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Nadeau, Kathleen G., Ellen Litman, and Patricia D. Quinn. Understanding Girls with AD/HD. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage, 2000. An informative read for parents of girls with ADD.
Palladino, Lucy Jo. Edison Trait: Saving the Spirit of Your Nonconforming Child.
New York: Random House, 1997. Describes a wonderful approach to parenting children with ADD.
Reichenberg-Ullman, Judyth, and Robert Ullman. Ritalin-Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems. Rocklin, CA: Prima, 2000. For those who want to follow a homeopathic method of treatment.
Books for Children and Youth Alster, Jason Mark. Being in Control. n.p.: Rainbow Cloud, 2001. A self-help book for children with attention problems; includes relaxation and yoga techniques, games, and social and learning skills.
Caffrey, Jaye Andras. First Star I See. Fairport, NY: Verbal Images, 1997. A humorous novel for girls with ADD to help them learn to appreciate their imagination.
Corman, Clifford L., and Esther Trevino. Eukee the Jumpy, Jumpy Elephant.
Plantation, FL: Specialty, 1996. Eukee is hyperactive and inattentive but succeeds with help from his friends, family, and doctor.
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. New York: Harper Trophy, 2000.
Describes from Joey’s point of view what it is like to have ADD. Both a 250 Welcoming Children humorous and serious story for children ten and older.
Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Loses Control. New York: Harper Trophy, 2002. Joey is coping better with his ADD, until he spends the summer with his divorced father. This Newbery honor book is for children ten and older.
Gehret, Jeanne M. A. Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention. Fairport, NY: Verbal Images, 1996. Tells about a young boy with ADD who gains acceptance and finds a hidden blessing.
Janover, Caroline. Zipper: The Kid with ADHD. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1997. An eleven-year-old struggles with life but learns to cope with ADHD and find real friends.
Smith, Mark. Pay Attention, Slosh. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1997.
A boy’s life improves as he learns to cope with ADHD.
Watterson, Bill. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes. Kansas City, MO: Andrews & McMeel, 1988. Calvin is a wonderful example of a highly creative, right-brained boy with ADD that all adults and children can love and laugh with.
Zimmett, Debbie. Eddie Enough! Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2001.
Third-grader Eddie Minetti is a human whirlwind who thinks, moves, and speaks quickly and often gets into trouble. For grades K–4.
Autism Spectrum Autism Autism Research Institute: www.autism.com/ari. Focuses on natural approaches to treating autism.
Autism Resources: www.autism-resources.com. An excellent site for links to and resources for all areas of autism.
Autism Society of America: www.autism-society.org. An excellent site for general information and resources.
Autism Treatment Center of America, Son-Rise Program: www.son-rise.org.
Describes the Son-Rise program, which is based on a child-centered approach to treating autism.
Autism-PDD Resources Network: www.autism-pdd.net. Information on the key issues associated with autism spectrum disorders.
Davis, Bill. Breaking Autism’s Barriers: A Father’s Story. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2001. A story of hope and parental commitment.
Doug Flutie, Jr., Foundation for Autism: www.dougflutie.org. Provides financial aid for disadvantaged families with autistic children.
Grandin, Temple. Emergence: Labeled Autistic. New York: Warner, 1996.
Written from the perspective of someone who is autistic.
Grandin, Temple. Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism. New York: Vintage, 1995. A wonderful follow-up book on what 251 Resources it is like to live with autism.
Harris, Sandra L. Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families.
Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1994. A straightforward, instructional resource.
Hart, Charles A. A Parent’s Guide to Autism. New York: Pocket, 1993. An excellent overview of the autism spectrum from a parent’s perspective.
I Want My Little Boy Back [video].Option Institute, n.d. A BBC documentary of one family’s journey through the Son-Rise Program. To order: www.
John Maxwell Biasco Foundation for Children with Autism: www.maxie.org.
A good resource for books, videos, articles, and the like.
Kaufman, Barry Neil. A Miracle to Believe In. New York: Random House,
1981. Another inspiring story of overcoming autism using the Kaufmans’ child-centered method.
Kaufman, Barry Neil. Son Rise: The Miracle Continues. Tiburon, CA: H. S.
Kramer, 1994. A powerful, inspiring story about the Kaufmans’ method for helping their son overcome autism.
Lewis, Lisa. Special Diets for Special Kids. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons,
1998. Good information on nutrition.
Miracle of Love, A [video]. Option Institute, n.d. An inspiring movie made about the Kaufmans’ experience with their autistic son, which started the treatment method for the Son-Rise Program. To order: www.option.
Park, Clara Claiborne. Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism.
Boston: Little, Brown, 2001. An excellent follow-up book on how her daughter is doing as an adult with autism.
Park, Clara Claiborne. The Siege: A Family’s Journey into the World of an Autistic Child. Boston: Little, Brown, 2001. A parent’s moving story of living with a child with autism.
Seroussi, Karyn. Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research and Recovery. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. A story of recovering from autism with proper diet and nutrition.
Shore, Stephen. Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. 2nd ed. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Aspergers, 2003. The fascinating autobiography of a man with Asperger’s syndrome.
Stehli, Annabel. A Sound of a Miracle: A Child’s Triumph over Autism. Westport, CT: Georgiana Organization, 1995. A story of overcoming autism with alternative approaches.
Stehli, Annabel. Dancing in the Rain: Stories of Exceptional Progress by Parents of Children with Special Needs. Westport, CT: Georgiana Organization, 252 Welcoming Children
1995. Inspiring stories of alternative approaches to treating autism.
Williams, Donna. Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 1994. The gripping autobiography of an abused child with autism.
Williams, Donna. Somebody Somewhere, Breaking Free from the World of Autism. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 1995. The continued story of Williams’s emergence from autism.
Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S.: www.asperger.org. A good site for information about Asperger’s syndrome and NLD.
Attwood, Tony. Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.
Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 1998. A source of basic information by the foremost expert on Asperger’s syndrome.
Atwood, Tony: www.tonyattwood.com. The website of the leading expert on Asperger’s syndrome.
Fling, Echo R. Eating an Artichoke: A Mother’s Perspective on Asperger Syndrome. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2000. Asperger’s syndrome from a mother’s perspective.
Green, Deborah. Growing Up with NLD. 2nd ed. Albuquerque, NM: Silicon Heights Computers, 2002. A good first-person account of what it is like to have NLD.
Myles, Brenda Smith, and Jack Southwick. Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns.
Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger, 2001. Provides good practical information.
NLDontheWeb: www.NLDontheweb.org. An excellent resource for information about NLD.
Non Verbal Learning Disability Association: www.NLDA.org. Dedicated to research, education, and advocacy.
O.A.S.I.S. Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support: www.udel.
edu/bkirby/asperger. A wonderful place to look for resources on Asperger’s syndrome as well as autism. Also mentions NLD.
Thompson, Sue. The Source for Non Verbal Learning Disorders. East Moline, IL: Lingui Systems, 1997. Thompson is the foremost expert on NLD.
Thompson, Sue: www.NLDLine.com. Provides the most current information on NLD. Includes general information, a chat room, and more.
Willey, Liane Holliday. Pretending to Be Normal, Living with Asperger’s Syndrome. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 1999. Insight into what it is like to live with Asperger’s syndrome.
2002. For children ages four to eight.
Edward, B. My Brother Sammy. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press Trade, 1999.
Tired of hearing about his “special” older brother, a boy discovers that he is special, too.
Lears, Laurie. Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1998. Julie tells about walking through town with her brother Ian, who is autistic. For children ages four to eight.
Sullivan, Connor, and Danielle Sullivan. I Love My Brother! A Preschooler’s View of Living with a Brother Who Has Autism. West Plains, MO: Phat Art 4, 2001. The true story of a young boy’s love for his brother who has autism.
Thompson, May. Andy and His Yellow Frisbee. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1996. A sister gently and kindly provides insight about her autistic brother. For children ages four to eight.
Werlin, Nancy. Are You Alone on Purpose? New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
A girl whose twin brother has autism and a boy whose mother has died initially dislike each other but then find that they have much in common. For children ages nine to twelve.
Mental Retardation/Developmental Delays American Association on Mental Retardation: www.aamr.org. The oldest advocacy organization for people with mental retardation.
Arc, The: www.thearc.org. A national organization for and about people with mental retardation.
Beck, Martha. Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic. New York: Berkley, 2000. An inspirational story about what it is like to give birth to and parent a child with Down syndrome.
Berubé, Michael. Life as We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. New York: Vintage, 1998. A father’s thoughtful exploration of parenting a child with Down syndrome.
Burke, Chris, and Jo Beth McDaniel. A Special Kind of Hero: Chris Burke’s Own Story. New York: Doubleday, 1991. Chris Burke tells his story of having Down syndrome.
FRAXA Research Foundation: www.FRAXA.org. Provides information on fragile X syndrome Kingsley, Jason, and Mitchell Levitz. Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. Another excellent book on life with Down syndrome, as told by two boys.
Lovett, Herbert. Learning to Listen: Positive Approaches and People with Difficult Behavior. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes, 1996. A compassionate look at people with mental retardation and what they have to offer society.
Michael, Dorris. Broken Cord. New York: HarperCollins, 1990. A parent’s story about his child with fetal alcohol syndrome.
National Association for Down Syndrome: www.nads.org. Provides critical 254 Welcoming Children counseling and support services.
National Down Syndrome Society: www.ndss.org. Offers comprehensive resources and information.
National Fragile X Foundation: www.nfxf.org. Provides advocacy, information, and resources.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: www.nofas.org. An advocacy organization that provides information and resources.
National PKU News: www.pkunews.org. News and information about phenylketonia.
Oaks Group: www.oaksgroup.org. Advocates for children with developmental disabilities.
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association: www.pwsausa.org. Information and support for families and people with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Selikowitz, Mark. Down Syndrome: The Facts. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University, 1997. Provides good basic information.
Smith, Romayne. Children with Mental Retardation: A Parent’s Guide.
Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1993.Very readable, basic information.
Streissguth, Ann Pykowicz. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes, 1997. Provides basic information.
Trainer, Helen. Differences in Common: Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome and Your Life. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1991. A wonderful book for parents on day-to-day life with a child with mental retardation.
Weber, Jayne Dixon. Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide.
Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000. Provides good basic information.
Books for Children and Youth Carter, Alden R. Big Brother Dustin. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman,
1997. A picture book about a child with Down syndrome becoming a big brother. For children ages four to eight.
Christopher, Matt. Long Shot for Paul. New York: Little, Brown, 1990. A boy wants his brother, who is developmentally disabled, to become a good basketball player and to make friends. For children ages nine to twelve.
Dodds, Bill. My Sister Annie. Honesdale, PA: Caroline House-Boyds Mills Press, 1993. A boy entering middle school, who wants to join a club, play baseball, and slow dance, has a sister with Down syndrome. For children ages nine to twelve.
Flemming, Virginia. Be Good to Eddie Lee. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman,
1997. A girl learns to value her neighbor, Eddie, who has Down syndrome, when he guards ducks from another boy who wants to torment 255 Resources them. For children ages four to eight.
McNey, Martha, and Leslie Fish. Leslie’s Story: A Book about a Girl with Mental Retardation. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1996. An eight-year-old girl with rheumatoid arthritis and brain damage tells the true story of her life. For children ages four to eight.
O’Shaughnessy, Ellen. Somebody Called Me a Retard Today... and My Heart Felt Sad. New York: Walker, 1992. A girl is saddened by teasing, even though she knows her own worth. For children ages four to eight.