Books, movies, and general media

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

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, […]

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. […]