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01-11-2014, 10:03 AM
I've read over 200 books trying to figure out how to help my unique kiddo. Here are the best:

First Books to Read (Ages 6+):
Parenting Your Asperger Child by Alan Sohn, Cathy Grayson
Essential Ideas for Parents video lecture about ADHD by Russell Barkley, on YouTube

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach by Vincent J. Monastra
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Peter Wright, Pamela Wright
Congratulations! Your Child Is Strange! (online at The Works (http://asdstuff.com/works.html))
The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome (2005 edition) by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

First Books to Read (Ages 3-5):
Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World by Teresa Bolick
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook by Mary Sheedy Kurcinko (get the "Workbook" version)
Handwriting Without Tears: Get Set for School Teacher's Guide (Pre-K) by Jan Olsen
Get Set for School workbook by Jan Olsen

Support Websites:
www.wrongplanet.com/forum19 (http://www.wrongplanet.com/forum19) (discussion forum for parents of kids with Aspergers)
OASIS @ MAAP - Forums (http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/Forums.aspx) (forum for parents of kids with Aspergers)


Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach by Peg Dawson, Richard Guarer
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Peter Wright, Pamela Wright
Why Johnny Doesn't Behave: Twenty Tips and Measurable BIPs by Golly, Annemieke, Bateman, Barbara D.

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child by Robert J. Mac Kenzie
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior by Jed Baker PH.D.
Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?: Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment... by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky
Rewards for Kids!: Ready-To-Use Charts and Activities for Positive Parenting by Virginia M. Shiller, Meg F. Schneider and Bonnie Matthews

Social Skills:

The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition by Carol Gray
TalkAbility: People Skills for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum - A Guide for Parents by Fern Sussman
Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted by Cynthia La Brie Norall

Food Issues:

Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child’s Diet by Cheri Fraker
Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges! by Lori Ernsperger

First person accounts of living with Aspergers:

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison
Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teache​rs by John Elder Robison
Congratulations! Your Child Is Strange! (free online at The Works (http://asdstuff.com/works.html))

Reports of a Resident Alien (online at Reports from a Resident Alien (http://chaoticidealism.livejournal.com/)) (blog by a college student with ASD)

Books to read TO your child:

What It Is to Be Me!: An Asperger Kid Book by Angela Wine
Cory Stories: A Kid's Book about Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus, Whitney Martin
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! by Julia Cook
I am a Booger, Treat Me with Respect by Julia Cook
How to Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson

01-11-2014, 02:46 PM
What a great resource! Thank you for sharing with us.

There look like some great reads here. I have kiddos with adhd and then social skills challenges just not aspergers. Twins with possible NVLD and another with SPD.

01-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Thank you for this! DD is diagnosed with ADHD and has many social issues that present a lot like HFA. This will be very helpful.

02-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Thank you!! My son is entering a different developmental level and I needed some more INFO! Perfect!

03-27-2014, 07:57 PM
There is also the book "All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome". Very funny and a great way to explain to young kids about expressions and feelings. My son is 14 and still chuckles over it from time to time.

There is a doggie version, "All Dogs Have ADHD", although I've not read it.

03-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Thank you!! Some of these we have, some I will be getting. :)