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Herbert, Martha R.

Summary: "Move beyond conventional thinking about autism. . . . After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, prominent Harvard researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child's genes and destined to remain fixed forever, as we're often...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8588 HER

Tilton, Adelle Jameson.

Summary: Provides practical advice, expert reassurance, and real-life tips to help your family cope with an autistic child.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.92 TIL

Ellis, Michael A.

Summary: When your child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, you have questions. As ASD parents themselves, Michael and Lori Ellis provide a holistic view of what comes after diagnosis, answer the most commonly asked questions, discuss what medications and therapies are available, and examine the global impact ASD has on the child's environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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Prizant, Barry M.

Summary: Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits, including difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. This perspective leads to therapies focused on ridding individuals of "autistic" symptoms. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant, an internationally renowned autism expert, offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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Hjalmarsson, Helena

Summary: "A Passionate Memoir about Life with a Teenage Daughter with Severe Autism, Following the Progress of Acclaimed Book, Finding Lina. Like her passionate first book, Finding Lina, about her daughter with severe autism, Helena Hjalmarsson brings an intensity of purpose and love to her second memoir about Lina, Beyond Autism. Lina's world is one of excruciating challenges. Helena's world is the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HJALMARSSON, HELENA HJA

Rusick, Jessica

Summary: "In this title, readers learn common symptoms and behaviors of autism and how it affects kids at school and in relationships. Text includes suggestions on how to be a kind and respectful friend to someone with autism and appropriate activities kids can enjoy together. A famous person who has overcome the challenges of autism is highlighted."--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 616.8982 RUS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J616.85 RUS

Squire, Ann O.

Summary: Autism affects millions people around the world by limiting their ability to communicate and interact socially with other people. Some face minor difficulties, while others are so severely affected that they require special assistance throughout their lives. Readers will find out what it is like to live with autism, what causes this condition, how it is treated, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 616.8 SQU

Hornok, Julie

Summary: "When faced with challenge and hardship, we seek allies, support, and advice from those who have been trhough similar situations. The same is true for families dealings with a world-changing diagnosis of autism in their child. As a mother of a daughter with autism, Julie Hornok brings together thirty inspiring stories from parents raising children from all places on the spectrum and from all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brown Books Publishing Group 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 618.92 HOR

Bridges, Holly

Summary: Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response by the body - a result of the child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.92 BRI

Nichols, Shana.

Summary: "Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in"." "Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009

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Coucouvanis, Judith

Summary: This book gives parents the tools they need to develop their child's behavior intervention and skill development plans. A major focus is on helping parents answer the question: What can I do that will help my child be successful? Topics include behavior, communication, reward systems, social skills, and medication support.--Publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: AAPC Publishing 2015

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Coplan, James.

Summary: Compiles decades of research and clinical work in a guide to the sometimes bewildering array of therapy options and intervention programs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 COP

Fleischmann, Arthur.

Summary: The father of a child who was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two describes the intensive therapies that were pursued before Carly had a breakthrough at the age of ten, when she began using her computer to communicate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.92 FLE

Tabone, Francis

Summary: Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this workbook is designed to help readers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain practice with interactions they will inevitably encounter in everyday life--in school, on the job, and in their communities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Instant Help Books, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 362 Tab

Marohn, Stephanie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hampton Roads Pub. 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 MAR

Sussman, Fern

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanen Centre 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8588 SUS

Tilton, Adelle Jameson.

Contents: The world of autism -- Diagnosis: ASD -- Other coexisting medical conditions -- Behaviors -- Communication -- Meltdowns -- ASD and effects on the parents' marriage -- The single parent and the ASD child -- ASD and the effects on siblings -- ASD and the extended family -- Dealing with society -- Starting school -- Child to teenager -- Life as an ASD adult -- Assistive techniques and technologies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Parents Tilton

Summary: Sue Rubin, who is autistic, was diagnosed and treated as mentally retarded until the age of 13, when she began to communicate using a keyboard. She is now a junior in college. This documentary takes the viewer on a jorney into her mind, her daily world, and her life with autism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CNN 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AUT

Kutscher, Martin L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.9285 KUT

Summary: Narrated by Oscarʼ winner Kate Winslet and directed by Oscarʼ nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, this inspiring film follows one woman's quest to unlock her autistic son's mind. Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of treatments to help her son. Consumed by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about this mysterious and complex condition, she travels from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2010

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Demuth, Patricia

Summary: "Temple Grandin wasn't officially diagnosed with autism until she was in her 40s, but she knew at an early age that she was different from her family and classmates. She couldn't show affection, she acted out when noises or other stimuli overwhelmed her,and she only felt comfortable when spending time with the animals on her aunt's ranch. But instead of seeing her differences as limitations,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GRA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB GRANDIN (BASKET)

Greenspan, Stanley I.

Summary: In [this book, the authors] describe the DIR/Floortime approach and show how to enter a child's world and bring her or him into a shared world of relating, communicating, and thinking. Part I presents a new, more accurate way of defining autism and ASD and observing a child's earliest signs, and describes goals for working with children with ASD and other special needs within the DIR framework....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Lifelong Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8588 GRE

Summary: Follow one woman's journey as she tries to help her severely autistic son break out of his own mind. Traveling to the United States from her home in Iceland to try to learn more about this complex condition, she meets along the way other families who have similar situations and all are looking for some answers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MOT

Peete, Holly Robinson

Summary: Teenagers Ryan Elizabeth Peete and RJ Peete discuss what it is like for RJ as a teenager with autism and Ryan as a teenager with an autistic sibling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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