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Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference.
The company was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and has grown since then to now publish over 250 books a year. JKP is known for long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work, and arts therapies. More recently they have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, palliative care, and practical theology. JKP has a range of graphic novels across these subject areas, and books for children, on issues including bereavement, depression and anger. In 2016, JKP was awarded Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year by the British Book Industry Awards.
In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
How to share and tell your story
Disclosing an autism diagnosis is an often-tricky issue that pops up throughout people’s lives. This insightful book by leading autism advocate Haley Moss unpacks the challenges that disclosure presents at different stages and in different settings, from how to talk about disclosure with younger children through to self-advocacy as an adult.
A guide for teachers and parents on how to support students struggling with their executive functions
Executive function is the cognitive process that organizes thoughts and activities, prioritizes tasks, manages time efficiently, and makes decisions. This must-read guide gives practical steps and strategies to support children who face difficulties caused by impaired executive function, often experienced by neurodivergent children.
How Science Lost the Trust of Autistic People, and How It Can Win It Back
How did we get here and what happens now? Tackling the big questions in relation to autism and science, this book examines the problematic relationship between scientific research and disability, the controversial history of studies into the condition, and what science can do to restore faith in its practices for the autistic community.
- Copyright year: 2024
Tips and advice on how to parent successfully alongside your neurodivergence
This clear, supportive guide explores the joys and challenges of parenting as an autistic person. Clearly-structured sections including self care, special interests, meltdowns and shutdowns, building relationships, avoiding burnout and more help you to navigate the tough parts of raising children and enjoy the rewards.
A Handbook for Teens, Young Adults, and Those Who Care About Them
An empowering guide for Autistic teens and young adults transitioning into adulthood, with tips on successful allyship for friends and family. With real-life experiences from the Autistic community, this encouraging book is what you need to ensure home, education, work, and social experiences support your independence in the best way possible.
Finances, Childrearing, and Other Practical Concerns of Polyamory
A practical guide to the questions that come in the later stages of polyamorous relationships - with chapters on parenting, finance, households, metamours and breakup plans.
Stories for Grandparents of Transgender Grandchildren
A guide for grandparents of trans children, written by Janna Barkin - mother to a trans son, and advocate for gender diverse people and their families - with interviews and stories from grandparents and children, a glossary of terms related to gender identity and further resources and reading.
Moving into adulthood when you’re multiply neurodivergent
Autistic ADHDer Sarah Boon opens the door on what it’s like as a young autistic ADHDer. Sharing invaluable tips and tricks that she has picked up along the way, this book is a companion guide to thriving when multiply neurodivergent.
Written by autistic author, Niamh Garvey, with lively illustrations throughout, this is the ultimate guide for 8-12-year-olds to learn all about what being autistic actually means.
The Autistic Woman’s Creative Guide to Belonging
An explorative guide for women to help them work through the challenges arising from late autism discovery including understanding past behaviours, accessing support and developing a positive identity. Interweaving stories of lived experience with practical activities, this is the ideal dip-in/dip-out guide to achieving autistic self-acceptance.
An illustrated guide to PDA for teens, written by Laura Kerbey, an autism consultant with over 20 years experience, and illustrated by Sunday Times bestselling author and PDA parent Eliza Fricker. Chapters include: managing anxiety, family and friends, sex and relationships, risky behaviours and gender identity and sexuality.
A Light-Hearted Guide to Office Life for the Autistic Employee
A humorously illustrated guide to office life for the autistic employee, with advice on navigating the world of office-speak, endless meetings, workplace relationships, banter and bullying, to help you become the best advocate for yourself at work (and an expert on your non autistic colleagues).
A Framework to Support Anxious, Demand-Avoidant Autistic Children, Teens and Young Adults
A primer explaining the anxious, demand avoidant, autistic profile known as PDA and a framework for supporting a child, teen or young adult who fits this profile at home, school and in the community.
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