Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ask and Tell

Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum

Edited by Stephen Shore, Ask and Tell aims to help people with autism effectively self-advocate in their pursuit of independent, productive, and fulfilling lives.

Ask and Tell is unique by being the first book to speak to the twin issues of self-advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and by consisting exclusively including the cover art and the preface by Temple Grandin of contributions by those on the autism spectrum for persons on the spectrum.

I strongly recommend this book, as it will help those who have ASD to achieve their personal and employment goals. -- Tony Attwood, Ph.D.; practicing clinical psychologist; Author of Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Self-disclosure is inherently personal – and so is this book. -- Gerald S. Fain, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, Boston University

This book gives a clear presentation of why people on the autistic spectrum need to become their own advocates. --John Ratey, M.D.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The ADHD-Autism Connection

A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatment

At last, long-awaited answers to the questions you’ve been asking. Help for frustrated ADHD patients and their families. (As well as those with autism, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other related conditions.)
Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is one of the most rapidly growing diagnoses of our generation. Often the diagnosis fails to provide real help, leaving patients, doctors, and families at a loss to know what to do next. But for the first time ever, new insights into the overwhelming number of similarities between Autism and ADHD are giving those with ADHD genuine hope.

For years, the label of Autism has carried a negative connotation. Parents were afraid to admit the diagnosis and banished the term from discussion. Finally, The ADHD-Autism Connection gives parents, educators, and doctors a reason to embrace autism with a renewed sense of hope and understanding. This book will show how these understandings can minimize the frustration, misdiagnoses, and misunderstandings ADHD sufferers and their families face.