Autism / Asperger’s Library

  • 8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools
    A school playground aide sees third-grader Riley grab hold of classmate Liza’s scarf and choke her with it. Riley is subsequently viewed as the bully. But is there more to the story? What the aide hasn’t ...
  • Yoga Therapy For Children with Autism & Special Needs
    As a former yoga teacher, I used to consider Anatomy of Hatha Yoga my bedside manual. Years later, after my life priorities changed and the focus on physical stamina became less important than attaining a peaceful mind, ...
  • The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment & the Developing Social Brain
    I had barely started this book and was already recommending it to friends and colleagues. Early in the second edition of The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, psychology professor and private practitioner Louis Cozolino challenges traditional Western ...
  • Neuroscience Sheds Light on Why People with Asperger’s Syndrome Lack Empathy
    Families of those with Asperger’s want to know why their Aspies act the way they do. ...
  • Mental Health for the Whole Child
    >Children make 3 billion new connections in their brain every second. That is 3 billion opportunities for growth, or 3 billion missed connections.  With rising rates of ADHD, autism, and other mental health disorders in American ...
  • Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits & Illness
    Are you the firstborn child of your family? Did you turn out to be the most responsible, the parent-pleaser, or the motivated one? According to Alfred Adler and researchers of personality and temperament, firstborns tend ...
  • Silently Seizing: Unrecognized, Frequently Missed Seizures & Autism
    One might suspect that, at a mere 148 pages, Caren Haines’s Silently Seizing: Common, Unrecognized, and Frequently Missed Seizures and Their Potentially Damaging Impact on Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders is an easy, finish-in-one-sitting kind of ...
  • April is Autism Awareness Month
    Naming a time for awareness brings an issue into focus. It gives us a reason to do something extra (such as ...
  • Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians
    Despite widespread awareness of the disorder, many still think of Asperger Syndrome as being largely confined to children. This is a myth. Dispelling it is the central aim of the new book, Asperger Syndrome in ...
  • Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism
    Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca S. Banks, the authors of Bright Not Broken, and the contributor, Temple Grandin, all have a combination of personal and professional experience with learning and developmental disabilities. Kennedy and Banks are ...
  • The Challenge of Children with Special Needs
    Labels abound, some of them distasteful, some inaccurate, some just in vogue, others useful to understanding and planning. I ...
  • Seeing Ezra: A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and the Meaning of Normal
    Autism is viewed as a tragedy. As a disorder that robs children of their lives and parents of their children. It’s a disorder that must be properly diagnosed and treated. And the younger it’s caught ...
  • Debunking 6 Myths About Asperger Syndrome
    The discovery of Asperger Syndrome (AS) dates back to 1944. Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger described the syndrome when he was ...
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom
    Barbara Borosonʼs Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASDs is an engaging, thoughtful and valuable resource for instructors, parents and administrators that enable them to reach, understand ...
  • Home-School Collaboration for Children with Learning Disabilities
    The transition into elementary school can be especially tough for our children with learning disabilities and challenging behavior. Whether ...
  • A Dog Named Slugger: How Service Dogs Improve the Lives of Many
    Consider these surprising studies concerning the benefit of trained service dogs to help all kinds of ...
  • Adult Asperger’s: The Relief of A Diagnosis
    The following are criteria for Aspergers that have been excerpted from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV): Qualitative ...
  • Adults with Autism
    Some adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially those with high-functioning autism or with Asperger syndrome, are able to work successfully in mainstream jobs. Nevertheless, communication and social problems often cause difficulties in many ...
  • Medications for Autism
    Medications are often used to treat behavioral problems, such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, and severe tantrums, that keep the person with an autism spectrum disorder ("autism") from functioning more effectively at home or school. The ...
  • Treatment of Autism
    There is no single best treatment package for all children with ASD. One point that most professionals agree on is that early intervention is important; another is that most individuals with ASD respond well to ...
  • How Autism is Diagnosed
    Although there are many concerns about labeling a young child with an autism spectrum disorder, the earlier the diagnosis of autism is made, the earlier needed interventions can begin. Evidence over the last 15 years ...
  • Conditions Associated with Autism
    There are a number of concerns that often accompany someone with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), otherwise known as autism. Sensory Problems When children's perceptions are accurate, they can learn from what they see, feel, or hear. On ...
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders In-Depth
    The autism spectrum disorders are more common in children and teens than are some better known disorders such as diabetes, spinal bifida, or Down syndrome. A recent study of a U.S. metropolitan area estimated that ...
  • An Introduction to Autism
    Autism. Not until the middle of the twentieth century was there a name for a disorder that now appears to affect an estimated 3.4 every 1,000 children ages 3-10, a disorder that causes disruption in ...
  • The Link Between Vaccines and Autism: True or False?
    Does vaccination increase the likelihood of autism? One hypothesis is that vaccination in general, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) virus live vaccine, and vaccines that contain mercury cause autism. Actress Jenny McCarthy is one of ...
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