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Raun K. Kaufman
Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World

In Autism Breakthrough, Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him, and thousands of other families with special children. Kaufman explains that autism is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when in fact it is a social relational disorder. 
Michael P. McManmon, EdD
Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and personal anecdotes from both the author's own experiences of Asperger's Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. 
  James W. Partington Ph.D. BCBA-D
Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum- A Step-by-step Guide to Further the Development of Children with Minimal Language Skills

This book is a "must have" for every parent or educator of a child who has no-or very limited-language skills. It provides evidence-based ABA/VB methodology, written in non-technical and easy to understand terms. It provides critical information on where to start and how to teach initial skills to children with minimal language skills.
  Stephen M. Shore, EdD
Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition
This honest, courageous book, written by a person with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome, offers so much more than the traditional autobiography. Drawing on personal and professional experience, Stephen Shore combines three voices to create a touching and, at the same time, highly informative book.
Stephen M. Shore, EdD
Understanding Autism For Dummies
This book provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories.
Stephen M. Shore, EdD
Living Along the Autism Spectrum: What Does It Mean to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome?

This DVD brings the viewer into a frank dialogue between two individuals whose lives have been deeply impacted by autism spectrum disorders. Stephen Shore, an individual on the spectrum who is also a professional in the field of ASD, and Robert Naseef, a psychologist who works primarily with families of children with disabilities and the father of a son with autism, discuss the human costs and benefits of ASD.  
  Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
"An in-depth, scientific - yet hopeful and positive - look at how the brain and body work together . . . [Dr. Martha Herbert] has developed a new way of seeing autism." - Library Journal
  Temple Grandin, PhD
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate
  Temple Grandin, PhD
Different . . . Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD
This book is a compilation of success stories from adults with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.  Each shares what helped them during their childhood and young lives that made them the independant adults they are today. 
  Tim Page, DFA
Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's
"An improbably lovely memoir . . . . In fascinatingly precise detail and often to pricelessly funny effect, [Page] describes ways in which his efforts to feign normalcy have backfired." 
-The New York Times

William Shaw, PhD
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD  
[The book] is an authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource guide to a wide range of therapies that have been useful in the treatment of autism including antifungal and antibacterial therapies, gluten and casein restriction, homeopathy, vitamin therapy, gamma globulin treatment, transfer factor therapies, treatment of food allergies, and alternatives to antibiotic therapy.
William Shaw, PhD 
Autism:Beyond the Basics
As an autism researcher, scientist, biochemist, and laboratory director, William Shaw, Ph.D. has worked over a decade to uncover other causes and potential solutions to the autism epidemic. This new book is a compilation of these research efforts and those of other experts. 
Julie Matthews, CNC
Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition and Diet Guide for Healing Our Children
Julie Matthews, widely respected autism nutritionist, provides intense research and extensive clinical nutrition experience in this comprehensive guide. Readers are given practical steps for dietary intervention and a roadmap for getting started, evolving, and customizing the varied approaches.  
  Alex Doman
Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives
Drawing on a decade’s worth of groundbreaking brain science and research, bestselling author Don Campbell and sound expert Alex Doman’s Healing at the Speed of Sound® provides practical advice, exercises, and over 100 interactive links that help you create the perfect soundtrack for every task and enjoy a full, rich, and truly harmonious life.
James W. Partington Ph.D. BCBA-D
AFLS School Skills Protocol (Assessment of Functional Living Skills)
The AFLS School Skills Protocol assesses more than 330 skills within 8 different functional skill areas including: Classroom Mechanics, Meals at School, Routines & Expectations, Social Skills, Technology, Common Knowledge, Core Academics, and Applied Academics.
  Elaine Hall
Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom
This groundbreaking book outlines seven integrated keys for educators and parents to make meaningful connections with children on the autism spectrum. The book is based on the unique approach used by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs of The Miracle Project, a musical theater program for children with autism and their peers and siblings. 
  Elaine Hall
Now I See the Moon: A Mother, a Son, a Miracle
When her son Neal was diagnosed with autism, former Hollywood acting coach Elaine Hall, aka "Coach E," took matters into her own hands and used her resources to guide him toward an increasingly independent life. In the process, she founded The Miracle Project.
  Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD and Jay D. Burstein, MD
Diagnosis Autism: Now What?
DIAGNOSIS AUTISM focuses above all on cultivating a strong family-physician bond in the best interests of an autistic child; thus the steps range from "Monitor and Chart Your Child's Development" and "Organize Information for Physician Interview" to "Formulate Questions for Physician Appointment", "Initiate Treatment and Program Approaches", "Listen and Be Open Minded", and "Review, Negotiate & Follow Through". - MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Lynn Hellerstein, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
See It. Say It. Do It! The Parent's & Teacher's Action Guide to Creating Successful Students & Confident Kids
Scientists, mathematicians, and artists have long recognized the power of visualization in making new discoveries and creating great works of art. Dr. Lynn Hellerstein clearly explains how visualization can bring out a child's creativity and improve performance in school, in sports and in life. The book is a must-read for parents and educators. - Susan R. Barry, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, Mount Holyoke College, author of Fixing My Gaze

The US Autism & Asperger Association 2010 World Conference became the most viewed Autism/Asperger conference in the world. This was the first ever Autism and Asperger conference streamed lived in its entirety..

"Let's experience what their life is like for a day. Our children are in pretty much of a constant state of overload. Your living room is like LAX [Los Angeles International Airport] to your child. They can't recognize patterns the same way we can, so everything that seems predictable and understandable to you and I seems totally unpredictable to our children."
- Raun K. Kaufman

"The vast majority of persons on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) who make significant gains from biomedical treatments will require care that addresses the triad of dietary intervention, digestive/gastrointestinal problems, and detoxification techniques."
- Phillip C. DeMio, MD

"When we gaze back into the past and evaluate our impressions during the early stages of our children’s lives, we observe an experience unlike anything we had ever expected. When we receive a warning that our baby does not seem to be developing like other “normally developing” kids, we may either shift into early denial or become too intimidated to ask what we feel are appropriate questions. Unfortunately, when we do ask the right questions, the replies often are either not sufficient or are limiting in nature." (from Diagnosis Autism Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes; A Parent-Physician Team Approach).
- Kaplan/Burstein, 2005

"Autism is defined behaviorally, as a syndrome of abnormalities involving language, social reciprocity and hyperfocus or reduced behavioral flexibility. It is clearly heterogeneous, and it can be accompanied by unusual talents as well as impairments, but its underlying biological and genetic basis is unknown."
- Martha Herbert, MD, PhD

Our goal should be to help persons with autism understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life.
- Stephen M. Shore, EdD


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