The following are a list of resources that may be helpful. While I have firsthand experience with some this list is not intended to be a recommendation for any particular products.
Footprint Books- have a great selection of books assisting parents/children in relation to autism and other needs www.footprint.com.au
The CAT-Kit (Cognitive Affective Training Kit) by Tony Attwood available in Australia by contacting Lucy Corcoran 0423527963 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visual aids: www.seeandspeak.com.au
ISPEAK at Home: Over 1000 Visual Communication Images (CD-ROM0 (Cd) ISBN:9781843105107
ISPEAK at School
The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching Play, Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism by Jed Baker
The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond by Jed Baker
The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray
Also www.asdvisualaids.com has games to assist with social skills and materials focusing on emotions
Sensory Processing Issues:
www.sensamart.com.au Offer a lot of products
www.shopau.sensorytools.net Offer a lot of products
The Out of Sync Child website: www.out-of-sync-child.com
Books about Sensory Processing Disorder :
The Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz.
The Out of Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz. This has lots of fun games and activities for children to help with sensory processing issues
Useful equipment for children to help with sensory issues and emotional regulation-
Swing (indoor and outdoor.) Sensory Tools have a couple. So do www.sensamart.com.au . Or you may find a swinging chair or hammock chair in a local furniture store or somewhere like Bunnings.
Sound reducing Headphones help children who are overly sensitive to auditory input. They can create a quiet space at home without having to go into another room. www.sensamart.com.au have “Kids Ear Defenders”. Or try your local safety ware shop that stock ear muffs for industry.
For some children weighted blankets, weighted knee rug, weighted cushions or weighted toys may be helpful to help them settle. See the websites specialising in sensory tools above.
Fidget items can assist some children who are fidgety– see websites specialising in sensory tools above.
Designated Chewable items assist some children. See websites specialising in sensory tools above.
Occupational Therapists provide assessments and interventions for children with sensory processing difficulties.
|101 Tips for Parents of children with Autism||Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith||9781849059602|
|An Exceptional Children’s Guide To Touch. Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids||Hunter Manasco||9781849058711|
|Asperger Children’s Toolkit||F. Musgrave||9781849052931|
|Asperger’s Rules. How to Make Sense of School and Friends||Blythe Grossberg||9781433811272|
|Asperger’s Syndrome A Guide for Parents and Professionals||Tony Attwood||9781853025778|
|Autism, Play and Social Interaction||Lone Gammeltoft and Marianne Nordenhof||9781843105206|
|Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions: Small changes-Big challenges||John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith||9781849052757|
|ISPEAK at Home: Over 1000 Visual Communication Images (CD-ROM0 (Cd)
|ISPEAK at School
|Practical Sensory Programmes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Special Needs||Sue Larkey||9781843104797|
|The Complete Guide To Asperger’s Syndrome||Tony Attwood||9781843104957|
|The New Social Story Book
|The Out of Sync Child||Carol Stock Kranowitz||978-0399531651
|The Out of Sync Child Has Fun||Carol Stock Kranowitz||9780399532719|
|The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
|The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching Play, Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism||Jed Baker||9781932565690|