ASC Tools

Please note the contact details in this booklet are out of date.  Please use the information below: (an informal PDA Development Group)


Resources and Reading



Inspiring ‘TED’ Talks:



  •    The online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability. 
    • Find services and support for yourself or someone you care for with SEND.
    • Access a wide range of information and advice about SEND.
    • Talk to other families online and share SEND experiences.
    • Talk to the Local Offer team online or by phone about your SEND queries.


Suggested Teenage/Parent Autism Resources and Booklist



  • Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome? Jude Welton
  • Kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, MD
  • Snivel & Shriek Guides: Transition, Wellbeing and Learning
  • The ASD Workbook, Understanding your Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Penny Kershaw
  • With The Light: Raising an Autistic Child, Keiko Tobe
  • The Asperger Teen’s Toolkit, Francis Musgrave
  • Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome, Luke Jackson
  • Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome, Luke Jackson
  • How to Start, Carry On and End Conversations, Paul Jordan
  • The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
  • The Whole-Brain Child (and Workbook), Dr Daniel Siegel and Dr Tina Bryson
  • The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules, Jennifer Cook O’Toole – List of do’s and don’ts from Page 27
  • Revealing the Hidden Social Code, Marie Howley and Eileen Arnold
  • Can I tell you about Anxiety? Lucy Willets and Polly Waite
  • Little Book series: The Little Book of Exam Skills Kate Brookes; The Little Book of Exam Calm, Anita Naik
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin, Kate Collins-Donnelly
  • Starving the Stress Gremlin, Kate Collins-Donnelly
  • Starving the Anger Gremlin, Kate Collins-Donnelly
  • ‘Live Out Loud’ and ‘It’s all in the mind, Don’t Sweat the small stuff’, Marilynn Tucknot, publisher Koa Ltd
  • The Growing Up Book for Boys by Davida Hartman   


Girl specific




  • Girls Growing Up on the Autistic Spectrum Shana by Nichols with Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum.




  • The Growing Up Guide for Girls by Davida Hartman





Autism Apps   Apps listed in alphabetical order, with a research rating:

  • Anecdotal = No specific or related scientific studies
  • Research = There are some related scientific studies, but no direct research support
  • Evidence = There is solid or specific scientific evidence that this type of App is helpful





Studying, Planning, Organising and Revising

  • Top Tips for Asperger Students, Rosemary Martin
  • The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell
  • – the first 3 mind maps that you create are free
  • – create flashcards. Interactive games, study modes and practice tests make learning fun!
  • – be organised and create a revision study planner


This is not an exhaustive list, but somewhere to start the journey, and supplement knowledge and skills. For more information or guidance contact:  
01883 713928 Ext 120