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Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities: a Practical Guide. Jill Hughes & Natalie Lackenby, $37.95

This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments. An essential resource for all those involved in supporting young people with additional needs through transitions, including social workers and social work students, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, health professionals and special education teachers.


ADD and Your Money: a Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Sarkis & Karl Klein, $22.95

When you have attention-deficit disorder (ADD), you don't spend money like most other people. Past-due bills and impulsive spending can throw your finances into turmoil, and because these financial pitfalls are directly related to your ADD symptoms, they can seem impossible to overcome.

The good news is that it is possible to get ADD-related financial disorganization under control and begin to enjoy a more stable relationship to your money. ADD AND YOUR MONEY will show you how. This friendly guide, written with your ADD in mind, includes information on everything you need to know about managing your finances and staying in control.


An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis: a Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Gillan Drew, $17.95

Being diagnosed with autism as an adult can be disorienting and isolating; however, if you can understand the condition and how it affects perceptions, relationships, and your relationship with the world in general, a happy and successful life is attainable. Through an introduction to the autism spectrum, and how the Level 1 diagnosis is characterised, the author draws on personal experiences to provide positive advice on dealing with life, health, and relationships following an adult diagnosis.

The effect of autism on social skills is described with tips for dealing with family and personal relationships, parenting, living arrangements, and employment. Important topics include disclosure, available resources, and options for different therapeutic routes. On reading this book, you will learn a lot more about the autism spectrum at Level 1, be able to separate the facts from the myths, and gain an appreciation of the strengths of autism, and how autism can affect many aspects of everyday life. Drawing from the author's lived experience, this book is an essential guide for all newly diagnosed adults on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, and all professionals new to working with adults with ASDs.

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Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence. Nancy Perry, $31.95

Children on the Autism Spectrum often grow up to find they are unable to cope effectively with the challenges of adult life. This book shows that, with the appropriate lifelong care from parents and caregivers, it is possible for those with neuro-developmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and live fulfilling adult lives.


An Asperger Leader’s Guide to Living and Leading Change. Rosalind Bergemann, $25.95

People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often struggle with change and this is magnified when it is part of their professional role to manage and lead change. Written by a business leader with Asperger Syndrome, this practical guide provides advice and strategies for coping with and implementing change in the workplace. Combining theory and practice with case studies and hands-on tools, the book aims to help those who find change particularly difficult to overcome these challenges and use their unique talents and skills to become change champions in the workplace. The book explores the change management life cycle and how it affects leaders with AS and teaches key skills for successfully leading change, preparing staff for change, and dealing with the effects of change on the organization as a whole.

This is a vital leadership development handbook for executive-level business professionals with Asperger Syndrome as well as those who aspire to careers in these roles.


Asperger Syndrome and Employment: a Personal Guide for Succeeding at Work. Nick Dubin, $39.95 DVD format, 43 minutes

People with Asperger Syndrome can find it difficult to work in an environment that involves socialization with colleagues or a lack of routine. ASPERGER SYNDROME AND EMPLOYMENT shows how success in the workplace is possible with perseverance and with the right supports and strategies in place. Nick Dubin discusses his own experiences at work and highlights challenges common among employees with AS. Dubin advises how to succeed in the workplace and offers practical advice on finding employment in line with your interests, making use of job coaches, developing self-esteem, using your strengths and being honest to yourself and others about your weaknesses.

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Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work. Coulter Video, $13.95 DVD format, 57 minutes

ASPERGER SYNDROME: TRANSITION TO COLLEGE AND WORK offers practical steps that students can take during high school to help them prepare for college and the work place. The DVD includes techniques to help students understand their role in the transition process; obtain special education services at their college and to learn how to be self-advocates. Tips on finding a career field that uses their interests, strengths and talents round out this valuable and practical learning tool.


An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship: Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rosalind Bergemann, $34.95

Entrepreneurship can be an ideal career option for enterprising individuals with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and this detailed guide explains how to tell if being self-employed is right for you and how to go about starting and growing your own business. Written by a successful entrepreneur and business consultant with Asperger Syndrome, this book provides all the guidance you need on the practicalities of starting up a company. The unique strengths that Asperger leaders can bring to a new business venture are highlighted and solutions are offered for elements of entrepreneurship that can create stumbling blocks such as developing working relationships within your company, marketing yourself and your business, managing finances, networking and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Full of pragmatic advice, case studies from established business owners with Asperger Syndrome and practical tools for professional development, this is an essential start-up handbook for anyone on the spectrum considering making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur.


Asperger’s On the Job. Rudy Simone, $27.95

Must-have advice for people with Asperger’s or high-functioning autism and their employers, educators and advocates.

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Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: a Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success. Barbara Bissonnette, $29.95

The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment.

This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions.

The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.


The Aspie College, Work & Travel Survival Guide. J.D. Kraus, $26.95

The time right after high school can be very a frightening experience. What a person decides from this point on ultimately affects the rest of his or her life. This book is not intended to tell the reader what to do with his/her life. Rather, its focus is on helping them transition, prepare, and hopefully succeed in whatever their future endeavors may prove to be, primarily higher education and work.

The book analyzes three important points. The first one covers higher education and university colleges. The book goes into detail on the steps in enrolling for a school, campus life, teachers, school surroundings, study tips, disability services, and more. The next point explores the workforce and how an individual with Autism can prepare for employment. This section includes: resume building, job interview tips, commuting, managing money, and networking. The final point reviews basic tips on traveling abroad, including how to pack, choosing an airline, what to bring, and how to behave and dress in a foreign country.


AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Herman Jansen & Betty Rombout, $25.95

AUTIPOWER presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear of the many ways that people with autism have overcome challenges and used their autism traits for employment success. From software engineers, to company directors, to those who work in autism advocacy, the interviewees openly discuss the pitfalls and the positives of working life with autism. Also interviewed are autism professionals, career coaches and employers who discuss the value and great talents that people with autism bring to the workplace.

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Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination. Janine Booth, $25.95

Neurodiversity in the workplace can be a gift. Yet only 15% of adults with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) are in full-time employment. This book examines how the working environment can embrace autistic people in a positive way. The author highlights common challenges in the workplace for people with ASC, such as discrimination and lack of communication or the right kind of support from managers and colleagues, and provides strategies for changing them. Setting out practical, reasonable adjustments such as a quiet room or avoiding disruption to work schedules, this book demonstrates how day to day changes in the workplace can make it more inclusive and productive for all employees.

Autism Equality in the Workplace is intended for any person with an interest in changing working culture to ensure equality for autistic people. It is an essential resource for employers, managers, trade unionists, people with ASCs and their workmates and supporters.


Autism and Learning Differences: an Active Learning Teaching Toolkit. Michael McManmon, $62.95 (ages 16-26)

Teaching essential skills for life, school, work, and independent living, this comprehensive and practical toolkit supports educators and clinicians in their work with adolescents and young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Learning Difference (LD) diagnosis. It presents tried-and-true strategies that address difficulties with social skills and Executive Function, cognitive rigidity, self-esteem issues, and more. It includes:

  • Focused chapters on skills for life, school, work, and independent living
  • Photocopiable teaching materials and tips for classroom management 
  • Sections on peer-mentoring, mediation, and inclusion
  • Assessment strategies, including student self-assessment materials and feedback forms

Drawing on over 30 years' teaching experience at the College Internship Program (CIP), Dr. Michael McManmon's toolkit is a complete curriculum for educators, clinicians, and professionals who teach or advise young adults on the ASD or LD Spectrum. It can also be used effectively by parents and individuals for self-study.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life. Edited by Scott Wright, $59.95

Bringing together international academics and professionals who are actively researching and working in the field, this pioneering scholarly volume covers the issues faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in mid and later life.

Including a range of personal, academic and clinical perspectives, the book considers historical and contemporary perspectives on autism, including diagnosis, developmental outcomes and life course issues. Attention is given to medical, care and psychological issues that arise as people with ASD age, such as declining cognitive function and speech and communication issues. Family, community support, housing, advocacy, and socio-cultural considerations for older adults with ASD are also given careful consideration, and there are chapters on relationship and sexuality issues and on environmental design.


The Autism Spectrum and Further Education: a Guide to Good Practice. Christine Breakey, $34.95

This guide for professionals working with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in further education meets the increasing demand for information and support on this subject. THE AUTISM SPECTRUM AND FURTHER EDUCATION provides useful guidelines and practical advice on teaching young adults successfully and confidently, emphasizing the development of resources and practical skills. The author covers all the key areas and offers strategies and solutions for communicating effectively, helping students to manage transition, and understanding and minimizing problem behaviours as well as teaching social skills and self-awareness.


The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know. Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin, $39.95

The complex world of sex and appropriate sexual behaviour can be extremely challenging for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, without guidance, many find themselves in vulnerable situations. This book examines how the ASD profile typically affects sexuality and how sexual development differs between the general population and those with ASD. It explains the legalities of sexual behaviour, how laws differ from country to country, and the possibility for adjustment of existing laws as they are applied to the ASD population. With advice on how to help people with autism spectrum disorder gain a better understanding of sexuality and a comprehensive list of resources, the book highlights the need for a more informed societal approach to the psychosexual development of people with ASD.

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Business for Aspies: 42 Best Practices for Using Asperger Syndrome Traits at Work Successfully. Ashley Stanford, $25.95

Following the DSM system and an easy to use format, Ashley Stanford addresses all of the issues that can arise once a person with AS secures employment, through the eyes of both employee and employer.

Describing what might be expected of any employee, she offers helpful tips and workarounds not only to enable AS individuals achieve their fullest potential, but to take advantage of their strengths. In a positive and upbeat tone, she shows that with the right supports and strategies, it is possible to overcome the day-to-day challenges that trip up even the most savvy Aspie. Drawing on her experience as CEO of a computer software company, she also suggests steps that employers and managers can take to improve the working environment for people with AS, and take advantage of their strengths to enable them to become outstanding employees.


Career Counseling for People with Disabilities: a Practical Guide to Finding Employment. Karen Wolffe, $43.95

Useful as a primary text for rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, and special education courses, CAREER COUNSELING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES is also a resource for counselors and educators who are practicing in rehabilitation or education settings.

The book is divided into four sections: Introductory Materials; Career Counseling Content Areas; Career Counseling for Clients with Differing Abilities; and Future Issues and Resources. It includes reproducible handouts related to each of the career counseling content areas: self-awareness, vocational selection, job seeking skills, job maintenance skills, and job search skills.


Coach In the Kitchen: Recipes with Step-by-Step Instructions. Penny Gill, $35.95

Coach in the Kitchen includes a 36-page manual and complete toolkit on teaching groups of students with Aspergers and other forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder how to cook. The instructions for all recipes have been written for a wide range of learners. Triple-tested for clarity and flavour by students and their coaches in the author's cooking school for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, these recipes are clear and easy to follow. The manual has guidelines on:

  • Effective teaching strategies for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs
  • Specific visual teaching tools to develop cooking and social skills
  • How to quell students’ anxieties
  • Suitable introductory activities
  • Teaching healthy eating habits using documented learning styles of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Facilitating social development at mealtime
  • Teaching conversation skills using The Conversation Menu
  • 290 pages of task-analysed recipes — recipes broken into small steps, in simple, clear terms — make explicit everything that needs doing

With an emphasize on healthy eating habits, recipes include standard Nutrition Facts boxes showing nutrients in each serving — calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins and minerals. Every recipe lists all utensils and appliances needed. Major appliances — oven, stovetop, microwave — are listed, too.  You can see at a glance if the utensils and appliances required are ones you want to use.

Specially developed for those with Asperger's and other forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, this cookbook is perfect for anyone learning to cook—whether or not they have special needs.

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Coaching College Students with Executive Function Problems. Mary Kennedy, $49.50

Although executive function difficulties are often addressed in school-age children, there are few resources showing how to help these individuals when they are older. This book presents a dynamic coaching model that helps college students become self-regulated learners by improving their goal-setting, planning, time management, and organizational skills. Ideal for use with students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, and other challenges, Mary Kennedy's approach incorporates motivational interviewing and emphasizes practical problem solving. User-friendly features include numerous concrete examples, sample dialogues, and print and online resource listings. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book contains 21 reproducible forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials for repeated use.


College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong. Pavan John Antony & Stephen Shore, Editors, $33.95

"You are not college material" or "you don't belong in college" are comments frequently heard by students with disabilities. Despite this, college education is now an expected part of the transition to adulthood for many individuals with disabilities. The book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them. This book presents a realistic picture of the positive and negative aspects of the transition to higher education as experienced by students with disabilities. It combines findings from special education studies, personal stories from individuals with disabilities, and practical tips to help those facing the challenges.

Covering cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and much more, this is vital reading for parents, individuals with disabilities, school teachers, college professors, and professionals working with adults with disabilities.


College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Cynthia Simpson & Vicky Spencer, $21.95

Strategies and tips for making the most out of your college experience.

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College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities. Chris Wise Tiedemann, $21.95

COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES is a college planning guide for students with physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Students will learn about their rights under the laws governing education and disability, self-advocacy, choosing a college, how having a physical disability affects admissions testing, the increased responsibilities in college, and how to make sure they get everything they need. The book contains forms, checklists, interviews with other students, advice from college disability services personnel, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges across the United States.


The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan. Hal Wright, $34.95

The purpose of special needs planning is to create the best possible life for an adult with a disability. This book provides comprehensive guidance on creating a life plan to transition a special needs child to independence or to ensure they are well cared for in the future. Beginning with a vision of a meaningful life for the child, Hal Wright explains how to form a practical plan to reach these goals, how to mentor personal empowerment and task skills, and how to create circles of support to sustain a life plan. Finally he talks the reader through important financial and legal considerations, including how to fund and manage a special needs trust. This book will be essential reading for all parents or guardians of a child with a cognitive, mental or physical impairment. It will also be of interest to attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, trust officers and other professionals looking to better serve the special needs community.


The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome: Find the Right Career and Get Hired. Barbara Bissonnette, $29.95

Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace.

Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. There is detailed instruction on networking, including how to find contacts and what to say. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text.

Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.

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Conversation Skills On the Job and In the Community: a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $71.95

Conversation Skills II: Extending Conversations — a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $71.95

Workers with developmental disabilities often lose jobs and experience other social problems because of poor conversation skills and subsequent isolation. Conversation Skills and Conversations Skils II, by speech and language therapist Dr. Marilyn Banks, cover the basic and essential communication skills that will help young people enjoy successful job experiences and more fulfilling and independent social lives.

Each book has more than 50 self-paced, self-managed lessons, and take only 12 weeks of bi-weekly, 10 minute training sessions during which students acquire a ready social repertoire. All materials in the books are reproducible. The books include a Win/Mac CD with a printable PDF containing all the reproducibles in the book.


Dear Diana... Diana's Guide to Independent Living: For Adolescents and Young Adults With Different Learning Styles and Special Needs. Diana Bilezikian, $24.95

After graduating from high school, the author attended Chapel Haven, a program for young adults with special needs and learning differences. This practical resource is an outgrowth of a series of emails she sent to relatives and friends about her life and the skills she was learning. Backed by the president of Chapel Haven, Diana’s original ideas have been expanded into a helpful collection of advice and support for how to live an independent and meaningful life. Hints and suggestions are grouped under the major headings of Life, Consumer, and Financial Skills; Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Self-Care and Domestic Living; Getting Around; Stress Management; Taking Charge, Managing Priorities, and Solving Problems; and Safety and Emergencies.


Demystifying Transition Assessment. Colleen Thoma & Ronald Tamura, $38.50

Assessment is the cornerstone of every good transition plan. This practical guide demystifies the what, when, why, and how of collecting transition assessment data-and using the results to help students with disabilities prepare for adulthood.

To help you find the assessment tools that best meet your needs, the book includes an invaluable quick-reference guide to more than 90 transition assessments and which areas they assess. You'll also get sample forms for assessing student skills and goals, enhancing transition IEPs, helping students plan for college and employment, and much more. Strengthen transition assessment in 7 key areas:

  • Academics
  • Self-determination
  • Employment
  • Community living
  • Postsecondary education
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Health care

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Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Sarita Freedman, $25.95

Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these.

This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.


Developing Identity, Strengths, and Self-Perception for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $39.95

The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential independence and life skills for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book helps young adults to explore their identity and self-perception and encourages them to consider their personal characteristics and strengths.

Ideal as a textbook for ASD college programs run by disability support services and suitable for students to use for self-study, it focuses on reframing the student's perception of ASD by looking at personal experiences, the language of diagnosis, and ASD in the media and it encourages students to identify their strengths in social, group or work settings. Each lesson provides valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class, and self-assessment tools.


Developing Workplace Skills for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $49.95

The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential independence and life skills for students and new graduates with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The new book in the series helps young adults to develop strategies for successfully managing workplace challenges, both before they enter the workplace and during employment.

Students or recent graduates are shown how to identify and develop strategies to overcome common challenges associated with ASD in the workplace. These include communication and social interactions with colleagues, working in a team, proactively and successfully managing workload, dealing with stress, and managing their emotions. Ideal for graduates to use independently or for students in their last year of college, each chapter has a lesson-based progressive structure, providing valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class. Self-assessment tools ensure the skills from each chapter can be reviewed and adjusted as necessary. The book can be used on its own or in conjunction with the other books in the BASICS curriculum for a complete program of self-development.

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DIFFERENT ...Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD. Temple Grandin, $26.95

In these pages, Temple Grandin presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum. One of Temple's primary missions is to help people with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose these contributors, from a wide variety of different skill sets, to show how it can be done. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers.

The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills. DIFFERENT ...NOT LESS shows how, with work, each of the contributors:

  • Found invaluable mentors
  • Learned skills necessary for employment when young
  • Became successfully employed
  • Developed self-confidence
  • Faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships, and sometimes raising families 

The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood. JoAnn Simons, $32.95

The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook helps parents with the enormous and often overwhelming task of preparing a child with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability for adulthood. It is full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions for envisioning their child’s future, developing a transition plan and seeing it through.


Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: a Path to Pride and Success. Margo Vreeburg Izzo & LeDerick Horne, $37.50

How can you empower students with invisible disabilities to manage their challenges, accept and advocate for themselves, and reach their goals and dreams? This guidebook has inspiring and informative answers. Told with the authentic voices of adults with hidden disabilities, this encouraging, eye-opening book will help you guide students on the Path to Disability Pride and support their success in the classroom and community. Personal stories blend with powerful strategies as the authors share reflections on their experience with disability — and offer up practical teaching tips and interventions based on the latest research. An essential resource for educators, families, and self-advocates, this book will help students with non-visible disabilities dare to dream big and unlock their full potential.

  • promote disability pride within students, schools, and communities
  • teach critical life skills, including social-emotional, executive function, reading, and coping skills
  • reduce the stigma of hidden disabilities
  • develop mentoring programs that connect students with advice and encouragement
  • assist college students as they navigate the challenges of campus life and classes
  • prepare young adults to launch fulfilling careers and responsible, self-determined adult lives
  • help students develop authentic and meaningful relationships with others
  • support students with a range of hidden disabilities, including ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral disturbance

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The Essential Guide to Safe Travel-Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Desirée Gallimore, $25.95

For those growing up with an intellectual disability or autism, comfortable, safe and independent travel will prove an invaluable life skill. The key to pursuing fulfilling work and leisure activities and developing as an individual, it also brings a liberating level of self-sufficiency and reassurance of equality within society.

Arriving at this goal can be daunting. Dr Gallimore's straightforward five-step system will guide parents and professionals through successful training for children of any age and ability. Focusing on understanding each child's individual goals and challenges, it gives you the 'ingredients' needed to fully prepare for each journey in advance, and shows how to judge when to step back and let the child progress alone. Addressing specific fears and obstacles that make travel difficult for children with learning difficulties, it sets out all the precautions necessary to safeguard children and others as they learn to reach their chosen destinations.

Clear-cut and far-reaching, this book is enriched by Dr Gallimore's extensive experience as a psychologist, mobility specialist and travel-trainer. It is a heartening resource and will be necessary reading for anyone working with a child to get them on their path to independent travel.


Essentials of Transition Planning. Paul Wehman, $30.95

For young people with disabilities, crossing the bridge to adulthood will be empowering instead of intimidating—when their support teams know the essentials of effective transition planning. Now all the fundamentals of well-crafted transition plans are collected in one concise quick-guide. An invaluable one-stop guide to the basics of transition planning, this book is a must-own for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they navigate life beyond the classroom.

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Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships: a Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence. Kate Ripley, $49.95

This evidence-based programme is designed to help young people on the autism spectrum to cope with the many challenges of adolescence. It encourages them to explore their identity, develop their friendships and to begin to think more about adult relationships, tackling the important related issues of puberty, sexuality, gender identity, body image, dress codes, self-care, safety and conventions for touching along the way. Designed to be used either as a 30-consecutive-session programme or to be dipped into as particular issues arise, it contains engaging lesson plans, supplementary activities, take-home tasks, group discussion points and over 200 cut-out-and-use flash cards.

This is a vital teaching resource for educators, educational psychologists and other professionals working with children aged 11+ with ASDs.


A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Stuff Nobody Tells You About! Haley Moss, $25.95

As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends. This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff.


A Full Life with Autism. Chantal Sicile-Kira & Jeremy Sicile-Kira, $20.00

A FULL LIFE WITH AUTISM is a practical guide to helping adolescents on the autism spectrum develop meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood.

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Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood. Jesse Saperstein, $17.00

Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger’s. Diagnosed at the age of 14, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he’s learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not.


Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Barbara Bissonnette, $27.95

Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger's Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving.

With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger's, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.


The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment, a Guide for Individuals with Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges. Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow & Malcom Mayfield, $27.95

Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics.

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High School Transition that Works! Maryellen Daston, J. Erin Riehle & Susie Rutkowski, $37.50

For more than 15 years, thousands of young adults have benefited from Project SEARCH: the business-led internship program that prepares students with disabilities for competitive, integrated employment. This book distills the program's secrets to success, giving counselors, educators, and transition coordinators practical guidance straight from the founders of Project SEARCH.

  • Teaching competitive, marketable, transferable skills in real work settings
  • Promoting effective collaboration among businesses, transition teams, and young people and families
  • Breaking down obstacles to meaningful employment for people with disabilities
  • Help students master the subtleties of appropriate workplace conduct, a major key to job retention
  • Support parents in preparing their child for success in transition programs and employment
  • Develop customized follow-along services so the student can retain employment and advance further
  • Avoid gaps in service as young people transition out of school

Filled with invaluable tips and strategies, case studies, and practical materials to help you apply principles of the Project SEARCH model, this book will inspire higher expectations for young people with disabilities and vibrant new ideas about systems change.


How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome. Gail Hawkins, $29.95

A great guide for helping people with Asperger syndrome get into the workplace and keeping them there.


Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $43.95

The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book focuses on the transition to college, developing key academic skills, navigating campus social life, and living away from home for the first time.

Ideal as a textbook for ASD college programs run by disability support services and suitable for students to use for self-study, it teaches independence skills, self-advocacy, organization, stress management, and social skills. Each lesson provides valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class, and self-assessment tools.

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Independent Living and Community Participation. Katherine Synatschk, Gary Clark & James Patton, $68.95

The skills needed for successful transition are multifaceted. Assess your students' abilities to manage independent living and monitor progress for planning after instruction. School and community-based personnel can use the instruments in INDEPENDENT LIVING AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION to obtain data in critical planning areas such as Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination, Daily Living Skills, Health, Community Participation, Leisure, and Transportation.


The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum. Robyn Steward, $27.95

Certain characteristics of autism, such as difficulty understanding social cues, may make women vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations. Robyn Steward has written this supportive guide to help all women on the autistic spectrum live independently, make their own choices in life, and be safe whilst doing so. This book will provide you with the knowledge to recognize potential risks to your personal safety and the skills and strategies required avoiding and overcoming them.

Informed by a survey of and interviews with women on and off the autistic spectrum, it explores common safety issues encountered by women and offers practical advice to help you stay safe and supported in your independence. Topics covered include friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment and staying safe outside the home and online.

This handbook is your guide to super safe living as an independent woman and will help you to stay safe whilst living life to the full. It may also be of interest to your family, friends and carers, giving them insight into life on the spectrum and confidence that you will enjoy your independence in an informed and safe manner.

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Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. David Wiegan, $34.95

The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model, rather than the traditional social services model. JOB SUCCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES demonstrates that by employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment.


Life After High School: a Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families. Susan Yellin & Christina Cacioppo Bertsch, $22.95

Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there.

This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.


Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, 5th Edition. Paul Wehman, $85.95

For more than two decades, the trusted LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM text has shaped the practices of thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in its fifth edition—updated with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world, as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family, employment, and educational challenges. New chapters on critical topics:

  • Working with families
  • Multicultural transition planning
  • Teaching social skills
  • Secondary curriculum options
  • Online companion materials
  • All chapters completely revised and updated
  • More practical strategies, case studies
  • Updated annotated lists of helpful online resources
  • Improved, user-friendly design
  • New online companion materials
  • Comprehensive multimedia supplementary materials for college and university courses

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Life on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Girls and Women. Karen McKibbin, $22.95

This practical guide explains the unique issues that affect females with autism and provides tools and strategies that girls, women and their families can use in day-to-day life.


Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne Soraya, $19.95

What you need to know to move into a place of your own, succeed at work, start a relationship, stay safe, and enjoy life as an adult on the autism spectrum.


The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults. Temple Grandin & Debra Moore, $28.50

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out what steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation, and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a "must-read" book.

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Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult. Michael McManmon, $27.95

Many teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives. Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and insights from both the author's own experiences of Asperger's Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy.


Making the Grade with ADD: a Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, $27.95

In college, independence, fun activities, and new friendships abound. But if you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), these new opportunities also present new challenges. To adjust to college life, you'll need to learn to harness your disorder in new ways in order to plan your time effectively, become a successful student, make friends, and take advantage of everything campus life has to offer.


Managing My Money: Banking and Budgeting Basics. Natalie Hale, $40.95

MANAGING MY MONEY is a handy workbook that teaches banking and budgeting basics to teens and adults who can use a calculator and have math and handwriting skills at a a first-grade level or higher. A handy CD-ROM makes it easy to print out additional forms.

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Miracle Run: Watching My Autistic Sons Grow Up and Take Their First Steps Into Adulthood. Corrine Morgan-Thomas, with Gary Brozek, $16.50

MIRACLE RUN is the poignant memoir of a single mother raising four children — two of whom have autism.


My New School: a Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School. Melissa Trautman, $21.95

Venturing into the unknown can be scary and when it comes to changing schools, it helps to have a plan. This workbook is a practical guide that will ease the transition and help you to make new friends.


Next Stop: a Memoir of Family. Glen Finland, $27.50

The summer David Finland was twenty-one, he and his mother rode the Washington, D.C., metro trains. Every day. The goal was that if David could learn the train lines, maybe David could get a job. And then maybe he could move out on his own. And then maybe his parents' marriage could get the jump-start it craved. Maybe. 

NEXT STOP is a candid portrait of a differently-abled young man poised at the entry to adulthood. It recounts the complex relationship between a child with autism and his family, as he steps out into the real world alone for the first time, and how his autism affects everyone who loves him. It is the universal story of how children grow up and parents learn to let go — no matter how difficult it may be for both of them.

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Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions: an Introduction and Guide. Wenn Lawson, $29.95

Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults with autism through lifestyle changes as well as physical and sensory challenges post-retirement. The author covers a multitude of issues including dealing with transitions and changes to routine, communicating an individual's particular needs and wishes to care home staff, the social and financial impact of retirement, mental health, and sensory and physical changes and challenges.


On Your Own: a College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD. Patricia Quinn & Theresa Laurie Maitland, $15.50

Using a readiness survey and handy worksheets, ON YOUR OWN will help you get ready for your first years away from home. Inside, you'll find easy-to-use advice and strategies that will allow you to map out a plan and cultivate the skills you'll need to succeed in college. ON YOUR OWN is loaded with tips and resources to further assist you in creating a personalized plan and center on developing three crucial skill areas:

  • Self-determination skills (advocacy, management, communication)
  • Daily living skills (self-care, organization, life balance)
  • Academic skills (self-knowledge, study habits, time management)

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years. Carol Stock Kranowitz, $23.00

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the adolescent, tween, and teen years, as well as those who do not yet have a diagnosis and are struggling to meet the challenges of daily life. This book picks up where The Out-of-Sync Child left off, offering practical advice on living with SPD, covering everyday challenges as well as the social and emotional issues that many young people with SPD face.

Topics include strategies for coping with the sensory aspects of grooming, social lives and dating, playing sports and music, and other issues, as well as how to find support and help from loved ones, occupational therapy, and other resources. Carol Kranowitz’s insights are supplemented by first-person accounts of adolescents and teens with SPD, sharing their experiences and hard-won lessons with readers and adding a powerful personal dimension to the book.

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Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome: 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies. Brenda Boyd, $27.95

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the AS young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change. This will be an invaluable companion for parents, carers and family members of an adolescent or young adult with AS.


The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $37.95

Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.


Parties, Dorms and Social Norms: a Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Lisa Meeks & Tracy Loye Masterson, $18.95

The late teens and twenties are exciting times, but filled with potential pitfalls as young people navigate the transition into independent adult life. This handbook is filled with the information that young people with ASD say they want (and need) to know about alcohol and drugs, social media and online safety, relationship types and boundaries, safe sex, stress and emotional health, and independent living. It includes real life examples, coping strategies and practical tips to help young adults with ASD stay safe while living life to the full. Informal and frank, this will be a go-to guide for young people on the autism spectrum.

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Picture Directions: Building Independence Step by Step. Pat Crissey, $71.95

Many students can perform activities independently by following picture directions. This reproducible book features 46 lessons divided into five categories: Cooking, Crafts, Life Skills, Play and Discovery. Each lesson features an illustrated "You will need" checklist plus step-by-step instructions — four to a page. Teacher Tips help you plan your instructional strategies. The goal of this book is to teach students to follow picture directions in sequence, complete important activities independently and recognize sight words paired with the illustrations. Includes photocopy rights and CD-ROM with a printable PDFs.


The Power to Spring UP: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities.  Diana Katovitch, $28.95

THE POWER TO SPRING UP makes it clear that education and learning after high school are both possible and beneficial for students with significant disabilities, giving them better job opportunities and more fulfilling lives.

This guide to PSE options is designed for students ages 14 and up with a variety of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy as well as for their families, advocates, and secondary school professionals. Not only does the author provide important practical information and guidance, she also inspires families, giving them renewed hope in their child’s future and the possibilities for them to continue learning and gaining independence into adulthood.


Preparing for Life: the Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Jed Baker, $45.50

The author of the best-selling Social Skills Picture Book now speaks to the growing challenge of social skills in young, and-not-so-young, adults with autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Often the barrier to success, the lack of social skills can be frustrating and a very real challenge. This easy-to-follow resource provides a complete toolbox of skills that can open doors to opportunities. Includes sections on perspective taking, non-verbal communication, conversational skills, goal setting, and stress management.

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Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: a Practical Guide to Transition Planning. Stan Shaw, Joseph Madaus & Lyman Dukess, $40.95

For students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical guidance to date on this topic. Readers will learn how early, coordinated, student-centered planning helps students develop the academic and personal skills required to successfully transition to college. User-friendly checklists, tip boxes, activities, and illustrative vignettes translate extensive research into immediate practice with students and families.

Secondary transition personnel, counselors, and educators in high school settings will turn to this book first for comprehensive, accessible information on helping students transition to college—and lay the critical groundwork for future employment success. 


Promoting Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities. Robert Morgan & Tim Riesen, $48.50

Comprehensively addressing the challenges of transition, this book provides practical knowledge and tools geared toward real-world educators. It presents clear guidelines for all aspects of team-based transition planning for individuals with various levels of disability, illustrated with vignettes of three secondary students who are followed throughout the book. The authors describe evidence-based practices for conducting assessments and promoting optimal outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Keys to family involvement, self-determination, interagency collaboration, and problem solving are highlighted. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

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Self-Determination and Transition Planning. Karrie Shogren, $35.50

Packed with practical, research-validated guidance on explicitly teaching self-determination skills, this book helps educators support students in communicating their interests and needs, setting and reaching goals, and managing their own lives. Ready-to-use worksheets and activities will help students take an active role in their transition planning, and true case stories highlight the benefits of self-determination instruction: smoother transitions, improved behavior, and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom.


Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome: a User Guide to Adulthood. Luke Jackson, $19.95

Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.


Shining a Light On the Autism Spectrum: Experiences and Aspirations of Adults. Debra Costley, Susanna Baldwin, Susan Bruck, Kaaren Haas &, Kerry Ritzrow, $69.90

This new text explores the experiences, needs and aspirations of adults on the spectrum. The volume utilises the structure of a recent survey (one of few conducted internationally) and presents data from the study with contributions from adults on the spectrum to illustrate the findings with first person accounts and case studies. By drawing on these unique experiences, this valuable resource is presented in a way that will be both engaging and accessible for a wide range of readers.

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The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities. Edited by Don Meyer & Emily Holl, $28.95

If you're a teenaged or adult brother or sister of someone with a disability, then this book is expressly for you. It offers a sense that you're not alone, tips on how to talk to your parents about plans for your sibling, and a crash course in guardianship, medical & legal issues, and government benefits if you're already caring for your sib. Edited by experts in the field of disabilities and sibling relationships, The Sibling Survival Guide focuses on the topmost concerns identified in a survey of hundreds of siblings. The chapter authors — experienced siblings and service providers — offer practical information and anecdotes about:

  • statistics & research about siblings
  • younger siblings' feelings
  • impact on your life decisions
  • caring for multiple generations
  • aging and disability
  • taking care of yourself
  • getting services & advocacy
  • future planning

Sisterhood of the Spectrum: an Asperger Chick's Guide to Life. Jennifer o'Toole, $22.95

Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood?

Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage girls with Asperger syndrome. Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self. With illustrations by an Aspie teen and inspirational quotes from well-known, female Aspie voices, including Temple Grandin, Rudy Simone, Robyn Steward, and Haley Moss, Sisterhood of the Spectrum is your perfect companion on the "yellow brick road" to womanhood. It will leave you empowered, informed and excited to be different.


Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Mitzi Curtis & Lisa King, $27.95

Building on the success of the INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE, by Buron and Curtis, this book also uses scales as a way of explaining social and emotional concepts to individuals who have difficulty understanding such information but have a relative strength in understanding systems. The 5-point scales can be used to increase communication between the person on the spectrum and their support person. It can increase self-management skills and, once learned, it can serve as an excelled self-advocacy tool. As such, it is invaluable at school, on the job and in the community.


Students with Asperger Syndrome: a Guide for College Personnel. Lorraine Wolf, Jane Thierfeld Brown & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $24.95

For many students with autism spectrum disorders, getting admitted to college is the easy part. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. This comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond.

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Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability: a College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and Their Families. Christy Oslund, $25.95

The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning.

This preparation guide for students and their families explains everything they need to know about the university experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offering practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.


Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD, 2nd Edition. Kathleen Nadeau, $14.95

For college students with ADHD/LD and high school students getting ready to apply, this Survival Guide contains everything you need to know to:

  • Find the best college for you
  • Build great relationships with your professors
  • Make the best use of support services and accommodations
  • Select and schedule courses
  • Choose a major and possible career
  • Get everything done…and still have time for fun!

Armed with the support, advice, and strategies in this manual, you'll do more than just survive college. You can succeed!


Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17-Year-Olds: the Autism Works Now!® Method. Joanne Lara & Susan Osborne, $37.95

Based on the Autism Works Now!® Workplace Readiness Workshop, this interactive resource shows how to help students aged 14-17 develop the necessary transition skills for getting and keeping a meaningful job, with accompanying worksheets available to download.

Structured around 2-hour weekly sessions over an eight month period, the program is ideal for teaching to groups of students with autism. It covers essential topics such as organization and time management, interview skills, appropriate workplace attire, and networking. It advises on how to arrange a field trip to local businesses so students can gain experience of being in the workplace. Worksheets and questionnaires help to track progress and discover what types of job will be appropriate based on an individual's skills and interests, and the book also includes a template for creating effective resumes.

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Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy & Daniel Steere, $31.50

An individual with ASD may quickly learn time-telling skills; however, simply being able to tell time does not necessarily lead to time-management skills. This practical book provides the tools necessary to move beyond time identification, and teach learners how to use time in a way that promotes independence.

Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder presents ways to facilitate time-management skills for learners across the lifespan, as a skill that can be developed from early childhood through the adult years.


Teaching Transition Skills in Inclusive Schools. Teresa Grossi & Cassandra Cole, $32.50

This book introduces a unified framework for transition services in an integrated, cohesive process that gets all students ready for college, careers and citizenship. TEACHING TRANSITION SKILLS IN INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS helps educators and transition specialists make key improvements to transition services and instructional practices.

To help you strengthen your practices right away, you'll get practical tips and activities, specific examples of embedding transition skills into good classroom instruction, and recurring case studies that follow two students with different support needs and interests. And the included forms, assessment tools, student profile sheets, self-evaluations, and more will help you gather and organize key information on each student.


Temple Talks about Autism and the Older Child. Temple Grandin, $13.50

Dr. Temple Grandin’s pocket guide to older kids and young adults with autism. Here, in this handy reference book, Temple gives an overview of what it is like to grow up and get a career with autism, tells how she overcame certain issues, gives useful tips, then answers your questions in an easy to reference Q&A. This insightful book contains sections on:

  • Building Social Skills
  • Manners
  • Eccentricity
  • Video Games
  • Thinking Types
  • Education
  • Bullying
  • Employment Preparation
  • Tips for Bosses
  • And many others!

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Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal & Debra Hart, $45.95

More and more students with intellectual disabilities are "thinking college." That means high schools, colleges, and universities must be fully prepared to meet the needs of students with disabilities — and this comprehensive resource is just what they need. Developed by two of the most respected experts on this hot topic, this book uncovers the big picture of today's postsecondary options and reveals how to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college.


Top Tips for Asperger Students: How to get the Most Out of University and College. Rosemary Martin, $18.95

Leaving home and moving to college or university can be a daunting experience. This easy-to-use book provides guidance and invaluable advice for students on the autism spectrum as they plan for and settle into college life.

Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book focuses on the particular needs of people with Asperger Syndrome, and covers every aspect of student life - from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care. Rosemary Martin's helpful hints encourage everyone to make the most of student life in a style that suits them and reassure the reader that going to college is a big deal for every student, regardless of whether or not they are on the autism spectrum.


Transition Strategies for Adolescents & Young Adults Who Use AAC. David McNaughton & David Beukelman, $43.50

Combining the best research-based practices from diverse fields—including special education, vocational rehabilitation, and communication disorders—this essential resource covers every aspect of transition planning for young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals will get the knowledge and strategies they need to help young people who use AAC to make a smooth transition to a fulfilling, self-determined adult life.

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Transition or Transformation: Helping Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Set Out on a Hopeful Road Toward Their Adult Lives. John Clements, Julia Hardy & Stephanie Lord, $31.95

TRANSITION OR TRANSFORMATION describes a programme developed over a number of years by teachers at a school for young people with ASDs, which successfully enabled autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The book also provides an in-depth exploration of a multitude of styles and techniques for building supportive, positive relationships. Concluding with a reflection on leadership and organizational culture, the authors demonstrate why everyone benefits when the approach is adopted by an entire school and not just a handful of teachers.


Turning Skills and Strengths into Careers for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Emily Quinn & Amy Rutherford, $49.95

The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential independence and life skills for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The third book helps young adults to translate their strengths and interests into possible careers and develop job-hunting skills that will set them on the road to success. Students are shown how to identify their unique skill set, write an effective resume, build a network of contacts, prepare for interviews, and secure that internship position. Other possible life paths are also explored including continuing in education and studying abroad. 

Ideal as a textbook for ASD college programs and suitable for young adults to use for their own self-study, each chapter has a lesson-based progressive structure, providing valuable information and advice for the student, useful diagrams, practical exercises and workbook components that can be filled in at home or in class. Self-assessment tools ensure the skills from each chapter can be reviewed and adjusted as necessary.

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Unemployed On the Autism Spectrum: How to Cope with the Effects of Unemployment and Jobhunt with Confidence. Michael John Carley, $22.95

Unemployment can be an isolating experience. In this much-needed book, Michael John Carley reassures readers who are unemployed and have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that they are not alone.

Offering guidance on how you can cope with unemployment in a constructive and emotionally healthy manner, Michael John Carley writes with a crucial understanding of the isolation and negative emotions that unemployment can bring about if you have ASD. He explains why so many people find themselves out of work and how it's often not their fault. Providing guidance on how to maintain your confidence and motivation, this book offers advice on how you can pursue other opportunities, such as part-time work or volunteering. The book also features advice on how to manage your finances during periods of unemployment.


The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition. Richard Luecking, $50.95

This practical guide was designed to help educators, transition and employment specialists facilitate satisfying work experiences and jobs for high school students and young adults with disabilities. Complete with examples of model programs, photocopy-ready forms and tools and reflective questions and activities.

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What Time is the 9:20 Bus? A Journey to a Meaningful Life, Disability and All. Lucinda Hage, $20.00

This is the story of Paul, a boy with an intellectual disability, his journey through life and how he achieved independence — in spite of the odds. The book chronicles his successful, and often harrowing, transition through adolescence to adulthood and a good life in his community. 

The reader cheers for Paul as he struggles to take his rightful place in society, and for his mother as she works ceaselessly to make that possible. At the end of the book, it is nothing less than miraculous that Paul, at 28, is living in his own apartment, with a job. Along the way, Lucinda Hage, the author and Paul’s mother, shares her extensive reading and her thoughtful insights into the medical and educational systems, and other forces that keep those who are different, apart and down. With painful honesty, she also allows us to follow the journey of a mother who has fought so hard for her son that when the time comes to let him go, that release is a struggle as hard as any other.  

Parents whose children live with a disability are plagued by the question, “What will happen to my son or daughter when they leave high school, or when I am no longer able to look after them?” Paul’s story gives the reader hope, ideas, and an example of what is possible when individuals with different abilities are given a chance.


The White Bicycle. Beverley Brenna, $12.95 (juvenile fiction)

THE WHITE BICYCLE follows the adventures of Taylor Jane, a young woman with Asperger's Syndrome, who travels to the south of France with her mother and her friends. She is going to be working for the summer babysitting for the Phoenix family. While on this journey Taylor will meet a surprising mentor, and embark on a quest for independence both personal and universal as she casts her mind back to her earliest memories.


Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Practical Toolkit. Carol Hagland & Zillah Webb, $52.95

This practical workbook can be used in groups or with individuals, concentrating on particular characteristics to learn more about the people you are supporting, or it can be used as a resource for everyday information seeking and problem solving. Atypical social behaviour and the importance of routine are explained, as well as considering relationships, emotions and mental health. Packed with exercises and case vignettes to help you to get to know the person you are supporting better, there is also a trouble-shooting section at the end of each chapter with practical solutions for tackling common problems. WORKING WITH ADULTS WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME will prove a valuable resource for families, friends and a wide range of professionals involved in supporting an adult with AS.

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Resources for Young Adults & Families

Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities: a Practical Guide. Jill Hughes & Natalie Lackenby, $37.95

ADD and Your Money: a Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Sarkis & Karl Klein, $22.95

An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis: a Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Gillan Drew, $17.95

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence. Nancy Perry, $31.95

An Asperger Leader’s Guide to Living and Leading Change. Rosalind Bergemann, $25.95

Asperger Syndrome and Employment: a Personal Guide for Succeeding at Work. Nick Dubin, $39.95 DVD format, 43 minutes

Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work. Coulter Video, $13.95 DVD format, 57 minutes

An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship: Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rosalind Bergemann, $34.95

Asperger’s On the Job. Rudy Simone, $27.95

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: a Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success. Barbara Bissonnette, $29.95

The Aspie College, Work & Travel Survival Guide. J.D. Kraus, $26.95

AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Herman Jansen & Betty Rombout, $25.95

Autism Equality in the Workplace: Removing Barriers and Challenging Discrimination. Janine Booth, $25.95

Autism and Learning Differences: an Active Learning Teaching Toolkit. Michael McManmon, $62.95 (ages 16-26)

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life. Edited by Scott Wright, $59.95

The Autism Spectrum and Further Education: a Guide to Good Practice. Christine Breakey, $34.95

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know. Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin, $39.95

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom. Paul Wehman, Marcia Datlow Smith & Carol Schall, $41.95

Business for Aspies: 42 Best Practices for Using Asperger Syndrome Traits at Work Successfully. Ashley Stanford, $25.95

Career Counseling for People with Disabilities: a Practical Guide to Finding Employment. Karen Wolffe, $43.95

Coach In the Kitchen: Recipes with Step-by-Step Instructions. Penny Gill, $35.95

Coaching College Students with Executive Function Problems. Mary Kennedy, $49.50

College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong. Pavan John Antony & Stephen Shore, Editors, $33.95

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. Cynthia Simpson & Vicky Spencer, $21.95

College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities. Chris Wise Tiedemann, $21.95

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan. Hal Wright, $34.95

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome: Find the Right Career and Get Hired. Barbara Bissonnette, $29.95

Conversation Skills On the Job and In the Community: a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $71.95

Conversation Skills II: Extending Conversations — a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $71.95

Dear Diana... Diana's Guide to Independent Living: For Adolescents and Young Adults With Different Learning Styles and Special Needs. Diana Bilezikian, $24.95

Demystifying Transition Assessment. Colleen Thoma & Ronald Tamura, $38.50

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Sarita Freedman, $25.95

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Developing Identity, Strengths, and Self-Perception for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $39.95

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $28.95

Developing Workplace Skills for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $49.95

DIFFERENT ...Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD. Temple Grandin, $26.95

The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood. JoAnn Simons, $32.95

Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: a Path to Pride and Success. Margo Vreeburg Izzo & LeDerick Horne, $37.50

The Essential Guide to Safe Travel-Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Desirée Gallimore, $25.95

Essentials of Transition Planning. Paul Wehman, $30.95

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships: a Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence. Kate Ripley, $49.95

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Stuff Nobody Tells You About! Haley Moss, $25.95

A Full Life with Autism. Chantal Sicile-Kira & Jeremy Sicile-Kira, $20.00

Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood. Jesse Saperstein, $17.00

Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Barbara Bissonnette, $27.95

The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment, a Guide for Individuals with Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges. Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow & Malcom Mayfield, $27.95

High School Transition that Works! Maryellen Daston, J. Erin Riehle & Susie Rutkowski, $37.50

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome. Gail Hawkins, $29.95

Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford & Emily Quinn, $43.95

Independent Living and Community Participation. Katherine Synatschk, Gary Clark & James Patton, $68.95

The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum. Robyn Steward, $27.95

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. David Wiegan, $34.95

Life after High School: a Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families. Susan Yellin & Christina Cacioppo Bertsch, $22.95

Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, 5th Edition. Paul Wehman, $85.95

Life on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Girls and Women. Karen McKibbin, $22.95

Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne Soraya, $19.95

The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults. Temple Grandin & Debra Moore, $28.50

Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult. Michael McManmon, $27.95

Making the Grade with ADD: a Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, $27.95

Managing My Money: Banking and Budgeting Basics. Natalie Hale, $40.95

Miracle Run: Watching My Autistic Sons Grow Up and Take Their First Steps Into Adulthood. Corrine Morgan-Thomas, with Gary Brozek, $16.50

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My New School: a Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School. Melissa Trautman, $21.95

Next Stop: a Memoir of Family. Glen Finland, $27.50

Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions: an Introduction and Guide. Wenn Lawson, $29.95

On Your Own: a College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD. Patricia Quinn & Theresa Laurie Maitland, $15.50

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years. Carol Stock Kranowitz, $23.00

Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome: 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies. Brenda Boyd, $27.95

The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $37.95

Parties, Dorms and Social Norms: a Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Lisa Meeks & Tracy Loye Masterson, $18.95

Picture Directions: Building Independence Step by Step. Pat Crissey, $71.95

The Power to Spring UP: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities.  Diana Katovitch, $28.95

Preparing for Life: the Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. Jed Baker, $45.50

Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: a Practical Guide to Transition Planning. Stan Shaw, Joseph Madaus & Lyman Dukess, $40.95

Promoting Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities. Robert Morgan & Tim Riesen, $48.50

Self-Determination and Transition Planning. Karrie Shogren, $35.50

Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome: a User Guide to Adulthood. Luke Jackson, $19.95

Shining a Light On the Autism Spectrum: Experiences and Aspirations of Adults. Debra Costley, Susanna Baldwin, Susan Bruck, Kaaren Haas &, Kerry Ritzrow, $69.90

The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities. Edited by Don Meyer & Emily Holl, $28.95

Sisterhood of the Spectrum: an Asperger Chick's Guide to Life. Jennifer o'Toole, $22.95

Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Mitzi Curtis & Lisa King, $27.95

Students with Asperger Syndrome: a Guide for College Personnel. Lorraine Wolf, Jane Thierfeld Brown & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $24.95

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability: a College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and Their Families. Christy Oslund, $25.95

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD, 2nd Edition. Kathleen Nadeau, $14.95

Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17-Year-Olds: the Autism Works Now!® Method. Joanne Lara & Susan Osborne, $37.95

Teaching Transition Skills in Inclusive Schools. Teresa Grossi & Cassandra Cole, $32.50

Temple Talks about Autism and the Older Child. Temple Grandin, $13.50

Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Meg Grigal & Debra Hart, $45.95

Top Tips for Asperger Students: How to get the Most Out of University and College. Rosemary Martin, $18.95

Transition Strategies for Adolescents & Young Adults Who Use AAC. David McNaughton & David Beukelman, $43.50

Transition or Transformation: Helping Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Set Out on a Hopeful Road Toward Their Adult Lives. John Clements, Julia Hardy & Stephanie Lord, $31.95

Turning Skills and Strengths into Careers for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the BASICS College Curriculum. Michelle Rigler, Emily Quinn & Amy Rutherford, $49.95

Unemployed On the Autism Spectrum: How to Cope with the Effects of Unemployment and Jobhunt with Confidence. Michael John Carley, $22.95

The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition. Richard Luecking, $50.95

What Time is the 9:20 Bus? A Journey to a Meaningful Life, Disability and All. Lucinda Hage, $20.00

The White Bicycle. Beverley Brenna, $12.95 (juvenile fiction)

Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Practical Toolkit. Carol Hagland & Zillah Webb, $52.95

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