Author Justine Edward on her book ‘Shine’

‘A heart warming picture book which encourages every child to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams.’ (Shine) Justine Edward’s from Far North Queensland, Australia, recently came to the attention of Autism Daily Newscast when she tweeted about her newly published book, ‘Shine’ which is a book illustrated by Karl Gabriel, 7, who has […]

SEN Assist, Specialist Software for Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Adele Devine is a specialist teacher who works in an Autism specific school. As well as being co-founder with her husband Quentin of the Award Winning SEN Assist which offer products and resources for children with special educational needs. They are ‘a couple on a mission to help ALL students access an individual education and […]

Book Review – When Autism Comes to Roost by Alicia Hendley

When Autism Comes to Roost: A Family’s Journey From Denial to Acceptance, is an honest, raw and poignant memoir told from a mother’s perspective about her journey with her young son through the autism diagnosis process. The publisher’s website states: ‘It was a typical middle class family with two professional parents and four kids when the parents […]

Book Review – Choosing Autism Interventions, A Research Based Guide

UK – Choosing Autism Interventions, A Research Based Guide, is a joint publication between Research Autism, Autism West Midlands and Dimensions. The authors are Bernard Flemming, Elisabeth Hurley and the Goth. The first thing I need to say is that I love this book. I was so very excited to finally read it, and after […]

Book review – Autistic Blessings and Bipolar me by Emma Plows

Autistic Blessings and Bipolar me is a memoir by a mother of two sons with autism, Emma Plows. I stumbled across Emma over on twitter and eagerly anticipated reading her book. I was not disappointed, it is a gem of a book. This book is a raw, honest and bare bones account of the daily […]

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Book Review – Love for Logan by Lori DeMonia

In December 2014 we reviewed Leah’s Voice, a picture book for children by author Lori DeMonia. Our review can be read here. The book was inspired by her eldest daughter, Leah, who has autism. We were very excited to find out that Lori has now released her second book, Love for Logan, and again we […]

Book Review – Dogs Don’t Talk by Nancy May

Dogs Don’t Talk is a new young adult novel by the author, Nancy May. The novel revolves around protagonist, Benjamin McDowell, who is 16-years-old, and a high school wrestler. To begin with he comes across as a bit nerdy, but most definitely likeable, and perhaps the phrase ‘socially awkward’ would best describe him, in the […]

Book Review – Leah’s Voice by Lori DeMonia

Leah’s Voice – is a fictional story for any child that touches on the difficulties that are encountered when children meet a child with autism. The Leah’s Voice website states: ‘Siblings may find it difficult to explain to their friends, or feel disappointed when their friends aren’t more understanding. Leah’s Voice tells the story of […]

Review – The Special Needs Survival Guide: Handbook for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, & More!

The Special Needs Survival Guide: Handbook for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, & More! –  is the second book in Cara Koscinski’s The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series. Cara is a pediatric occupational therapist and mother to two special needs children. The first book in the series, The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families […]

Book Review – Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum by Nicola Lonie.

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum A Parent’s and Carer’s Guide – I have had the wonderful privilege to read this book by Nicola Lonie and I have to start by saying that I have learned an awful lot about computers, the internet and social media in general, as well as […]