Books, movies, and general media

Books, movies, news articles related to mental health, including Autism, Asperger’s, Anxiety, and ADHD.

Witness the bravery (and cruelty) of 8th graders.  Feel inspired.  Make the hard choices. Make the world a better place.  Read Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart. Teen fiction has grown up, and Donna Gephart is leading the charge.  Lily and Dunkin is a delightful novel about several characters making difficult choices, wrestling with their […]

“You like to read.  Have you seen that new book, Autism in Heels?  Find it. Read it. Get back to me.” While many important things are said to me in a week, that conversation was a game changer.  I did find the book; I read the book; this is me, getting back to you. Jennifer […]

Want to know how to live your best life?  Want to manage stress, time, emotions, and access success?  Check out Living Well on the Spectrum by Valerie Gaus. This book, available for only $20-25 is worth far more than the price of admission! Living Well on the Spectrum is well organized: a section on how […]

Being a therapist for folks with Autism is likely the best job ever.  In the last few years, resources available to therapists and families have exploded where Autism is concerned (yay!).  That said, we often find that we have a more resources for some parts of that population (pronounced: children) than other parts of that […]

Becoming an Autism Success Story

Another new must-read book, this time about adulthood!  Anita Lesko’s new book, Becoming an Autism Success Story,  available April 1st, is an outstanding resources for adults looking for strategies coupled with science, and for parents wanting to help their children. (Honestly, therapist and teacher friends, this book also serves as a reminder to teach clients/students […]

Gender. A topic that most of us don’t think too much about, yet a topic that can consume the thoughts of others, to the point where family and friends may say, “You think too much about this!” I think about gender frequently because a) it is a social construct, and the bulk of my work […]

A frequent topic of conversation in my office involves dating.  There is usually a mix of curiosity, anxiety, and horror as we wade through those conversations, with parents feeling both ready for their young adult to date, and also scared.  Not surprisingly, the young adult often feels a combination of motivated, intrigued by the possibilities, […]

Female and late to the ASD party?  Maybe you didn’t get diagnosed until you were an adult?  Ends up you are in great company, and there is a new resource for you! There has been a substantial uptick in women being diagnosed with ASD.  Notably, many women on the spectrum remark that they were not […]

  Our local library tracks down the best books!  While browsing the New Titles section last weekend, I stumbled upon Dragonfly: A Daughter’s Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents by Lori Ashley Taylor.  Always interested in learning more about girls on the spectrum, I immediately dug into the book. This book strikes a nice […]

Our books will be 25% off on Nov 23-26 (Black Friday to Cyber Monday) via our publisher.  (Visit www.TPIshop.com to access the sale.)  As a reminder, we have two books: Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents.  We have heard that this is a great book for the newly diagnosed […]