Books, movies, and general media

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

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, […]

Check out issue # 1 of Scripting: A Magazine by and for people with Autism.  Scroll down the blog post, and keep hitting the “continue reading” button.  What you will read will blow.your.mind.  The writing in this issue is intense.  I’m almost done crying, but not quite. Please note, you will see a call for […]

“I want my adolescent to improve his social skills.  Can we please schedule an appointment?” I receive this type of request about 5 times a week from parents, seeking a solution for their child. While I might receive bold inquiries from parents, I receive more subtle requests from my adults; adults will admit the desire […]

Feeling alone in anxiety or grief? Feeling like you might be rejected for being who you are? This is the book for you!  In her recent book In Your Shoes, Donna Gephart nails the adolescent experience once more, masterfully weaving together the potentially isolating experiences of grief, physical difference, being new to town, and being […]

Gamers take notice!  Want to improve your social skills?  Need clear directions regarding how to improve your skills? This is the book for you! Level Up Your Social Life is accessible, practical, and grounded in life experience.  You want this book.  But first, the story of how I found the book is pretty cool, too. […]

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 […]