Asperger Syndrome Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library


To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Email: steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu
Web site: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR

1001 great ideas for teaching and raising children with autistic spectrum disorders. Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk. Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, c2004. Call number: FAM WM 203.5 N899z 2004.

A guide to Asperger syndrome. Christopher Gillberg. 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 G475g 2002.

A mind apart: Understanding children with autism and Asperger syndrome. Peter Szatmari. Publisher New York: Guilford Press, c2004. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S996m 2004.

A parent's guide to asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism: How to meet the challenges and help your child thrive. Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James McPartland. New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 O99p.
-Leading psychologists explain how to work with your child's paradoxical combination of precocious talents and social difficulties to help him or her learn to engage more fully with the world. Features loads of everyday problem-solving ideas.
A strange world- Autism, asperger's syndrome, and PDD-NOS: A guide for parents, partners, professional carers, and people with ASDs. Martine F. Delfos. London; Philadelphia: J. Kingsley, Publishers, 2005. Call number: Disabilities- PROF WM 203.5 D351s 2005.
-An intriguing and comprehensive guide to autism spectrum disorder presented from a new biopsychological perspective. An accessible resource for parents and an important textbook for students and professionals.
A user guide to the GF/CF diet for autism, Asperger syndrome and AD/HD. Luke Jackson. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 J13u.
-Twelve-year-old Luke Jackson explains what it is like to follow a gluten and casein-free diet. Some family recipes are included.
Addressing the challenging behavior of children with high functioning autism/asperger syndrome in the classroom: A guide for teachers and parents. Rebecca Moyes. Jessica Kingsley, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 M938a 2002.
-Discusses different approaches for teachers and parents. Includes many examples of Behavioral Support Plans.
An asperger dictionary of everyday expressions. Ian Stuart-Hamilton. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004. Call number: Disabilities- PROF WS 350.6 S929a 2004.
-Gives definitions of common everyday phrases as well as a guide to their level of politeness or impoliteness. Phrases are listed as they are spoken for ease and speed of usage. Explaining what people mean when they don't say what they mean, this book is for everyone who wondered about the asperger language.

ASK ME about asperger's syndrome (video). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000. 25 min. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 203.5 A8341 2000.

Asperger's from the Inside Out. Michael John Carley. New York, New York: Penguin Group Inc., 2008. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 C281a 2008.
-This empowering memoir/self-help book by the executive director of The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership isn't intended for parents, but they may pick up some good ideas anyway for helping their children with Asperger syndrome succeed in the world.

Asperger syndrome, the universe and everything. Kenneth Hall ; forewords by Ken P. Kerr and Gill Rowley. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2001. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 H177a 2001.

Asperger Syndrome: A practical guide for teachers. Val Cumine, Julia Leach, Gill Stevenson. 1998. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 C969a.
-This guide includes educational and behavioral strategies for teachers and assistant working with children with Asperger Syndrome.
Asperger Syndrome (video): Living outside the bell curve. Video Architects. Sherborn, Mass.: Aquarius Health Care Videos, 2001. Call Number: AV WM 203.5 A8394 2001.
- In recent years schools have seen a marked increase of diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome. This video looks at Asperger students in general and focuses in on 12-year-old Andrew. Includes an in-depth interview with Dr. Tina Iyama, M.D., University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital. Iyama explains the causes of, symptoms of, and strategies for coping with Asperger Syndrome. Andrew shows that with appropriate supports it's possible to flourish outside the accepted social and educational bell curve. (18 min)

Asperger syndrome and adolescence: Practical solutions for school success. Brenda Smith Myles and Diane Adreon with Jennifer Stella. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2001.

Asperger Syndrome and difficult moments: Practical solutions for tantrums, rage and meltdown. Brenda Myles and Jack Southwick. Austism/Asperger Pub.Co., 1999. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S655a 1999.

Asperger syndrome and sensory issues: Practical solutions for making sense of the world. Brenda Smith Myles. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2001. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 A839 2000.

Asperger's Syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals. Tony Attwood. 1998.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 A886a 1998.
-Some of the chapters included in this comprehensive guide to Asperger’s syndrome are diagnosis, motor clumsiness, social behavior, and frequently asked questions.
Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the ups, the downs, and the things in between. Edited by Liane Holliday Willey. New York: J. Kingsley Publishers, 2003. Call number: Disabilities FAM-WM 203.5 A8394 2003.
- A book written to help make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible. Each chapter is written by a different author and addresses the issues adolescents with Asperger Syndrome face. It is geared towards parents, caretakers, and teachers.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Edited by Uta Frith. 1991. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 A9368 1991.
-Frith describes the clinical and human features of autism and Asperger syndrome. Case studies and a translation of Asperger’s paper are included.
Autism/Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle. Steven Gutstein. 2000.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 G984a 2000.
-Gutstein describes his social skills training program, the Relationship Development Intervention.
Autism & the new law (video): Resources for treatment, Hope for a cure. Edvantage, 2001. 30 min. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 203.5 A9394 2001.
-Designed to help parents, educators and health care professionals better understand autism or similar diagnosis such as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger's Syndrome. Learn about components of The Advancement of Pediatric Autism Research Act, a subtitle of the Children's Health Act of 2000.
Children, youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome: Integrating multiple Perspectives. Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 C536 2005.
- Publisher’s Description: Children, youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research, and personal perspectives on AS, including contributions from experts, first-hand accounts from adults with AS, and viewpoints from parents of AS individuals.
Creative expressive activities and Asperger's syndrome: Social and emotional skills and positive life goals for adolescents and young adults. Judith Martinovich. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006. Call number: Disabilities- PROF WS 350.6 M386c 2006.
-Helps build strengths and resilience in people with Asperger's Syndrome by developing their unique abilities and potential. Links therapeutic goals with creative activities for people with/out AS.
Different Minds: Gifted children with AD/HD, Asperger syndrome, and other learning deficits. Deirdre V. Lovecky. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004. Call number: Disabilities- FAM WS 350 L8985d 2004.
-Through recognizing, explaining, and exploring the levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Essential for all those who live or work with gifted children.

Fathering your special child : a book for fathers or carers of children diagnosed with asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro ; illustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S237f 2009.

Finding Ben: A mother’s journey through the maze of Asperger’s. Barbara LaSalle. McGraw-Hill, 2003. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 L338f 2003.

Giggle Time: Establishing the social connection: A program to develop the communication skills of children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD. Susan Aud Sonders. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S698g 2003.

Helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger's syndrome: Aparent's guide. Kathryn Stewart. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2002.Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S849h.
-Stewart relates techniques and tips gained from her experiences working with children with Asperger’s syndrome.
Home educating our autistic spectrum children: Paths are made by walking. Edited by Terri Dowty and Kitt Cowlishaw. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.Call number: Disabilities-FAM RJ 506 .A9 H765.
-Parents that are homeschooling their children with autism or Asperger syndrome answer frequently asked questions on how to get started. The authors discuss the controversies surrounding homeschooling.

How to find work that works for people with Asperger syndrome: The ultimate guide for getting people with Asperger syndrome into the workplace (and keeping them there!). Gail Hawkins. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004. Call Number: Disabilities-FAM HV 1568.5 H393h 2004.

How to live with autism and asperger syndrome: practical strategies for parents and professionals. Chris Williams and Barry Wrigt. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 W722h 2004.
-This introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for teachers and members of a child with autism's immediate and extended family. The author tackles common problems experienced in everyday routines.
Kevin thinks-- about outer space, confusing expressions and the perfectly logical world of Asperger syndrome. Gail Watts. London : Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2012. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 W349k 2012.
-Kevin Thinks' is the story of a boy with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who sees the world a little-- differently! His quirky observations will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS, from his special interest in outer space and his aversion to itchy clothes, to his (mis)understanding of non-literal expressions and his tendency to say exactly what he thinks, regardless of the consequences, whilst the accompanying illustrations reveal what is really happening from a neurotypical point of view, to often hilarious effect.
Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals. Martin L. Kutscher. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.8 .A8 K97k 2005.
-Dr. Kutscher provides information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders along with case vignettes and practical tips.
Learning and behavior problems in Asperger syndrome. Margot Prior, ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2003. Call number: Disabilities- PROF WM 203.5 L4381 2006.
-This book offers a wealth of practical, research-based information on the challenges that Asperger Syndrome poses and how to overcome them. It is essential reading for anyone working to help children with AS maximize their potential.

Making sense of sex : a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's syndrome Sarah Attwood ; illustrated by Jonathon Powell. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HQ 53 A886m 2008.

Mothering your special child : a book for mothers or carers of children diagnosed with asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro ; iIllustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S237m 2009.

Navigating the social world: A curriculum for individuals with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and related disorders. Jeanette L. McAfee. Future Horizons, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 M113n 2002.

Nonverbal learning disabilities at school: Educating students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions. Pamela B.Tanguay. Jessica Kingsley, 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM LC 4704.5 T164n 2002.
- Topics such as school placement, program modifications, and social/emotional issues are covered, as well as specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division, and ideas for improving reading comprehension.
The oasis guide to Asperger syndrome: Advice, support, insight, and inspiration. Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby. New York: Crown Publishers, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 B299o 2005.
-Using common language rather than medical jargon, this book is written primarily for parents of Asperger’s children. Based upon surveys gathered from the OASIS Web site, key characteristics of Asperger’s are discussed as well as information on support and treatment for families with individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Parenting your Asperger child: Individualized solutions for teaching your child practical skills. Alan Sohn and Cathy Grayson.Sohn. New York: Perigee Books, c2005. Call number: Disabilitites-FAM WM 203.5 S682p 2005.

Perfect targets: Asperger syndrome and bullying: Practical solutions for surviving the social world. Rebekah Heinrichs. Shawnee Mission, Kans.: Autism Asperger Pub., 2003. Call number: Disabilitites-PROF WM 203.5 H469p.

Practical ideas that really work for students with Asperger syndrome. Kathleen McConnell and Gale R. Ryser. Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, 2005. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 M4785P 2005.
-The Book of Practical Ideas contains 34 instructional strategies that can be used to improve students' social skills, organization, and communication. The ideas in the manual are presented in an easy-to-use format.

Relationship development intervention with children, adolescents and adults: Social and emotional development activities for Asperger syndrome, autism, PDD and NLD. Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely.2002.Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 G984r.

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Steven Gustein and Rachelle Sheely. 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 G9841r 2002.
-This manual describes activities designed to enhance the social skills of younger children, between the ages of two and eight. Includes objectives and information on evaluating progress for parents and teachers.
Reweaving the autistic tapestry: Autism, Asperger syndrome, and ADHD. Lisa Blakemore-Brown. 2002. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 B636r.
-Blakemore-Brown uses the tapestry metaphor to describe the similarities between ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.
School success for kids with Asperger's syndrome. Stephan M. Silverman & Rich Weinfeld. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, 2007. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION WM 203.5 S587s 2007.
-Covers topics such as recognizing and diagnosing Asperger's syndrome, addressing the needs of students with Asperger's syndrome, addressing the needs of students with Asperger's, implementing successful practices in the classroom, working with the school system, and providing interventions in the home to help develop needed skills.
The stolen child: Aspects of autism and Asperger syndrome. Ann Hewetson. 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 H598s.
-Hewetson discusses the latest research findings and includes personal stories that complement the findings.

Taking the mystery out of medications in Autism/Asperger syndromes: A guide for parents and non-medical professionals. Luke Y. Tsai. Future Horizons, 2001. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 T877t 2001.

Teach me language: A language manual for children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and related developmental disorders. Sabrina Freeman, Lorelei. 1997. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WM 203.5 F855t.
-This manual is based on speech pathology methods and includes step-by-step instructions, examples, and games.

Your special student: a book for educators of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro and Margaret-Anne Carter ; illustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadephia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S237y 2009.

Your special grandchild: a book for grandparents of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro ; illustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadephia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S2371y 2009.


Children’s books

A special book about me : a book for children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro ; illustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S237s 2009.

Buster and the amazing Daisy:(adventures with Asperger's Syndrome). Nancy Ogaz. 2003. Call number: Disabilities-FAM PR 990 O34b 2003.
-A children's adventure book for grades 4-8. Daisy, a young girl with Asperger Syndrome, fights off her enemies and her fears with the help of a rabbit named Buster. The fears and enemies she encounters are many that children with Asperger Syndrome face everyday.
Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome: A user guide to adolescence. Luke Jackson. 2002. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 J13f 2002.
-Written by Luke Jackson, a 13-year-old-boy with Asperger Syndrome.
Sensory Smarts: A book for kids with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders struggling with sensory integration problems. Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr. with Christian P. Chiara. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WS 350.6 .A8 C469s 2004.
-Sensitivity scale -- Success reward chart -- Interactive page -- Sensory "diets" -- Calming and alerting activities -- Other fun sensory ideas -- Certificate of achievement.

You are special, too : a book for brothers and sisters of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro ; illustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadephia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S2373y 2009.

Your special friend: a book for peers of children diagnosed with asperger syndrome. Josie Santomauro ; illustrated by Carla Marino. London ; Philadephia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-FAM WM 203.5 S2372y 2009.




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