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Able autistic children: children with Asperger's syndrome: a booklet for brothers and sisters

DAVIES, Julie

23 Pages    (Child Development Research Unit, University of Nottingham)

This booklet is for brothers and sisters from the age of about 7 upwards.

This booklet is for brothers and sisters from the age of about 7 upwards. [less]

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Alone together: making an Asperger marriage work

BENTLEY, Katrin

2007    128 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843105374   

Communication is one of the biggest challenges faced by people with Asperger's syndrome (AS), yet an Asperger marriage requires communication more than any other relationship. Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without knowing the answers to important questions such as “What behaviours indicate that my spouse has AS?” “Is it worthwhile to get a diagnosis?” “Is there hope for improvement?” Katrin Bentley has been married for 18 years. Since receiving her husband's [...]

Communication is one of the biggest challenges faced by people with Asperger's syndrome (AS), yet an Asperger marriage requires communication more than any other relationship. Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without knowing the answers to important questions such as “What behaviours indicate that my spouse has AS?” “Is it worthwhile to get a diagnosis?” “Is there hope for improvement?” Katrin Bentley has been married for 18 years. Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS her marriage has improved substantially. They learnt to accept each other's different approaches to life and found ways to overcome problems and misunderstandings. Today, they are happily married and able to communicate effectively. ‘Alone together’ shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages. [less]

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Asperger couple's workbook: practical advice and activities for couples and counsellors, The

ASTON, Maxine

2009    144 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843102533   

Asperger Syndrome (AS) can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make relationships work, such as emotional empathy and communication. This workbook provides couples affected by AS with strategies that will benefit their relationship together, and their family as a whole. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, the book explores a variety of approaches that couples can use to improve their relationship. Whilst acknowledging that all relationships are different and each [...]

Asperger Syndrome (AS) can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make relationships work, such as emotional empathy and communication. This workbook provides couples affected by AS with strategies that will benefit their relationship together, and their family as a whole. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, the book explores a variety of approaches that couples can use to improve their relationship. Whilst acknowledging that all relationships are different and each needs to be viewed as a unique case, the author identifies specific issues that can be problematic in an Asperger relationship. The book provides a range of ideas based on years of research and counselling experience and covers crucial areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, parenting and home life. This practical book is designed for use by couples and families affected by AS, either on their own or in conjunction with a counsellor. (Please do not write in the book but please feel free to photocopy for your own personal use) [less]

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Asperger syndrome and long-term relationships

STANFORD, Ashley

2003    287 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843107347   

Written by the wife of a man with Asperger syndrome (AS), this book should provide the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. It explains how behaviours that may have appeared odd are the manifestations of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to change, or to greater tolerance. It also provides strategies for living successfully with characteristics that cannot be changed, pointing out that AS brings also enormous strengths to a [...]

Written by the wife of a man with Asperger syndrome (AS), this book should provide the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. It explains how behaviours that may have appeared odd are the manifestations of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to change, or to greater tolerance. It also provides strategies for living successfully with characteristics that cannot be changed, pointing out that AS brings also enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding. [less]

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Autism through a sister's eyes: a book for children about high-functioning autism and related disorders

BAND, Eve B. and HECHT, Emily

2001    67 Pages    (Future Horizons Incorporated)

ISBN 10: 1885477716

When young people have questions about a brother or sister with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome clear answers can be hard to find. “Why does Daniel do that?” is the question ten-year old Emily recalled asking her parents as a young child when she first sought to understand her older brother and his differences. Written by Eve Band, Ph.D., a clinical psychologists, this book gives voice to Emily’s actual story: her questions about her brother, her search for answers [...]

When young people have questions about a brother or sister with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome clear answers can be hard to find. “Why does Daniel do that?” is the question ten-year old Emily recalled asking her parents as a young child when she first sought to understand her older brother and his differences. Written by Eve Band, Ph.D., a clinical psychologists, this book gives voice to Emily’s actual story: her questions about her brother, her search for answers about autism, her exploration of her feelings as a sibling of a high-functioning autistic brother. Told in her voice, Emily’s story is as uplifting as it is filled with valuable information for parents and siblings, or any individual whose life is touched by a person with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. [less]

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Bound to care, an anthology: family experiences of mental handicap

JACKSON, Robin (Ed.)

1996    100 Pages    (Northern College of Education)

ISBN 10: 1872054331

This anthology details the experiences of eight families which have sought with extraordinary dedication and determination to provide a secure future for their family member with a mental handicap.

This anthology details the experiences of eight families which have sought with extraordinary dedication and determination to provide a secure future for their family member with a mental handicap. [less]

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Child with autism at home and in the community: over 600 must-have tips for making home life and outings easier for everyone!, The

LABOSH, Kathy and MILLER, LaNita

2011    100 Pages    (Future Horizons Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9781935274209   

This book epitomizes the value of the phrase "been there, done that!" In this amazingly helpful guide for family members, friends, and professionals, author and mom Kathy Labosh and special-educator LaNita Miller take on the issues and obstacles that parents and educators face every day. Hundreds of easy-to-read bullet points provide tips that readers can put into action immediately. First they cleverly tackle home life, from breakfast to bedtime, and then they take readers on a trip [...]

This book epitomizes the value of the phrase "been there, done that!"
In this amazingly helpful guide for family members, friends, and professionals, author and mom Kathy Labosh and special-educator LaNita Miller take on the issues and obstacles that parents and educators face every day.
Hundreds of easy-to-read bullet points provide tips that readers can put into action immediately. First they cleverly tackle home life, from breakfast to bedtime, and then they take readers on a trip through the community, offering essential do's and don’ts for going to restaurants, church, the doctor’s, the grocery store, family gatherings, and more!
With Kathy and LaNita’s insight and advice, you can be better prepared for the unique challenges autism throws your way. [less]

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Children with autism: a booklet for brothers and sisters

DAVIES, Julie

24 Pages    (Child Development Research Unit, University of Nottingham)

This booklet is for brothers and sisters from the age of about 7 upwards.

This booklet is for brothers and sisters from the age of about 7 upwards. [less]

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How to help your autistic spectrum child: practical ways to make family life run more smoothly

BREALY, Jackie and DAVIES, Beverly

2006    182 Pages    (White Ladder Press)

ISBN 10: 1905410050

Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects the way children communicate and relate to the world around them. Over 500,000 people in Britain, according to figures from the National Autistic Society, are somewhere on the autism spectrum, which ranges from severe autism, through high functioning autism to Asperger syndrome at the more able end. It can be devastating to discover that your child has an ASD (autistic spectrum disorder), and even tougher helping them to cope with life. [...]

Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects the way children communicate and relate to the world around them. Over 500,000 people in Britain, according to figures from the National Autistic Society, are somewhere on the autism spectrum, which ranges from severe autism, through high functioning autism to Asperger syndrome at the more able end.
It can be devastating to discover that your child has an ASD (autistic spectrum disorder), and even tougher helping them to cope with life. Many books on autism will tell you the latest theories about what causes ASD, but what you really want to know is how to get a decent night's sleep, or stop your child flapping their arms, or find some time for your other children.
Jackie Brealy understands these autism worries from both a parent's and a teacher's perspective. She was concerned at the lack of down-to-earth, practical help for parents of children with autism, so she teamed up with journalist Beverly Davies to write ‘How to help your autistic spectrum child’. With input from parents of ASD children, Jackie and Bev have written this totally practical guide to help other parents with all those day-to-day problems that make life so tough for them and their ASD child. [less]

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I'm a teenager … get me out of here!: a survival guide for teenage siblings of young people with autism!

BROCK, Carolyn

2010    39 Pages    (National Autistic Society)

ISBN 13: 9781905722600   

If you're a teenager and have a brother or sister with autism, this book is for you. It's meant to be light-hearted as well as helpful and we hope that some parts of it will make you smile. When you have a brother or sister with autism, it's completely natural to feel that life is unfair sometimes, that too much is expected of you. Perhaps you feel you get less attention form your parents than your sibling, or you're angry with your parents for not coping with it all better. Maybe you just want [...]

If you're a teenager and have a brother or sister with autism, this book is for you. It's meant to be light-hearted as well as helpful and we hope that some parts of it will make you smile.
When you have a brother or sister with autism, it's completely natural to feel that life is unfair sometimes, that too much is expected of you. Perhaps you feel you get less attention form your parents than your sibling, or you're angry with your parents for not coping with it all better.
Maybe you just want more information and to know if there's anyone else out there going through the same things, like frustration, anger, embarrassment, affection or guilt and just want to know if others feel the same. Whatever the reason for picking up this book, it should help you to:
· Realise you’re not alone
· Feel encouraged that you’re doing ok
· Be honest about your feelings
· Know where to look for further help
· Understand your sibling better
· Explain your brother or sister to other people
· Work out ways of avoiding difficult situations
· See that good things can come from having a sibling with autism
· Laugh and see your situation in perspective [less]

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Little angels: the essential guide to transforming your family life and having more fun with your children

BYRON, Tanya and BAVEYSTOCK, Sacha

2005    160 Pages    (BBC Books)

ISBN 10: 056351941

How to turn your children into 'Little Angels' In this clear, concise and positive guide, clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron and producer Sacha Baveystock draw on the powerful techniques of the Little Angels TV series to enable parents to overcome common child behavioural problems. Starting with the basics, Tanya and Sacha show parents how to: · understand the issues they are facing · adopt a positive perspective to enable a more effective and ejoyable approach to [...]

How to turn your children into 'Little Angels'
In this clear, concise and positive guide, clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron and producer Sacha Baveystock draw on the powerful techniques of the Little Angels TV series to enable parents to overcome common child behavioural problems. Starting with the basics, Tanya and Sacha show parents how to:
· understand the issues they are facing
· adopt a positive perspective to enable a more effective and ejoyable approach to parenting
· tackle common child behavioural problems such as fighting, aggression, feeding, toilet behaviour, defiance and emotional problems, including anxiety and self-esteem
Case studies from the TV series illustrate how every parent can overcome challenges and transform family life. [less]

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My brother is different

GORROD, Louise

1997    21 Pages    (National Autistic Society)

ISBN 13: 9781899280506   

This book was written to help my daughters, Jemma and Jade, understand why their brother, Jack, did the things he did and help them accept that even though he did embarrassing things when we were out he couldn't actually help it! Why does he knock my games off the table? He's so destructive. Why does he squeal when we go out? Why doesn't he get told off when he's naughty like I do? I hope that this book will help other families like ours!

This book was written to help my daughters, Jemma and Jade, understand why their brother, Jack, did the things he did and help them accept that even though he did embarrassing things when we were out he couldn't actually help it! Why does he knock my games off the table? He's so destructive. Why does he squeal when we go out? Why doesn't he get told off when he's naughty like I do? I hope that this book will help other families like ours! [less]

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My family is different: a workbook for children with a brother or sister who has autism or Asperger syndrome

BROCK, Carolyn

2007    40 Pages    (National Autistic Society)

ISBN 13: 9781905722303   

The aims of this book are: · To help children aged 5-8 years who have a brother or sister with autism or Asperger syndrome to understand him or her better · To encourage honest and open dialogue between family members about the impact of autism on their lives · To encourage brothers and sisters to think about ways they can help each other · To provide parents of children with autism or Asperger syndrome with a tool to help them see things from the perspective of all their children · To [...]

The aims of this book are:
· To help children aged 5-8 years who have a brother or sister with autism or Asperger syndrome to understand him or her better
· To encourage honest and open dialogue between family members about the impact of autism on their lives
· To encourage brothers and sisters to think about ways they can help each other
· To provide parents of children with autism or Asperger syndrome with a tool to help them see things from the perspective of all their children
· To encourage each family member to think about themselves as special
· To celebrate difference
· To see the positive side of autism

This book may also be useful to other professionals working with young children who have a brother or sister with autism of Asperger syndrome. It should however only be used after discussion with parents.
Full of activities and games - all the activity and games pages are photocopiable. [less]

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My parent has an autism spectrum disorder: a workbook for children & teens

LESTER, Barbara R.

2011    108 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849058353   

Discovering that a family member is on the autism spectrum is an experience that affects the entire family, and can particularly disrupt the family when it is a parent receiving the diagnosis. The situation can be difficult to explain to children, especially if the parent has not fully grasped the implications. This workbook has been designed with precisely this purpose in mind. It will strengthen relationships between parents with ASD and their children by facilitating understanding of [...]

Discovering that a family member is on the autism spectrum is an experience that affects the entire family, and can particularly disrupt the family when it is a parent receiving the diagnosis. The situation can be difficult to explain to children, especially if the parent has not fully grasped the implications. This workbook has been designed with precisely this purpose in mind. It will strengthen relationships between parents with ASD and their children by facilitating understanding of behaviour and situations that all the family will previously have noticed but not understood, and shows how to develop effective problem solving strategies. Chapters cover everything from dealing with the initial diagnosis to understanding special interests, difficulties with social skills and figures of speech, and the need for rules and routines. Every chapter concludes with a worksheet for parent and child to complete together, which encourages mutual understanding and fosters healthy relationships. This book is an essential tool for any family with a parent on the autistic spectrum, and is equally suitable for children and teens who are on the autistic spectrum and those who are not. It will also be of interest to professionals and anyone else working with a family dealing with autism. [less]

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My special brother Rory

FAIRFOOT, Ellie and MAYNE, Jenny

2004    16 Pages    (National Autistic Society)

ISBN 10: 1899280960

A booklet to help young siblings of autistic children understand what autism is.

A booklet to help young siblings of autistic children understand what autism is. [less]

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Siblings of children with autism: a guide for families (2nd ed.) (Topics in autism)

HARRIS, Sandra L. and GLASBERG, Beth A.

2003    180 Pages    (Woodbine House)

ISBN 13: 9781890627294    ISBN 10: 1890627291

Since 1994, Siblings of Children with Autism has been helping parents meet the needs of siblings in families of children with autism. During many years in clinical practice, the authors have worked with hundreds of families and seen firsthand how siblings can become overshadowed by the intensive focus on a child with autism. This common occurrence is only one of the many sibling issues that parents and professionals should not only be sensitive to, but also be ready to address them. Now in a [...]

Since 1994, Siblings of Children with Autism has been helping parents meet the needs of siblings in families of children with autism. During many years in clinical practice, the authors have worked with hundreds of families and seen firsthand how siblings can become overshadowed by the intensive focus on a child with autism. This common occurrence is only one of the many sibling issues that parents and professionals should not only be sensitive to, but also be ready to address them. Now in a brand new and expanded edition, Siblings of Children with Autism explores the basics of sibling relationships and the complexities that surface in families of children with autism. Chapters cover how to explain autism to siblings, how to get siblings to share their feelings and concerns, how to master the family balancing-act, and how to foster play between siblings. New chapters have been added concerning what siblings actually believe or understand about autism at different ages and how autism continues to impact adult sibling relationships, careers, and caregiver roles. Throughout the book, there are stories about individual families, giving readers points of comparison and helpful insights along the way. The direct challenges of raising a child with autism are well known to parents. But it is important for parents to also see autism through the eyes of their other children. For families looking for guidance on sibling issues and autism, the new edition addresses a multitude of their concerns and questions, and also offers advice on how to seek support from a family therapist or other professional when more intensive help is needed. [less]

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Something different about dad: how to live with your Asperger's parent

EVANS, Kristie

2011    143 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 9781849051

Growing up with a parent on the autistic spectrum can be difficult, and children may often feel confused and worried by the fact that their parent is so different to others. This positive book takes an honest look at how Asperger syndrome can affect a family when a parent is on the spectrum, and reassures young people that it's ok to have a mum or dad who is different. Following the story of Sophie and Daniel whose dad, Mark, has Asperger syndrome, the book reveals the family's journey [...]

Growing up with a parent on the autistic spectrum can be difficult, and children may often feel confused and worried by the fact that their parent is so different to others. This positive book takes an honest look at how Asperger syndrome can affect a family when a parent is on the spectrum, and reassures young people that it's ok to have a mum or dad who is different. Following the story of Sophie and Daniel whose dad, Mark, has Asperger syndrome, the book reveals the family's journey from initial diagnosis to gradual acceptance of the fact that there is 'something different about Dad'. Sophie and Daniel learn the reasons behind their dad's problems with communication, his social and emotional difficulties, and the issues caused by his inflexibility of thought, sensory and motor skills, and anxiety. They also come to recognise his positive attributes, including his loyalty, punctuality, ability to help with homework for hours on end - even his detailed knowledge of car engines that has saved day trips and outings from breakdown disaster! The warm, funny story emphasises how love within a family can overcome all difficulties, looking at sensitive issues in a light-hearted yet reassuring manner. This heart-warming and realistic story is a must for all families with an AS parent. [less]

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Supporting the families of children with autism

RANDALL, Peter and PARKER, Jonathan

1999    237 Pages    (Wiley)

ISBN 10: 0471982180

The pressures, strains and sometimes joys of looking after a child with autism are increasingly recognized in professional and academic circles. This book presents key findings from a research study conducted by the Family Assessment Unit that involved many long discussions with the parents and siblings of children and young people with autism. The authors provide a unique approach dealing specifically with the needs of families informed interventions for helping the family units The authors [...]

The pressures, strains and sometimes joys of looking after a child with autism are increasingly recognized in professional and academic circles. This book presents key findings from a research study conducted by the Family Assessment Unit that involved many long discussions with the parents and siblings of children and young people with autism. The authors provide
a unique approach dealing specifically with the needs of families informed interventions for helping the family units
The authors demonstrate how autism affects parents, siblings and carers. They provide case studies that examine their experiences as individuals and as family units over the life course of their son or daughter, brother or sister with autism. They identify various stressors from this study and an examination of previous research in this area. For example, families often face enormous stress in having the disorder diagnosed. There is also the complex stress associated with increasing social and behavioural difficulties, and guilt arising from others labelling the parents mismanagement of the children. The authors examine the diagnostic process from the viewpoint of parents and primary carers and chart the developments that have taken place in research and practice with families. They develop strategies for supporting and empowering families to better assist their children with autism, including contingency management approaches. Supporting the Families of Children with Autism is a valuable resource for a wide range of professionals who work with autistic children and their families, including health visitors,specialist teachers, social workers and paediatricians. It will be of interest to educational psychologists and families of children with autism. [less]

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What about me? The autism survival guide for kids: a book for the brothers and sisters of a child with autism

KOUTSIS, Athanasia, DE CLERCQ, Gerda

2006    31 Pages    (Wantirna Heights School)

ISBN 10: 0646459317

Intended principally for brothers and sisters of a child who has autism. Given the style and presentation of the book, it will provide valuable insights into autism for all primary age children, many of whom may know a child in their school or extended family with autism.

Intended principally for brothers and sisters of a child who has autism. Given the style and presentation of the book, it will provide valuable insights into autism for all primary age children, many of whom may know a child in their school or extended family with autism. [less]

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