Resources

Websites

These websites provide helpful information about mental health, therapy, and research:

  • SPARK, an autism research partnership that provides up-to-date news about genetics and clinical research. SPARK has a free newsletter and information about participating in research: https://sparkforautism.org/

 

Books

These are some of the books I reference for the services I provide:

  • Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder

  • CBT for Children & Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders edited by Angela Scarpa, Susan Williams White, and Tony Attwood

  • The Healing Power of Play: Working With Abused Children by Eliana Gil

  • Play and Playfulness edited by Monisha C. Akhtar

  • Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain edited by Marion F. Solomon and Daniel J. Siegel

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk

  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body Into Treatment by David Emerson

  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy edited by Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel, and Paul R. Fulton

These are some books parents may find helpful:

  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Revised and Updated by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn 

  • Play Therapy: The Groundbreaking Book That Has Become a Vital Tool in the Growth and Development of Children by Virginia Axline

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

  • The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child by Alan E. Kazdin

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

  • How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Meeting the Five Critical Needs of Children... and Parents Too! by Gerald Newmark

These are some of my favorite books written by people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder:

  • Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

  • How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?: Inside My Autistic Mind by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay 

  • Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence by Luke Jackson

  • Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin

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