Websites

Social Thinking.com/Products

Home to You are a Social Detective, Social Thinking books and visual tools like the Zones of Regulation to improve self-soothing and communication about frustrations before an outburst occurs.  Other books and resources help those on the spectrum to learn social rules that apply to a number of situations and how to more accurately understand and interpret others’ social cues.  A good introduction to Michelle Garcia Winner’s work can be found on YouTube by searching for her name plus “What is Social Thinking?

 The Asperger’s Experts Series on YouTube.

Help, guidance, support & strategies that actually work for people with Asperger’s, parents, therapists & teachers. Created by people with Asperger’s themselves.

 

The Moth Podcast: Out of Step, Out of Place

In the first story of outsiders and being at odds John Elder Robison describes his highly successful career as an audio engineer for the biggest bands of the day.  Diagnosed only late in life, he describes being plagued by self-doubt and interpersonal struggles– chronically misunderstanding others and feeling equally misunderstood himself.  He was a man who felt more at home with machines than people until learning about Asperger’s as an older adult.  He then began educating himself, his family and the public about the experience of having Asperger’s.

Asperger Syndrome.org      

Oasis-MAAP combined online resource center.  Online articles cover child, adult and college-age issues, resources for teachers and peer tutors, managing holidays and large social gatherings plus introductory information on identifying Asperger’s and general coping strategies.

Your Little Professor

Online articles, books and book reviews, plus special sections for advocating (e.g. for school success), bullying, developing social skills, sleep & exercise, and those with co-occurring ADHD.

Autism Society Treasure Valley

Idaho Autism.com   

Lists local support groups, providers and links to magazines by subscription.

  FH Autism.com  Future Horizons was created to meet the needs of teachers, therapists, and family members who face the challenge of autism. Our books, videos, and conferences bring you the most current information possible to aid in that challenge.  It is our strong belief that every child and adult with autism can improve and contribute to the lives of those who love them and, just as importantly, contribute to society.

 Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels.  They host an extensive conference.

Apps & Guided Relaxation Videos

Teen Conversation Builder.  See a preview and review on YouTube by Carla Butorac of Behavior Communicates.  Guides teens in how to start and continue a conversation with peers.

Relaxation Apps and Guided Meditation online:

  • Virtual Hope Box App- developed by the VA but intended for anyone dealing with anxiety

  • UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center hosts guided relaxation online

  • Smiling Mind App

  • CALM App

  • Breathe2Relax App

  • Anxiety Coach App

Books

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome.  (2007)  Tony Attwood   “a comprehensive text that describes the range of Asperger’s presentations, from mild to more severe, from childhood into adulthood.  It is a wealth of info, but written in an easy-to-read fashion for parents.”

Asperger’s From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger’s Syndrome. Carley, M. (2008).  Perigree Trade.

Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Attwood, T. (2006). Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Look Me In the Eye: My life with Asperger’s. John Elder Robison.  “It’s humorous and entertaining, while giving a personal story about growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome.”

OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome.  (2005).  Patricia Romanowski Bashe & Barbara Kirby. New York: Crown Publishers.

Patricia Bashe and Barbara Kirby are both parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.  Bashe holds a masters degree in Special Education and serves as director of the David Center, a non-profit organization in Long Island that helps families facing autism spectrum disorders.

Helpful whether read cover-to-cover or kept as a reference with a handy, extensive index.   After describing the spectrum, later sections cover symptom management, medications and treatments, and teaches parents how to use Applied Behavior Analysis at home.  The “Whole Child” chapters describe social, emotional and academic issues, and include sections on adolescence and transition to adulthood. Includes comments and suggestions from over 1,000 parents who completed an informal survey.

Are you in the Zone?    Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C

Designed for individuals diagnosed with Asperger syndrome or other related disorders who experience difficulty in understanding how their behavior is seen by others.  Describes a technique to improve perspective-taking after a visual cue.

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe, and Everything, Kenneth Hall, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Insightful book written by a 10-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. Engaging read for children with Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as family and friends.

 Thinking about you, Thinking about me, 2nd Ed. (2007) Winner, M.G. Think Social Publishing, Inc. (for parents and caregivers of students of all ages; contains core theories on social thinking.)

Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success.  Marshall, Stephen.

A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.  Sally Ozonoff, Geradine Dawson & James McFarland.

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence. Liane Holliday Wiley, editor

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome. Rudy Simone.