Information on Autism & Asperger Syndrome
In the News
Biography of Stephen Shore
Contact Stephen Shore

College for Students with Disabilities
Details and
Purchasing Information

Living Along the Autism Spectrum
Details and
Purchasing Information

Understanding Autism for Dummies
Details and Purchasing Information

See the latest comments by Dr. Benzinger about this book!

Beyond the Wall
Details and Purchasing Information

Ask & Tell
Details and Purchasing Information


Books Providing Insight into Autism and Asperger Syndrome:
Family Life and Relationships

Buy It

Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults by Zosia Zaks; foreword by Temple Grandin

Written for autistic adults, this amazingly comprehensive book describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with challenges that may arise in areas of both daily life and love, covering everything from grocery shopping to getting along better with family members. Understanding the special relationship between self-esteem and success at independence, the author's ground-breaking advice is based very purposefully on autistic strengths. Every page brims with the belief and hope that autistic adults can both contribute to and enjoy all life has to offer.

An Asperger Marriage
Buy It

An Asperger Marriage
Gisela and Chris Slater-Walker

Examines a successful marriage from two perspectives: a husband who has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and his wife coming to terms with a marriage in which developing an intuitive understanding remains a life-long challenge.

Buy It

The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor
by Jeffrey Cohen

In this "carry-on support group," Jeffrey Cohen, father of eleven-year-old Josh who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five, examines what it's like to be the parent of a child with AS -- where the pitfalls are and how to do your best to avoid them. With a great sense of humor and welcome, at times unflinching honesty, Cohen looks at all the emotions associated with being an AS parent -- worry, sadness, anxiety, joy, pride, fear, triumph -- and offers a pat on the back, a shoulder to cry on, a kick in the pants or a warm hug, when needed. With an easy-to-read, anecdotal tone, The Asperger Parent provides essential information and emotional support without being clinical and dry.

Autism, Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond
Buy It

Autism, Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond
Jerry and Mary Newport

Going where few have dared to go, Jerry and Mary Newport, have provided a clear road map for dealing with sensitive issues surrounding sexuality for both our peers on the autism spectrum as well as the rest of the autism spectrum community. Straight and to the point there is much for everyone to learn from this work. Thank you, and well done!

Buy It

Everyday Solutions: A Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mindy Small and Lisa Kontente

True to its title, this comprehensive resource offers parents and other caregivers practical and effective approaches to solving the many puzzles of daily living with a child with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) - from dressing, toileting, and eating, to going to the playground, visiting the dentist, getting used to a new baby, and many, many more.

Buy It

Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family
by Kristi Sakai; Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles

The latest in the Practical Solutions series, this book, written by the mother of three children with autism spectrum disorders, targets, with a balance of heart-warming and belly-aching humor and practical tools, the major challenges families face in creating a comfortable environment for every family member.

Buy It

How Rude! The Teenager's Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out
by Alex J. Packer

Most etiquette books are preachy, boring and dull. This one keeps you laughing as you learn the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations, including at home, at school, with friends and strangers, at the mall, on the phone, at parties, and anywhere you go. This all-encompassing how-to guide to the manners we all need to know is a valuable contribution to social skills training of individuals on the autism spectrum.

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome
Buy It

Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (The): A guide to living in an intimate relationship with a partner who has Asperger Syndrome

Maxine C. Aston

Based on academic research as a qualified couples counselor specializing in this area and from her own personal relationship experiences, the author used quotations and real-life examples to illustrate her points with a compassionate understanding. Practical everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together, and AS cannot be blamed for everything.

Buy It

Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination
by Pamela J. Wolfberg

Picture a childhood void of the joyful images and sensations we associate with play - a childhood lacking in curiosity, diversity and symbolic meaning - a childhood without playmates or friends. Children on the autism spectrum are among those who face serious challenges learning how to play in both social and imaginative ways.

Right address…Wrong planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults
Buy It

Right address…Wrong planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults

Gena Barnhill

Gena's sensitive and graphic description of the personal experiences of her family in dealing with the issues of Asperger Syndrome makes this a captivating book. Dr. Barnhill, blends science and first person experience making this an important book for both professionals and parents.

Buy It

Sibling Stories: Reflections on Life with a Brother or Sister on the Autism Spectrum
by Lynne Stern Feiges and Mary Jane Weiss; Foreword by Sandra L. Harris

Sibling relationships involving a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder present enormous emotional and practical challenges throughout the life span. In a unique combination of narrative context and deeply moving first-person excerpts from interviews with 20 siblings, this informative guide offers in-depth coverage of the issues of paramount concern to typical siblings. A chapter devoted to coping strategies is enhanced by end-of-chapter professional advice on how to maximize the sibling relationship.

Buy It

Stranger Among Us (A): Hiring In-Home Support for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Neurological Differences

by Lisa Ackerson Lieberman, MSW, LCSW; Foreword by Cathy Pratt, Ph.D.

This one-of-a-kind book discusses the pros and cons of hiring in-home care providers for children with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders. Everything from assessing the family's needs and core values to advertising for, interviewing, hiring and training care providers is discussed, along with the special considerations necessary to support the needs of children with neurological disorders.

These books as well as others are available from
AAPC Publishing.



Information on Autism & Asperger Syndrome | Presentations | In the News | Books
Biography of Stephen Shore | Writings | Links | FAQ | Contact Stephen Shore | Home
Copyright © 2012 Stephen Shore, all rights reserved.
Email Stephen Shore