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Resources for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Welcome to our Resources Page! We hope you find the following resources helpful. We post books and websites that we find helpful and that are recommended to us.

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This page has three sections:

Resources for Children

Resources for Adolescents

Resources for Adults

Resources for Professionals

Resources for Children

1) Is it ASD?

Are you wondering if your child or client aged 5-19 years old has ASD? Here is a free screening tool, developed by Tony and Michelle, the scoring sheet and the journal article for more information about it. A parent or carer answers the questions. Scoring is simply adding up the totals for each section and comparing each against the norms on the scoring sheet. Girls tend to get lower scores on the Fact Oriented section (Section  B) compared to boys. If the scores are higher overall then the neurotypical group tested, it would be worth discussing with your GP about gaining a referral for a diagnostic assessment.

ASASC Questionnaire

ASASC scoring

ASASC Journal Article 2013

2) Free Resource Screener for Females

Here is a free resource, the World’s first screener for the female presentation, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders February 2018. There are no cut-offs. The study was a pilot with 232 women. It yields information that will be helpful to take along to GP, Psychologist or Psychiatrist. The article is here too:

GQ-ASC 5-12 years Questionnaire

GQ-ASC 13-19 years Questionnaire

GQ-ASC Information sheet and scoring guidelines

3) A new tip sheet for assisting parents to help their 4-6 year old child to manage difficult emotions

4) Video Introduction to Asperger’s Syndrome for Parents of Children newly diagnosed.

“Is it Aspergers’s?” Prof Tony Attwood, 30 minutes, June 2014.

Prof Tony Attwood presented to approximately 1000 health professionals in Brisbane in June 2014 on the topic “Is it Asperger’s?” The conference was put on by Healthed. Healthed have kindly passed on the link so that we can publish this important talk on our website. This half-hour talk is an excellent introduction to understanding Asperger’s syndrome from the foremost world expert on the topic.

View this video

5) Books for Parents of a young child with AS:

Charlotte, a mum from Bristol has been writing children’s stories for young children which are based on her own experiences with her son who has Asperger’s syndrome.

There are four titles to date, these being:-

1. Suzie goes to a funeral
2. Suzie goes on an aeroplane
3. Suzie’s toilet time
4. Suzie’s dressing up day

Take a look at her website, www.suziebooks.co.uk and you will see the above titles and get a taster page.

6) How to access respite in Queensland

7) An example of a helpful summary for a teacher

8) Many children and teens on the autism spectrum have sleep difficulties. Autism speaks have an excellent toolkit for parents to assist. You can download the Sleep Tool Kit at this link: Sleep Tool Kit

Download AS Sleep strategies for teens with Autism Took Kit here: A Sleep Strategies for Teens with Autism Took Kit

9) A new clinic has opened that provides therapeutic riding tuition to children and parents. This clinic looks at hippotherapy, which comprises the Enquine Assisted Psychotherapy and also the Equine Assisted Therapy (for speech, language development, occupational therapy and physiotherapy). Please click on this presentation for more information and this report on ‘The Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on the social Functioning of Children with Autism’.

10) Autism Educational Materials: http://www.autismweb.com/materials.htm

11) Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism: http://www.saveonpoolsupplies.com/landing/aquatic-therapy-for-children-with-autism.aspx

12) Information and Services in America on Autism: http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=81

13) Guide to Flying with an Autistic Child: http://www.e-aircraftsupply.com/aircraft_products/file/guide-to-flying-with-a-child.aspx

14) Cerebral Palsy Symptoms: www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com

15) Why do people with Asperger’s experience high levels of anxiety

16) Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

17) Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

18) Educational Resources for Special Needs

19) Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids

20) Safety at Home: Keeping your autistic kids safe at home

21) Managing an Angry Episode: An article summarising how to manage an angry episode

22) Strategies to Reduce Bullying: An article to address bullying in individuals with AS

23) Bullying and ASD: An article by Helen Marginson

24) Many Reasons to Swim: An article by Vee Cecil

25) Autism and Dental Care: covers common dental problems that patients with Autism are more prone to

26) An in-depth article about how to sleep better naturally (without taking any form of medication)

27) Talking in Pictures: A book for psychologists and counsellors who work with children and teenagers.

28) Safety in the Home

29) How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disability

30) When My Son With Autism Melts Down, Here’s What I Do

31) Toilet Training a Child with Autism using Applied Behavioural Analysis

Resources for Adolescents

1) Is it ASD?

Are you wondering if your child or client aged 5-19 years old has ASD? Here is a free screening tool, developed by Tony and Michelle, the scoring sheet and the journal article for more information about it. A parent or carer answers the questions. Scoring is simply adding up the totals for each section and comparing each against the norms on the scoring sheet. Girls tend to get lower scores on the Fact Oriented section (Section  B) compared to boys. If the scores are higher overall then the neurotypical group tested, it would be worth discussing with your GP about gaining a referral for a diagnostic assessment.

ASASC Questionnaire

ASASC scoring

ASASC Journal Article 2013

2) Free Resource Screen for Females

Here is a free resource, the World’s first screener for the female presentation, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders February 2018. There are no cut-offs. The study was a pilot with 232 women. It yields information that will be helpful to take along to GP, Psychologist or Psychiatrist. The article is here too:

GQ-ASC 5-12 years Questionnaire

GQ-ASC 13-19 years Questionnaire

3) Many children and teens on the autism spectrum have sleep difficulties. Autism speaks have an excellent toolkit for parents to assist. You can download the Sleep Tool Kit at this link: Sleep Tool Kit

Download AS Sleep strategies for teens with Autism Took Kit here: A Sleep Strategies for Teens with Autism Tool Kit

4) Autism Educational Materials: http://www.autismweb.com/materials.htm

5) Transition to Adulthood: http://autismnow.org/in-the-classroom/transition-planning-for-students/

6) Information and Services in America on Autism: http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=81

7) Helping students explore job opportunities with detailed information on each career available: http://howtobecomeatechnician.com/

8) Why do people with Asperger’s experience high levels of anxiety

9) Yoga Classes that are ASD friendly

10)  Managing an Angry Episode: An article summarising how to manage an angry episode

11) Autism and Dental Care: covers common dental problems that patients with Autism are more prone to and how to manage this

12) An in-depth article about how to sleep better naturally (without taking any form of medication)

13) Talking in Pictures: A book for psychologist and counsellors who work with children and teenagers

14) Help teens on the autism spectrum to navigate social relations

Resources for Adults

1) Screener: Screening Questionnaire for ASD in Adults

2) Professor Tony Attwood’s article on Relationship Problems of Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

3) Susan Williams’ article on Kingwood Supporting Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

4) There is a new web page, based in the UK, for partners, where one or both partners have the characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome. The web page includes a series of video interviews recorded in England of Tony discussing issues relevant to partners. Go to www.different-together.co.uk for more information for partners.

5) A blog from a wife and a mother to help individuals on the Autism Spectrum ‘At the Bergenstreimls’. This blog offers experience, insight, and support for those living in neurodiverse families. The blog promotes self-empowerment and celebrates the gifts of neurodiversity, and what this stimulates within us personally and as a world community. More details can be found on the blogsite: atthebergenstreimls.blogspot.com.au.

6) A book ‘When Herscue Met Jomphrey and Other Tales of an Aspie Marriage’, while about a relationship between a neurotypical and an individual with Asperger’s, is suitable for anyone touched by or interested in Autism. More information about the book, is available on the blogside: atthebergenstreimls.blogspot.au

7) Yoga classes that are ASD friendly

8) This great site https://incluzy.com/ helps raise awareness of Autism within the workplace. Incluzy not only lists disability inclusive employers, but also offer informative content to employers and business owners in regards to the benefits of employing people with all types of disabilities. For example please see this guide which details the benefits autistic people can bring to a company and workforce. It’s completely free for job seekers and employers alike.

9) Recommended Book for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome 

An excellent book for adults with Asperger’s syndrome: Print book $4.69 at: Survival Guide for Aspies” by Stephen Astor

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10) Career Assistance for People with Autism: http://www.hloom.com/career-assistance-for-people-with-autism/

11) Information and Services in America on Autism: http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchCOntext.aspx?topic=81

12) Why do people with Asperger’s experience high levels of anxiety

13) Managing an Angry Episode: An article summarising how to mange an angry episode

14) Best Practice Guidelines for Adults with ASC – An article by Dr Michelle Garnett

15) Autism and Dental Care: covers common dental problems that people with Autism are prone to and how these can be managed

16) An in-depth article about how to sleep better naturally (without taking any form of medication)

17) Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism

18) Breaking Free of Addiction When You Have a Disability

Resources for Professionals

1) Improving outcomes for people with Autism accessing Psychological support – by Joshua Muggleton

2) Talking in Pictures: A book for psychologists and counsellors who work with children and teenagers

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