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The ADHD Autism Connection
A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment
by Diane M. Kennedy

At last, long-awaited answers to the questions you’ve been asking. Help for frustrated ADHD patients and their families. (As well as those with autism, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other related conditions.)

Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is one of the most rapidly growing diagnoses of our generation. Often the diagnosis fails to provide real help, leaving patients, doctors, and families at a loss to know what to do next. But for the first time ever, new insights into the overwhelming number of similarities between Autism and ADHD are giving those with ADHD genuine hope.

For years, the label of Autism has carried a negative connotation. Parents were afraid to admit the diagnosis and banished the term from discussion. Finally, The ADHD-Autism Connection gives parents, educators, and doctors a reason to embrace autism with a renewed sense of hope and understanding. This book will show how these understandings can minimize the frustration, misdiagnoses, and misunderstandings ADHD sufferers and their families face.

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Asperger's Syndrome:
A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Tony Attwood

Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues:
Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World

by Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner, and Lisa A. Robbins

This welcome addition to the Practical Solutions Series by the Autism Asperger Publishing Company uncovers the puzzling behaviors by children and youth with Asperger syndrome(AS) that have a sensory base and, therefore, are often difficult to pinpoint and interpret. Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book covers the impact of the sensory system on behavior, reviews formal and informal assessment tools and offers an invaluable set of practical interventions that can be used by parents and educators alike to promote success for children and youth with AS. The "sensory gang" - a set of clever icons used throughout the book - helps the reader navigate between the senses.
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The Journey Back - Recovery of the Self Through Heilkunst

by Rudi Verspoor, FHCH, DMH HD(RHom.) and Patty Smith-Verspoor, FHCH, DMH HD(RHom.)

Many treatments have been proposed for autism. Most seem to address the symptoms of the problem rather than the true underlying causes. There is a system of medicine called Heilkunst that addresses these causes and has an integrated approach to removing the autistic condition.

Heilkunst looks at the individual circumstances of each child, since each case is unique, and includes homeopathy, as well as drainage, detoxification, diet, supplements, balancing of the autonomic nervous system, energy work and fungal treatment.

Heilkunst means the art of making people whole - in body, mind, soul and spirit - and this book sets out the principles and foundations of this therapeutic system. It will change your life, and the life of your child.

Heilkunst offers a consistent, comprehensive, integrated approach to transforming autistic children into active, healthy and fully-functioning contributors to society. The child blessed with autism has tremendous potential that is desperately seeking to be expressed. Heilkunst provides a key to unlocking that full potential.

About the Authors

Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith trained as classical homeopaths. Through their clinical work and experience they discovered an untapped fountain of insights by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, that amounts to a radical new system of treatment that is extremely effective, particularly in chronic, complicated cases.

Rudi and Patty work together in the Hahnemann Clinic for Heilkunst in Ottawa, Canada, where they also teach Dr. Hahnemann's complete medical system to students internationally through the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst.

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Developing Talents:
Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
by Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy & Tony Attwood

This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource.
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A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger Syndrome and Autism:
Homeopathic Care for Exceptional Kids

by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, Robert Ullman, Ian Luepker

If You’re Looking For a Drug-Free Approach to ASD, Read This Book!

There are many different approaches for children on the autism spectrum. You may be wondering, what makes this book different from all the others you’ve read? We offer an approach that is natural, safe, and free of side effects that can offer significant, even dramatic, results for children with ASD and other developmental, behavioral, and learning problems.

Let us share with you what we have found in our work with these remarkable patients. After you read about the children we have been able to help using homeopathic medicine, you may find it to be an avenue you wish to pursue further.

What if we told you about an approach to treating ASD that was individualized, addressed all of your child’sproblems at once, looked at your child as a unique person rather than a diagnosis, and could be used along with conventional medicine, or even replace it? And what if the medicines tasted so good that kids begged for more? If you’re an open-minded, curious type of person, we hope we have stirred your curiosity. If you’re a diehard skeptic, these claims may seem implausible, if not impossible. But they are not.

The cases in this bookare those of real patients from our practice (identities have been disguised for privacy). Even if you have never even heard of homeopathy, if you have any interest in the subject of ASD we believe you will find this book intriguing and, quite possibly, a lifesaver.

From the Back Cover

Before You Put Your Autism Spectrum Child on Drugs, Read This Book!

The authors of this long-awaited book have a wealth of experience using the principles of homeopathy to treat patients on the autism spectrum. Bernard Rimland, P.h.D., Founder and Director, Autism Research Institute

The Ullmans are very dedicated homeopathic physicians with vast clinical experience in treating children with behavioral, learning, and developmental problems, for which homeopathy has much to offer. Their books are eminently readable yet comprehensive. I am sure that this book will be as well received as their very popular earlier works. Dr. Rajan Sankaran, internationally-renowned master homeopath. Author of six books including The Substance of Homeopathy, The Soul of Remedies, and An Insight into Plants.

Drs. Ullman and Reichenberg-Ullman are widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent homeopathic practitioners for children with special needs. Their books document the dramatic effects of homeopathy in children through discussion and case examples. These highly readable books also demonstrate the great care and dedication the authors show toward their patients. Truly an inspiration! Roger Morrison, M.D. Co-founder, Hahnemann Homeopathic College. Author of Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatories, Desktop Guide to Physical Pathology

Homeopathy is one of the few therapies that can provide real hope for families struggling with autism spectrum disorders. I should know! My own son was cured of autism with homeopathy. In this book, the Ullman duo, along with Dr. Ian Luepker, have done it again. As with Ritalin-Free Kids and their other books, they have offered the layperson seeking help and hope a clear and concise book that offers both. The autism community is thirsting for books like this one. An invaluable patient guide! Amy L. Lansky, PhD. Author of Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy

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Navigating the Social World:
A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders
by Jeannie McAfee & Tony Attwood

This important new book offers a definitive program with forms, exercises, and guides for the student. It also presents significant educational guidance and supportive assistance to caregivers and teachers (and parents).
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A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome & High-Functioning Autism
How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland

Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected earlier and more accurately today than ever before. Children and teens with these disorders often stand out for their precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social difficulties can limit every aspect of their lives. This hopeful, compassionate guide shows parents how to work with their child's unique impairments and capabilities to help him or her learn to engage more fully with the world and live as self-sufficiently as possible. From leading experts in the field, the book is packed with practical ideas for helping children relate more comfortably to peers,learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and participate more fully in school and family life. It also explains what scientists currently know about autistic spectrum disorders and how they are diagnosed and treated. Real-life success stories, problem-solving ideas, and matter-of-fact advice on everything from educational placements to career planning make this an indispensable reference that families will turn to again and again.

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