Family & Childhood Studies
Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions
This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies.
The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!
Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams.
In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful.
Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses
From breathing exercises and pressure holds to noise-reducing headphones and gum, this illustrated book is packed with simple strategies and tools to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years to stay cool, calm and in control.
A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals
This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD.
How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life
Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult can be a difficult but liberating process. Full of useful information and personal insights, this book details the stages of late diagnosis, from self-identification to acceptance. It discusses mental health issues that can arise, supports that are available and strategies for the future.
A book about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions
In this picture book, we join Tom as he is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and carers with the opportunity to teach boys and young men with autism and other special needs how to use urinals and cubicles safely and to understand the social etiquette.
A book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions
A simple picture book to teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about masturbation and when and where it is appropriate. It also helps to introduce the concepts of public and private and to establish ground rules.
A book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions
This simple picture book follows Tom as he begins puberty. Designed to be read with boys with autism or other special needs, it provides the perfect starting point for parents and carers to discuss changes including new hair growth, deepening voice and wet dreams.
A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent
This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume focuses on the core challenges faced by those with autism: cognitive, sensory, social and emotional.
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