Books, movies, and general media

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

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. […]

How many times have we had this conversation?  So, you are looking for work?  How long you been lookin’? Any bites? Hundreds of applications and no job?  Clearly, there is something wrong with you! OR maybe there is something amiss with the hiring process!  Increasingly, there are companies looking to hire people with an Autism […]

Heading to college?  This 80-page FREE guide will be a must read!  Finding your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum by the Organization for Autism Research is yet another outstanding publication for folks on the spectrum. Finding Your Way combines direct advice (see/memorize page 6, the legal differences between High School and […]

Is college on your horizon?  Are you living on the autism spectrum and trying to sort out how to continue your education, meet your goals, and maintain your sanity?  We have a new resource for you! We are wrapping up a two year project about surviving and thriving in college.  We have writers who describe […]