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Recommended Resources Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of our book guide series aimed at deepening your understanding of autism. In this post, we'll be discussing some more insightful books recommended by Dr. Stephanie Holmes, a licensed counselor and certified autism specialist, in her YouTube video titled "Books I Recommend for Understanding Autism". Let's get started!

  1. "Asperger Syndrome: The Complete Guide" by Dr. Tony Attwood This book is a comprehensive guide to understanding Asperger's Syndrome, now referred to as autism level one. It provides a detailed overview of the condition, making it an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand autism better.

  2. "From Like to Love" by Dr. Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett This book is a great resource for understanding the nuances of relationships and dating for individuals on the autism spectrum. It provides guidance on how to navigate the complexities of emotions and relationships, making it particularly useful for pre-teens and adolescents on the spectrum.

  3. "Asperkids" by Jennifer Cook O'Toole This book provides a deep dive into the minds of children on the autism spectrum. It offers practical advice on how to connect with and understand children on the spectrum, making it a great resource for parents and educators alike.

  4. "The Journal of Best Practices" by David Finch This book provides a first-person perspective on living with autism. Finch shares his journey of self-discovery and the strategies he used to improve his relationships and overall life. This book is particularly useful for men on the autism spectrum.

  5. "Asperger Syndrome in Adults" by Stoddard, Birkin, and King This book is a comprehensive guide to diagnosing autism in adults. It provides insights into why adults on the spectrum are often missed in diagnoses and offers practical advice for clinicians seeking to improve their understanding of adults on the spectrum.

  6. "Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships" by Ashley Stanford This book provides a balanced perspective on the impact of autism on long-term relationships. It offers insights into the experiences of both the individual on the spectrum and their partner.

  7. Books by Maxine Aston Maxine Aston has written several books that provide practical advice for individuals on the autism spectrum and their partners. These include "What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships", "The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)", and "The Asperger Couple's Workbook". These books offer practical exercises and insights that can help couples navigate their relationships.

  8. "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail" by John Gottman This book provides research-based insights into what makes marriages succeed or fail. While not specifically about autism, it offers valuable communication and conflict resolution skills that can be beneficial for couples where one or both partners are on the spectrum.

  9. "Thanks for the Feedback" by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen This book breaks down the process of giving and receiving feedback, offering insights into how to communicate effectively and manage personal triggers. It's a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their communication skills.

Remember, these books offer a mix of personal experiences, professional insights, and practical advice. They can serve as valuable resources for anyone seeking to understand autism better, whether you're on the spectrum, a loved one of someone on the spectrum, or a professional working in the field.

Happy reading!

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