Resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder

 

Web Sites

maineautismsociety.org - Information, Events and Resources

autismspeaks.org - Information, Research, Family Stories, Legislation

feat.org - Families for Effective Autism Treatment

Futurehorizons.org - Temple Grandin's Books and Other Books

Spdstar.org - It's Not Autism, It's Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensorysmarts.com - Signs of Problems

 

Books

Raising a Sensory Smart Child
 by Lindsey Biel
JUV 649.152.B476r EFL
For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and
 exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and
 sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource.  2009

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answerbook
by Tara Delaney
618.928.D3735s
A detailed study of sensory processing disorder looks at the effects sensory processing has
 on social skills and the use of sensory integration therapy through approachable text and
 recommendations for developing a plan to deal with children affected by this disorder.  2008

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders
by Tara Delaney
618.92.D3735o
The how of engagement -- Sensory development -- Gross motor skills -- Fine motor skills
 -- Communication -- Social sense -- School ready -- Home activities -- Outdoor activities
 -- Adopting brand named games -- Glossary of common terms.  2010

Hands-On-Activities for Chidlren with Autism and Sensory Disorders
by Teresa Garland
JUV 618.9285882.G1837h EFL
nearly 200 activities and interventions to help children with their sensory needs.
 This highly detailed, illustrated and accessible guide is a rich resource for any therapist, teacher or parent.
-Crafts, recipes, music and exercises for the clinic, classroom or home
-A multi-sensory enrichment program for children with autism
-Gradual exposure activities for children who can't tolerate sensory input
-Sensory immersion activities to desensitize the child to touch, taste and sound
-Reduce stress and anxiety with physical exercises and reframing strategies.  2016

Thinking in Pictures
by Temple Grandin
JUV 616.85882.G764t EFL
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the
 livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because
 Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that
 are incomprehensible to the rest of us. 2006

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
by Ellen Notbohm
618.9289.N8432tThis updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication
 issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism
 to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. 2012

An Early Start For Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
by Sally Rogers

JUV 618.92.R6331e EFL
This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable,
 practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids—including those with ASD.  2012

Early Intervention Games
by Barbara Sher
JUV 649.154.S551e EFL
The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including
 beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. 2009

Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Chantal Sicile-Kira
JUV 616.85882.S5664a EFL
Comprehensive and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, and is written
 for parents, educators, caregivers, and others looking for accurate information and expert insight. Newly updated
 to reflect the latest research, treatment methods, and DSM-V criteria.  2014

The Out of Sync Child
by Carol Stock-Kranowitz
618.92.K863o
This guide, written by an expert in the field, explains how SI Dysfunction can be confused with ADD, learning disabilities,
 and other problems, tells how parents can recognize the problem-and offers a drug-free treatment approach for children
 who need help. 2005

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun
by Carol Stock-Kranowitz
JUV 618.92.K8633o
An updated companion volume to The Out-of-Sync Child presents a wide range of games, activities, and exercises designed
 to help parents of children with Sensory Integration Dysfunction strengthen their child's abilities.  2006