I Have No Social Skills


36 Year Old Virgin due to Severe Social Anxiety Expresses His Feelings and Anger


How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character


How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character


$5.83


“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough ar…

Beach Rental: A Barefoot Book


Beach Rental: A Barefoot Book


$9.69


On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, in the small town of Emerald Isle… Juli Cooke, hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben Bradshaw, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her …

Mythology


Mythology


$5.12


Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse …







PlanToys 60 Construction Set


PlanToys 60 Construction Set


$46.99


The pieces can be easily assembled and disassembled to create any imaginable form. This set comes with a screw driver and a wrench. Playtime Ideas Guidelines are provided in the set. Children will enjoy twisting and turning in order to assemble the parts together as per the guidelines helping to develop fine motor skill, concentration and eye-hand coordination. With even more pie…

Play 'n Learn System, I Have


Play ‘n Learn System, I Have


$3.50


First grade teach, Pamela Myers, invented the I Have card game more than 20 years ago as a fun, engaging way to teach reading to her students at The San Francisco School. It’s fast moving fun! I have a frog! Who has an elephant? If you have the right cards and the right speed – you win! I Have is fun for kids to play with friends and for parents to play with their children!For 2 – 4 players, …

Mad Catz Rock  Band 3 PRO-Guitar Bundle ? Includes: Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full  Game, and Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


Mad Catz Rock Band 3 PRO-Guitar Bundle ? Includes: Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full Game, and Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


$69.99


Includes new 5pack DLC Red Hot Chili Peppers music…

Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Guitar Bundle - Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full Game, and Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Guitar Bundle – Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full Game, and Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


$49.99


Rock Band 3 is the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform developed by the category’s leading pioneers, Harmonix Music Systems. Featuring innovative game modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. Bonus! Includes 5 pack DLC of Red Hot Chili Peppers music! Break free from cables and add another guitar to your b…



 101 Tips on How to Be a Bouncer: Techniques to Handle Situations Without Violence


101 Tips on How to Be a Bouncer: Techniques to Handle Situations Without Violence


$5.49


“This is a fabulous Book.I wish I’d had it twenty years ago. How much hassle I could have avoided.The words are informed, empirical and in places profound.This is the ‘door’ bible for a new age.Highly recommended.”Geoff Thompson – Author of Dead or Alive: The Choice is Yours and veteran ex-Door Man”Darren’s book is a must read for anyone either working the doors or considering working the doors. It shows quite clearly that using violence need not be an option in almost every single violent or aggressive situation; there is, instead, a wealth of other techniques and options available to the street-wise doorman, or woman. If you want to survive in the industry, and go home happy after work each and every night, then don’t work the doors without reading this little book.”Robin Barratt, author, writer and former old-school doormanSo you’re a black belt, bodybuilder and think you have all the skills it takes to be a bouncer, huh?Well you may make a great ‘bouncer’, but if you want to become a professional ‘crowd controller’ who can handle situations effortlessly and with as little violence as possible then you are intelligent enough to recognize the importance of mastering the techniques in this book.With the nightlife industry becoming so heavily regulated and more and more venues taking a hard line on their ‘no hit’ policies, the nightlife security industry has dramatically changed since the old days of gorilla bouncers throwing people into trash bins, and therefore by necessity new skills have evolved.The author has over a decade of experience in the security industry and set out on a quest to codify the most workable techniques in nightlife security and educate others on their use to handle situations effectively, but with as little violence as possible. The author credits his background as a lawyer with many grueling years of experience in dispute resolution as his influence for many of the techniques outlined in this book which require a subtle, yet highly effectiv

 5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism


5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism


$1.22


Travis shares what keeps him going and fighting the fight of living with autism in this great book. Learn how Travis copes with autism and uses special strategies to overcome barriers in his life that autism presents. There are a lot of reasons to have hope and continue living your life even when you have autism and Travis wants the reader to understand what some of those reasons are. Travis shares how friendships and special interests have helped him cope with autism and mental illness. If it had not been for a good friendship and a special interest or two Travis says he may not have been here today but because of his special interests in life and friends Travis is living to share his story today. Now Travis hopes to provide hope and inspiration for people on the autism spectrum and their families by sharing how he used some basic coping skills to overcome many of the challenges a life with autism can face. Travis will share how he used his special interest to find a job. He will also share how he deals with sensory issues and social skills in this book. Social skills coaching is a very important tool and it is necessary for people with autism to learn the basic social norms of our society. Here is an excerpt from “5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism.”Temple Grandin found a lot of success in the livestock industry because she used her special interest to her advantage. Temple could see things in the livestock industry from a unique perspective that no one else was able to see. She was brilliant at designing a slaughter house where the cattle did not realize what was about to happen. She could visualize designs in her head and made them work in real life. She used her special interests to bring an imagination in her head to life. She is a brilliant women and has done so much for the cattle industry and the autism community.

 5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism


5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism


$0.99


Travis shares what keeps him going and fighting the fight of living with autism in this great book. Learn how Travis copes with autism and uses special strategies to overcome barriers in his life that autism presents. There are a lot of reasons to have hope and continue living your life even when you have autism and Travis wants the reader to understand what some of those reasons are. Travis shares how friendships and special interests have helped him cope with autism and mental illness. If it had not been for a good friendship and a special interest or two Travis says he may not have been here today but because of his special interests in life and friends Travis is living to share his story today. Now Travis hopes to provide hope and inspiration for people on the autism spectrum and their families by sharing how he used some basic coping skills to overcome many of the challenges a life with autism can face. Travis will share how he used his special interest to find a job. He will also share how he deals with sensory issues and social skills in this book. Social skills coaching is a very important tool and it is necessary for people with autism to learn the basic social norms of our society. Here is an excerpt from “5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism.”Temple Grandin found a lot of success in the livestock industry because she used her special interest to her advantage. Temple could see things in the livestock industry from a unique perspective that no one else was able to see. She was brilliant at designing a slaughter house where the cattle did not realize what was about to happen. She could visualize designs in her head and made them work in real life. She used her special interests to bring an imagination in her head to life. She is a brilliant women and has done so much for the cattle industry and the autism community.

 5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism


5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism


$0.67


Travis shares what keeps him going and fighting the fight of living with autism in this great book. Learn how Travis copes with autism and uses special strategies to overcome barriers in his life that autism presents. There are a lot of reasons to have hope and continue living your life even when you have autism and Travis wants the reader to understand what some of those reasons are. Travis shares how friendships and special interests have helped him cope with autism and mental illness. If it had not been for a good friendship and a special interest or two Travis says he may not have been here today but because of his special interests in life and friends Travis is living to share his story today. Now Travis hopes to provide hope and inspiration for people on the autism spectrum and their families by sharing how he used some basic coping skills to overcome many of the challenges a life with autism can face. Travis will share how he used his special interest to find a job. He will also share how he deals with sensory issues and social skills in this book. Social skills coaching is a very important tool and it is necessary for people with autism to learn the basic social norms of our society. Here is an excerpt from “5 Reasons I Have Not Killed Myself Because I Have Autism.”Temple Grandin found a lot of success in the livestock industry because she used her special interest to her advantage. Temple could see things in the livestock industry from a unique perspective that no one else was able to see. She was brilliant at designing a slaughter house where the cattle did not realize what was about to happen. She could visualize designs in her head and made them work in real life. She used her special interests to bring an imagination in her head to life. She is a brilliant women and has done so much for the cattle industry and the autism community.

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.99


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters. When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up. She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember. What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor. I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember. And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions. Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience. The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared. Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days. In many ways, this is wonderful. Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.99


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters. When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up. She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember. What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor. I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember. And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions. Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience. The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared. Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days. In many ways, this is wonderful. Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.37


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters. When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up. She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember. What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor. I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember. And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions. Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience. The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared. Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days. In many ways, this is wonderful. Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Change of Career


A Change of Career


$4.95


I was always the good girl, devoting myself to my studies. It got me a Harvard Law degree, and a job with one of New York’s more prestigious law firms. And then one day I realized that I had no life to speak of, had never had one, and wasn’t going to have one for many years to come. With a high student loan, a job which had my nose buried in books for 12 hours a day, and no social life to speak of, I was looking at a dozen years before my career paid out. And that would leave me a middle aged woman who’d never done anything exciting or wild or crazy. And so, inspired by fate, and an unusual client, I began to branch out and learn new skills, and shifted into another career path. This one had a lot more fun, a lot more thrills and excitement, and paid a lot better. The business card might say ‘Legal Consultant’ but my new career was that of a high priced call girl.

 A Change of Career


A Change of Career


$6.07


I was always the good girl, devoting myself to my studies. It got me a Harvard Law degree, and a job with one of New York’s more prestigious law firms. And then one day I realized that I had no life to speak of, had never had one, and wasn’t going to have one for many years to come. With a high student loan, a job which had my nose buried in books for 12 hours a day, and no social life to speak of, I was looking at a dozen years before my career paid out. And that would leave me a middle aged woman who’d never done anything exciting or wild or crazy. And so, inspired by fate, and an unusual client, I began to branch out and learn new skills, and shifted into another career path. This one had a lot more fun, a lot more thrills and excitement, and paid a lot better. The business card might say ‘Legal Consultant’ but my new career was that of a high priced call girl.

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$0.99


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going. As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind. While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$1.25


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going. As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind. While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$0.66


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going. As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind. While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Practical Guide to Care Planning in Health and Social Care


A Practical Guide to Care Planning in Health and Social Care


$23.9


A valuable resource which will capture the interest of all those involved in planning high quality care.” C.Dickie, Lecturer of Adult Nursing, University of the West of Scotland, UK”This is an excellent book for anyone starting out on the Common Foundation year of their nursing degree, and as a reference to those further into their degree, on placement, or newly qualified. The care planning process is very well introduced using models and frameworks of care, with thorough explanations and visual aids. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to fellow students and colleagues, and I will use it through the remainder of my degree and beyond.”Conor Hamilton, Student Nurse, Queens University Belfast, UK”A highly useful and concise book that is also a practical size to carry around to lectures. This book is accurately planned and is a straight forward easy to read student guide to care planning. I found it informative and well structured in supporting how the theory and knowledge behind the care plan approach and how to implement the care plan in practice. Marjorie Lloyd has done a wonderful job in providing the theory and practical knowledge alongside excellent examples of this often confusing process.”Sandra Costall, Student Nurse, University of Chester, UKThis accessible guide takes the mystery and fear out of care planning and will help you to develop a person centred approach to delivering good quality nursing care in all clinical settings. The book explores each part of the care planning process in detail and provides opportunities for you to reflect upon practice and to develop effective skills through: Interprofessional working Risk management Communication and listening skills Reflection SupervisionPractical examples demonstrate how best to complete care planning documents and samples are provided in the appendix for you to practice with. Useful

 American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach


American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach


$158.2


Basic ApproachThis Research Navigator Edition highlights important questions raised in social welfare policy debates since 2005. This new material, located in the frontmatter, is followed by questions and activities that stimulate critical thinking skills. In addition, access to Research Navigator has been provided so that students may conduct further research on their own. By engaging with current issues and research, they may become more than an interested observer. They may become active participants. Highlights of this Research Navigator Edition An access code for Research Navigator has been included on the inside front cover. This text has been updated with important policy issues that have occurred since 2005. A chapter on Religion and Social Welfare Policy examines the religious roots of the welfare state, and how changes in religious thought and expression have been reflected in social welfare polices. A discussion on the impact of the Bush tax cuts on social welfare policy has been included. A comprehensive companion website that includes practice tests, flashcards, web links and more is available! Please visit: www. ablongman.com/karger5eWhat the Reviewers are Saying. “I think one of the hallmarks of each edition of Karger and Stoesz is that it is clear and well-written. This is no exception.”-Edward Gumz, Loyola University, Chicago”[American Social Welfare Policy] provides an excellent and important balance between the many different views and approaches to social welfare policy.”-Thomas McLaughlin, University of New England

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$0.66


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life. For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is. This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways. You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us. Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$1.25


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life. For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is. This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways. You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us. Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$0.99


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life. For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is. This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways. You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us. Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World


Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World


$12.41


Sex. Slang. Slumber parties. The preoccupations of adolescents with Asperger Syndrome are no different than those of other teens, but they can be much more confusing. The lack of social skills and ability to grasp conversational nuances that characterize AS make adolescence the most difficult life stage. aeWhy can I swear in front of my friends, but not in front of the teacher?AE aeWhy do I have to pay attention when IAEm not interested in what my friend is saying?AE aeWhat does it mean to aego outAE with somebody?AE Asperger Syndrome is characterized by a reliance on clear guidelines, and in adolescence the social guidelines become murky and confusing. In “Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence,” child psychologist Teresa Bolick presents strategies for helping the ten to eighteen-year-old achieve happiness and success by maximizing the benefits of AS and minimizing the drawbacks. YouAEll Learn: -How to work with the school to help the AS child learn and succeed. -Strategies for turning common AS traits like preoccupations and routines into positive strengths. -How to help the AS teen learn to manage unforeseen glitches with grace. -The best ways to talk to your teen about friendship, love, romance, and sex. Along the way, youAEll be inspired by success stories of dozens of AS teens. With the help of this book, youAEll learn that it is possible for an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome to achieve unimaginable success.

 Autism Where Is The IEP Plan For The Rest Of My Life?


Autism Where Is The IEP Plan For The Rest Of My Life?


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Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have an IEP plan and plenty of support to help get them through school so why does our American society abandon these children when they walk across the stage and get their high school diploma? In this book Travis shares his challenge of living life as an adult on the autism spectrum with no support in place at all. Where is the IEP?If children with autism need an IEP then where is the IEP for adults. It’s not like you can graduate autism which is a life long developmental disability. Travis shares some of his concerns and frustrations regarding the autism services offered in the state of Indiana and the United States of America. Travis shares how he feels he would be more successful in employment ventures if he had an IEP or social skills coaching to help support him and guide him through social situations at work. Travis shares his vision for what real social skills coaching looks like and guides the reader to help them understand what would help their adult child best. Here is an excerpt from “Autism Where Is The IEP For The Rest Of My Life?”In high school I received lots of help and support from teachers and friends that were there by design but the day I walked across the stage to get my diploma changed my life because it took away the constant. Gone were the kids I had grown up with and went all through school with. Gone were the teachers who worked so hard to teach me, mold, and guide me. Gone were the extra-curricular activities that I was able to participate in. The activities that allowed me to spend time hanging out with my friends.I did not have any idea that those same kids would not be my friend any longer the day after I received my high school diploma. Everything I knew was gone the day I walked across the stage and I am still trying to get it back. Getting help with autism as an adult is next to impossible. Countless emails and phone calls to state agencies and government office go ignored and

 Autism Where Is The IEP Plan For The Rest Of My Life?


Autism Where Is The IEP Plan For The Rest Of My Life?


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Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have an IEP plan and plenty of support to help get them through school so why does our American society abandon these children when they walk across the stage and get their high school diploma? In this book Travis shares his challenge of living life as an adult on the autism spectrum with no support in place at all. Where is the IEP?If children with autism need an IEP then where is the IEP for adults. It’s not like you can graduate autism which is a life long developmental disability. Travis shares some of his concerns and frustrations regarding the autism services offered in the state of Indiana and the United States of America. Travis shares how he feels he would be more successful in employment ventures if he had an IEP or social skills coaching to help support him and guide him through social situations at work. Travis shares his vision for what real social skills coaching looks like and guides the reader to help them understand what would help their adult child best. Here is an excerpt from “Autism Where Is The IEP For The Rest Of My Life?”In high school I received lots of help and support from teachers and friends that were there by design but the day I walked across the stage to get my diploma changed my life because it took away the constant. Gone were the kids I had grown up with and went all through school with. Gone were the teachers who worked so hard to teach me, mold, and guide me. Gone were the extra-curricular activities that I was able to participate in. The activities that allowed me to spend time hanging out with my friends.I did not have any idea that those same kids would not be my friend any longer the day after I received my high school diploma. Everything I knew was gone the day I walked across the stage and I am still trying to get it back. Getting help with autism as an adult is next to impossible. Countless emails and phone calls to state agencies and government office go ignored and

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