I've touched on this subject a little bit before and stating the important places to read about Autism. Blogs are good and books, some come recommended and can be purchased online from stores such as Amazon, Kindle versions are available for most books now and some support groups may have lending libraries where you can borrow books.
One publisher who leads the way regarding books available about Autism is Jessica Kingsley Publishers. There are hundreds of books available about every subject you can think of such as:
Depression and Anxiety
Foods and Diets
The paper version of the catalogue is great reading in itself as it is amazing how many great ideas have been used to inspire people to create material to help us to understand about certain topics. I challenge anyone to look for a book about something they need more information on and not find it. I honestly don't think it's possible.
When we received my sons diagnosis I craved every single piece of reading material available. Even before diagnosis when we couldn't put our finger on some aspects of his behaviour I just wanted to absorb all the information to get a better understanding. I remember then that I took great comfort in knowing that this information was there from Jessica Kingsley.
It's just another place to go and maybe as parents you could share/swap with each other, some books I tend to keep as regular reference which I re visit again and again. The thing is that when living with Autism and especially living with a child growing up there are so many stages that you want to grab that help for all those stages.
These books are not only for parents, they are available for family members, siblings, professionals and anyone studying Autism. It might be enough to make your mind boggle but it can also help to make certain situations a little clearer.
You can order online at: www.jkp.com
A booklet is available with Your Autism magazine as part of your membership with the National Autistic Society. If you attend any of our Derby & District NAS Branch meetings, I do have a copy of the booklet to have a look through.
Give it. try and let me know, if you have ordered any books, what can you recommend? If there are resources you have found useful please let me know. Next week I will cover Social Stories and how they can help someone with Autism.
Thank you for reading this week and please come back tomorrow for a bit of TV chat with Pass the Remote Sunday but for now.......
Every Saturday will be about Autism, family and life.