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Resources for you

Books

 

Autobiographies by autistic women 

Nerdy, Shy and Totally Inappropriate – Cynthia Kim 

Odd Girl Out – Laura James 

Asperger’s and Me – Alis Rowe 

Holiday Willey L (2015) Pretending to be Normal.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London 

 

About girls

Asperger’s and Girls – ed. Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin 

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum – by Shana Nichols 

Aspergirls – Rudy Simone 

Supporting Spectacular Girls: A Practical Guide to Developing Autistic Girls' Wellbeing and Self-Esteem Paperback – Helen Clarke 

Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives – ed. Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton 

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age  – Sarah Hendrickx 

Social skills

The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends - Natalie Elman 

  

Steward R (2014) The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London  

General 

The New Social Story Book - Carol Gray 

  

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn - Sally J. Rogers 

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism – Dr. Barry M. Prizant Ph.D and Tom Fields-Meyer 

  

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition: 

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers - Julia Moor 

  

Early Intervention Games - Barbara Sher 

 

Neurotribes: The legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently – Steve Silberman 

Books to give your family

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism – Dr. Barry M. Prizant Ph.D and Tom Fields-Meyer

Talking about autism with your child

The Little Book of Autism FAQs: How to talk to your child about their diagnosis - David Hartman

I Am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to their Autism Spectrum Disorder - Peter Vermeulen 

Useful websites

Autistic not Weird 

The Girl with the Curly Hair

  

Tania Marshall

  

‘Purple Ella’ on YouTube / Facebook 

 

How Does Your Engine Run? – Alert Programme for Self-regulation  

 

Spectrum (News, Autism Research and more)

Bristol's SEND Local Offer

 

Local groups  

 

Auti-Ms - website and Facebook page

Bristol Autism Support - website and Facebook page

National Autistic Society Bristol Branch (Facebook page)

National Autistic Society South Glos Branch (Facebook group

Bristol Autism Project

Incredible Kids  - run in-person, Covid-safe play sessions.

National groups and organisations 

National Autistic Society 

The Little Black Duck (Australia)

Yellow Ladybugs (Australia)

Reframing Autism (Australia)

Facebook pages

Autistic not Weird

Autistic Girls Network 

 

Autistic Instincts

Autability

Sunshine Support

Apps 

Organisation skills and task management 

  • Time Timer  

  • ​Choiceworks ​

Remembering things, making decisions and mental health

  • Brain in Hand 

  • Daylio 

  • Molehill Mountain

For social skills

  • Model Me Going Places 

  • ​Toca Store 

  • ​Social Detective  

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Books 

Asperger’s and Girls – ed. Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin 

 

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age  – Sarah Hendrickx 

The New Social Story Book - Carol Gray 

  

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn - Sally J. Rogers 

  

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition: 

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers - Julia Moor 

  

Early Intervention Games - Barbara Sher 

 

The Amazing Autistic Brain Cards  -  Gloria Dura-Vila & Rebecca Tatternorth 

 

Websites and web articles 

How Does Your Engine Run? – Alert Programme for Self-regulation 

 

Girls and Autism: Flying under the radar - resource by Nasen

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