Susan Kurliak and Aaron Johannes
101 Ways to Make Friends is a fun and down-to-earth book with lots of ideas for helping people to get connected to meaningful and enduring relationships.
Kurliak, S. & Johannes, A (2009). 101 Ways to Make Friends: Ideas and Conversation Starters for People with Disabilities and their Supporters. Vancouver, BC: Spectrum Society for Community Living
Available online at www.101friends.ca
I highly recommend Lisa Lieberman's A Stranger Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support for A Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Neurological Differences. Writes John Edelman, Executive Director of Stand for Children, "For anyone choosing to hire a in-home provider, A Stranger Among Us fills a crucial gap in the available literature. This well-organized how-to book interweaves story and substance, assisting the reader in selecting quality providers who respectfully support people with an array of disabilities. Lisa Lieberman's vast personal and professional experience radiates throughout this outstanding resource."
Lieberman, L. (2005). A Stranger Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support for A Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Neurological Differences. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Order online from Lisa's web site: Disability In The Family or from Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
A brilliant book for anyone who wants to heal from trauma. Full of practical ideas and helpful insights, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to better understand how people who experience disabilities might be experiencing the effects of traumatic events such as childhood separation from families, institutionalization, and aversive treatment.
Levine, P. (1997). Walking the tiger: Healing trauma. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
Available through North Atlantic Books.