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Kate Horstman – Occupational Therapist ( now based in Brisbane) - A Practical Book helping Kids & Teens with ADHD & in schools. A workbook for classroom support and Managing transitions read review here and can be purchased at DYMOCKS, Townsville. (Umbrella highly RECOMMENDS this resource, our office has some copies for loan if needed).
The Adult Asperger’s and Autism Social Group
To find out more about this group phone Jennifer 4799 5286 or Gwenyth 4774 0637 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASD Network Group
Catholic Education hold once a term networking meetings and speakers.
Contact : Cathy Contola
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Why Does Chris Do That? – by Tony Attwood $19.80 + postage . Focuses on Autism but is also recommended for understanding behaviour in Asperger’s. This short book is a wonderful resource for families, professionals and schools. (Limited stock). (We suggest reading it in association with Gail Gillingham’s books shown below).
Solutions for Adults with Asperger Syndrome - by Juanita Lovett $44.55 + postage . Written for people who themselves have AS and those who live and work with them, this quality, hardback book is written in an interesting style and contains lots of examples drawn from real life. As well as diagnosis and the general characteristics of AS, including sensory and behaviour, Dr. Lovett covers marriage, neighbourhood relationships, employment and coping strategies. (Talk to us about other books relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders in adults).
No Team Player – by Judith Newton $29.70 + postage . A newly self-published Australian account of “a neurotypical’s life married to a man with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, the author discusses her predicament with clarity and candour,so there can be no misunderstanding about the unusual nature of her life. A bonus is her portrait of how ASD appears in an adult, so that she answers the question often asked about adolescents, “what is he likely to be like when he grows up?” This book may well be the raw material for designing further interventions for young people on the spectrum as they move towards independence and life in the community. (Additional recommended text The Other Half of Asperger’s by Maxine Aston – new stock arriving soon).
Let’s Be Friends - by L.E. Shapiro & J. Holmes $26.95 + postage . A simple workbook to use at home or school, this book is not a description of “friendship”, but a series of activities so when the child starts to meet people who may become friends, he has some of the skills he needs to be accepted. (For larger groups and schools, we suggest the workboks by Darlene Mannix and by Ruth Begun shown in our stock list on www.bookinhand.com.au
Other books in the series which are especially suitable for people with Asperger’s are:-
Knowing yourself, knowing others by Barbara Cooper $26.95 + postage
Social Success Workbook for Teens by Barbara Cooper $23.65 + postage
Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence - by Theresa Bolick $27.50 + postage . This best-selling readable book is one of the very best guides around to spending time with a teenager with AS. It has plenty of background but why it stands out are the vast number of practical suggestions for making things smoother in your life and for teaching the young person how to cope with the rest of the world as well as their AS. Also available Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum by Maxine Aston which looks at issues more common in people with a diagnosis of Autism as well as Asperger’s.
An Extraordinary Gift: the Australian Asperger’s Resource Guide - by Marie Whitlow $29.70 + postage . Easy reading, compact and full of useful, practical information for families, schools, professionals and services. Published in 2010 in Australia for Australians – right up to date. For issues relating to Autism, consider The Australian Autism Handbook by O’Reilly & Smith. $39.60 + postage
The Angel who was Accidentally Born on Earth - by Miwa Stynes $14.85 + postage . Written by a mother, this whimsical and delightfully illustrated Australian picture book will appeal to many who are enchanted by the behaviour of young children with ASD while recognising that early intervention is an important part of long term planning for people on the spectrum. For a very simple look at Autism suitable for showing to pre-school groups, we now have in stock My Little Girl is a Funny Little Girl by Tricia Inglis. $19.80 + postage . See It’s an Asperger’s Thing (below) for discussing Asperger’s with younger children.
Autism: Handle with Care $22.00
Autism: a New Understanding $27.50 by Gail Gillingham
For the combined price of only $49.50 you have in your hands the experiences of several hundreds of people of all ages with a diagnosis of Autism or Asperger’s. “Handle with Care” gives details the experience of being on the autism spectrum and how differently such people experience the world, whether they are children or adults. “A New Understanding” expands on this to give a deep insight into how we can all avoid making things difficult and uncomfortable for everyone involved. Gail’s insights can help make therapies more effective and our day to day lives work better. Books to share with family members, professionals, friends and teachers.
Its an Aspergers thing – Explaining Aspergers Syndrome to Ch… - by Debbie Pecar Booklet – $16.50
Debbie wrote this booklet especially for her child who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Aimed at younger children (pre-school and early primary age) a single sentence on each page describes a typical characteristic of Asperger’s. The cheerful, carefully chosen illustrations can be used as talking points, and the text is also useful to introduce the concept of Asperger’s to other children in the family and to classmates. One of our most popular resources.
Lucy’s Story – Autism and Other Adventures - by Lucy Blackman Paperback – $27.50. This is the book to read if you want to have an inside view of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lucy describes her first memories, her personal experience as a child in a world of light, movement and surprises, the impact her autism had on her parents and sisters, her experiences of school and the reasons she believes that she does not use language in the same way as other people. The book includes correspondence with the Australian author John Marsden, and meetings with Professor Tony Attwood, whose detailed Afterword places Lucy’s difficulties in context. Although every student with ASD is different and Lucy’s accommodations were exceptional, the author’s careful descriptions of her schooling and her approach to academic work in Yrs 11 & 12 in an Australian Secondary School are relevant in understanding the study skills and information processing of many students with Asperger Syndrome as well as Autism.
Lucy’s Story has been republished overseas and recommended by professionals including the late Dr. Bernard Rimland. It has been referenced in at least a dozen texts as an important source of information for the sensory and other issues common to both autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Best of all, a parent has suggested, “Lucy’s Story is a wonderful insight. It is one thing for an academic to tell you what could be going on in your child’s mind, but you really need to get it straight from the source. If your child can’t [tell you], read the book. Read it anyway, and it could help you with your relationships with others. Read it for a laugh!”
Aspergers down under – a kids eye view - by Joel Portsmouth Booklet – $16.50. Twelve year old Joel Portsmouth lives in Sydney. He is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome – and he has written a booklet to be read by anyone interested in Asperger’s or autism in a young person.Life with autism has many variations, but everyone on the autistic spectrum shares at least some of Joel’s experiences and has similar difficulties in the wider world. Joel’s graphic, humorous, startling, generous and occasionally heartbreaking explanations of his behaviour and coping strategies are an eye opener. This short book is for all ages, whether family, friends, professionals, kids who are themselves on the autistic spectrum and, most importantly, for “neurotypical” people to whom “ASD” is uncharted territory and who want to know more. Fantastic for families, teachers and primary/early secondary students, whether they are classmates or the person diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum.
What About Me? The Autism Survival Guide for Kids - by Athanasia Koutsis, Gerda De Clercq, Richard Galbraith (illus.) Hard Back, Large Format – $29.70. An Australian book written by experienced professionals and illustrated by a well known cartoonist, What About Me is designed to help brothers & sisters of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It has been reviewed as “outstanding”. More than that, it is a useful introduction to ASD in general because it describes many of the differences and complexities of autism. It is used in classrooms and by parents & professionals to discuss the diagnosis with family, friends and others in the community (including adults) in a fun and yet simple way.
Autism Queensland is a community based, not for profit, Incorporated Association. As the peak provider in Queensland of services to children and adults with ASD and to their families, Autism Queensland draws on expertise gained during its 40 year history.
Ph: 3273 0000
Fax: 3273 8306
ABIQ – Autism Behaviour Intervention Queensland
It is the belief of ABIQ that children with Autism are best treated by Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA). This therapy gives children with Autism a chance – a chance to grow, to live and to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
Ph: 3881 1868
Fax: 3889 8939
Minds and Hearts-Psychologists
Clinic specialising in Aspergers and Autism
Dr Michelle Garnett is the Founder and Clinic Director of Minds & Hearts. She has extensive experience in autism and Asperger’s syndrome and has personally selected the team of professionals on the basis of their knowledge and skill base, but also for their personal qualities.
Ph: 3844 9466
Fax: 3844 9533
Tony Attwood is well known for sharing his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. He has an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.
Tony has written several publications on Aspergers Sydrome.
Tony operates his clinic two days a week and supports children and adults by visiting them at school and home. He also spends a large amount of time travelling nationally and internationally to present workshops and papers.
Ph: 3285 7888