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Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Integration Dysfunction

101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders

Tara Delaney - 2009 , 240 pages

Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer.

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ellen Notbohm & Veronica Zysk, 2004, 207 pages

Try-it-now solutions that have worked for thousand of children grappling with social, sensory, behavioral and self care issues.

Asperger Syndrome; A Practical Guide for Teachers

Cumine, Leach, Stevenson, 1998, 90 pgs.

Resource materials for teachers, a practical guide.

Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues

Myles/Cook/Miller/Rinner/Robbins, 2000, 112 pgs.

Practical solutions for making sense of the world. Help designing environmntal adaptations and intervention strategies that enable individuals with Asperger Syndrome to be more successful.

Asperger Syndrome & Your Child (parents guide)

Powers/Poland, 2003, 251 pgs

A compassionate account of everything related to AS with a lot of practical advice. Book is base upon unlocking your child's potential.

Asperger's and Self-Esteem

Norm Ledgin, 2002, 186 pgs.

Insight and hope through famous role models.

Asperger's Syndrome (Parents and Professionals) (2 copies)

T. Atwood, 1998, 180 pgs.

This rich source of info on autism shows empathy, knowledge and common sense approaches to individuals with Asperger's syndrome. It outlines practical and achievable strategies for intervention and education.

Autism, Now What

A. and S. Collins, 2002, 90 pgs.

Great brief introduction to parents just finding out a diagnosis of autism. The objectives of this book are to feel have you feel validated in your own struggles, gain additional insight into what to expect and relate personally to the book.

Autism & PDD: Intermediate Social Skills Lessons

Pam Reese/Nena Challenner

Autism, Reaching for a Brighter Future: Service Guidelines for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder/pervasive Developmental Disorder (ASD/PDD) : Birth Through Twenty-one

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council - Autism - 103 pages 

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Yack/Aquilla/Sutton, 2002, 185 pgs.

Therapy for children with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Building Social Relationships:A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties

Scott Bellini, Ph.D., 270 pgs.

“This sensitive, clear and easy-to-read book offers an innovative approach to the core challenge of all ASD. The book provides a vast menu of choices to help people with autism spectrum challenges achieve social fluidity and success. A social skills book that combines practical sense and offers everyday solutions.”

Comic Strip Conversations

Carol Gray, 1994, 25 pgs.

A Comic Strip Conversation is a conversation between 2 or more people which incorporates the use of simple drawings. Based on the belief that visualization and visual supports may improve children with autism understanding and comprehension of conversation.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Tony Attwood

“An encyclopedia on Asperger's syndrome written in easy-to-read non-technical language. There is a good mix of research information, first person reports and clinical information.”

Children With Autism

M. Powers, 1982, 300 pgs

Covered are areas of special concern to parents of children with autism. A definitive first book to read on autism. Information and support start the parent's journey. From adjusting to the diagnosis to nurturing independence, the coverage of autism is complete.

The Color of Autism

T. Flowers, 2002, 135 pgs.

This treasure of tips and tools show how to: communicate effectively, design effective learning environments, create schedules, use creative cuing and inspire students with autism to reach their full potential.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon, 2003, fiction, 225 pages

Although this book is fictitious,the author worked with people with autism as a young man. In the story, Christopher (a man with autism), is on a quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog. It is agonizingly honest, humorous and insightful.

Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism

P. Coyne, C. Nyberg, 1999, 65 pgs. text and 120 pgs. social stories and supplements.

For the individual with autism and his family, free time can be the most challenging. This book provides a comprehensive, structured approach to develop leisure interests and skills for home, school and community. Practical information and guidelines including social activity cards to copy are included.. It capitalizes on the individual's strengths and visual-spatial manipulation and establishing routines and using their interests in sensory feedback.

Developing Talents

Temple Grandin/Kate Duffy, 2004, 150 pgs.

Careers for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

Exiting Nirvana-A Daughter's Life with Autism

C. Park, 2001, 200 pgs.

The continuing story of Jessy Park. (See “The Siege”) As an adult, she continues to struggle with language, sensitivities, and social interactions. She has grown as an artist and holds a job. This moving story will touch your heart.

Facing Autism

Lynn M. Hamilton, 2000, 337 pgs.

Giving parents reason for hope and guidance for help.

Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Aspergers Syndrome

S. Wagner, 1999, 150 pgs.

Outlines both theories and applications of inclusive programming for middle school students.

Learning Through Music, Vol 4

B. Brunk,, K. Coleman, 1999, 50 pgs.

This collection of song covers action, cognition, language development, self help and transitions for children with autism. Easel books songs are included. See “Music Therapy” for further explanation.

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

DANYA Intl./OAR/SARRC, 2007, 78 pgs.

Overview of the Transition-to-Adulthood process with emphasis on: early planning, collaboration between family and schools, community based instruction.

Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator's Guide

DANYA Intl./OAR, 2004, 45 pgs.

Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

DANYA Intl./OAR, 2005, 75 pgs.

Managing Meltdowns

Lipsky/Richards, 2009, 80 pgs.

Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with children and adults with autism. When facing a threatening situation, fear overwhelms an individual with autism. “Meltdowns or catastrophic reactions can be scary for the individual with autism and for the person trying to help if they don't know how to react.

Music Therapy

B. Brunk, MMT, MT-BC, 1999, 100 pgs.

Music therapy is a unique path to communication and learning for children with autism. Music can create a consistent, stable predictable environment and bring comfort. Basic information and music is provided.

Navigating the Social World

Jeanette L. McAfee, M.D., 2002, 346 pgs.

A curriculum for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and related disorders. Dr. McAfee is a doctor and mother of a child with high functioning autism. Dr. McAfee turned her love and concern for her own daughter into this practical book of teaching children social skills.

The New Social Story Book (2 copies)

C. Gray, 2000, 100 pgs

Children with autism spectrum disorder struggle to read, interpret and respond effectively to their social world. Social stories address this social confusion by causing the adults working with the child to put themselves in the shoes of the child. Then they identify and share information that may be missing by using a social story.

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Rondalyn Varney Whitney, 2008, 311 pgs.

Understanding and coping with NLD and Aspergers - What parents and teachers need to know.  Previously published in 2002 asBridging the Gap.

Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder



The Out of Sync Child

C. Kranowitz, 1998, 280 pgs

Does over sensitivity, under sensitivity, hyperactive, uncoordinated describe your child? Recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction can take you in a new direction in helping your child.

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun

C. Kranowitz, 2003, 300 pgs

Features more than 100 playful activities that are SAFE- sensory motor, appropriate, fun and easy, to help develop and organize a child's brain and body. These are a great way to counteract sensory integration dysfunction. They work at home , school and in the world. See “Out of Sync Child”.

Perfect Targets:Asperger Syndrome and Bullying; Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World

Rebekah Heinrichs, MSN, M.S.ED, 2003, 185 pgs.

“In addition to clearly defining bullying as it occurs in the schools,Perfect Targetsis jam packed with easy-to-implement solutions for identifying, resolving, and preventing the scourge of bullying on yet another generation. . . Provides helpful guidelines for administrators, teachers and parents.”

Pretending to Be Normal

L. Willey,

Liane's daughter's diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome led her on a path of discovery for her daughter and herself. Her autobiography follows her travels. “I do not wish for a cure to Asperger's Syndrome. I wish for a cure of the ill that makes people compare themselves to a normal that is measured in terms of perfect and absolute standards most of which are impossible for anyone to meet.”

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Ann Palmer, 2006, 163 pgs.

A parent's guide to student success. Her own son's success shows that college can be a suitable option for students with an autism spectrum disorder and a basis for a successful, independent life.

Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

Scholastic Inc, 1996, 245 pgs.

More than 600 phrases, sayings and expressions and their hidden meaning.  Especially useful for children with Aspergers Syndrome who think in very literal terms.

Simple Strategies That Work! Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students With Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities

Brenda Smith Myles, ‎Diane Adreon, ‎Dena Gitlitz - 2006 - ‎

The book discusses problems that arise in the classroom and how teachers can adjust the classroom to accommodate, while not interfering with normal classroom routines.

The Sixth Sense

C. Gray, 2002, 17 pgs.

This is a lesson plan to introduce information about autism spectrum disorders to general education students. It explains behavior that might be misinterpreted as frightening, odd or rude. The 6th, or Social Sense, of a child with autism is explained.

Soon Will Come the Light

T. McKean, 1994, 150 pgs.

Thomas McKean offers a fascinating insight into the world of autism. Tom has a unique ability to be in the world of autism yet posses the communication skills to tell us what it feels like to be behind the “wall.”

Starting Points

Hudson/Myles, 2007, 55 pgs.

The basics of understanding and supporting children and youth with Asperger Syndrome

Taming the Recess Jungle

Socially simplifying recess for students with autism and related disorders

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm, 2005, 108 pgs.

This award winning book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children on the autism spectrum.

“You're Going to Love This Kid!”

Paula Kluth, 2003, 263 pgs.

Teaching students with Autism in the inclusive classroom.