Showing 121-140 of 213 items.

Talk to Me

Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

If your child finds talking to people a struggle, this is the book to get the conversation started.

In this hands-on guide, Heather Jones offers practical advice, born of experience with her own son, which will help you teach your child the principles of communication. Full of strategies and examples, it shows how you can ...

More info

How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio

Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you.

More info

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome (AS) or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your AS partner. Maxine Aston offers relationship advice that draws on over a decade of counselling experience.

More info

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Jude Welton; Illustrated by Jane Telford; Foreword by Glenys Jones
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.

More info

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online.

More info

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment.

More info

Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues.

More info

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format.

More info

A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech.

More info

Diagnosis Asparagus

Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

By Haley Moss; Foreword by Susan J. Moreno
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

By Sue Cornbluth; Foreword by Nyleen Shaw
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

Tom Needs to Go

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

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

Things Tom Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

What's Happening to Tom?

A book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

More info

A Place in My Heart

By Mary Grossnickle; Illustrated by Alison Relyea
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5.

More info
Find what you’re looking for...
Stay Informed

Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.


Read past newsletters

Current Catalogue
Fall 2022 catalogue cover
Publishers Represented
UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.