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Early play program by Dodd, Susan

Publication: Forestville, NSW Autism Spectrum Australia 2006 . 177 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. 25 Date: 2006

Great resource if you are unsure how to build your child's play skills. Lots of fantastic ideas and guides you through each step.

The secret business of relationships, love and sex by Anderson, Heather,

Publication: . 127 pages : 21 cm.

I'm going to purchase it!

Disclosing the diagnosis : by Tullemans, Anna,

Publication: Redcliffe, Queensland : Anna Tullemans, 2015 . 116 pages : 21 cm Date: 2015

I am a young adult on the spectrum myself. This is the book I wish my parents had read.

Been there. Done that. Try this! An Aspie's guide to life on earth by Attwood, Tony

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014 . 335 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm. 25 Date: 2014

This is a brilliant book. It has some really useful and advice from people who actually understand Aspergers; ourselves. I wish I'd found it sooner. I wish there were 50 books like this. I want my own copy.

How to be yourself in a world that's different : by Yoshida, Yuko

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley 2007 . 112 p, : ill. ; 22 cm 25 Date: 2007

A fantastic book for looking at all the positive outcomes of being on the spectrum. Simply written in a way that is easy for all ages to read.

Asperger syndrome, the universe and everything by Hall, Kenneth

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley 2001 . 109 p. 25 Date: 2001

It helped me to understand what processes and thinking my child might be having. Also helped me to think of some ways to help my child.

Sexuality and relationships in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities : by Chapman, Rohhss

Publication: London ; Jessice Kingsley Publishers 2015 . 320 pages ; 25 cm Date: 2015

This is a fantastic book with really insightful "stories" from people with disability, followed up with discussion about how experiences have been shaped and policy/practice implications for the future. Aimed at professionals. I wish I had my own copy.

Learning difficulties and sexual vulnerability : by Hollomotz, Andrea

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley 2011 . 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 25 Date: 2011

This is superb. I love the personal accounts. It is insightful, value- changing and really practical. A must read for managers, trainers and professionals.

Opening doors : by Brooks, Mary,

Publication: Wellington, NZ : Wellington Society for Music Therapy, 2002 . 165 p. : 21 cm. Date: 2002

An early resource, it's important as it highlights the potential for music therapy in hospitals and hospices. Also published by Wellington Society for Music Therapy before a training course started in 2003.

Breaking bread, nourishing connections : by Schwier, Karin Melberg

Publication: Baltimore Paul H. Brookes 2005 . xxviii, 280 p. : ill. ; 30 cm 25 Date: 2005

Excellent view of mealtimes from a social perspective. A well written and enjoyable compilation of strategies to promote dignity and independence for all people at mealtimes.

Mealtime support resources

Publication: . 38 p. 30 cm.

Great for some practical strategies around supporting people to be safer at mealtimes

Sleep well on the autism spectrum : by Aitken, Kenneth J

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014 . 302 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 25 Date: 2014

Covers a range of sleep disorders- good helpful information and strategies.

Sleep difficulties and autism spectrum disorders : by Aitken, Kenneth J

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012 . 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 25 Date: 2012

Enjoyed the framework to understand sleep problems. CDU model.

Temple Grandin by Jackson, Mick

Publication: Burbank, CA HBO Films 2010 . DVD: 109 mins 25 Date: 2010

Great movie. Hugely beneficial to try to understand the world through Temple's eyes.

Becoming a person : by McRae, John,

Publication: Nelson, New Zealand : Craig Potton Publishing 2014 . 167 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm Date: 2014

This should be recommended reading for all staff- provides an overview and history of care, shows how one person can develop if supported well and the strength of the human spirit. A star in New Zealand! I loved it.

Gus, the asparagus / by Hobson, Kaylene

Publication: . 1 vol : 22 cm x 22 cm

Gus, the asparagus is a lovely book that takes a light-hearted approach to Asperger's Syndrome. I really appreciated that it didn't make ASD out to be a big deal and has been a good book to open up to the disclosure discussion with my seven year old. "You're an asparagus, but that's okay, because just like the vegetables in the book, we're all different."

By any other name by Midell, Dave

Publication: Columbus, OH Play On Productions 2010 . DVD : 15:18 mins 25 Date: 2010

Great for anyone exploring friendship/relationship issues. I find it helpful when DVDs have a running time on the back but this one didn't. It is relatively short.

Help! I've Got an Alarm Bell Going off in My Head! by Aspden, K. L.

Publication: . 48 pages : Illustrations ;

An easy read digestable. Beautiful presentation of good strategies for anxious kids. I highly recommend this booklet for all ages.

Speech and language development for infants with Down syndrome (0-5 years) by Buckley, Sue

Publication: Kirkby Lonsdale Down Syndrome Education International 2012 . vi, 50 p. : ill. col. ; 30 cm. 25 Date: 2012

Very useful activities for using with children

Rising above a diagnosis of Autism by Parish, Robert

Publication: Cicero, NY Write Field Features 2005 . 1xDVD ; 54 mins 25 Date: 2005

Good insight into what parents experience when having a child with autism.

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