Journal for Siblings of Children with Autism
Dr. Robert Naseef is a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism. He writes how parents can provide the best support for their child with autism—and ensure that the whole family’s needs are met. Weaving wisdom from years of clinical practice with candid first-hand insights on parenting a child from birth through adulthood,… More Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together
Visits to the dentist and oral care at home can be difficult for people with autism. Autism Speaks partnered with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video for families of children with autism and dental professionals. The Dental Guide also includes: forms to use for your visit a visual schedule to help the… More Autism Speaks Community Connections: Dental Guide
Sometimes, people with autism display behaviors that are challenging to understand and address. The Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit will provide you with strategies and resources to address these behaviors and help support you during difficult situations. The kit is broken into different sections. You may want to read the kit in its entirety or work… More Autism Speaks Family Services: Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit