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PUBLICATIONS ON ASC'S THAT I RECOMMEND

I have read many books on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Some are better than others and personally, I think that the more up to date a publication is the better.


1. THE WORLD OF THE AUTISTIC CHILD - UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS

This book deals with Autism in great detail. It was written by Bryna Siegel and was published in 1996.


2. AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS - THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Chantal Sicile-Kira has been involved with autistic spectrum conditions as I prefer to call them, for nearly 20 years, first as a professional and then as a parent. The book is full of information, advice and tips. The publication was in January 2004.


3. THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM - A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

The writer of this publication is Dr Lorna Wing, who is a leading expert in the topic of Autism in Britain. She is a psychiatric consultant for the NAS. Lorna Wing wrote her first book on Autism called Autistic Children: A Guide For Parents in 1970 and is the parent of an Autistic child herself. She was the first person to translate Hans Asperger's original 1944 findings into English in 1981.


4. ASPERGER'S SYNDROME - A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

This delves into Asperger's Syndrome in great detail. It was published in 1998. Tony Attwood is a practising Clinical Psychologist in the field of Asperger's Syndrome. Attwood has met and worked with hundreds of individuals who have this condition.


5. AUTISM - PREPARING FOR CHILDHOOD

A publication by Patricia Howlin, who is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Senior in Psychology at St George's Hospital Medical School, and a Tutor in the Psychology of Learning Disability for St George's Healthcare Trust. Patricia Howlin is also the co-author of a book called Treatment of Autistic Children, which I have never read. Autism - Preparing For Adulthood was published in 1997.


6. AUTISM - THE FACTS.

A very good small handbook, it mainly details with Autism and its features. Asperger's Syndrome merits a mention on two pages. It was written in 1992 in collaboration with the National Autistic Society.

The Authors are Dr Simon Baron-Cohen and Dr Patrick Bolton. At the time Baron-Cohen was at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge and Bolton was at the Department of Child Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge.


7. EATING AN ARTICHOKE - A MOTHER'S PERSPECTIVE ON ASPERGER'S SYNDROME.

By Echo Fling, an American. It is told from her viewpoint about her son Jimmy who has Asperger's Syndrome and details his adolescence and eventual diagnosis. It also offers advice on the subject. Publication was in 1999.


8. WHY DOES CHRIS DO THAT?

This is by Tony Attwood again. It gives out information on understanding both Autism and Asperger's Syndrome and the difficulties associated with them. It was first published in 1993 and later reprinted in 2002.



9. A MIND OF ONE'S OWN.

This was written by Professor Digby Tantam, who is now based in Sheffield. As you may have seen, he diagnosed me with AS in May 2000. He is another of the UK's leading specialists on Autistic Spectrum Conditions. The book focuses particularly on the difficulties and issues that people with Higher Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome face.

It was originally published in 1988. The second edition was published in 1991, the third edition in 1992 and the fourth edition in 1999.


10. AUTISM AND ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

This was written and published by Uta Frith. It has a translation of Hans Asperger's original paper as well as chapters from experts of Autism. It was also published in 1991.


11. GENTLE GIANT

This was written by Wendy Robinson. The subject of the book was her son Grant, who had Kanner's Autism. Sadly he died during a massive Epileptic fit in the early hours of Sunday 2nd April 1995, seven days after his 20th birthday.


12. BRIGHT SPLINTERS OF THE MIND

This focuses on the abilities that Autistic Savants have and explains how and why they perform the feats that they are capable of. This is a highly readable publication, which reaches conclusions on the nature of talent as well its relationship to intelligence. A woman called Beate Hermelin wrote this. It was published in 2000.



13. THE ASPERGER SYNDROME EMPLOYMENT WORKBOOK

The publication enables people with the condition to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals and to identify the work best suited to their personal needs. The workbook contains practical exercises, with clear explanations and examples of how to use them. It was written by Roger N Meyer, was fore worded by Tony Attwood and published in 2000.



14. ASPERGER'S SYNDROME - A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS

This publication provides a clear and concise guide for effective classroom practice for Teachers and support assistants, who are working with children with Asperger's Syndrome in mainstream schools. It outlines the underlying aspects to the condition and the educational implications of integration and considers the behavioural challenges children with this condition may pose.

The authors are Val Cumine, Julia Leach and Gill Stevenson. Val Cumine acts as a tutor in Autistic Spectrum Conditions at the University of Birmingham and Gill Stevenson is the Deputy Manager of "Access2Progression" and is a specialist Teacher in the subject. The publication was in 1998.



15. A GUIDE TO ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

This is an accessible handbook for those touched with Asperger's Syndrome. It provides an in-depth account of symptoms, diagnosis and prevalence of the condition. The book was written by Christopher Gillberg, a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of London and the University of Goteborg in Sweden. Publication was in 2002.


16. PARENTING A CHILD WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME - 200 TIPS AND STRATEGIES

This publication discusses the reactions of parents to their child's diagnosis and gives much help and advice to understand the world of someone with AS.

The author was Brenda Boyd, a parent of a child with Asperger's Syndrome and it was published in 2003.



17. THE DICTIONARY OF PSYCHIATRY

This publication isn't all that significant regarding either Autism or Asperger's Syndrome but it mentioned Asperger's Syndrome in an eight-line description on page 16. Blackwell Scientific Publications published it in 1985 and the author was Henry Walton. The quotation is listed on my website.


18. LIVING WITH AUTISM - OVERCOMING COMMON PROBLEMS

This was written by Fiona Marshall and was published in 2004. This book shows parents and carers, and their families and friends, how to begin to overcome the difficulties Autistic and Asperger children live with, and build a loving and close relationship based on acceptance and understanding.


19. A POSITIVE APPROACH TO AUTISM

This was written by Stella Waterhouse and was published in 2000, when I was diagnosed with AS. The book investigates how people with autism perceive the world, and discusses the symptoms, behaviours and possible causes of this condition. In addition to examining the relation of autism to hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette Syndrome, she also considers the impact of anxiety and the pros and cons of some of the current treatments including secretin, diet, tinted lenses and Auditory Integration Training.


20. HANDBOOK OF AUTISM AND PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS

This publication was written by Donald J.Cohen and Anne M. Donnellan. It deals primarily with Autism, but Asperger's Syndrome merits a mention on three pages, between pages nine and eleven. It is also described on page sixteen, page thirty-two and page four-hundred and forty-one.

It was published in 1987.


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