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.
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.
A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions
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.
Strategies for Success
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.
Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age
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.
How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself
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.
An Advocate's Guide for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
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 ...
An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals
This is a jargon-free introduction for parents, students and professionals which explains what ABA is, how it works and provides effective techniques.
A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers
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.
Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption
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.
Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors
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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