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Books: Disability Specific Resources: Autism

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Autism Asperger Publishing Company (AAPC) was established in 1999. The mission of this publisher is to be the first source for practical solutions related to Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. They are an independent publisher, targeting professionals and parents alike. They strive to offer publications at affordable prices so that important resources will not be off limits to anyone with an interest in the Autism Spectrum. The Autism Asperger Publishing Company specializes in providing mainstream, hands-on advice and information to parents, educators and others about topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Accordingly, their books are more practical than technical. For more information, visit their website or write to P.O. Box 23173, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66283-0173.

Future Horizons’ mission is to bring current, helpful information on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome to individuals, families and professionals. They became a leading publisher in the world of Autism/Asperger's primarily because the founder's son, Alex, was diagnosed with Autism. This event led him to write a charming book called, "Laughing and Loving with Autism," as he tried to show the world some of the positives and joys that a child with Autism can bring.

New Sign Social Skills Training Project: Books and Manuals is a fee for service company that utilizes a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to teach social skills to children, adolescents, and adults who have social-communication difficulties. Their books are sold through the publisher, Future Horizons listed above. For more information on their books, visit their website above or send mail to Jed Baker, Ph.D., 29 Collinwood Road, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040 or send e-mail to: jandbbaker@aol.com.


Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism? (Current Issues in Autism)

This book is written by Eric Schopler (Editor), Gary B. Mesibov (Editor), Linda J. Kunce (Editor) from the TEACCH program of the Department of Psychology of the University of North Carolina, . They have written a book that is about Asperger Syndrome and how it compares with Hich Functioning Autism. Compiled research on the history, diagnosis, related conditions and treatment. The book also includes essays by people who have experienced autism in their personal lives. This book is available at Amazon.com

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

This book is edited by Uta Frith. This book provides the translation of the original Hans Asperger paper. This book is available at Amazon.com. UK visitors may order through Amazon.co.uk.

Children With Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Practitioners and Careers

This book is by Patricia Howlin. This book discusses the nature, causes, and treatment of these syndromes. The book outlines therapies addressing language impairments, social deficits and behaviors and offers advice to parents on seeking treatment. This book is available at Amazon.com UK visitors may order through Amazon.co.uk.

Getting Services for your Child on the Autism Spectrum

This book is by DeAnn Hyatt-Foley & Matthew G. Foley. These two authors are parents of their son, Ryan, and they give their personal experience with raising Ryan and finding services for him. This book is available at Amazon.com

Higher Functioning Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism : A Teacher's Guide

This book is by Ann Fullerton (Editor), Joyce Stratton, Phyllis Coyne, Carol Gray. This book is available at Amazon.com

High-Functioning Individuals With Autism (Current Issues in Autism)

This book is by Eric Schopler (Editor), Gary B. Mesibov (Editor) This book is available at Amazon.com

Learning with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World: Visual Language Strategies for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders

This book is by Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed. D. and Carole Kaulitz, M.Ed. This book gives knowledge about the learning systems characteristic of the ASD child helps individuals with ASd learn to behave, to perform academically , and to become socially competent. This book is available at Autism Asperger Publishing Company

Making Sense of Art: Sensory-Based Art Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

This book is by Sandra R. Davalos. This book is available at Amazon.com

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

This book is by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, and James McPartland. This book is available at Amazon.com

Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help

This book is by Mitzi Waltz. This books is a wonderful resource. Highly recommended. This book is available at Amazon.com

Preparing for Life

This book is by Dr. Jed Baker. Preparing for Life is a comprehensive guide for students and all those working with them to create plans to transition to adult life. Practical information on applying for college, vocational training, residential programs, and financial assistance is provided along with guidelines for helping students understand their strengths and challenges so they can advocate for themselves. The book contains over 70 skill lessons pertaining to friendship, dating, employment, transportation, finances and managing frustration and anxiety, allowing students to prepare for all aspects of adult life. This book will help manage all aspects of the transition process. Order this book from Future Horizons’

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry: Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and ADHD

This book is by Lisa Blakemore-Brown. This book is available at Amazon.com

New Sign To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of a Machine

by Judith Newman, a mother tells of her autistic son and how Siri, the Apple talking technology is helpful in unexpected ways as well as other memoirs. Read the excerpt from this engaging memoir at My Teenage Son Is on the Autism Spectrum—but He’s Determined to Hold a Job

Women From Another Planet? Our Lives in the Universe of Autism

This book is edited by Jean Kearns Miller. This is a collection of writings by women on the autism spectrum. The book offers up their stories, their perspectives and provides information that will help the rest of us understand, appreciate, and and respect these amazing women. This book is available at Amazon.com.

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