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Coming Home To Autism
Coming Home To Autism
What does an autism diagnosis mean for everyday family life? Explore different rooms in the home to better understand how children with autism experience daily activities, and what you can do to support their development.

· Head to the bathroom for guidance on toilet training and introducing a calming bath time ritual.
· Discover how to create a safe haven for your child in the bedroom chapter, with tips to try before bedtime to help ease anxiety.
· Learn how to transform any corner of your home into a special place for sensory play, fun and learning
· Settle down in the parents' corner for top advice on remaining cool, calm and collected in the face of obstacles.

Co-written by a mum and a speech-language therapist, and with many more rooms to visit, this book breaks down the information that you need to know to support children with autism at home.
Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism
Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism
To many of the people who live or work with an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism Wendy Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better. Exercises at the back of the book encourage the reader to reflect on what has been discussed. The second part of the book contains chapters presenting a range of interventions and strategies for particular situations. Wendy illustrates her text with examples from her own life and from the lives of those she has met or worked with to clarify her points. She analyses ASD characteristics and examines interventions for dealing with social skills, anger management and self-esteem. Stress, its effects on the families of children with autism, and how best it can be alleviated, is also explored.

Wendy writes in the light of her personal experience of an autism spectrum disorder as well as that of the available literature to create a book that is both readable and wide-ranging, furthering understanding of the links and differences between neurotypical individuals and those with ASD. Her book is an essential introduction to ASD for social workers, nurses, health professionals and those working in related fields.
Snow cake
Snow cake
Award-winning drama about loss and friendship. Alan Rickman plays Alex Hughes, an introspective English man struggling to come to terms with the death of a hitchhiker killed in his car in a horrific crash. Following the accident, Alex finds himself shell-shocked and snowbound in a sleepy Canadian town. Despite his sadness and reserve, he finds himself gradually drawn into relationships with two intriguing women he meets there: the highly-functioning autistic Linda (Sigourney Weaver), whose life has also been touched by the tragedy; and her sexy, independent neighbour Maggie (Carrie-Anne Moss).