Books, movies, and general media

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

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 […]

If you live in a household with Autism Spectrum Disorder, you certainly love someone with ASD.  While there are many resources for raising children living with an ASD diagnosis, there appear to be far fewer resources for people who are married to someone on the spectrum.  We know that there are many couples where one […]

Ever wish people would just tell you the rules of social conduct ahead of time, not just when you break them? Sandi Toksvig’s book The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way is the book you need! Using a lighthearted yet forthright approach, Ms. Toksvig addresses home […]

Prepping for college is a years-long process, and today is a great day to begin.  As this NYTimes  article highlights, waiting until moments before college starts is not the optimal strategy. If you only have 10 minutes, read the NYTimes article.  If you have a few hours, try How to Raise an Adult by Julie […]

There are so many controversial topics in autism: gluten, age of diagnosis, “where you are on the spectrum,” should America still have Asperger’s as a diagnosis, and whether or not the experience of living on the spectrum varies by gender. Increasingly, I am being asked, “Where are all the girls?” and “Do you think we […]