Materials for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

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Title, Author, Publisher and Description

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371.90475
Sonnet

Activities for adults with learning disabilities / Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2009.
Description: “This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun and engaging activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. A comprehensive collection of varied and enjoyable activities, this practical book also contains useful tips to ensure that sessions run smoothly. All the activities are tried and tested by experienced practitioners and include a key advising the level of help required, wheelchair user suitability and any related health and safety issues involved. Ideal for use in social clubs or residential homes, this is an essential resource for professionals and volunteers working with adults with learning disabilities.”

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616.8982
Kenned

The ADHD autism connection : a step toward more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment / Diane M. Kennedy. Waterbrook Press, 2002.
Description: A mother’s mission : what’s the big deal about this “connection”? — Beginning with the definitions : the fine lines between autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorders — Which is it? : autism or ADHD? : the similarities are not coincidental — The problem with current diagnostic practices : how ADHD screening tools lend themselves to misdiagnosis — The changing faces of autism : developmental stages from infancy to adolescence — Careers and relationships : adults with ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome — Treatments for ADHD and Autism : an overview — Triumphs : celebrating the unique contributions and achievements of people with ADHD and Autistic disorders — Conclusion : new beginnings.

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616.85882
Hendrickx

The adolescent and adult neuro-diversity handbook : Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and related conditions / Sarah Hendrickx ; with a chapter on dyslexia by Claire Salter. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.
Description: Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. … a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s and Anxiety Disorders. … an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.

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616.858832
Roberson

Adult Asperger’s syndrome : the essential guide / Kenneth Roberson. [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
Description: “This book is about questions, specifically questions regarding Asperger’s in adults, what it looks like, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to cope with the challenges of Asperger’s in adulthood.”– From the introduction.

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616.85882
Perry

Adults on the autism spectrum leave the nest : achieving supported independence / Nancy Perry. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
Description: “Children on the Autism Spectrum often grow up to find they are unable to cope effectively with the challenges of adult life. This book shows that, with the appropriate lifelong care from parents and carers, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and live fulfilling adult lives. Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) need in order to live independently, away from the parental home. The author explains the importance of the cognitive abilities that enable us to regulate behaviour and adapt to changing situations, known as Executive Functions, and how an individual’s deficits in this area can be especially problematic in the adult world. The book provides approaches to managing Executive Function Deficits and describes an innovative therapeutic program that successfully allows adults with ASDs to live with their peers and develop meaningful adult relationships. This book provides practical and accessible guidance for parents, therapists, people with ASDs, and anyone with an interest in helping people on the Autism Spectrum lead their lives with a sense of dignity and independence”–Publisher’s description.

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616.8522
Adults

Adults with autism [videorecording (DVD)] : the journey home. Princeton Child Development Institute, 2015.
Description: “This film is recommended for parents, professionals, and anyone who knows a family of a child with autism. It is the true story of four individuals with autism who surpassed all expectations, and the science-based intervention that changed their lives. DESCRIPTION: Four years in the making, this new documentary follows Bobby, James, Amy and Will, four individuals born with autism. Now as adults, they live and work independently in their New Jersey community. These remarkable outcomes are the result of early and ongoing intervention based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This film releases, for the first time, the remarkable archival footage of the adults progressing from childhood through adulthood. New footage profiles parents revealing the challenges and successes they have encountered while raising their children with autism from infancy to adulthood. Professionals describe the scientific methods used to teach daily living and job readiness skills that provide adults with a greater level of independence and competence. Princeton Child Development Institute Presents: “Adults With Autism – The Journey Home”. BONUS DISC-Includes a bonus DVD containing over 60 minutes of valuable insights on a variety of related topics, including: – Autism in Other Countries – Understanding ABA – Preparing for Adulthood – Importance of Early Intervention and additional information on effective autism intervention.–amazon.”–publisher’s website.

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378.161087
Grossberg

Applying to college for students with ADD or LD : a guide to keep you (and your parents) sane, satisfied, and organized through the admission process / Blythe Grossberg. Magination Press : American Psychological Association, c2010.
Description: “Presents a step-by-step plan and timeline for applying to college for those with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities.

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Dubin

Asperger syndrome and anxiety : a guide to successful stress management. / Nick Dubin. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
Description: “For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS)… stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life’s challenges especially hard to cope with. The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment. … provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS.”–publisher’s website.

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Grossberg

Asperger’s and adulthood : a guide to working, loving, and living with Asperger’s syndrome / Blythe Grossberg, Psy. D. Althea Media, [2017]
Description: “Advice for the new Aspie adult. You’re just like anyone else – except: You want things the way you want them, when you want them. You’re really into history, or art, or gaming … but not so much into dating, making small talk, or following rules. You find many social constructs confusing and difficult to adhere to because they just don’t make any sens – and you like things to make sense! You’re grown up and graduated and it’s time to get out into a world that’s not necessarily made for you. So what can you do? Fear not, dear Aspie! Let this book be your guide as you navigate the waters of adulthood – a tough journey, even for Neurotypicals. Penned by Blythe Grossberg, author of the bestselling book, Asperger’s Rules!, you’ll get a better grasp in the ins-and-outs o career goals, romance, and socializing. With an estimated half a million Aspies set to enter the workforce within the next decade, your participation in the institution of adulthood is required, and it’s totally possible to do it on your own terms. Get out on your own and make the spectrum work for you!”–Back cover.

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Attwood

Asperger’s syndrome and jail : a survival guide / Will Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Description: Will Attwood was finishing a three-year sentence in prison when he was formally diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome for the first time. After his diagnosis he recognised just how much it had been affecting his life behind bars. This is a practical advice guide for people with autism who have been sentenced to time in prison. Will shares his first-hand knowledge of what to expect and how to behave within the penal system. He sheds light on topics that are important for people with autism, answering questions such as: How should you act with inmates and guards? How do you aboid trouble? What about a prison’s environmental stimuli may cause you anxiety? His thoughtful, measured writing debunks rumours about daily life in prison, and will be enormously helpful for anyone with autism in custody, as well as professionals working with offenders on the autism spectrum–back cover.

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Searle

Asperger’s syndrome in adults / Ruth Searle. Sheldon, 2010.
Description: “Increasing numbers of adults are being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, while children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders – an estimated 300,000 in the UK – are growing up. Until recently, most information has been aimed at children with the condition, or parents. Asperger syndrome (AS) in adulthood brings different challenges, and, crucially, there are far fewer resources. According to I Exist, the National Society for Autism’s report on how the needs of autistic adults are ignored, 45% of councils have no process for managing how autistic adults receive support if they don’t fulfil the criteria for either learning disability or mental health services. As a result, adults are left to cope alone – and often don’t cope well, with depression and other mental health problems as the result. Conversely, some adults with Asperger syndrome have learned to cover up their problems, so signs of the condition will often be quite subtle. This book addresses issues faced by adults with Asperger syndrome, and looks at the potential of adults with Asperger syndrome, exploring how they may contribute on their own terms.”

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Meyer

Asperger syndrome employment workbook : an employment workbook for adults with Asperger syndrome / Roger N. Meyer. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.
Description: “This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through step-by-step self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to engage actively in a self-paced exploration of their employment history, and ultimately to identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths. The workbook contains practical exercises, with clear explanations and examples of how to use them. It leads the reader to identify and explore: three jobs they have held in different life periods, their interests, skills and talents, and their application to work, their style of learning and style of work, the social skills required by specific jobs, as identified by other people than the autobiographer, the AS characteristics which further and impede work performance, successful and unsuccessful survival strategies, issues around diagnosis and disclosure which affect life at work and outside it, creative problem solving for the present and the future – a personal wish list. Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook will also be an essential guide for professionals, career advisors and vocational counsellors as it provides in-depth guidance and research on fulfilling employment for adults and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism.”–publisher’s website.
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Asperg
Asperger syndrome at work : success strategies for employees and employers. (DVD). Coulter Video, c2009.
Description: Designed to help teen and adult employees with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a job and to increase understanding by supervisors and coworkers of employees with Asperger Syndrome. The video includes segments for job seekers and employers. It would also be helpful to job coaches, schools, and supported employment programs.

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Korin

Asperger syndrome, an owner’s manual 2 for older adolescents and adults : what you, your parents and friends, and your employer, need to know. / Ellen S. Heller Korin. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2007.
Description: An interactive workbook designed to assist users in identifying their unique profiles. Intended for older adolescents (16+) and for adults on the spectrum who have the desire to enhance their quality of life and achieve unmet goals.
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618.92858820092
Vines
Asperger’s on the inside / Michelle Vines. Grey Gecko Press, [2016]
Description: Michelle Vines was born in Liverpool, Australia and grew up in a hilly forest region of Melbourne known as the Dandenong Ranges. After showing talent in the areas of mathematics and science, Michelle was accepted into the University of Melbourne where she received bachelor’s degrees with honors in chemical engineering and environmental science. Michelle began her career as a process engineer in the oil and gas industry and subsequently became a technical leader in manufacturing. However, after five years of feeling deeply unhappy in her work environment, Michelle paused her engineering career in 2008. In 2010, Michelle moved to the United States with her one-year-old son, where she had another son the following year. She gradually grew to love the town of Houston, Texas, and has chosen to remain ever since. At thirty years old, on the advice of friends, Michelle approached a psychologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center for assessment and was officially diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Michelle found the diagnosis to be a huge relief, and she has since dedicated a lot of her time to advocating for people on the Autism spectrum with the goal of helping the general public better understand the Autistic person’s perspective. In 2013, she gave a public presentation on “Life as an Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome,” which has been viewed by tens of thousands of people on YouTube and has been instrumental in giving many others hope and the courage to seek out their own Asperger’s diagnosis.”–publisher’s webpage.
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362.1968588
Asperg

Asperger’s syndrome and employment : a personal guide to succeeding at work. (DVD). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
Description: People with Asperger’s syndrome can find it difficult to work in an environment that involves socialization with colleagues or a lack of routine. This video shows how success is possible with perseverance and with the right supports and strategies in place. Good advice for adolescents and adults.

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Ledgin

Asperger’s and self-esteem : insight and hope through famous role models / Norm Ledgin. Future Horizons, Inc., c2002.
Description: “Introduces twelve more high-achieving role models who have made significant contributions to our world. Roles models include: Einstein, Mozart, Darwin, Jefferson [and others]. All exhibited traits common to people with Asperger’s Syndrome. Today’s young people and adults with AS can also make a difference if they are given support, opportunities, and the freedom to explore their abilities. Many accomplished people have been loners, self-taught, obsessed by an idea, and known for their lack of social skills. How many of them would be diagnosed with Asperger’s today”.-amazon.com

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Simone

Asperger’s on the job : must-have advice for people with Asperger’s or high functioning autism, and their employers, educators, and advocates / Rudy Simone. Future Horizons, c2010.
Description: A resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate the growing population of those with Asperger’s Syndrome (a mild form of autism), and to help people (adults) with AS find and keep gainful employment. Simone looks into all aspects of employment–because there is more to a job than what the tasks are. From social blunders, to perfectionism, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work–together.

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646.77
Brown

The aspie girl’s guide to being safe with men : the unwritten safety rules no-one is telling you / Debi Brown. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
Description: This is essential reading for every girl and woman on the autism spectrum, from age 13 upwards. Appreciating that Aspies need explanations to be explicit and comprehensive, Debi Brown provides sound, practical strategies for staying safe in many different situations, sesitively yet honestly explaining what the Aspie girl’s rights and choices are, and how to act on her choices to stay safe.

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616.858832
Day

Aspies alone together : a surivival guide for women living with Asperger Syndrome / Elaine M. Day. [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2014]
The autobiography of Elaine Day, a woman who grew up with undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome and a survival guide she has created for other women on the spectrum. Not just for those learning about AS as adults, this guide is helpful to any woman suffering from AS and describes some of the differences between men and women with Asperger Syndrome.

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JobCoach

Attainment’s job coaching strategies [videorecording (DVD)] / with Steve Tenpas. Attainment Co., c2002.
Description: Focuses on the successful supported employment of Nick, a young man with multiple disabilities. His accomplishments, and the techniques used to facilitate them, are detailed by his job coach, parents, and Steve Tenpas.

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616.85882
Barber

Autism, adolescence, & adulthood : finding the path to independence / by Bobbi Barber. HigherLife Development Services, c2011.
Description: Raising teenage children can be challenging for any parent. The most exciting moments are intertwined with huge mental, emotional, and physical changes that can make life quite complex. And the challenge of loving and living with an adolescent, teen, or adult with special needs poses a unique set of those challenges. This easy-to-read guide-book is designed to give parents and caregivers of teenage autistic youth hope and a wealth of sound, usable information and insights that will help them guide their children to adequate adult independence. It will also help them find the motivation, dedication, and persistence they need along the journey.

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Senator

Autism adulthood : strategies and insights for a fulfilling life / Susan Senator. Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
Description: “Autism Adulthood features thirty interviews with autistic adults, their parents, caregivers, researchers, and professionals. Each vignette reveals firsthand a family’s challenge, their circumstances, their thought processes, and their unique solutions, and plans of action. Sharing the wisdom that emerges from parents’ and self-advocates’ experiences, Senator adds her own observations and conclusions based on her long-term experience with autism. Told in Senator’s trademark warm, honest, and approachable style, Autism Adulthood paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of many people grappling with grown-up, real-life autism. Senator’s is the only book of its kind, as real families share their stories and their creative solutions,”–Amazon.com.

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Howlin

Autism and Asperger syndrome : preparing for adulthood / Patricia Howlin. 2nd edition. Routledge, 2004.
Description: “This new edition of a book for professionals, families and people with autism has been completely updated to take account of the latest research in the field. It also includes an additional chapter on the differences between autism and Asperger syndrome.”–Jacket.

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Autism

Autism and pervasive developmental disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including autistic disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS) : along with facts about causes, symptoms, assessment, interventions, treatments, and education, tips for family members and teachers on the transition to adulthood … Omnigraphics, c2011.
Description: “Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions, along with facts about interventions and treatments, educational guidelines, and coping tips for families. Includes index, glossary, and other resources”– Provided by publisher.

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Wehman

Autism and the transition to adulthood : success beyond the classroom. / Paul Wehman. Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2009.
Description: “Autism diagnoses in young children increased dramatically in the 1990s—and now those children are young adults on the verge of a challenging transition to the real world. Every school and program will be ready to help with this groundbreaking practical guide, straight from the author of the acclaimed bestseller Life Beyond the Classroom and two community- based autism experts. Professionals who work with young adults will get hard-to-find information on how specific social, behavioral, and cognitive characteristics of people with autism affect the transition to adulthood, exploring potential challenges and traits that can be powerful assets. Then they’ll get a complete guide that walks them through every aspect of transition planning, including planning for employment and postsecondary education: conducting skillful assessment to determine a young person’s individual career goals, job- related strengths, and independent living skills ; using well-designed instructional supports, routines, and spaces in inclusive classrooms ; implementing positive behavior support to help young adults with autism succeed in school and at work ; providing community-based instruction at naturally occurring times, so it’s easier for students to learn and generalize new skills ; showing students and their families how to make the most of SSA disability benefits ; assisting students with college preparation, from choosing a college to managing academic and social demands ; using supported and/or customized employment strategies to help young people establish satisfying careers that play to their strengths ; helping young people develop critical life skills they’ll use across settings ; unlocking the benefits of community services and programs, such as vocational rehabilitation programs and Centers for Independent Living”–amazon.com

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Newpor

Autism-Asperger’s & sexuality : puberty and beyond / Jerry Newport. Future Horizons, c2002.
Description: Written by two adults diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, this groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s includes advice on dating, sex, birth control, disease prevention, abuse, and personal responsibility. This book is a groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Authors Jerry and Mary Newport were both diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as adults. They spent much of their lives trying to be “normal” and never quite fitting in. They beat the odds by becoming one of the few married autistic couples that have not only found love, but kept it alive. Here they share their first-hand knowledge of the challenges of sex and help guide young autistic adults and their caregivers through this sometimes bewildering but fascinating topic. Biographical.


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Bernick

The autism job club : the neurodiverse workforce in the new normal of employment / Michael Bernick. Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
Description: “The authors review the high unemployment rates among adults with autism and other neurodiverse conditions more than two decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act…”The autism job club” is a vital resource for adults with autism, their families, and advocates who are committed to neurodiverse employment, not unemployment. But it will also speak to a far broader audience interested in how to carve out a place for themselves or others in an increasingly competitive job world.”–Jacket.

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616.85882
Tantam

Autism spectrum disorders through the life span / Digby Tantam. Jessica Kingsley, 2013.
Description: This professional text covers every aspect of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), from science to services, from the most disabling Kanner’s syndrome to the most high-functioning Asperger syndrome, and from birth to old age. The book contains the latest research on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological, genetic, psychological, developmental, social, and emotional issues are covered, and the author also includes less accessible information on the diagnosis and treatment of associated psychiatric and medical conditions, the overlap between the ASDs and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and the management of behavioural and forensic problems. The author does not presume existing technical knowledge and the background to new methods of assessment, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, standardized clinical and psychological assessment, and genetic testing, is explained. This book is a resource for working with individuals of all ages who are on the autism spectrum. It contains research into the causes and treatment of the disorder.

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616.8982
Autism

Autism spectrum disorders in adults / Bernardo Barahona Corrãea, Rutger-Jan van der Gaag, editors. Springer, [2017]
Description: “In this book a group of international experts guide the reader through the clinical features of adults with autism spectrum disorders, describe the care needs of patients and their families, explain the evolution of the disorders into old age, and highlight what can be done to help. Detailed attention is paid to the medical and psychiatric problems of adults with these disorders and the approach to their education and professional integration. In addition, expert neuroscientists summarize current views on the neurobiology of autism. Autism spectrum disorders are devastating neurodevelopmental disorders. Although diagnosis and therapeutic interventions usually take place in infancy, they are chronic lifelong conditions. Surprisingly, the literature on autism spectrum disorders in adults is scarce. Moreover, most mental health professionals working with adults have little training in autism, and adult mental health services around the world are rarely prepared to address the needs of these patients, which tend to increase with age. This book therefore fills a crucial gap in the literature and will prove useful for all who care for and deal with adults in the Autistic Spectrum.”

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Autism

Autism spectrum disorder in mid and later life / edited by Scott D. Wright, Ph. D. ; foreword by Francesca Happâe. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Description: Bringing together international academics and professionals who are actively researching and working in the field, this pioneering scholarly volume covers the issues faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in mid and later life. Including a range of personal, academic and clinical perspectives, the book considers historical and contemporary perspectives on autism, including diagnosis, developmental outcomes and life course issues. Attention is given to medical, care and psychological issues that arise as people with ASD age, such as declining cognitive function and speech and communication issues. Family, community support, housing, advocacy, and socio-cultural considerations for older adults with ASD are also given careful consideration, and there are chapters on relationship and sexuality issues and on environmental design.

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Autism

Autism spectrum disorders in adolescents and adults : evidence-based and promising interventions / edited by Matt Tincani, Andy Bondy. The Guilford Press, 2016.
Description: This book presents effective practices for helping people with autism spectrum disorders to thrive in adulthood. It describes ways to support adolescents and adults in succeeding in higher education and work, living independently, enjoying leisure activities, navigating meaningful personal relationships, and more. Specific behavioral and instructional interventions are discussed. Case examples illustrate practical aspects of applying the strategies in real-world school and community settings.– From publisher’s description.

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Bruey

The autism transition guide : planning the journey from school to adult life
/ Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey. Woodbine House, 2009.
Description: This must-have transition planning resource provides ideas and strategies to prepare students with autism for life beyond high school.

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Robison

Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teacher / John Elder Robison. Crown Archetype, c2011.
Description: In this new book, Robison shares a new batch of stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice, for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels “different”, on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. He addresses questions like: How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations; Why manners matter; How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills; How to deal with bullies; When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity; How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage; The message this book puts forth is that every person, Aspergian or not, has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family, and its goal is to help readers and those they love find their path to success. Biographical.

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Marque

Becoming remarkably able : walking the path to talents, interests, and personal growth for individuals with autism spectrum disorders / Jacquelyn Altman Marquette. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2007.
Description: The Walking the Path Model is a much-needed resource designed to guide youth with autism spectrum disorders to identify their gifts and strengths. The model leads youth into active community involvement during the transition to adulthood and provides emotional support throughout the process. With a focus on increased capability and independence, the guide/workbook helps establish goals and paths to pursue in the quest for self-value and a true quality of life beyond high school. The process is applicable to all levels of ASD.

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Been

Been there, done that–try this! : an Aspie’s guide to life on earth / Tony Attwood, editor. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Description: The world’s Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer O’Toole and many others, offer words of wisdom based on their own personal experiences coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, friendship, and love.

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Clay

Clay Marzo [videorecording (DVD)] : just add water. Quicksilver, c2008.
Description: “Clay Marzo demonstrates his amazing talent and creative moves as he tackles surf in Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, France, Spain, and Australia. The film also addresses how he manages his life and sport while living with Asperger’s.

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Gaus

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult Asperger syndrome / Valerie L. Gaus. Guilford Press, c2007.
Description: “This presentation begins with a review of Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms. It goes on to include a basic discussion of Cognitive BehavioralTtherapy (CBT), what it does, how and why it works. It includes how clinicians successfully implement CBT strategies for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”–publisher’s website.

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Bissonnette

The complete guide to getting a job for people with Asperger’s syndrome : find the right career and get hired / Barbara Bissonnette. Jessica Kingsley, 2013.
Description: Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Bissonnette helps job-hunters develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan.

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Grandin

Developing talents : careers for individuals with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism / Temple Grandin. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2008.
Description: “The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals (adults) on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Employment figures and prospects have been updated, and new jobs have been added that are well suited for those on the spectrum.” — publisher’s website.

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Grandi

Different– not less : inspiring stories of achievement and successful employment from adults with autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD / Temple Grandin. Future Horizons Inc., c2012.
Description: Fourteen individuals with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder share the challenges they experienced growing up, their lives, relationships, and eventual careers.
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Envisi
Envisioning a bright future : interventions that work for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Optometric Extension Program Foundation, c2008.
Description: “Are you . . . a PARENT searching for the right interventions for your child? . . . a PROFESSIONAL looking to enhance your treatments?. . .an EDUCATOR exploring innovative ideas for the classroom?. . .an ADULT trying to regain your health? Then this is the ONLY guide to autism, ADD and learning disabilities you need to . . . Discover how load factors accumulate and trigger symptoms; Learn about the role of vision and visual issues in ASD; Find out why a diagnosis doesn’t determine treatment; Regain hope and optimism for your children and students! Includes contributions from more than 20 authors.”–publisher.

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Exposure anxiety–the invisible cage an exploration of self-protection responses in the autism spectrum and beyond / Donna Williams. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
Description: “Exposure anxiety is increasingly understood as a crippling condition affecting a high proportion of people on the autism spectrum. To many it is an invisible cage, leaving the person suffering from it aware, but buried alive in their own involuntary responses and isolation. [This book] describes the condition and its underlying physiological causes, and presents a range of approaches and strategies that can be used to combat it. Based on personal experience, the book shows how people with autism can be shown how to emerge from the stranglehold of exposure anxiety and develop their individuality.”–Publisher’s website.

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Purkis

Finding a different kind of normal : misadventures with Asperger syndrome / Jeanette Purkis ; foreword by Donna Williams. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
Description: “Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against her feelings of embarassment, anger and confusion about her ‘difference’ from other people. She was unaware until well into adulthood that everything she found difficult, including her lack of success in forming relationships, could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome.” “Used to being a misfit from a very young age, Jeanette found that being a member of a group in which she had a label – Jeanette the Communist; Jeanette, Enemy of the State; Jeanette the convict; Jeanette the drug addict – gave her a sense of order she could depend on, particularly in prison, where each day had a set routine and the inmates accepted her because of her rebel attitude. Finally diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 20, the author only began to accept her diagnosis some years later when she felt for the first time that she might learn to cope with being herself.”

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Buron

A 5 is against the law! : social boundaries : straight up! / Kari Dunn Buron. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2007.
Contents: Who will this book help? — What is a 5-point scale? — When does a 2 become a 3, or a 4 become a 5? — Different people see and think about things differently — Nobody goes it alone — When a kiss or a glance becomes a crime — Understanding the gray areas — When things seem to get out of control — But it isn’t fair! — Last words — Ideas for keeping your body calms or pulling yourself down from a 4 to a 2, or from a 3 to a 1 — Resources.

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Moss

A freshman survival guide for college students with autism spectrum disorders : the stuff nobody tells you about / Haley Moss ; foreword by Susan J. Moreno. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Description: Provides those with autism advice on surviving the freshman year of college, covering such topics as living away from home, preparing for classes and exams, making friends, coping in social situations, and managing stress.

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Sicile

A full life with autism : from learning to forming relationships to achieving independence / Chantal Sicile-Kira. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Description: “In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved dramatically in recent years, no one is answering the question that plagues so many parents: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? In this ground-breaking book, autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy take on the challenge of planning for the full lifespan. Working together and drawing on the insights of others facing the same challenges, they offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults across the autism spectrum can: *negotiate adult life in this new economy where adult service resources are scarce *cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family *create and maintain a support network, including friends, support staff, and therapists *find and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income *discover the joys of fulfilling relationships”– Provided by publisher.

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McElwain

The game of my life : a true story of challenge, triumph, and growing up autistic / Jason McElwain. New American Library, c2009.
Description: On February 15, 2006, the Greece Athena Trojans high school basketball team took the court for the final game of the regular season. With 4:19 left on the clock, and the Trojans nursing a comfortable lead, the coach sent Jason McElwain–an autistic student and the team manager–to the scorer’s table. He scored twenty points, including a school record six three-pointers. J-Mac, as McElwain became known, was carried off the court on his teammates’ shoulders, and a videotape of the game quickly found its way onto national television, making J-Mac a household name. An inspiration to people everywhere, Jason McElwain’s amazing accomplishment was broadcast on CNN, ESPN, and local newscasts across the country, moving President Bush to tears with his courage and determination. This is one of the few books written by an autistic author–a chronicle of how J-Mac overcame a lifetime of adversity.–From publisher description.

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Mendes

Gender identity, sexuality and autism : voices from across the spectrum / Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Description: Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA), this book explores the intersection of the two spectrums as well as the diverse experiences that come with it. By providing knowledge and advice based on in-depth research and personal accounts, the narratives will be immensely valuable to teenagers, adults, partners and families. The authors round these stories with a discussion of themes across narratives, and implications for the issues discussed. In the final chapter, the authors reflect on commonly asked questions from a clinical perspective, bringing in relevant research, as well as sharing best-practice tips and considerations that may be helpful for LGBTQIA and ASD teenagers and adults. These may also be used by family members and clinicians when counselling teenagers and adults on the dual spectrum. With each chapter structured around LGBTQIA and autism spectrum identities, Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism highlights the fluidity of gender identity, sexual orientation and neurodiversity and provides a space for people to share their individual experiences

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Fitzger

Genius genes : how Asperger talents changed the world / Michael Fitzgerald. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2007.
Short biographies of: Archimedes — Isaac Newton — Henry Cavendish — Thomas Jefferson — Charles Babbage — Charles Darwin — Gregor Johann Mendel — Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson — Gerard Manley Hopkins — Nikola Tesla — David Hilbert — H.G. Wells — John Broadus Watson — Albert Einstein — Bernard Law Montgomery — Charles de Gaulle — Alfred C. Kinsey — Norbert Wiener — Charles A. Lindbergh — Kurt Gšdel — Paul Erdšs.

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Saperstein

Getting a life with Asperger’s : lessons learned on the bumpy road to adulthood / Jesse A. Saperstein. Penguin Group, 2014.
Description: “Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger’s. Diagnosed at the age of fourteen, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he’s learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Among his Asperger’s Rules are: – Clean Up Your Own Mess (including but not limited to credit card debt, out-of-control collections, and your cesspool of a room) – You Can’t Bail Out the Titanic with a Wineglass (or change the world of online dating) – Serving as a Role Model to the Next Generation of Asperger’s Syndrome – Navigating the Challenges of College and the Unrelenting Storm of Transition – The Road to Catastrophe Is Paved with Good Intentions (understanding how others perceive you, even if they’re wrong) – WIN: Work Is Necessary (you are talented enough to maintain employment even if your options are not ideal) – Confronting Memories of Bullying and Showing Mercy Toward Yourself Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not.”– Provided by publisher.

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Marks

Growing together : a kid’s guide to living with, learning from, and loving a parent with autism spectrum disorder / written and illustrated by Elizabeth Marks. AAPC Publishing, [2015]
Description: Illustrated children’s book intended to help neurotypical children better understand a parent who has an autism spectrum disorder; as such it illustrates some unique autism-related adult behaviors while fostering listening, love and understanding among all family members.–Publisher.

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Koegel

Growing up on the spectrum : a guide to life, love, and learning for teens and young adults with autism and Asperger’s / Lynn Kern Koegel. Viking, 2009.
Description: A renowned autism expert collaborates with a parent of an autistic teenager in this guide to helping teens with autism. Addressing issues from a changing body to how to succeed in college, this inspiring volume offers hope and wisdom for parents, therapists, and educators.
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Bissonnet

Helping adults with Asperger’s syndrome get & stay hired : career coaching strategies for professionals and parents of adults on the autism spectrum / Barbara Bissonnette. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
Description: Employment expert Barbara Bissonnette provides strategies that professionals and parents need to guide individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to manageable jobs, and keep them employed. Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger’s Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger’s Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving. With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger’s, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.
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Myles

The hidden curriculum of getting and keeping a job : navigating the social landscape of employment : a guide for individuals with autism spectrum and other social-cognitive challenges / Brenda Smith Myles. AAPC Pub., c2013.
Description: The hidden curriculum, those unspoken rules that most of us pick up almost unconsciously, are challenging for individuals with autism and similiar social-cognitive disorders. This book offers easy, simple to follow suggestions for how to avoid the social minefields in getting and keeping a job.–Publisher.

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Kim

I think I might be autistic : a guide to autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and self-discovery for adults/ Cynthia A. Kim. Narrow Gauge, c2013.
Description: In her forties, the author was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. She addresses aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional effect of discovering oneself to be autistic and deciding with whom to share the diagnosis and how.

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Wagner

Inclusive programming for high school students with autism or Asperger’s syndrome / Sheila Wagner. Future Horizons, Inc., c2009.
Description: “Successful inclusion in high school is critical for achieving independence as an adult! Even though inclusive education is now the standard for educating students with special needs, inclusion is a still a very new process. Successful inclusion relies on flexibility of parents and educators, and their ability to work together for the sake of the student. Training, collaboration, specialized teaching, long-term planning, and a clear idea of the desired outcome for the student—these are just as important at the high school level as they were in elementary and middle school. This comprehensive guide will help you give your child or student the best possible high school experience. You will learn how to help students navigate the social minefields of friendships and dating, while fostering the executive functioning skills they will need as adults. Topics include: Transitioning from Middle School ; IEP Goals and Objectives ; Accommodations/Modifications ; Course Selection ; Developing Friendships ; Prom Night and Dating ; Bullying ; Graduation Requirements ; Preparing for College ; Employment Options ; Transitioning to the Adult Worldy …”– publisher’s website.

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Patter

Infectious behavior : brain-immune connections in autism, schizophrenia, and depression / Paul H. Patterson. MIT Press, c2011.
Description: Studies the possible interplay between the brain, immune system, and mental illnesses; how the discrepancies in the immune system can affect pregnant women and their fetuses; and the pros and cons of child vaccinations.

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Paradiz

The integrated self-advocacy ISA curriculum : a program for emerging self-advocates with autism spectrum and other conditions / Valerie Paradiéz. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2009.
Description: A curriculum to teach and practice self-advocacy skills for students with autism spectrum and related disorders. Specifically designed for middle-and-high school-aged students, young adults in transition, and adults with high-functioning autism and related conditions, it includes adaptation ideas for elementary-school students and other disability groups.

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Rose

It’s not a perfect world, but I’ll take it : 50 life lessons for teens like me who are kind of (you know) autistic / Jennifer Rose. Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
Description: A “guide to life [that] explains how you can be different and still connect with others, how to deal with tough realities, and how to celebrate happy times”–From Amazon.com.

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Endow

Learning the hidden curriculum : the odyssey of one autistic adult / Judy Endow. AAPC Pub., c2012.
Description: “Drawing from her personal experiences, Judy Endow … provides lots of hidden curriculum items that pertain to most areas of adult life. In relating how she personally has learned to more successfully maneuver social interactions, she also presents a framework for developing the ability to more quickly assess a situation and take steps to avoid making social blunders BEFORE they have been committed. A sampling of strategies includes Pause and Match, Laugh Along, Recognized and Expand Black-and-White Thinking, and It Is Not Necessary to Report All My Truths. Judy’s framework enables readers to learn to create their own social “rules” and, as a result, live freer, more successful lives. The fact that the book is written by an autistic person who has learned by trial and error makes it all the more valuable.”–publisher’s website.

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Zaks

Life and love : positive strategies for autistic adults / Zosia Zaks. Autism Asperger Publishing Company, c2006.
Description: “Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved – parents, spouses, friends – this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career. In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.”–publisher’s website.

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Soraya

Living independently on the autism spectrum : what you need to know to move into a place of your own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum / Lynne Soraya. Adams Media, 2013.
Description: “… covers many aspects of how young people can successfully navigate aspects of adult life, such as: self-awareness, self-knowledge, and advocacy ; managing emotions ; safety ; relationships ; employment”–author’s website.

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Gaus

Living well on the spectrum : how to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism / Valerie L. Gaus. Guilford Press, 2011.
Description: “Being “different” is old news for adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism (AS/HFA), whether they were diagnosed as children or only recently. Meeting a huge demand and providing indispensable practical guidance, prominent therapist Valerie Gaus shows how difference can be a strength. By mastering specific coping and problem-solving skills that “neurotypical” folks take for granted, people with AS/HFA can achieve greater success in everything from dealing with daily routines and social interactions to building a career and negotiating intimate relationships. The straight-talking, methodical writing style is expressly tailored to this audience’s preferences and needs. … packed with questionnaires and worksheets that help readers pinpoint their areas of greatest concern and develop personalized action plans to build the life they want”– Provided by publisher.

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Robison

Look me in the eye : my life with Aspergers’ / John Elder Robison. Three Rivers Press, c2008.
Description: Memoir of John Robison whose odd behavior was explained when he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome as an adult when he was forty and the change that made in his life.

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Jacobs

Loving Mr. Spock : understanding an aloof lover / Barbara Jacobs. Future Horizons, c2003.
Description: “As a popular advice columnist in the UK, Barbara Jacobs never suspected she’d be the one needing the relationship advice. But when she fell in love with Danny, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, she quickly learned to expect the unexpected. In this book, Barbara candidly delves into the dynamics of their relationship. She lovingly compares Danny to Mr. Spock, a character who thrives on logic rather than emotion, while admitting that she was quite opposite. Join Barbara and Danny on their tumultuous journey in love, and learn about Asperger’s along the way through figures, diagnostic guidelines, quotes and surveys by other couples, and more. If you love someone with Asperger’s, or have Asperger’s yourself, you can learn a lot from this book. Note: This book addresses some mature adult topics.”–Publisher’s website.

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Making sense of sex [electronic resource] : a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger’s syndrome / Sarah Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
Description: ‘Sarah’s book is an essential resource for all families who have an adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, such as Asperger’s syndrome. The information is detailed and accurate, and addresses just about all the issues relating to the important subject of sexuality, which is all too often distorted and presented in a biased way. Sarah’s approach is to explain the facts neutrally and realistically, while acknowledging individual values and respecting personal choice. I will certainly be recommending this book to all my clients.’. – Isabelle Hâenault PhD.

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Silberm

Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity / Steve Silberman. Avery, a member of Penguin Group USA, [2015]
Description: “A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently”– Provided by publisher.

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James

Odd girl out : my extraordinary autistic life / Laura E. James. Seal Press, 2018.
Description: Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn’t until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships.

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Lawson

Older adults and autism spectrum conditions : an introduction and guide / Wenn Lawson ; foreword by Carol Povey. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
Description: The first book to look seriously at the practical issues facing older adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), Wenn Lawson’s groundbreaking handbook offers support, advice, and sensible ways in which to look at the issues. Informed by current research, interviews with older people diagnosed with ASC and his own experience, the author covers a multitude of issues including dealing with transitions and changes to routine, communicating an individual’s particular needs and wishes to care home staff, the social and financial impact of retirement, mental health, and sensory and physical changes and challenges. Older people with ASC and their family and friends, as well as the professionals supporting them, will find this an indispensable and accessible book.

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Oops

Oops, wrong planet (DVD) Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2010.
Description: Einstein, Beethoven, Mozart, Van Gogh: all displayed symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome. But not every person with Asperger’s is a genius. This program follows a self-described eccentric who, after discovering he matches up with the general Asperger’s profile, sets out on a quest to learn all he can about the disorder, and whether he truly does have it. Along the way, he speaks with author Michael Fitzgerald, Professor Temple Grandin, Professor Alan Snyder, Wired magazine’s Steve Silberman, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, and a number of children and adults with AS about topics ranging from Asperger’s traits, to possible causes of the condition, to “Geek Syndrome” and the AQ Test. A warm and understanding look into the very different world of autism spectrum disorders.

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Aston

The other half of Asperger syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) : a guide to living in an intimate relationship with a partner who is on the autism spectrum / Maxine C. Aston. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Description: Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This title explains Asperger Syndrome, discusses whether or not seeking an autism diagnosis will help, and offers simple strategies for coping with a range of relationship challenges including communication, social, and intimacy difficulties.

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Endow

Paper words : discovering and living with my autism / Judy Endow. Autism Asperger Pub., c2009.
Description: “In this intensely personal book, readers are swept up into a fast-paced journey of how author Judy Endow noticed her differences early on, how she eventually discovered her autism and how she embraces life autistically. From her troubled teenage years in a state institution where her coping behaviors were interpreted as defiant and oppositional, to her years in a Christian community where her behaviors were misunderstood, to a brief marriage and the birth of her three sons, Judy has emerged as a strong voice on the autism spectrum. Beyond presenting a fascinating journey of resilience, courage, hard work and sheer will power, Paper Words shows visually on the printed page how Judy, a highly visual thinker, translates her thoughts into words.”–Publisher’s website.

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Boyd

Parenting a teen or young adult with Asperger syndrome (autistic spectrum disorder) : 325 ideas, insights, tips and strategies / Brenda Boyd. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Description: Boyd presents practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies that address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. She addresses common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change.

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Moreno

The partner’s guide to Asperger Syndrome / Susan Moreno. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
Description: Drawing on their own experiences of being in long-term relationships with partners with Asperger syndrome, and interviews with others in the same situation, the authors offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount common difficulties and make things work.

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Dunn

Prosody intervention for high-functioning adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder disorder : enhancing communication and social engagement through voice, rhythm, and pitch / Michelle Dunn and Larry Harris ; illustrations by Julia Dunn. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
Description: When making the transition to adulthood, young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder can find their opportunities limited by their impaired prosody. Through a program of evidence-based lessons and resources, this book helps to develop verbal and nonverbal skills essential to adult life, particularly in the context of looking for a job or social situations. It is a complete curriculum, covering everything from self-calming to fluency and conversational skills, and includes lesson plans, handouts, and homework. The program has been successfully used by the authors in their work with people on the autism spectrum and will be a life-changing resource for professionals as well as for parents and people on the autism spectrum wanting to improve their ability to communicate well.

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Reid

Quality activities in center-based programs for adults with autism : moving from nonmeaningful to meaningful / Dennis H. Reid, Marsha B. Parsons. Academic Press [2017]
Description: “… describes what constitutes meaningful versus nonpurposeful activities for adults with autism and other severe disabilities in a classroom or center-based program. Then this step-by-step guide presents an evidence-based process for changing nonpurposeful activities, using behavior analytic research and application. The goal is to help ensure adults with autism and other severe disabilities are engaged in week-day activities that truly enhance their income-earning capacity, independence with life skills, day-to-day enjoyment, and overall dignity. Summarizes the existing state of activities for adults with autism and severe disabilities in center-based programs. Covers how to empirically assess and monitor participation in meaningful activities. Details evidence-based procedures for changing existing activities to become more meaningful. Provides maintenance strategies for ensuring activities continue to be meaningful on a daily basis.”

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Reflec

Reflections from a different journey : what adults with disabilities wish all parents knew / edited by Stanley D. Klein and John D. Kemp ; foreword by Marlee Matlin. McGraw-Hill, c2004.
Description: “Presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment. While there are many books for parents on raising a child with a disability, this is the first to help them learn from people with disabilities, and to help children face the unique challenges and rewards of growing up with a disability. It will also encourage and inspire older children and adults with disabilities, other family members, and education and health care professionals who serve these families”–Publisher’s description.

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Gutste

Relationship development intervention with children, adolescents, and adults : social and emotional development activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD, and NLD / Steven E. Gutstein. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Description: Remove our emotional bonds with family, colleagues and friends and few of us would want to go on living. Yet establishing and maintaining such bonds is particularly difficult for people on the autism spectrum. This volume contains over 200 enjoyable and stimulating activities and exercises ranging over the entire gamut of social and emotional development, and is applicable to anyone, regardless of diagnosis, but will be particularly valuable for those on the autism spectrum. Activities can be undertaken independently, or with a teacher or therapist, and a full schema for the evaluation of progress and objectives is included. A companion website, free to purchasers provides a wealth of further information and support.”–Publisher’s website.

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Jackson

Sex, drugs and Asperger’s syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood / Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Description: Luke Jackson’s unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence ‘Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome’ is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job. –Amazon.com.

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Cohen

Six word lessons on female asperger syndrome : 100 lessons to understand and support girls and women with asperger’s / Tracey Cohen. Pacelli Publishing, c2015.
Description: “100 honest, pointed lessons written by a woman with Asperger syndrome. Under the radar well into her thirties, the author illustrates little-known behavioral differences indicative of male and female Asperger syndrome, early signs for detection, coping strategies, diagnosis and more. Created for individuals, families and professionals alike, readers will come away inspired and reassured having gained practical knowledge to understand and enable successful aspie living in our complex neurotypical dominated world.”.

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Patric

Social skills for teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome : a practical guide to day-to-day life / Nancy J. Patrick. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
Description: “This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.”–Publisher’s website.

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Winner

Socially curious and curiously social : a social thinking guidebook for teens & young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD, PDD-NOS, NVLD, or other murky undiagnosed social learning issues / Michelle Garcia Winner. Think Social Pub., c2009.
Description: “…a detailed guidebook to help teens and young adults with social thinking as they sail the stormy seas of dating, texting, lies, and everyday relationships.” Glenn Saltz, quoted on back cover.

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Lovett

Solutions for adults with Asperger syndrome : maximizing the benefits, minimizing the drawbacks to achieve success / Juanita P. Lovett. Fair Winds Press, 2005.
Description: Thomas Edison. Albert Einstein. Half of NASA. These are all extremely intelligent, successful adults who made great contributions to society and who are also suspected of having the developmental disorder called Asperger Syndrome. This relatively new diagnosis is being increasingly applied to both children and adults-in fact, it is now seen as running in familes. There are a lot of books on how to successfully raise children with AS, but until now, adults were left to figure it out on their own. … shows those adults and their loved ones how to maximize the benefits of AS (including intense concentration, above-average intelligence, and high creativity) while minimizing the drawbacks (including lack of social skill, inability to connect emotionally with others, and propensity toward rage).

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Willia

Somebody somewhere : breaking free from the world of autism / Donna Williams. Times Books, Random House, c1994.
Description: “… the second book in the autobiographical series and like each book can be read as a stand alone book. Diagnosed in the 1960s as psychotic at the age of two when autism was known as Childhood Psychosis, Donna has lived 26 years believing she was born mad. Now, Donna meets psychologist and autism expert Dr Marek who reconfirms her diagnosis with the more modern day term of autism and offers to work with her. But when he suggests he can give her training in social skills and handshakes, she is not interested in learning to further bury herself in ‘acting normal’. Instead she determines to get from him the non-autistic translations for the array of experiences and concepts she has only ever made sense of in her own special language, kept secret within her own world. Dr Marek is soon not the only teacher. Navigating the combinations of xenophobia, charity, curiosity and kindness, Donna graduates as a teacher and travels overseas to work with autistic children and other adults like herself. In the process, she finds a way of belonging and ‘simply being’ among others without selling out who she really is and lays foundations for changing forever the way autism is understood by the wider world.”–author’s website.

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Timmins

Successful social stories for school and college students with autism : growing up with social stories / Dr. Siobhan Timmins ; foreword by Carol Gray. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
Description: “As children grow up and spend more and more time away from home in schools and colleges, life often seems to get increasingly complicated. Autism makes the challenges they meet in these new environments even more difficult to navigate. Social Stories™ is a highly regarded strategy that parents and teachers can use to help young people with autism understand the new social situations they face during this time. Writing an effective Story takes a special set of skills, and in this fully illustrated book Dr Siobhan Timmins explains how to acquire and hone these techniques and put them into practice. Following on from her book on writing Social Stories™ for young children, this book on the next age group up includes 160 illustrations and clear examples based on the author’s own experiences of raising a son with autism. She explains how to identify the underlying issues, and articulate the key ideas so that young learners can find connections between Stories to build a greater understanding of relationships, the adult world and their own identity. The book is an invaluable guide to creating bridges between young people and the parts of life they find most difficult.”

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Robison

Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening / John Elder Robison. Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
Description: “When John Elder Robison published Look Me in the Eye, his darkly funny bestselling memoir about growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome, he was launched into international prominence as an autism expert. But in spite of his success, he still struggled to decode the secret language of social interactions, and often felt like a misfit who understood car engines better than people. So when a group of Harvard neuroscientists told John about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), an experimental brain therapy that promised to remediate the disabilities of autism and unlock his emotional intelligence, he jumped at the chance to join their study. Switched On recounts the adventure that followed, as John became a guinea pig to the world’s top brain researchers in an effort to understand the social and emotional deficits that lie at the heart of autism, with electrifying results. As Robison describes his transformation: “For the first time in my life, I learned what it was like to truly ‘know’ other people’s feelings. It was as if I’d been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything–and particularly other people–in brilliant beautiful color.”– Provided by publisher.

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Wrobel

Taking care of myself2 : for teenagers and young adults with ASD / J. Mary Wrobel. Future Horizons, Inc., [2017]
Description: “Written specifically for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this instructional book is to be used by parents, instructors, therapists, and individuals on the autism spectrum. The information is written concisely; however, simple how-to lists are included. This book is great to use in an instructional setting for any teenager or young adult with ASD. Teenagers and young adults with ASD typically want what everyone in their age group does. Being able to fit in, being as independent as possible, and developing relationships, including friendships, as well as loving, intimate relationships, are important to individuals with ASD. “Fitting in” involves looking and acting appropriately – typical of their age-peers – and feeling comfortable in public and social situations. Topics such as dressing for different events; feeling anxious in social situations; and public versus private behaviors are included in this book. Being independent means understanding and managing their health and personal safety, to the best of their ability. This includes important topics such as: staying healthy, anxiety, depression, feeling suicidal, social media, sexual harassment and even rape. Forming relationships, especially intimate relationships, are of special interest to teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. Several topics such as developing a variety of relationships; as well as sex and sexual relationships are covered in this book. Other topics include: finding and keeping friends, finding a boyfriend or girlfriend, how do we define sex, safe and responsible sex, deciding to have sex with a partner, and sex is a choice.”–Amazon.
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TEACCH
Adoles

The TEACCH program for adolescents and adults. (DVD) Western Psychological Services, [2002?]
Description: Discusses the work of a therapist and describes North Carolina’s TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) program, explaining the philosophy behind educational and treatment methods used with children who have autism.
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Teachi

Teaching social skills to people with autism : best practices in individualizing interventions / edited by Andy Bondy, Ph.D., & Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D.
Description: Social skills are a significant challenge for people with autism and typically become an important focus of their behavior therapy. The authors examine the most current and effective methods of teaching social skills to children and adults with ASD. They present various evidence-based approaches and include case studies to illustrate how each strategy is used in practice. The topics covered include how to train parents on increasing a child’s engagement and play; how to distinguish social skills from communication/language skills; how to combine approaches in small group settings with typically developing peers; how to target core deficits of autism with Pivotal Response Treatment; how to use conversational scripts, video modeling, and peer-mediated interventions; how to employ naturalistic teaching strategies; how to promote and develop specific social skills; and how to collect and analyze data and chart progress.
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Kendall

Thriving in adulthood with Asperger’s syndrome / by Craig Kendall. Visions Research, 2010.
Description: Kendall gives plain advice to someone with Asperger’s in the nuts and bolts of ordinary life making friends and keeping them, attaining and maintaining romance and marriage, navigating interviews and office politics in the workplace, how to decide who to tell about your condition, how much personal information to share, when, and why.
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TooSane

Too sane for this world [videorecording (DVD)] : a film about adult autism Cinema Libre Studio, 2014.
Description: Explored are the challenges, gifts, and unique perspectives of twelve adults on the autism spectrum. Discussed are the many problems facing the autism community, from bullying to marginalization. The difficulties and experiences that have shaped these twelve individuals should serve as an inspiration to anyone who marches to the beat of a different drummer.
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Clements
Transition or transformation? : helping young people with autistic spectrum disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives / John Clements, Julia Hardy and Stephanie Lord ; with graphics support from Matt Whelan. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.
Young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can often find the step into adulthood and independence more difficult than their neurotypical peers, particularly where employment is concerned. The authors show, however, that with the right guidance and a positive attitude in schools, young people with ASDs can be every bit as happy and successful as those who are not on the spectrum.
The book describes a programme developed over a number of years by teachers at a school for young people with ASDs, which successfully enabled autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The authors explain in detail the challenges faced by the young people at the school, and show how, encouraged by a culture of optimism and hopefulness, the programme developed their confidence and skills, with the result that many of them are now in employment. The book also provides an in-depth exploration of a multitude of styles and techniques for building relationships. Concluding with a reflection on leadership and organisational culture, the authors demonstrate that if the approach is adopted by an entire school and not just a handful of teachers, it really can work.
This inspiring and innovative book will be a must for educators at every level, psychologists, academics, and anybody else interested in a positive educational approach that will enable young people with ASDs to get the most out of life.
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Gates
Trauma, stigma, and autism : developing resilience and loosening the grip of shame / Gordon Gates. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Description: This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Gordon Gates draws on his academic research, professional knowledge as a counsellor, and lived experience with Asperger’s syndrome to provide a unique framework for combating the psychological and emotional impact of stigma. Explaining how to develop resilience and essential coping mechanisms to manage distress and improve mental health, this book casts new light on the significance of stigma in mental health, and marks a new way forward for anyone who has been made to feel like an “outsider”.
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Burge
Travelling on the autism spectrum / Garry Burge. Garry Burge, [2017]
Description: As an adult on the Autism Spectrum, Garry Burge has been fortunate to have travelled quite extensively overseas, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Although travel may seem a distant possibility for many adults on the Autism Spectrum, Garry hopes that this book will provide encouragement, not only for them but also for travel providers, travel agents and other organisations.”
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Davide

Twirling naked in the streets– and no one noticed : growing up with undiagnosed autism / Jeannie Davide-Rivera. David and Goliath Publishing, c2012.
Description: Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around her knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism. This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche. It took 38 years to discover that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism. The tale begins at age three and takes us all the way through her diagnosis. Along the way she explains autism in a way that will have fellow “Aspies” crying tears of joy at being understood, and “neuro-typical” people really starting to grasp the challenges that autistic people face every moment of every day.

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Regan

Understanding autism in adults and aging adults : improving diagnosis and quality of life / Theresa M. Regan, Ph.D., CAS, Neuropsychologist, Certified Autism Specialist. IndieGo Publishing LLC, [2017]
Description: Autism is a childhood condition … right? Not right. Children with autism grow into adults with autism. The great strides we have made in understanding childhood autistic behaviors and interventions have lagged dramatically behind the needs of aging autistics. What of the young adult trying to build relationships? What of the middle aged autistic adult who has been misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and lacks an effective treatment plan? What of the aging adult who is showing increasingly rigid autistic behaviors and is misdiagnosed as having frontotemporal dementia? Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to improve the correct diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in adults. Filled with clinical stories that bring to life the concepts discussed, the book provides strategy-based interventions to address issues of personal and household management, medical care, communication, sensory processing symptoms, and emotional and behavioral regulation.”
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Shore
Understanding autism for dummies / Stephen M. Shore. Wiley, 2006.
Description: “… provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to maximize their potential in life.”–publisher’s website.

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Fahert

Understanding death and illness and what they teach about life : an interactive guide for individuals with autism or Asperger’s and their loved ones / Catherine Faherty. Future Horizons Inc., c2008.
Description: Guidance for family members and professionals for difficult but necessary conversations children and adults with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Offering detailed, concrete explanations of illness and injury, recuperating and healing, dying, life after death, losing a pet, rituals and traditions and more issues.

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Wylie

Very late diagnosis of Asperger syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) : how seeking a diagnosis in adulthood can change your life / Philip Wylie ; forewords by Luke Beardon and Sara Heath. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Description: As awareness and understanding of Asperger’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood.

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Voices

Voices from the spectrum : parents, grandparents, siblings, people with autism, and professionals share their wisdom. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
Description: “…a compelling collection of personal accounts from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them, including professionals, friends and family members. The essays in this collection tell of both the positive and negative effects of autism on individuals and families, and pose the question: is a diagnosis on the autism spectrum a puzzle to be solved, or something to be embraced and accepted? The broad scope of this book presents insights into the autism spectrum from many different perspectives – from first-hand accounts of the autistic child’s school and childhood experiences to parents’ and grandparents’ reactions to a diagnosis. A number of chapters written by professionals explain their motivations for working with autistic people and reveal what they have learned from their work and how it has affected their lives. The contributors describe experiences of autism from the mildest to the most severe case, and share their methods of adapting to life on the spectrum. … will appeal to a wide readership of adults and younger people on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, as well as practitioners.”–publisher’s website.

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EBOOK

The way I see it : a personal look at autism and Asperger’s / Temple Grandin. Future Horizons Inc c2008.
Description: Dr. Temple Grandin discusses how and why people with autism think differently, economical early intervention programs, how sensory sensitivities affect learning, the difference between bad behavior and bad behavior caused by a disability, teaching people with autism how to live in an unpredictable world, the pros and cons of alternate medicine and conventional medicine, and employment ideas for adults with autism. She offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research.

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Women

Women from another planet? : our lives in the universe of autism / Jean Kearns Miller, editor. AuthorHouse, c2015.
Description: Poems, essays, interviews and stories by and about women on the autism spectrum.

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Motokane

Working the double shift : a young woman’s journey with autism / Christine Motokane ; edited by Hope Glennon. AuthorHouse, c2015.
Description: “… a raw honest autobiography from a young woman with autism. Feeling that the current books on autism were not a fit for her, Christine decided to write a memoir covering different topics as wella s the emotional process of a person with autism. The book covers her journey from birth to college and how she learned to find her voice and path in life as well as interventions and approaches that worked for her. This memoir also brings awareness to different social issues regarding autism and adulthood.”–back cover.

Updated March 2020