Books on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? by Catherine Faherty. Future
Horizons. I highly recommend this workbook for elementary school kids.
It's meant to be done with parents and teachers, and has very useful
suggestions and insights for the adults in a child's life. It's also
unusually sensitive to a wide variety of family types and school settings
Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for
the Real World by Teresa Bolick, Ph.D., Fair Winds Press.
Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony
Attwood and Lorna Wing. Jessica Kingsley Pub.
Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits by Deirdre Lovecky.
I'm very excited about this new book - I just got my copy and am avidly reading
Dr. Lovecky knows our kids like no one else. This book is filled with well
documented information on gifted kids, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and how
these syndromes look different in gifted children. Lots of references.
It is a dense book, because it is so full of info and research findings, and
very worth the time and effort to read. Definitely a "must buy" for
anyone parenting or working with gifted children with AD/HD and/or Asperger
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome: A
Parent's Guide by Kathryn Stewart. New Harbinger Publications.
It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their
Parents by Harold Koplewicz. Times Books. This book discusses diagnosis,
treatment, and prognosis for ADD, OCD, separation anxiety, social phobia,
generalized anxiety disorder, enuresis/bedwetting, Tourette Syndrome,
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, conduct disorders, and
autism spectrum disorders.
Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals With Asperger's
Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders by Jeanie
McAfee. Future Horizons.
The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight and
Inspiration by Patricia Romanowski Bashe & Barbara Kirby. Crown
Shadow Syndromes by John Ratey & Catherine Johnson. Bantam Books.
Discusses Asperger's Syndrome, hypomania, and other "shadow syndromes" that
are milder versions of better known disorders.
Taking Care of Myself: A Personal Curriculum for Young People With
Autism/Asperger's by Mary Wrobel. Future Horizons. A guide
to self-care skills written with the detail and explicitness needed by
children with autistic spectrum disorders.