Recommended Books

Read on to learn about some books that offer essential reading for families who have children on the autism spectrum.

ASD Workbooks and Manuals

ASD Workbooks and Manuals

It's an Autism Thing

It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand. STASS Publications

It is a written from Emma’s perspective. Both Emma and her children are on the autism spectrum.

Relevant topics are explored through sections: 'My Experiences', 'Information' and 'Advice'. The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person and everyday strategies and support that can all the difference.
My Autism Book

My Autism Book: A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

A picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers 
The Kids guide to staying awesome

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner (author)

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control!

https://www.jkp.com/uk/the-kids-guide-to-staying-awesome-and-in-control-2.html

Why do I have to

Why Do I Have To? : A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules

If you want a child with Asperger’s syndrome to comply with a social or family rule, it is very important to explain the logical reason to comply. Laurie’s book provides the logic for compliance that will be invaluable for parents and teachers. I know this book will become regular bed time reading and be used many times at home and at school.' - Professor Tony Attwood 

https://www.amazon.ae/Why-Do-Have-Themselves-Frustrated/dp/1843108917

The Incredible 5 Point Scale

The Incredible 5-Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis 

If you want to teach a child social and interpersonal abilities and emotional self-control, this book will become your primary resource in the classroom and at home. The strategies are simple, clear, flexible, and fun, and are based on the authors' increasing practical experience. I particularly appreciated how the activities can be personalized include graphics and humour, and combine social and emotional themes

https://www.5pointscale.com/

When My Worries Get Too Big

When My Worries Get Too Big! : A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety Paperback – 30 Jul 2013  by Kari Dunn Buron

Worry and anxiety are on an upswing. In fact, anxiety is the most frequent of all mental disorders in children. High levels of stress and big emotions related to social situations, sensory issues, or general frustration are common in children who live with anxiety. Such stress can lead to a loss of control, resulting in aggressive behaviour, such as screaming, throwing things or even hurting someone.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Worries-Get-Too-Big/dp/1937473805

The ASD Workbook

The ASD Workbook: Understanding Your Autism Spectrum Disorder Paperback – 15 Mar 2011   by Penny Kershaw

A diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be confusing and overwhelming for all involved. This easy-to-use and interactive workbook has been created to help parents explain ASD to children and provide support to them following their diagnosis. 
The Asperger Childres Toolkit

The Asperger Children's Toolkit Paperback – 15 Apr 2012

by Francis Musgrave

Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can throw up all sorts of challenges, but never fear, The Brain Guru, The Sensory Detective and The Social Scientist are here to help!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asperger-Childrens-Toolkit-Francis-Musgrave/dp/184905293X

Survival guide for Kids

Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders Paperback – 28 May 2012 by Elizabeth Verdick

This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Guide-Autism-Spectrum-Disorders/dp/1575423855

Learning about Friendship

Learning about friendships by Ki Al-ghani

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-About-Friendship-Training-Functioning/dp/1849051453

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome.

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them.
Think Good Feel Good

Think Good, Feel Good: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People- Paul Stallard

Thinking Good, Felling Better

Thinking Good, Feeling Better: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for Adolescents and Young Adults by Paul Stallard  

Sexuality and Relationship Education

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Davida Hartman, illustrated by Kate Brangan

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships.
A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS OF CHILDREN WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Author: Rachel Pike

My Family is Different

My family is different

A workbook for children with a brother or sister on the autism spectrum

Author: Carolyn Brock
Sensory Strategies

Sensory Strategies: Practical ways to help children and young people with autism learn and achieve.

Author: Corinna Laurie

The Growing Up Book for Boys

The Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!  Davida Hartmann

https://www.jkp.com/uk/the-growing-up-book-for-boys-2.html

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family Paperback – 15 Sep 2003 by Jude Welton 

Meet Adam - a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS - he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents.
Can I Tell You about Autism

Can I Tell You about Autism?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals Paperback – 21 Apr 2014 by Jude Welton  (Author)

Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine.
Can I tell you about Sensory Processing Difficulties

Can I tell you about Sensory Processing Difficulties? Paperback – 21 Oct 2014 by Sue Allen

Meet Harry - a young boy with sensory processing difficulties. Harry invites readers to learn about why he finds it hard to process sensory information effectively, and how even simple thing such as washing, dressing and coping with meal times can be challenging for him. 
Can I tell you about Anxiety

Can I tell you about Anxiety?: A guide for friends, family and professionals Paperback – 21 Aug 2014 by Lucy Willetts

Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Autism understanding behaviour

Autism: understanding behaviour Author: Caroline Hattersley

If your child has autism, you may at times find their behaviour puzzling or challenging. We also discuss a number of practical strategies that you can use in day-to-day situations – or at times of heightened stress and anxiety – to help your child manage their behaviour.
Blue Bottle Mystery

Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure (Asperger Adventures) by Kathy Hoopmann

This is a warm, fun-filled fantasy story for children with a difference: the hero is Ben, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. When Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives. Bound up with this exciting mystery is the story of how Ben is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and how he and his family deal with the problems and joys that come along.
Haze

Haze Paperback –

by Kathy Hoopmann

Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes friends with Kristie, Madeline and Jen, and a new computer teacher - Miss Adonia - arrives. However, Seb is soon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline's mysterious cyber friend for help…….

Asperger Syndrome the Universe and Everything

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything: Kenneth's Book Paperback – 15 Dec 2000 by Kenneth Hall

Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of eight. His early school years had been difficult, as although he is bright and articulate, his behaviour could be challenging and easily misread. After his diagnosis, the Local Education Board intervened and provided him with a laptop computer, to encourage him to express himself. This book is the result.
I'm a teenager get me out of here

I'm a teenager... get me out of here!

Author: Carolyn Brock

The author hopes that this book written especially for teenage siblings of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will help them to realise that they are not alone and to be honest about their feelings, to understand their siblings better and to know where to look for further help.

ASD - Women and Girls

ASD Women and Girls

M is for Autism

Film clips and ITV Documentary, book, ‘M is for Autism’ and ‘M in the Middle’

www.limpsfieldgrange.co.uk/

 

Girls and Autism

Girls and Autism: Editors- Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe, Jo Egerton.

As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively.

Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar

Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar

www.nasen.org.uk/resources/resources.girls-and-autism-flying-under-the-radar.html

The Girl with the Curly Hair

The Girl with the Curly Hair books: ‘Asperger’s Syndrome in 13-16year olds’; ‘Asperger’s Syndrome and Anxiety’ 

Lots of resources and information, some of which is also applicable to boys.

https://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/ 

Women and girls with autistic spectrum disorders

Women and girls with autistic spectrum disorders: Understanding life and experiences from early childhood to old age.

By Sarah Hendrickx

https://www.jkp.com/uk/women-and-girls-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-2.html

Aspergirls

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome Paperback – 15 Jun 2010

by Rudy Simone (Author), Liane Holliday Willey (Foreword)

This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage.

https://www.amazon.com/Aspergirls-Empowering-Females-Asperger-Syndrome-ebook/dp/B00GDJQNO4

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You by Debi Brown

Aspie girls and women are incredibly vulnerable to having bad sexual experiences with men, whether or not they are interested in pursuing dating and sexual relationships. This must-read book spells out the unwritten safety rules around dating, relationships and sex, informing and empowering them to live full and independent lives while staying safe
The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome.

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them.
Revealing the Hidden Social Code

Revealing the Hidden Social Code, Marie Howley and Eileen Arnold

https://www.jkp.com/uk/revealing-the-hidden-social-code-2.html

The Growing-Up Guide for Girls

The Growing-Up Guide for Girls by Davida Hartman

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