Availability: The kid-friendly ADHD & autism cookbook : the ultimate guide to the most effective diets / Pamela J. Compart and Dana Laake, RD, MS, LDN.
Learn to cook delicious food that will help your child's behaviour, focus, and development with The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook, complete with an up-to-date review of common speciality diets for ADHD and autism treatment. The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook provides a current review of the commonly used diets for the treatment of ADHD and autism, and recipes appropriate to specific diets. It also provides suggestions for feeding picky eaters, including those with texture issues.
Availability: Independent living with autism : your roadmap to success / Wendela Whitcomb Marsh.
A guide for young adults with autism leaving the shelter of school and looking for guidance in the important tasks of adult life. It is also for the more mature adult who has long struggled with the feeling different from the rest of the world, misunderstanding social cues and being misunderstood, who is finally diagnosed with (or suspects) an autism spectrum disorder. This book will help ASD adults find practical, easy to follow guidance in the most important aspects of successful adult…
Availability: What science tells us about autism spectrum disorder : making the right choices for your child / Raphael A. Bernier, PhD, Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Joel T. Nigg, PhD.
From leading autism researchers, this accessible guide helps you put the latest advances to work for your unique child. Separating fact from fiction about causes, treatments, and prevention, the book guides you to make lifestyle choices that support the developing brain. From the impact of sleep, exercise, diet, and technology, to which type of professional help might be the right fit, the authors cover it all with expertise and compassion.
Availability: The out-of-sync child grows up : coping with sensory processing disorder in the adolescent and young adult years / Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA.
The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the adolescent, tween, and teen years, as well as those who do not yet have a diagnosis and are struggling to meet the challenges of daily life.
Availability: Autism and Asperger syndrome in children : for parents and carers of the newly diagnosed / Dr Luke Beardon.
A diagnosis - or a suspected diagnosis - of autism or Asperger Syndrome in a child can be overwhelming for a parent, especially if you know nothing, or very little, about either of them. This book is an accessible, easy-to-read introduction for those encountering autism for the first time. It guides you through the issues you might encounter, busting the myths around autism and Asperger Syndrome, and explaining what the diagnosis means for your child, for you, and for your wider family.
Availability: Raising a child with autism : a guide to applied behavior analysis for parents / Shira Richman.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognized as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home.
Availability: Planet Earth is blue / Nicole Panteleakos.
12-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger. Nova and her big sister, Bridget planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home. While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can't express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential.
Availability: Kids like us / Hilary Reyl.
Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his movie-director mother and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.
Availability: New ways of understanding autism / Brigitte Harrisson, Lise St-Charles, with Kim Thúy ; translated by Juliet Sutcliffe.
An autistic brain is different from a neurotypical brain: it is wired differently and does not treat information the same way. In this book, the co-founders of the SACCADE centre for expertise in autism care present a new way of understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the form of questions and answers, the authors explain over fifty notions related to the development of autism. They also give advice based on a new understanding of ASD, which is increasingly echoed by medical…
Availability: You don't know my story : a bedtime book for parents of autistic kids / Elise R. Johnston.
Are you or someone you know, blessed with a child on the autistic spectrum? Despite all the extra practice that we parents get in developing patience and unconditional love, we could certainly use a little help in reducing our stresses. This set of rhymes presents, with humility and humour, common struggles and challenging situations while offering supportive approaches to help manage our mindset, and thereby the stress of our child. A picture book for parents!
Availability: Misfit / Andreas Souvaliotis.
An inspiring memoir by one of Canada's most unusual, successful and socially conscious business people. Was he gifted or a hopeless misfit? That was the defining dilemma of Andreas Souvaliotis's childhood, adolescence and young life. Andreas grew up in Greece and then Toronto at a time when being on the autism spectrum wasn't easily diagnosed or even discussed. Being the gay son of a homophoboic father presented difficuties too. He was outsider who has gone on to enjoy a string of triumphs.
Availability: ASD, the complete autism spectrum disorder health & diet guide : includes 175 gluten-free and casein-free recipes / R. Garth Smith, MBBS, FRCPC, Susan Hannah, BA, BScH, and Elke Sengmueller, BASc, RD.
Some research has shown that a gluten-free/casein-free diet is effective in reducing ASD symptoms for those people with ASDs who show GI symptoms, confirmed food allergies and suspected food sensitivities. 175 recipes and gluten-free/casein-free meal plans help to build a nutritious, varied and tasty diet that may improve gastrointestinal and ASD symptoms for some children.
Availability: All my stripes : a story for children with autism / by Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer ; illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin ; foreword by Alison Singer, president, Autism Science Foundation.
In All My Stripes, Zane the zebra feels different from the rest of his classmates. He worries that all they notice about him is his "autism stripe." With the help of his Mama, Zane comes to appreciate all his stripes - the unique strengths that make him who he is! Includes a Reading Guide with additional background information about autism spectrum disorders and a Note to parents and caregivers with tips for finding support.
Availability: Autism : the gift that needs to be opened / with a foreword by Senator Jim Munson ; Autism Society Newfoundland and Labrador.
Families, world experts, and persons on the autism spectrum share their experiences in this collection of stories. With a focus on the positive aspects of autism and the importance of community involvement and early intervention, Autism: The Gift That Needs to Be Opened is a resource whose aim is to improve the lives of parents, educators, and persons who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Availability: Dragonfly : a daughter's emergence from autism: a practical guide for parents / Lori Ashley Taylor ; foreword by Jennifer O'Toole.
"Over a decade ago, an autism diagnosis had confined Lori Ashley Taylor's daughter Hannah to an inaccessible world. Lori became a tireless researcher, worker, and advocate, and her dedication showed results. There can be progression and shifting on the spectrum, and Hannah has done just that--she has emerged. Part narrative and part practical guide, Dragonfly provides anecdotal and practical guidance for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Availability: Chicken soup for the soul. Raising kids on the spectrum : 101 inspirational stories for parents of children with autism and Asperger's / [compiled by] Rebecca Landa ... [et al.] ; introduction by Rebecca Landa.
If you are the parent of a child - from newborn to college age - with autism or Asperger's, you will find support, advice, and insight in these 101 stories from other parents and experts. Stories cover everything from the serious side and the challenges, to the lighter side and the positives, of having a special child on the autism spectrum.