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Explaining Down's syndrome by Royston, Angela

Publication: London Franklin Watts 2009 . 45 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm. 25 Date: 2009

Informative, useful book.

Down syndrome by Royston, Angela

Publication: Chicago, IL Heinemann 2005 . 32 p. ; col. ill. ; 23 cm. 25 Date: 2005

Useful, simple book.

Down syndrome today by Blakston, Angela

Publication: Melbourne Department of Human Services 2011 . 67 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. 25 Date: 2011

Excellent and informative.

Down syndrome by Levine, Michelle

Publication: . 32 pages : 25 cm.

I didn't like this book as much as others as I found it more negative than positive. Each page starts off with a negative statement and then tries to come up with something positive, so, for me, it is of limited use, though the pictures are cute!

Understanding death and illness and what they teach about life : by Faherty, Catherine

Publication: Arlington, TX Future Horizons 2008 . xxxvi, 341 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 25 Date: 2008

A good book to use with mid primary school children. Especially useful when someone is dying.

Everyone dies one day: by O'Brien, Kathleen

Publication: . 17 unnumbered pages : 30 cm

An excellent resource for young children (not necessarily with ASD). It was used as an activtiy book with a six year old whose mother had died (at home)

Overcoming loss : by Sorensen, Julia

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008 . 140 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 25 Date: 2008

Some activities used with the 6 year old's class and they were very special to all the children who shared in the little one's grief. It gave the class a better understanding of what she was going through.

A memory book: someone I love has died by Irving, Tricia

Publication: Wellington Mallinson Rendel Publishers Ltd 2000 25 Date: 2000

This has been a hit on so many levels with so many children and adults. One very angry 9 year old boy used it to remember his precious dog. The 11 year old girl whose Mum had died said it's very simple but hugged it to her and said "I really love it". Her 6 year old sister has one too. Staff were keen to have it for their own use and their children. It's absolutely brilliant.

Finding your own way to grieve : by Helbert, Karla

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013 . 181 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 25 Date: 2013

This is a good book for older children who don't have ASD. I shared this book with the 11 yer old whose Mum died last week. She is working through the activities and enjoying the journey. She's sharing happy moments and realises her feelings are very normal. She knows the staff and school are here to support her.

Developmental drama : by Booker, Mary

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011 . 144 p. ; 24 cm 25 Date: 2011

This book has so many ideas for working with people who have high and complex needs. I would like for our region to have this book as a resource. Fantastic book. I didn't want to return it.

The disappointment dragon : by Al-Ghani, K I

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014 . 63 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. x 23 cm. 25 Date: 2014

Both kids liked this one. Nice practical situations.

What to do when your brain gets stuck : by Huebner, Dawn

Publication: Washington, DC Magination Press 2007 . 95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. 25 Date: 2007

Good ideas but my son struggled to engage with it.

Autism and learning differences : by McManmon, Michael P.

Publication: . 525 pages : 28 cm

This book is aimed at older children/adolescents and talks more about living skills, employment, and areas that are not relevant to the age of my child. However, the checklists and information related to these topics were still really useful to help me think about what kinds of areas would be useful for us to focus on. We are homeschooling our 12 year old this year, and this really helped me to think about helping him with skills to be able live in this world rather than just get an academic education. Some of the pages are photocopiable too! I would recommend this to people with children in intermediate/high school or older.

Raising Martians from crash-landing to leaving home : by Muggleton, Joshua

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012 . 238 p. ; 23 cm. 25 Date: 2012

A really good practical guide to helping us deal with our autistic son.

M is for autism /

Publication: . 93 pages : 22 cm :

Focused on the female perspective and at a life stage that my son isn't up to yet but some concepts and ways of thinking were still valuable.

Different like me : by Elder, Jennifer

Publication: London JKP 2006 . 48 p. : ill. (colour) ; 26 cm 25 Date: 2006

Very interesting to know that autism does not affect artistic endeavour because we had been told by several people that we should give up on our son in art.

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

A fantastic book, beautifully written- all the more poignant because the "characters" are real people. Moving me to tears in parts, laughing my head off in other parts. Well done all who were involved in getting this book out there.

Wilma Jean the worry machine by Cook, Julia

Publication: . 32 pp ; 224 x 196mm

Like the story but the pictures are not really my taste.

Scaredies away! : by Fiorile, Stacy L.,

Publication: Beaverton, OR : BMD Publishing Ltd, 2014 . [45] pages : 22 x 22 cm Date: 2014

Love this book- will try it for one of my students.

Being mortal : by Gawande, Atul

Publication: London : Profile Books, 2015 . 282 pages : 20 cm. Date: 2015

A great read and makes many insightful perspectives and learnings.

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