A is for Autism, F is for Friend

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A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism is a very valuable tool in teaching children about their peers who have Autism. I love how the book is told from Chelsea’s point of view. Chelsea is 11 years old and has “severe” Autism. […]

A Charming Story About Autism, Horses and Friendship

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“Apples for Cheyenne: A story about autism, friendship and horses” written by Elizabeth King Gerlach and illustrated by Kim Miller is a delightful children’s book that touched me on a personal and professional level. I grew up in a family affected by autism, and during those growing up years, my favorite hobby was horseback riding. […]

Autism: Gravity Pulls You In

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View the universe of autism–its marvels, chaos, and life-changing impacts–through the eyes of the contributors to Gravity Pulls You In. In 33 essays and poems, mothers and fathers raising children on the autism spectrum explore their lives in the context of autism’s own special gravity, discovering what’s important and what they find centering. Editors Kyra […]

Teaching Classmates about Acceptance

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I am an aficionado of children’s books!  I love a well-written story that helps to explain a complicated theme to children.  I also appreciate when an author tells a story that she is connected with due to personal experience.  Stories such as these transcend the norm of a ‘children’s book” as it helps parents and […]

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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When you think of treatment options for autism, do you think of massage?  I know I didn’t. So when I was offered the opportunity to read Virginia S. Cowen’s book, , I readily agreed. Massage as a Complementary Therapy Virginia Cowen is a massage therapist, exercise physiologist, and Yoga and Pilates instructor. She is not […]

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Look at My Eyes: Giveaway and Special Showcase

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I had the pleasure of “meeting” TheFowler4, Melanie and Seth Fowler, parents of two children, one of whom has autism. Melanie and Seth maintain Look at My Eyes, their blog that addresses “scientifically proven effective methods” for treating autism. I now have the pleasure of reviewing their new book,Look at My Eyes: Autism Spectrum Disorders: […]

“In His Shoes” by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco

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I must start off by saying that  is an INCREDIBLE book!!! The author, Joanna L. Keating-Velasco, does such a great job of including all of the many different difficulties that an individual with Autism faces throughout the book. Every elementary and middle school library should have this book on their shelves. Autism is so prevalent […]

Girl Power! All About Girls on the Spectrum

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Having a child with autism can be challenging on its own, but having or being a girl on the autism spectrum (AS) can make it even harder. For one thing, it’s not uncommon for the initial diagnosis to be delayed. The symptoms of AS are not always as evident in girls as in boys. Sometimes […]

My Parent Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder – Book Review

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by Barbara Lester is an excellent tool for children and teens. It offers a unique perspective which is specifically for the child who has a parent with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using kid-friendly language, it serves dual purposes as both an instructional guide and workbook. Barbara Lester launches the book by detailing growing up […]

Middle School with an ASD – Strive to Thrive or (at least) Survive

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Middle school years are full of challenges. Adding Autism Spectrum Disorder to the mix might just create a recipe for disaster. Many adults with ASD say that middle school was a nightmare. Temple Grandin adds that this was one of the worst parts of her life. Helping your ASD Teen Thrive Without getting into the […]

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