Now Reading: Autism Books

Articles that focus on recently published autism-related books. These may be listed as What’s New on the Bookshelf or they may be a book excerpt (sample of the verbatim text).

Fueling your Child’s Passion: An Educator’s Look at The Spark

Fueling your Child’s Passion: An Educator’s Look at The Spark

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius, by Kristine Barnett, recounts her story as a mother of a child diagnosed with Asperger’s. Kristine narrates how she “lost” her son Jake to autism and her family’s journey to get him back. Jake worked with experts at home and in school, but progress was lacking, and… Continue Reading

A Mother’s Amazing Quest to Help Her Child with Autism – Autism: A Family Journey

A Mother’s Amazing Quest to Help Her Child with Autism – Autism: A Family Journey

When Cindy and Phil Rasmussen welcomed baby son Steven into the world in 1971, the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder also was in its infancy.  In Autism – A Family Journey, published by Kitsap Publishing, author Cindy Rasmussen charts the difficult but inspiring course they have navigated ever since through a maze of… Continue Reading

New Book Reveals a Unique Autism Perspective

New Book Reveals a Unique Autism Perspective

Author Samantha Craft first discovered she had Asperger’s syndrome while working toward her degree in Mental Health Counseling. Craft, whose second oldest son had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome over a decade prior, was all too familiar with the subject of autism. She had studied, worried, and gone head-to-head with behavioral specialists and psychologists concerning… Continue Reading

Seven Days to Goodbye

Seven Days to Goodbye

For one year, Trina, a puppy raiser, has trained her first service dog, Sydney.  At the end of her beach vacation, Sydney must be returned to be complete his final training and be matched to his forever companion. As emotional as this event is, Trina’s newly strained friendship with her best friend, Sarah, makes the week even… Continue Reading

A Spot on the Wall

A Spot on the Wall

When a clinician writes a book about autism, it is based only on his practical experience with a client.  When a parent/educator writes such a book, it is based on a lifetime of memories and real life experiences complete with the surprises and shocks as well as the joys and heartaches of each.  Rarely does… Continue Reading