Family & Childhood Studies

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Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie; Illustrated by Jonathon Powell; Foreword by Judith Gould
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Ellie Needs to Go

A book about how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for professionals and parents, this book offers employment strategies to support individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) into fulfilling and long-lasting careers. It provides a primer on how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and teaches coaching techniques to help with jobhunting and workplace challenges.

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The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.

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Parenting OCD

Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A must-read for any parent or carer of an OCD child, Sanders talks with honesty and humour about her son's illness, providing practical advice and insight. She covers everything from getting a diagnosis and what to expect in therapy, to how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent.

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Jasper and the Magpie

Enjoying special interests together

By Dan Mayfield; Illustrated by Alex Merry
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Jasper loves collecting shiny things but his parents worry about his unusual hobby until they find a way to embrace it as a family. This fun storybook will encourage readers to be more accepting of difference and will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum, their friends and family.

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The Mouse's House

Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime

By Susan Quayle; Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This picture story book about mouse and her friends' quest to prepare for winter shows how to use reflexology with children whilst enjoying a fun bedtime read. Designed to help with common issues such as sleep difficulties and anxiety, it includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions.

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Acquired Tastes

Why Families Eat the Way They Do

UBC Press

Interviews with Canadian families reveal that our daily food choices reflect individual tastes and preferences but also our economic, social, and geographical place in the world.

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Preparing for Adoption

Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

By Julia Davis; Foreword by Hugh Thornbery
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child.

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Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's and Carer's Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children and teens with autism are particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Advice is given on key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking.

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