Our Library


Welcome to our “Library Page”. Here, attendees from our Post-Diagnostic Support Group may reserve one of the books below by email, and we will loan it to them at the next PDSG.

If you would like to reserve one of the books to borrow, please click the link below to email us. Please ensure to tell us the title of the book and your name, and we will bring it to the next PDSG for you.


Topics:

ADHD

ADHD Living Without Brakes
 
Author: Martin L. Kutscher
Experience:
  • Assistant clinical professor in the department of Paediatrics and Neurology of New York Medical college in Valhalla, NY.
  • Board Certified in Paediatrics
Target area of book:
A clear source of information for both parents and professionals discussing the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms and common difficulties that parents face. It also provides solutions based around four rules:
  • Keep it positive
  • Keep it calm
  • Keep it organised
  • Keep doing rules
Layout of book:
Divided into chapters which include small illustrations and checklists.

Understanding A.D.H.D- A parent’s guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children
 
Author: Dr Christopher Green
Experience:
  • Best-selling author of parenting guidebooks
  • Australian paediatrician
Author: Dr Kit Chee
Experience:
  • Paediatrician that has a practice located in Edgecliff.
Target area of book:
Targets the cause and effects of ADHD and provides well-tried practical strategies to help with common problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement.
 
Layout of book:

Split into 26 small readable chapters focusing on a range of topics including ‘The modern view of ADHD’ and ‘Debunking the Myths’. Includes several illustrations and summary boxes to help summarise the content.

What Causes ADHD?: Understanding What Goes Wrong and Why
 
Author: Joel T. Nigg
Experience:
  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Active scientist in the department of Psychology at Michigan State University
Target area of book:

Discusses the multiple pathways that Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder develops by looking at the physiological functioning of a symptomatic child’s brain and causal influences of genetic, neural and environmental factors.
 
Layout of book:
Each chapter is further divided into smaller sections such as neural pathways and motor, control and timing. Mainly large bodies of text with figures and tables included.

Adjustments for individuals with cognitive differences within the workplace and schools

Autism Equality in the Workplace
 
Author: Janine Booth
Experience:
  • Co-chair of the TUC disabled workers committee
  • Training events for the workers educational association and for trade union
  • Autistic herself and an advertisement for Autism in the workplace
Target area of book:
Looks into how the workplace can be modified to embrace autistic individuals in a positive way. Highlights common challenges and the strategies/solutions needed to help overcome them.
 
Layout of book:
Contains 5 chapters that mainly focus into:
10 barriers in the way of autistic workers
Removing these barriers
Legal laws

Teacher education and Autism (research based practical book)
 
Editor: Clare Lawrence
Experience:
  • PhD in autism education
  • Works as senior lecturer in teacher development at Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Mother of an autistic child
Target area of book:
Provides a framework for effective training around autism. Covers key training strategies, practical activities and discussion points to focus on how autism effects pupils and their education.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into short chapters, each produced by a different author.

Collaboration approaches to learning for pupils with PDA
 
Author: Ruth Fidler
Experience:
  • Ruth Fidler is Assistant Head Teacher at Sutherland House School run by the autism charity NORSACA
  • Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional well being
Author: Phil Christie
Experience:
  • Consultant Child Psychologist
  • Director of Children’s Services, Elizabeth Newson Centre
Target area of book:
Provides an overview on PDA and how collaborative learning approaches along with PDA-friendly learning environments can overcome common challenges.
 
Layout of book:
Chapters focusing into key areas such as understanding PDA, Key Strategies and collaborative approaches.

Teaching Pre-employment skills to 14-17 year olds
 
Authors: Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne
Foreword by Temple Grandin
Experience
  • Authors are both Directors of Autism Works Now!
  • Dr. Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both Autism and animal behaviour.
Target area of book:
Aimed at 14-17 year olds to develop transition skills for getting a meaningful job. Covers essential topics such as organisation, interview skills, appropriate workplace attire, networking and arranging work experience.
 
Layout of book:
Chapter based with an informative style.

The Neurodiverse Classroom
 
Author: Victoria Honeybourne
Experience:
  • Writer, trainer and senior advisory teacher in the field of special educational needs
Target area of book:
Guide for teachers to create inclusive and successful learning environments in diverse classrooms. Focuses on how to make good use of simple resources and promote acceptance of learning difficulties.
 
Layout of book:
Clear concise chapters that deliver examples of strategies and why they work.

Maths learning difficulties, dyslexia and dyscalculia
 
Author: Steve Chinn
Experience:
  • Independent consultant, researcher and internationally renowned author.
  • Delivers training courses for psychologists, teachers, parents and support assistants
Target area of book:
An accessible maths guide that uses visual strategies and tailored techniques to help parents and teachers support children with special learning disabilities.
 
Layout of book:
Contains explanations and examples within each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a key area of maths e.g. Addition and Subtraction, two-digit numbers.

Special Needs and Legal Entitlement: The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze
 
Author: Melinda Nettleton
Experience
  • Principal Solicitor at SEN Legal Ltd
Target area of book:
Simplifies and explains the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs. This book focuses in on the new Education, Health and Care Plans and discusses encounterable problems.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into Chapters that each discuss a different area of legal rights. Covers annual reviews, amendments, tribunals work in practice and also describes how assessments are carried out

Managing Asperger syndrome at College and University
 
Author: Claire Jamieson
Experience:
  • Claire Jamieson is a tutor at University College London and chair of the UCL Committee for People with Disabilities.
Author: Juliet Jamieson
Experience:
  • Juliet Jamieson is a Speech and Language Therapist, specialising in ASD and coordinating mentor for students with AS at University College London.
Target area of book:
Focuses on student’s life for people with Asperger Syndrome. It gives advice based on sound knowledge of theory to produce practical steps that the individual can take to achieve a successful university experience.
 
Layout of book:
Includes a CD within book. Readable chapters that focus on the key areas such as social, legal rights, living away from home

Autism & Relationships

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want
 
Author: Sarah Hendrickx
Experience:
  • Training manager at Aspire (offering training for organisations)
  • Freelance trainer and consultant in Autistic spectrum conditions
  • Partner and her both diagnosed with Autism
Target area of book:
Explores sexual relationships, sexual identity and the needs/ wants of an autistic individual within a developing relationship. All provided from extensive research with people on the autistic spectrum.
 
Layout of book:
Chapter divided into specific topics which include:
Finding a partner
Love and intimacy
Stats of sex
Gender identity and sexuality
Infidelity and appropriate behaviour
Contains segments of real conversations

Sex and the single Aspie
 
Author: Artemisia
Experience:
  • A writer, speaker, AS consultant and has Aspergers syndrome
Target area of book:
Covers sexuality for women on the autistic spectrum. Provides an insight into relationship boundaries, ethics/ self-understanding and how to stay safe sexually.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into chapters following the journey of Artemisia through her experiences. Provides key ‘rules’ in each chapter to summarise key points to take away from each experience.

Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum
 
Authors: Eva A. Mendes & Meredith r. Maroney
Experience:
  • Eva Mendes is a couples’ counsellor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome, Autism Spectrum profiles and ADHD
Target area of book:
Focuses on the fluidity within gender identity, sexual orientation and neurodiversity through individuals accounts on the autistic spectrum. Comprises of interviews which discuss themes and implications surrounding the issues.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into three parts:
1. Covers terminology, gender identity and autism
2. Comprises of the viewpoint of 15 individuals, 4 from a parent perspective
3. Common themes, acceptance

Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum (Insider Intelligence)
 
Editors: Luke Beardon (phD) and Dean Worton
Experience:
  • Dr Luke Beardon is a Senior Lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University and has over 20 years experience of providing support and consultancy in the field of Autism.
Target area of book:
True life reflections from 26 authors with autism about love, marriage and single life
 
Layout of book:
Each chapter is written by a different author looking into themes from building and maintaining a relationship to the progression of self.

When young people with intellectual disabilities and Autism hit puberty
 
Authors: Freddy Jackson Brown and Sarah Brown
Experience:
  • Dr Freddy Jackson Brown is a Chartered clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children and families
  • Uses child centred practice which focuses on helping individuals learn the communication and everyday living skills needed to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
Target of book:
Concentrates on the areas of puberty that any parent struggles to discuss with their child. Aids as a practical guide by answering questions about puberty when raising a child with autism or intellectual disabilities.
 
Layout of book:
Each chapter focuses on a different topic surrounding behaviour, bodies and feelings. There are examples, definitions and personal guidance on ‘what to do.’

Sexual Health and Relationship skills
 
Author: Jonna Oksanen
Experience:
  • Works as a specialist for the Autism Foundation of Finland
Target of book:
A clear guide on sexuality, sex, friendships and building romantic relationships when on the autistic spectrum. Puberty is also discussed.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into chapters with different topics such as human body changes and relationships. It follows more of an information book style with pictures and definitions. There is little discussion with information being presented in a straight to the point manner.

Autism in Older Generation

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Author: Sarah Hendrickx
Experience:
  • Training manager at Aspire
  • Freelance trainer and consultant in autistic spectrum conditions
  • Author of many books e.g. Adult Neuro-diversity handbook
  • Her husband and herself have been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum
Target of book:
Focuses on the challenges and expectations of employment for individuals on the autistic spectrum
 
Layout of the book:
Divided into chapters on different topics. Provided interview answers from individuals with a diagnosis of autism to explore different challenges they have faced.

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Author: Sarah Hendrickx
Experience:
  • Training manager at Aspire
  • Freelance trainer and consultant in autistic spectrum conditions
  • Author of many books e.g. Love, sex and long term relationships: what people on the spectrum really want
  • Her husband and herself have been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum
Target area of book:
Exploring different neurological differences (Tourette’s, ADHD, OCD, Dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and how to gain support to manage them in adolescence.
 
Layout of book:
Follows a very systematic layout with each chapter focusing on a different condition.
Each condition is explored through the history, current thinking, diagnosis and therapy/support with a positive outlook to finish.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life
 
Editor: Scott D. Wright, PhD
Experience:
  • Associate professor in the Gerontology interdisciplinary Programme at the university of Utah.
  • Research interest is in autism across the life course with a gerontological focus
Target area of book:
Focuses on the broad range of issues such as healthcare, housing, rights , social policy, importance of relationships etc that people with autism will face in mid and later life.
 
Layout of book:
Contains a high level of detail about the biology of autism which is combined with clinical perspective and personal feedback.
Includes chapters such as:
The Biosystem
The microsystem
The macrosystem

Very late diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
 
Author: Philip Wylie
Experience:
  • Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at 51
  • Began personal study of psychology and complementary healing practises in Thailand
Target of book:
Discusses the process, pros/cons and after-effects of receiving and autism diagnosis in adulthood
 
Layout of book:
Contains case studies which aids the practical guidance. Covers a range of topics

Children’s books on different cognitive differences

Vera McLuckie and the Daydream Club
 
Author: Jane Evans
Experience:
  • Diagnosed with Autism
  • Post-graduate qualification in autism and primary educational studies degree
Target area of book:
Based on the main character called ‘Vera’ who struggles to enjoy and progress in school. It shows her journey into channelling her attention and creativity to achieve great school/social successes.
 
Layout of book:
Written in 3rd person with occasional inserts from Vera’s point of view. Divided into readable sized chapters.

The Geeky Chef Cookbook
 
Author: Cassandra Reeder
Experience:
  • Author, avid home cook and a lifetime geek
Target area of book:
A cookbook designed to incorporate all the popular TV shows and movies (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Star Trek etc) into new and wonderful recipes for everyone to try.
 
Layout of book:
Each page is designated to a different dish. A recipe, summary of the origin of the dish and a photo of the finished product is included with each dish.

You can’t do that
 
Author: Sue Wood
Experience:
  • Part time occupational therapist
Target area of book:
Focuses on the message of believing in your own dreams. This message is brought about through the main character ‘an elephant’ and how he wants to achieve a dream that everyone thinks is impossible.
 
Layout of book:
Hand drawn illustrations support the few lines of text on each page. Written in 3rd person in a story like manner.

The girl with curly hair
 
Author: Alis Rowe
Experience:
  • Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome
  • Writes for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Target area of book:
Presents a series of different scenarios and how communication between the Autistic and Neurotypical can arise in these situations.
 
Layout of book:
Each comic strip scenario is presented on one page with a clear statement of the scenario written before it.

You’re so clumsy charley
 
Author: Jane Binnion
Experience:
  • Grew up with dyspraxia and watched her daughter do the same
Target area of book:
Follows the struggles Charley experiences as he tries to manage his poor co-ordination and overcome these struggles to realise his true strengths.
 
Layout of book:
Written in 3rd person with large illustrations. A few lines of writing are on each page.

The back to front world of Azzie Artbuckle
 
Authors: Beth Montgomery
Experience:
  • She herself is dyslexic
  • Has a MA in writing from Nottingham University
Target area of book:
Follows Azzie who struggles to read letters, words and numbers (dyslexia). It highlights how understanding can help individuals achieve develop these skills without feeling inferior or ‘stupid’.
 
Layout of book:
Bright, colourful images contribute to the first-person style writing as it’s written from Azzie’s perspective.

It’s raining and I’m okay
 
Author: Adele Devine
Experience:
  • Special needs teacher at a school for young people with severe learning difficulties and autism
Target area of book:
A rhyming story to help young children face unfamiliar surroundings and experiences
 
Layout of book:
Uses the same illustrated character throughout the book. Incorporates thought bubbles into pictures to relate pictures to emotions.

The Green-eyed Goblin
 
Author: K.I. AI-Ghani
Experience:
  • Specialist Advisory Teacher, University Lecturer, Autism Spectrum Specialist and international Author
  • Writes with her son who has High functioning Autism
Target area of book:
Focuses on teaching children to learn to control jealousy including those on the autistic spectrum. Uses a ‘green-eyed monster’ as a metaphor for when jealousy arrives to relate to children.
 
Layout of book:
Hand draw illustrations provided with a paragraph of text on each page. Written in 3rd person.

Dyslexia

Creative Successful Dyslexic
 
Author: Margaret Rooke
Experience:
  • 20 years’ experience as a writer on national newspapers and magazines, and in publishing.
  • Her daughter was diagnosed at the age of 13.
Target area of book:
Delves into 23 personal stories of success from dyslexic individuals to provide an uplifting outlook on achieving the success we all want in life.
 
Layout of book:
Split into 23 chapters with each designated to an individual’s story with dyslexia

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People
 
by Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth
Experience:
  • They both work in the creative and design industries and have children with Dyslexia.
Target area of book:
Looking into what dyslexia means, how it feels, its advantages and ways to embrace it through the use of learning tools and tips.
 
Layout of book:
Each page contains an image with a small handful of writing. The visual stimulation is also connected to an individual and their experiences.

Dyspraxia

How Did That Happen?
 
Author: Dr. Linda Buchan
Experience:
  • Director of Axia ASD Ltd
  • Consultant Clinical psychologist, qualified since 1978
Target area of book:
This book focuses on the diagnosis or self-identification of an individual with dyspraxia through discussing common problems, daily challenges and post-diagnostic support.
 
Layout of book:
Written in short readable chapters from not just the author’s point of view but also those around her. A mixture of text, images and figures shown.

Caged in Chaos
 
Author: Victoria Biggs
Experience:
  • Learning support worker for young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities
  • Completing a doctorate at the university of Manchester, researching how storytelling can be used to support children living with war and violence
Target area of book:
A humorous self-reflection of living with dyspraxia as a teen with the input of other teen stories. It has a down- to-earth nature when discussing topics such as making friends, university, bullying etc.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into 11 chapters based of topics such as understanding your diagnosis. There are also small illustrations every few pages.

Female ASD

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder
 
Author: Sarah Hendrickx
Experience:
  • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Author of six books and speaks at conferences worldwide
  • Runs Hendrickx associates, an autism and neurodiversity focused training, consultancy and support business.
Target area of book:
Focuses on women and girls on the autistic spectrum. It looks into the diagnosis process, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting and aging. In addition to this it discusses how autism can present itself differently in women/girls which has largely gone unreported til recently.
 
Layout of book:
Broken down into short readable chapters which includes both academic research and personal stories which allows for the reader to interpret and understand possibly their own experiences through the experiences of others.

Working with Girls and Young Women with an Autism Spectrum Condition
 
Author: Fiona Fisher Bullivant
Experience:
  • Advanced specialist nurse practitioner in Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) working for CAMHS
  • 30 years’ experience in clinical practice
Target area of book:
A guide for clinicians to help girls and young women with ASC to reach their full potential. It gives guidance on how to form a strong relationship with individuals through diagnosis, understanding, comorbidities, sensory issues, self-harm, emotional regulation, assessments, intervention and strategies.
 
Layout of book:
Uses several personal stories to help reflect on what clinicians have done right and wrong to date. There are 9 chapters that each focus on a different topic.

Girls and Autism
 
Editors: Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton
Experience:
  • Barry Carpenter was recently appointed to the UK’s first Professorship in Mental Health in Education, at Oxford Brookes University.
  • Francesca Happe is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
  • Jo Egerton is part-time Project Manager/Research Fellow for Beyond Words’ externally funded research into how teachers use Books Beyond Words to safeguard and support and their pupils’ social emotional and mental health.
Target area of book:
Provides a crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences to help professionals to recognise, understand, support and teach them effectively. This book also explores why previous understandings of autism in girls has been poor or lacked research, however it also discusses how upcoming research is helping to provide new strategies to understanding autism in girls.
 
Layout of book:
Divided into parts which are then further dived into smaller readable section. It contains personal experiences from autistic individuals, their family members, teachers, psychologists and other professionals whilst also drawing on latest research findings.


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