Family & Childhood Studies

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The Obsessive Joy of Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Julia Bascom shares a rare insight into the absolute joy of intense autistic obsessions and stimming. She explains why some experiences are so rich, vibrant, and all-consuming that they set her heart racing, shedding new light on an often-misunderstood aspect of autism.

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I am an Aspie Girl

A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions

By Danuta Bulhak-Paterson; Illustrated by Teresa Ferguson; Afterword by Tony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Girls with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often quite different from boys with an ASD. In this fully-illustrated, colour storybook, Lizzie, an 'Aspie Girl', talks about all the things she and other girls with Asperger Syndrome sometimes find difficult, and all of the things that make them special.

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Keeping Your Adoptive Family Strong

Strategies for Success

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Essential reading for any family struggling with the reality of adopting a traumatized child. Contains friendly advice and useful strategies to help families tackle common difficulties and create a stable, happy family.

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Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for professionals, women on the spectrum and their families, this is a cradle to grave overview of girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at each stage of their lives. The book explores how women with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, employment, sexuality, pregnancy and motherhood, and aging.

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Mindfulness for Carers

How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional needs. The enjoyable mindfulness exercises will help caregivers to regain control and maintain a positive outlook.

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Are the Keys in the Freezer?

An Advocate's Guide for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Are the Keys in the Freezer? is an artful blend of practical advice and the compelling story of a family's search for the right care for their mother with dementia.

This well-researched book is a must-read for families in the US looking for resources and ideas about care facilities, hospices, finances and costs of ...

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Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition

An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a jargon-free introduction for parents, students and professionals which explains what ABA is, how it works and provides effective techniques.

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Helping Foster Children In School

A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster children often struggle in school, performing poorly both in terms of their behavior and academic performance. This book is full of positive strategies to help foster parents, educators and social workers to support these children more effectively.

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Billy Says... Series of 6 books

Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A set of six books guiding children through the process of fostering and adoption, by focusing on the experiences of a five-year-old girl called Kirsty and her magic doll Billy. Billy helps Kirsty to understand what is happening to her and to make sense of her complicated feelings.

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Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Offering practical advice straight from the couples counseling room, Eva A. Mendes provides an insider's view into what couples and counselors can do to help make an ASD relationship last. She outlines the challenges faced in an ASD relationship and provides strategies that can improve the lives and marriages of couples on a daily basis.

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