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Mavir, Heidi

Summary: ""Your Child Is Not Broken" is THE book for parents who need permission to do things differently. Heidi Mavir almost died working out why that was necessary. Part autobiography, part parenting manual, "Your Child Is Not Broken" is a no-holds-barred account of Heidi Mavir's discovery of her child's neurodivergence. It is the funny, irreverent and brutally honest story of Heidi's fight to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bluebird 2023

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Notbohm, Ellen.

Summary: Identifies the top ten characteristics that influence the hearts and minds of children with autism, with tips and information to help parents, social workers, therapists, doctors, and educators better understand what it means to be autistic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Future Horizons 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.9285 NOT

Woodcock, Linda.

Contents: Understanding autism -- Understanding challenging or distressed behaviour -- The low arousal approach -- Using video -- Relationships : keeping it together! -- Medical issues -- Other common problems -- Looking after your health.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.154 WOO

Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SUL

Gilpeer, Valerie

Summary: A remarkable memoir by a mother and her autistic daughter who'd long been unable to communicate--until a miraculous breakthrough revealed a young woman with a rich and creative interior life, a poet, who'd been trapped inside for more than two decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow & Company, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILPEER, VALERIE GIL

Suskind, Ron.

Summary: "Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SUSKIND, OWEN SUS

Tobe, Keiko.

Summary: A little effort goes a long way--that's what Sachiko Azuma, her fellow parents, and the teachers learn as they struggle to work together to make life easier for the children in the Special Education class. With the help of innovative gadgets and the support of more people than meet the eye, the autistic Hikaru and Miyu become better able to communicate with the world around them. but when a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIT

Isaacson, Rupert.

Summary: Describes the author's attempts to help his autistic son, Rowan, by taking the family to a remote area of Mongolia in order to consult shamans and allow Rowan to interact with horses and other animals in a quiet, accepting environment.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ISAACSON, RUPERT ISA

Wiseman, Nancy D.

Summary: An essential guide for managing all aspects of a child's autism in the crucial stage after diagnosis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Life Long 2009

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

Greenfeld, Karl Taro

Summary: A brother of an autistic child profiled in the trilogy that began with A Boy Called Noah describes the challenges he faced growing up in his brother's shadow, in an account that interweaves the social history of autism and its related research with the author's sideline experiences in childhood and adulthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENFELD, KARL TAROGRE

Summary: Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hill as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2008

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AUT

Stone, Wendy L.

Summary: Offers parents practical advice on how they can determine whether their child's development is normal or whether he or she has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, describing the most common signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders and explaining how to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 2006

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

Tobe, Keiko.

Summary: "Born during the sunrise - an auspicious beginning - the Azumas' newborn son is named Hikaru, which means "light." But during one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children. In this alternately heartwarming and bittersweet tale, a young mother tries to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her child's autism and the trials of raising him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen 2008

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIT

Tobe, Keiko.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen 2010

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIT

Tobe, Keiko.

Summary: "When staffing changes at Masato's company get him transferred to a dead-end job in the middle of nowhere, more suffering and despair seem imminent for the Azuma family. However, Masato approaches the situation with aplomb and comes up with new ways to pave the way for Hikaru and those like him to become "cheerful working adults"--With surprising results. Hikaru himself seems to be getting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIT

Tobe, Keiko.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen 2010

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIT

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.8982 OUR

Summary: Follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for him. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin sought the best possible medical care, but traditional therapies had little effect. They discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2010

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Yejide, Morowa.

Summary: " . . . A novel about an autistic boy whose drawings represent something much deeper than even the doctors who study can grasp; his father, serving 25 to life for murder; his mother, trying to hold herself together and fix her broken child. It's a supernatural journey of crime and punishment, retribution and redemption that ultimately leads to a father saving his son, a mother connecting with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YEJ

Brown, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn)

Summary: "An emotionally charged novel about family -- the slow accumulation of wrongs that drive us apart and the unlikely paths that lead us home again. Piper Hart has poured all her energy into raising her son, Fred, while her often-absent husband, Isaac, has poured all his energy into a career defending the wrongly accused. She's always told herself her son is perfectly normal, but somewhere deep...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Hatke, Ben

Summary: Prompted by his sister, Jack trades his mom's car for a box of mysterious seeds, but soon their normal garden turns into a wild jungle filled with magical creatures and one night changes into a dragon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAT

Moorer, Allison

Summary: "Grammy-nominated musician Allison Moorer's lyrical memoir, a testament to love and resilience through the lens of parenting her young son, John Henry, who has nonverbal autism"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOORER, ALLISON MOO

Tobe, Keiko.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen 2011

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIT

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