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  Asperger's Syndrome

Title Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Author Matthew Hesmondhalgh & Christine Breakey
Year Published 2001
ISBN 1-85302-986-6
Back Cover “Based on pioneering work at their school in Sheffield, the authors of this book explore the universal issues of access and inclusion in employment and education for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).”
Our Review Recommended by friends. I must find time to read it. Jan LB.©

Title Autism Handbook, The
Author Andrew Nye
Year Published 2000
ISBN 1-899280-24-3
Back Cover “The original idea behind the Handbook was to bring together in one document information that covered the various needs of all relevant groups: people with autism themselves, parents of children with the disability and professionals working in related disciplines.”
Our Review Lots of useful contacts and information.

Title Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD
Author William Shaw Ph.D.
Year Published 2002
ISBN 0-9661238-1-6
Back Cover "New, up-to-date, comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to the most current and most effective therapies for the treatment of autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)."
Our Review Good stuff. Puts lots of things together. Sets in context some of the recommendations in Lisa BB’s “Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry” reviewed elsewhere on this site. Jan LB. ©

Title Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help
Author Mitzi Waltz
Year Published 1999
ISBN 1-56592-530-0
Back Cover “[This book] is for parents (or newly diagnosed adults) who struggle with this neurological condition. Medications, therapies, and educational techniques can address symptoms and improve the lives of people with PDD. In some cases, the results can be spectacular. Weaving in a range of stories from parents who are raising children with PDDs, author Mitzi Waltz covers topics such as [getting a diagnosis, treatment options, and coping with diagnosis and treatment.]”
Our Review American but relevant. Good practical tips on getting a diagnosis – especially keeping a diary. Jan LB. ©

Title Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry
Author Lisa Blakemore-Brown
Year Published 2002
ISBN 1-85302-748-0
Back Cover "Practical and relevant for parents as well as professionals, this groundbreaking book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of the complexity of human development can lead to more appropriate early intervention and treatment plans for children who manifest complex symptoms, thus helping them to lead happier and more fulfilling lives."
Our Review A “Must Have” book for all parents of ASD kids and all professionals in the field. Full of wisdom and insight and straight forward common sense. Order it from the “Tapestry Life Centre” website and show your support - see links section. Jan LB. ©

Title Understanding and Working With the Spectrum of Autism
Author Wendy Lawson
Year Published 2001
ISBN 1-85302-971-8
Back Cover "Wendy's ability to convey the essence of her autistic world to others is remarkable. As an adult educator, with training in psychology and family issues, Wendy offers a valuable contribution to understanding and working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder."
Our Review When I first heard Wendy speak in the 3rd person about herself I suddenly understood so much about my son which I had previously completely missed. Highly recommended to all parents and partners of ASD people and to all ASD people themselves. Jan LB. ©



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  Learning Disabilities



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