Recent comments

Sleep difficulties and autism spectrum disorders : a guide for parents and professionals by Aitken, Kenneth J

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012 . 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 29 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 29 Date: 2010

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

Becoming a person : the biography of Robert Martin / John McRae. 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 29 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! How Panic, Anxiety and Stress Affect Your Body 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. 29 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 29 Date: 2005

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

Starving the anger gremlin : a cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anger management for young people by Collins-Donnelly, Kate

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012 . 86 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 29 Date: 2012

Very user friendly. Explains the condition simply and has some great activities.

Effectiveness of individual funding approaches for disability support by Fisher, Karen R

Publication: Canberra Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010 . viii, 113 p. 29 Date: 2010

Useful as provided insight into overseas experiences and outcomes. Good to compare against NZ research

Monica and David by Codina, Alexandra

Publication: New York, NY Docurama Films 2011 . DVD : 67 mins 29 Date: 2011

I really enjoyed this.

Ailia : what it's like to be 11 years old and have Down syndrome by Colin, Ailia Bliss

Publication: . 26 pages : 23 cm

A lovely read

Removing the fear of raising a child with down syndrome : waising Miss Chloe by Dymond, Sue

Publication: . 163 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : 23 cm.

A good read

Teaching children with Down Syndrome about their bodies, boundaries and sexuality : a guide for parents and professionals by Couwenhoven, Terri

Publication: Bethesda, MD Woodbine House 2007 . xii, 331 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. 29 Date: 2007

Brilliant. I shall order my own copy.

Challenging behaviour : supporting change

Publication: Chatham Challenging Behaviour Foundation 2008 . 1. DVD 1: 33 min. 2. DVD 2: 36:15 min 3. A4 Sheet describing contents 29 Date: 2008

Great reactive and proactive strategies list

Temple Grandin by Jackson, Mick

Publication: Burbank, CA HBO Films 2010 . DVD: 109 mins 29 Date: 2010

This is the best DVD I have seen from the library. Really outstanding.

After Thomas : a true story of extraordinary friendship by Shore, Simon

Publication: Hartswood Films and BBC America co-production 2007 . DVD : 93 mins. 29 Date: 2007

Will borrow again to show some volunteers. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

In my shoes : an everyday look at autism spectrum disorder by McKerras, Dean

Publication: [New Zealand], PAI 4 ASD Trust : 2008 . 1. DVD : 47 mins.2. Booklet : 15 p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm. 29 Date: 2008

Great basic starting point for people who come into contact with ASD.

What's the buzz? for early learners : a complete social skills foundation course by Le Messurier, Mark

Publication: Abingdon : Routledge, 2015 . 262 pages : 30 cm. Date: 2015

Great examples and social stories. Easy to follow.

Brief guide to autism treatments by Sandberg, Elisabeth Hollister

Publication: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013 . 173 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 29 Date: 2013

Helpful to get an overview of many treatments in one book - searching the internet can get confusing. Also nice to know about scientific back-up on these treatments.

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