ACCS Publications

The AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services team has decades of experience in supporting those with autism. Therapists have used their expertise to share information, strategies, and stories through multiple publications.

Could It Be ASD?

Could it be ASD?, designed to help therapists and other professionals recognize and understand the unique characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), contains case studies of individuals with autism who may not present in the typical way. Readers will explore common myths about ASD, the ways that autism can present, and challenges that can get in the way of an accurate diagnosis. The deep dive provided through the book’s case studies reveals unexpected insights about a diagnosis that often is misunderstood.

Barb Luskin, PhD, LP;  Amy Carrison, PsyD, LADC; and Beth Pitchford, MA, LPCC; AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services therapists who wrote and compiled the book, are part of AuSM’s clinic that strives to help individuals with autism understand their diagnosis and address both the challenges and gifts that it can bring.

This book is available for purchase through the AuSM Bookstore. For more information, contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 or e-mail autismcounseling@ausm.org.

So My Client Has Autism ... Why Should I Care?

So My Client Has Autism…Why Should I Care? is a training manual for those working with someone who has autism. The rate at which people around the world are being diagnosed with autism is increasing. Providers need new and comprehensive information on how to understand and appropriately support their ASD clients. This book addresses how providers can help people across the autism spectrum learn to function more effectively. You will discover several ways to teach new skills and change behavior that is interfering with a person’s success. A must-have for any providers who want to deepen their practice with clients with ASD.

Barb Luskin, PhD, LP, an AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services psychologist, wrote and compiled this training manual that is a great companion to AuSM’s Direct Support Autism Certification course.

This book is available for purchase through the AuSM Bookstore. For more information, contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 or e-mail autismcounseling@ausm.org.