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Parenting Disabled Children -

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Related booklists: Parenting, Children & Teenagers' Experiences of Being Disabled,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Normal Family: Everyday Adventures With Our Autistic Son by Henry Normal
    A Normal Family: Everyday Adventures With Our Autistic Son - by Henry Normal

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473656413 | ISBN 10: 1473656419

    Johnny is nineteen. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last nineteen years this is what his father, TV pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism by Debby Elley
    Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism - by Debby Elley

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785924385 | ISBN 10: 1785924389

    Alec and Bobby are twins with autism, but nobody could ever say they are the same. Here, their mum gives a down-to-earth account of their family life, proving that autism is not one-size-fits-all. This honest and funny book shares experience and advi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Justice for Laughing Boy: Connor Sparrowhawk - A Death by Indifference by Sara Ryan
    Justice for Laughing Boy: Connor Sparrowhawk - A Death by Indifference - by Sara Ryan

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785923487 | ISBN 10: 178592348x

    On July 4th 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy or LB, was found dead in a specialist NHS unit. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, had a seizure while in the bath and no member of staff was on hand to stop him from drowning. An ent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maria and Me: A Father, A Daughter (and Autism) by Maria Gallardo and Miguel Gallardo
    Maria and Me: A Father, A Daughter (and Autism) - by Maria Gallardo and Miguel Gallardo

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785923814 | ISBN 10: 1785923811

    Giving a father's insight into life with his daughter Maria, aged 12, who has autism, this comic tells the story of their week holiday in the Canary Islands, Spain. Delightful illustrations and dialogue between father and daughter show the day-to-day ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silent Garden: A Parent
    The Silent Garden: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Deaf Child - by Paul W. Ogden and David H. Smith

    £24.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781563686764 | ISBN 10: 1563686767

    For over 30 years, The Silent Garden has offered parents of deaf children the support and unbiased information needed to fully realize their children’s potential. This completely revised third edition is a must-have resource that will help parents ... more

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  • Cover image of book 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD by Cindy Goldrich
    8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD - by Cindy Goldrich

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780393710670 | ISBN 10: 039371067x

    Compassionate and effective strategies for raising a child with ADHD.   Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising Generation RX: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality by Linda M. Blum
    Raising Generation RX: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality - by Linda M. Blum

    £18.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781479871544 | ISBN 10: 1479871540

    Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with “invisible disabilities” such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spark: A Mother
    The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism - by Kristine Barnett

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241961810 | ISBN 10: 0241961815

    Kristine Barnett's son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein and a photographic memory. At nine he developed an original theory in astrophysics that may earn a Nobel Prize. But Jake's story is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay
    Mongol - by Uuganaa Ramsay

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908643414 | ISBN 10: 1908643412

    Mongol [mong-gohl], noun, 1. a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2. (offensive) a person affected with Down’s Syndrome.   Uuganaa is a Mongol in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she liv ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Fraser Met Billy by Louise Booth
    When Fraser Met Billy - by Louise Booth

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444769227 | ISBN 10: 1444769227

    Billy the cat was rescued from an abandoned house. Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Parenting a Child with Mental Health Issues by Catherine Jackson
    Parenting a Child with Mental Health Issues - by Catherine Jackson

    £7.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907585432 | ISBN 10: 1907585435

    Prospective adopters and carers are often faced with the prospect of having to decide whether they can care for a child with a health need or condition they know little about and have no direct experience of. It can be difficult to know where to turn ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest and Judith R. Harrison
    The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD - by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest and Judith R. Harrison

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780470615164 | ISBN 10: 0470615168

    How to get past the myths, tap into the creativity of the ADHD mind, and thrive.  ADHD affects millions of people - some 3 to 5% of the general population. Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book George and Sam by Charlotte Moore
    George and Sam - by Charlotte Moore

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780241956601 | ISBN 10: 0241956609

    George and Sam are autistic. For their mother Charlotte Moore, writer of the Guardian's 'Mind the Gap' column, that means they can be as much a source of trouble as joy. The boys will only eat certain foods, have no sense of danger, listen obsessivel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dyslexia and Other Learning Diffficulties: The Essential Guide by Maria Chivers
    Dyslexia and Other Learning Diffficulties: The Essential Guide - by Maria Chivers

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781861442208 | ISBN 10: 1861442203

    Maria Chivers, founder of the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, knows the heartache and frustration experienced by parents of children with learning difficulties.  Things don’t have to be that way, is her message. Learning difficulties are slowly bein ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aspergers and the Infant Child by Colette McCoy
    Aspergers and the Infant Child - by Colette McCoy

    £10.74   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781456789756 | ISBN 10: 1456789759

    "...I did not want to see problems where there weren’t any, because I was more aware of aspergers than the average parent. Also, teaching children with special needs is quite different than accepting that your beautiful daughter has such needs- a lab ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father
    The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son - by Rupert Isaacson

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141033631 | ISBN 10: 0141033630

    One family's epic journey to rescue their son...  Rupert and Kirstin Isaacson were heartbroken when they learned that their two-year-old son Rowan was autistic. And with each passing day, Rowan's growing isolation, his uncontrollable fits, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child
    The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths (2nd Revised edition) - by Lara Honos-Webb

    £15.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781572248502 | ISBN 10: 1572248505

    As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related symptoms-the very qualities that lead him or her to act out and distract others-may be among them. &nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child
    Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child's Place in the World - by William Stillman

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780470475874 | ISBN 10: 0470475870

    How parents can appreciate their autistic children prevent them from being pathologized, over-medicated, and marginalized.  In this groundbreaking book, William Stillman, an expert and passionate advocate on behalf of those with autism, off ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities by Various authors
    My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities - by Various authors

    £17.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781604861099 | ISBN 10: 1604861096

    In lives where there is a new diagnosis or drama every day, the stories in this collection provide parents of “special needs” kids with a welcome chuckle, a rock to stand on, and a moment of reality held far enough from the heart to see clearly. Feat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Stupid: One Mother
    Not Stupid: One Mother's Fight to Give Her Autistic Children the Quality of Life They Deserve - by Anna Kennedy

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844547845 | ISBN 10: 1844547841

    When Anna and Sean Kennedy discovered that one of their sons had asperger's syndrome and that their other son was autistic, they were truly devastated, but their family's troubles were just the beginning. Turned away by no fewer than 26 special needs ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Dogs Have ADHD by Kathy Hoopmann
    All Dogs Have ADHD - by Kathy Hoopmann

    £9.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781843106517 | ISBN 10: 1843106515

    All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that will be instantly recognisable to those who are familiar ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy & the Dog that Unlocked His World by Nuala Gardner
    A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy & the Dog that Unlocked His World - by Nuala Gardner

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780340934029 | ISBN 10: 0340934026

    From the publishers of the bestselling Born On a Blue Day and Marley and Me: the moving and inspiring story of how a devoted family dog helped free a little boy from the prison of his autism. When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son D ... more

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  • Cover image of book Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge by Barbara Firestone and Joe Buissink
    Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge - by Barbara Firestone and Joe Buissink

    £29.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843108375 | ISBN 10: 1843108372

    Intimate, bold, and inspiring, Dr. Barbara Firestone's Autism Heroes provides a compelling and sensitive account of the experiences of 38 families from different walks of life confronting the challenges of autism spectrum disorders with courage, ten ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mothering Special Needs: A Different Maternal Journey by Anna Karin Kingston
    Mothering Special Needs: A Different Maternal Journey - by Anna Karin Kingston

    £18.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843105435 | ISBN 10: 1843105438

    This book explores the lived experience of mothers raising a child with a learning disability, through interviews with mothers of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome.  With ... more

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  • Cover image of book Different Dads: Fathers
    Different Dads: Fathers' Stories of Parenting Disabled Children - by Edited by Jill Harrison, Matthew Henderson and Rob Leonard

    £13.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843104544 | ISBN 10: 1843104547

    Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own ... more

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  • Cover image of book Is That My Child? A Parents Guide to Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, OCD and Tourette
    Is That My Child? A Parents Guide to Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, OCD and Tourette's Syndrome - by Robin Pauc

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780753510643 | ISBN 10: 0753510642

    In this must-read volume for all parents, would-be parents and educators, Dr Robin Pauc, an expert in child neurology, approaches learning difficulties, including, Dyslexia, ADD, OCD, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Tourette's syndrome of Childhood, from a truly ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elijah
    Elijah's Cup - by Valerie Paradiz

    £14.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781843108023 | ISBN 10: 184310802x

    From her first inklings of Elijah's difference, to her discovery of a whole spectrum of another way of life that includes everything from civil rights organizations for autistics to Asperger artists, Valerie Paradiz describes how she decided to cross ... more

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  • Cover image of book Parenting a Child With Asperger Syndrome by Brenda Boyd
    Parenting a Child With Asperger Syndrome - by Brenda Boyd

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781843101376 | ISBN 10: 1843101378

    For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his di ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Loved Windows by Patricia Stacey
    The Boy Who Loved Windows - by Patricia Stacey

    £10.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780470869796 | ISBN 10: 0470869798

    In 1997, writer Patricia Stacey and her husband, Cliff, learned that their six-month-old son, Walker, might never walk or talk, or even see or hear. Unwilling to accept this grim prognosis, they embarked on a five-year odyssey that took them into alt ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Not Naughty - I'm Autistic: Jodi's Journey - by Jean Shaw

    £14.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781843101055 | ISBN 10: 184310105x

    Jodi Shaw was a happy, lively, loving baby who, at the age of eighteen months, suddenly changed into the toddler from hell. He became withdrawn, lost all language, refused to play, avoided physical contact, could not concentrate or be still, and acq ... more

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