Guest Author - Bonnie Sayers
If you want to peruse a book on the topic of autism, or find a suitable book for a sibling or the child on the Autism Spectrum you will find it at this shop. You can also discover new software products, explore videos enjoyed by children with autism or get feedback on the edible products tested. There are videos for adults to watch that have an autism theme.
Everything I have reviewed we have utilized in our home at one time or another. When applicable I have included the child's impression of the toys, music, videos, software, books and food items.
Books - This listing includes those from parents, professionals and adults living with autism. There is another section of books selected for children - both those on the spectrum and their siblings. These books are also perfect for family members, teachers, aides and therapists any time of the year.
Books as holiday gifts for relatives
Encouraging Books for Caregivers and their Families
Hidden Curriculum One-A-Day-Calendar
Recipe Handbook of easy to use activities to teach autistic children
Activity Book for teaching autistic children
Prepare for school with this book, video and software three product reviews
A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend
Autism And Me - Book/DVD
Basic Skills Checklists
Strategies at Hand
Inclusion Book - It's Time
Books for kids on the Autism Spectrum - five books are explored
Workbooks to help autism and asperger families
Books on Feelings for kids with autism
The PDR Guide to Prescription Drugs
My Goldfish ate my cat!
Written by adults on the Spectrum - These are from Temple Grandin and Donna Williams.
Kids and Sibling Books - these include Ian’s Walk, Views from our shoes, What’s wrong with Timmy, Child of Mine and All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome.
More autism books for siblings and kids on the spectrum - these are good to teach a child that they are on the Autism Spectrum, when the time is right.
Everything you need to know when a brother or sister is autistic
Science books for children
Puberty and Hygiene book - this is a must read for parents and tweens to prepare for this stage of life. While at it, this Shower poster is ideal for higher functioning kids wanting to know all the steps to take to complete this task.
Personal Hygiene? What's that got to do with me?
Caring for myself
Books written by parents
Autism, Now What?for newly diagnosed families
The Child with Autism At Home nice booklet with tips on various topics.
Making Peace with Autism a family story.
Realizing the College Dream
Parenting your complex child
A Stranger Among Us - this is on hiring in home support
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Take Him Home and Love Him
Books by professionals
The Autism Encyclopedia
Family manual on Schizophrenia
Incorporating social skills in the classroom
Books if you suspect autism - Does My child have autism?, Could it be autism?
Animal books for kids
Autism Booklets - this is a listing of twelve of them that I have with links.
Books for Fathers – these are memoirs by other experienced Dads sharing their life experiences and challenges faced.
Lauging and Loving with Autism
A Father’s Memoir
Books on diet issues and feeding
How to get your kid to eat…but not too much
Just Take A Bite
Children and Youth Assisted by Medical Technology in Educational Settings
A Visual Recipe Cookbook for Non-Readers
Improving Speech and Eating Skills
Fun things for Kids = TOYS
Toys - These are perfect for birthdays, graduation, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas and to utilize over spring and summer breaks.
Toy ideas for those with autism this includes sand and water table, dominoes, pegboards, games and lego toys.
Matching and Sorting Toys
LeapFrog Toys Suitable for the Nonverbal Autistic Child
Holiday shopping ideas
Animal Arby Dog This is a great cuddly animal that works for kids that like deep pressure and/or to sit and relax on a stuffed animal while reading a book or even to take a nap on.
Crayola Folding Table Top Art Easel for the budding artist in the family. A good fine motor activity to practice on.
Intex Jumpolene - this can be used indoors or out as a ballpit or a jumping toy for a few kids to utilize in a fun setting. This can be used for sensory issues and as a therapy tool.
Leap Frog Products - This is a refrigerator magnet set and the writing desk.
Jenga a fun solo game for kids who are higher functioning.
Gift Ideas for the Autistic Child - this includes Thomas and Friends wipe off activity book, pragmatic fun deck cards and socially speaking board game.
Flaghouse Products for the Autistic Child
Edible Products - This includes special items found at Whole Foods Markets and those ordered online through various retailers that sell gluten free and gluten-free, casein free items. This includes chocolate bars, bread, waffles, pretzels and macaroni and cheese.
Wellness Products - This includes products to benefit kids, safety items and supplements.
Melatonin this is a chewable product that helps kids go to sleep.
Naturade Total Soy Drink
Benadryl Dye-Free a safe product to take for the kid with allergies that tastes good.
weighted quiet quilt good for taking naps and using for deep pressure activities.
Tub Safety Handle
Britax Husky a great seat that covers a wide age and weight range.
No rinse shampoo
Essential Oil Patches for Coughs and Colds
Videos and DVDs some of these are specifically geared to teach kids skills who are on the spectrum. There is a sampling of what my two children on the spectrum have enjoyed over the years, plus some adult movies touching on the topic of raising a child on the Spectrum.
Calm Baby movie review for babies, toddlers and those who like visual effects and lullabies.
Sensory Integration Therapy Strategies
OT for Children with Autism
Adult movies about autism
Music and Software - this covers products for the computer and those that are utilized by kids, plus music related items.
Magazines - This includes those specifically for children and others that are on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Educational Autism Tips for Families 71 page resourceful ebook for families entering the school system with a recent autism diagnosis. Find out what issues take place over the course of a school day and meet these challenges head on.