Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals — Tony Attwood

Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome. Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children…

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Been There. Done That. Try This! edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one. The world’s Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen…

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The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law — Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin

What every parent and professional needs to know. This ground-breaking book explores the problems that can arise surrounding the autism spectrum (ASD), sexuality and the law. Covering everything from how the ASD profile can affect sexual development to information about current laws, it is essential reading for parents of children with ASD, and mental health and legal professionals. Based on…

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CBT to Help Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection — Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

A Manual for Professionals The authors provide CBT programme for use by professionals to address the difficulty children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders have in expressing, experiencing and enjoying affection appropriately with friends, family members and other adults. Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are often not instinctive and intuitive in expressing their liking or love…

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From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) — Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand…

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CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders — Angela Scarpa, Susan Williams White and Tony Attwood

This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD—anxiety and behavior problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy. Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its…

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Exploring Feelings for Young Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder — Angela Scarpa, Anthony Wells and Tony Attwood

The STAMP Treatment Manual The Stress and Anger Management Program (STAMP) uses a cognitive behavioral approach to encourage children who suffer from mood difficulties to explore and control their emotions. This practical manual outlines a dynamic and effective 9-session program designed specifically for young children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome. Young children with autism have particular difficulty in understanding…

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Benefits of Mindfulness by Dr David Zimmerman, Clinical Psychologist

The term "mindfulness" has been used to refer to a psychological state of awareness and is defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgement. Several disciplines and practices can cultivate mindfulness, such as yoga, tai chi and qigong, but most of the literature has focused on mindfulness that is developed through mindfulness meditation. It is believed that regular…

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Imagining Autism by Wesley Turner, Psychologist

Improving Social Skills through Drama Though drama has long been viewed as a useful way for individuals to improve their ability to read others’ beliefs and intentions, empirical investigation into drama’s effectiveness as a means of social skills training has been fairly limited for quite some time. Two of the greatest issues limiting the effectiveness of social skills training with…

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The Benefits of Physical Activity by Professor Tony Attwood

Teenagers who have autism are known to be less physically active than their peers.  They tend to have higher levels of obesity, with lower physical fitness scores regarding cardiovascular endurance, upper body and abdominal muscular strength, and endurance and lower body flexibility. Parents recognise that teenagers with autism tend to participate in fewer types of formal and informal physical activities…

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