Author Guidelines

Thank you very much for considering AAPC Publishing as your publisher.

In order to provide the highest quality of books to the mental health community, AAPC Publishing relies on manuscripts from authors just like you. We provide parents, professionals, and individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and other mental health disorders with practical solutions covering the lifespan, focusing on evidence-based practices and aligned with current standards in the field.

AAPC accepts proposals for books on effective strategies and techniques that can be easily implemented in school, clinic and home settings. In addition, books targeted for individuals with autism and Asperger Syndrome are also accepted.

The language and general writing style should be “user-friendly,” including vignettes, examples as well as tables and other illustrations to emphasize and clarify content as appropriate.

Please submit your proposal electronically to


To be considered by the AAPC editorial board, book proposals must consist of the following: 


  • Your name
  • Your current mailing address
  • Titles, publishers, and publication dates of any previous books, journal articles, or presentations you have authors or co-authored
  • Suggested book title
  • Estimated length of your book (word count)
  • What sets your book apart from the others? Special features?
  • What are your books selling points?
  • Who will be using your book? Who is the target audience?


  • Educational credentials - information that would lend to your credibility and expertise on the topic
  • Experience within the autism community
  • Speaking experience
  • General career timeline
  • Interests and activities


Please include a summary of your book in less than 1000 words.


Please include a summary of each chapter. Please limit to 500 words for each chapter.


Please include three chapters that express your originality, subject matter expertise and writing style. You may also send us a complete manuscript. 


We receive many manuscripts each day and each of them is thoroughly reviewed. Because of this, please allow 1-3 months for a review. We appreciate your patience, we know how important your work is to you and we make it our priority to examine every detail. We will notify you once a decision is made. 


Please submit your proposal electronically to


Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.  

AAPC Publishing