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Books to buy

Please see our list of library books about Autism that are available to buy. These books can be useful for anyone who would like to learn more. For further information about the below titles, please get in touch.


Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years, A guide for practitioners.

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R. Jordan.


Autistic Spectrum Disorders in young Children, a guide for early years practitioners

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Supporting a Child with Autism, a guide for teachers and classroom assistants.

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Sharon Powell.


The Sensory World of the Autistic Spectrum: A Great Understanding.

This booklet aims to give a basic understanding of sensory integration, offer coping strategies, and explain the possible difficulties that individuals with Autism or Asperger syndrome may have.


Mental Health in people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

This booklet emphasises the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders.


Support for the Bereaved and the Dying in Services for Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

This is a subject that is difficult for everyone but especially those with Autism or Asperger Syndrome. The author approaches the subject with sensitivity, looking carefully at all the issues that need to be addressed, while also giving a wide range of references and sources of information. This book will be of particular relevance to those who work with adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.


Supporting Students with Asperger Syndrome in Higher Education Rachel Pike – N.A.S.

This booklet is designed for staff in higher education establishments who currently or may have to in the future support students with Asperger Syndrome. It is useful for all staff but especially for lecturers, tutors etc. 


Bullying and How to Deal with It : A guide for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Patricia Thorpe – N.A.S.

This booklet gives helpful advice to parents and school staff who work with children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome to deal with bullying.


Asperger Syndrome – An Overview - Stephan Ehlers & Christopher Gillberg

This booklet is aimed at parents of young people with Asperger Syndrome and also professionals who want a concise description.


Going to the Shops: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders - Catriona Hauser N.A.S.

This booklet aims to provide some suggested strategies to help reduce some of the difficulties a young person on the Autism Spectrum may have when going on trips, for example to the shops etc.



Going to the Dentist: A Guide for People with Autism and Asperger Syndrome-Kate Wilkes N.A.S.

Taking children and even some adults to the dentist can be a very stressful experience. This booklet aims to give brief strategies which may help make the experience better for all involved.


Creating an Autism Friendly Environment

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Anh Nguyen


What’s So Special About Autism

Lorna Wing discusses the defining characteristics of Autism, and how these characteristics affect the type of services people with Autism may need to access in order to live their lives to their fullest potential.


Asperger Syndrome – From Diagnosis to Solutions – A Guide for Parents - Phyllis Quigg & Oonagh Nugent

The aim of this book is to help understand more about Asperger’s Syndrome and also to focus on the child’s strengths, and in this way find solutions that work for the child and help promote self-esteem.


First Steps in Intervention with your child with Autism – Frameworks for Communication

This book deals with initial intervention with young children, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age if they are at an early stage of communication. This book is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better, and in turn help improve their child’s development and communication. This book will also be helpful to professionals working with families with a child on the Autism Spectrum.


Going to the Hairdressers: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome - Laura Slade N.A.S.

It can be very distressing for any child to have their hair cut, but for a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder the visit to the hairdressers may be particularly upsetting. This booklet explains briefly why a child may become distressed when having a haircut, and also suggests some strategies to help.


Words Unspoken – Facilitated Communication gives a voice to those who are unable to speak

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Roisin’s Journey - Patricia Clancy

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Positive Behaviour Support – A brief guide for schools - Mark Wakefield & Sharon Paley

This booklet offers a quick guide to the principles of Positive Behaviour Support for teachers, classroom assistants and others working within a school environment.


Body Language and Communication – A guide for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - Simon Perks N.A.S.

Understanding and using body language can be difficult for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, but learning how to use it effectively can help them to communicate more successfully and enjoyably with other people, including
family, friends and colleagues. This book discusses some simple body language techniques which can be used when interacting with other people.