Family & Childhood Studies
The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze
This essential and accessible guide to the legal entitlements of children and young people with special needs explains the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans which replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It provides essential information for parents about how the system works, what they can expect, and how they can appeal.
Full of advice and support, this book is an honest account of one family's experiences of raising a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA). It includes strategies to help manage PDA behaviours, information on obtaining diagnosis and raising awareness, and explanations to help readers gain a better understanding of the condition.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
In this illustrated guide Issy invites readers to learn about PDA, a part of the autism spectrum, from her perspective, helping them to understand how it causes her to find simple, everyday demands very stressful. Issy tells readers (aged 7 upwards) about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her.
A book about how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
In this picture book, we join Ellie as she is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and carers with the opportunity to teach girls and young women with autism and other special needs how to use public toilets safely and to understand the social etiquette.
How Autism Changed One Family for the Better
Carrie's son Jack sees days of the week as colors, has an astounding memory for birthdays, and is terrified of dogs - he also has autism. In this moving memoir, Carrie shows the realities of daily life parenting a family of five and supporting her son's special needs giving us a fascinating view into Jack's unique mind and a family built on love.
A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions
This simple picture book follows Ellie as she begins puberty. Designed to be read with girls with autism or other special needs, it provides the perfect starting point for parents and carers to discuss changes including new hair growth and menstruation.
A book about sexuality and masturbation for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
A simple picture book to teach girls and young women 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.
Positive Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Challenges
Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or long-term foster care.
A Journey through Asperger's, Assault, and Healing with Horses
Despite rape, homelessness, anorexia and severe post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent attack, Susan Dunne turned her life around and set up a pony therapy business. Susan shares her painful journey, and how her connection with horses sparked the healing process and helped her to cope with lifelong difficulties associated with autism.
A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers
Ever wanted to create a picture story to help your ASD kid get through a difficult situation, but let your lack of artistic skills hold you back? That won't be a problem any more, with this step-by-step guide to creating simple picture stories that can be adapted for absolutely any situation, whether at home, in the classroom, or on-the-go.
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