Books, movies, and general media

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

  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 […]

The journey from wondering if something is developmentally different with your child to becoming an informed advocate may feel daunting. Fortunately, Jan Starr Campito has written the exceptional book Supportive Parenting: Becoming an Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs. This book belongs in every pediatrician’s office. Supportive Parenting outlines the steps, both practical and […]

My clients, who are awesome, continue to bring me book titles to consider reading.  A few weeks ago one of my young adults brought in Autism Adulthood by Susan Senator.  Wowza.  If you need a compelling narrative to get you motivated to learn the complex systems of adulthood on the spectrum, this is a must […]

Always on a quest for new books to help me understand my clients, I recently went hunting for new resources.   Sometimes “new” is a few years old, but “new to me” counts! In this case, I discovered the 2014 book Apertools: The Practical Guide for understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity by […]

Considering college, but not quite sure where to go, or what you might need once you get there?  Do not despair!  There are quite a few resources that are available to help you on the journey to choosing a college. As already highlighted, there is the brand new book from OAR about transitioning to college. […]