Books, movies, and general media

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

I have this love/hate, uncomfortable sensation to being an author/editor in the autism literary space.  On the one hand, I am not autistic, so it doesn’t seem right to have books about autism with my name on them.  On the other hand, I am talented at finding autistic folks to tell their stories so even […]

I’m willing to read anything Barb Cook writes.  Ms. Cook was in our 3rd book, and her chapter blew me away! I’m now a fan of anything she produces. She is sage, direct, and ready to teach us all about self-advocacy. This book offers an insider’s perspective: Ms. Cook is part of the Autism community, […]

Ha!  I wrote this article for Autism Parenting Mag pre-Covid 19.  I bet my answers would be different now:)  What do you think??  When should your child get a job?

The new book is here!!! A Spectrum of Solutions is available at Routledge (20% discount!) or via Amazon.  The book is now a tangible reality.  Contributors have the books in their mailboxes. Once again, we thank the incredible team: A Spectrum of Solutions took 4 dozen people to write. That’s right: almost 50 writers were […]

Announcing, another book!  A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults edited by Dr. Rachel Bédard (me!) and Dr. Lorna Hecker.  This book has 45 chapters written by leaders in the field, which means the chapters are authored by professionals, people with ASD, and professionals with ASD (we do like […]

Dr. Hecker and I are proud to announce that our book, A Spectrum of Solutions for Clients with Autism: Treatment for Adolescents and Adults, is coming along nicely!  We are meeting all of the deadlines in our contract with Routledge.  We have 50 (!) contributors in this book, ranging from people with autism, to professors, […]

Dear Aspermoms: I have a book for you and your daughters to read!  (Honestly, you don’t have to be on the spectrum to benefit from this book.  I felt better reading Jennifer’s ideas! Thanks, Jennifer!)  Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick’s Guide to Life by Jennifer Cook O’Toole is your next read.  The weather looks […]

Great news!  Our first book, Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents is now an ebook! As part of the process of transitioning the book from paper to a Kindle version, we were asked to actually check the contents for accuracy.  Visualize me, sprawled on a couch, under a fan, […]