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Asperkids is about living on the “awesome” side of Asperger Syndrome…about unlocking the precious, precocious potential of Asperkids through respectful teaching, parenting and FUN. Jennifer takes tough stuff and makes it understandable (even FUN!) — theory of mind, the necessity for concrete forms of communication, and ways to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she explores the untapped power of special interests, explaining how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth.
This isn’t your momma’s Emily Post, and there is no “don’t do this” finger-wagging or patronizing “high and mighty preaching” here. Instead, the “Secret” Book gives Aspies of ALL ages respectful, funny insights written “for us by one of us.” Chock full of illustrations, logic, and even a practice session or six (in comic strip style, thank you very much!), this is the handbook every adult Aspie wishes we’d had growing up, but never did.
My kid knows the entire periodic table by heart! Why should HANGERS matter?
Simple. When your skills have holes, you know it. And you feel like a fraud. Smart. But really, really stupid. And that’s NOT ok. That’s why The Asperkid’s Launch Pad is so important. A visually-led tour through Jennifer’s own home, discover how small changes can boost independence, comfort, and confidence.
This book really has nothing to do with coloring. Or at least, not primarily. It’s actually a sneaky way of proving to kids who sometimes feel that in fact, they’re anything but. Gathering the artistic talents of Asperkids and artists from around the world, as well as her own original artwork, Jennifer O’Toole has created a one-of-a-kind coloring book that’s educational, fun and above all a celebration of difference.
Nobody likes to be bored. Or preached to. Or told about all of their “personal flaws” and why they have to change or nothing good will ever happen. Pretty obvious, right? But when teaching important skills — perspective taking, personal priorities, time management, flirting or heck, even, creative writing! — adults tend to forget the “obvious.”Let’s shake up our parenting, our teaching, our social skills groups, our LIVES with NON-LAME FUN – spectrum style! Teach flexible thinking by dissolving eggshells. Teach perspective by making mosaics, optical illusions, chemical density experiements or smart phone scavenger hunts.It’s play. With purpose. And tattooed bananas.
Ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the world? Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O’Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage/20-something spectrum girls (or for that matter, girls anywhere on the HUMAN spectrum).Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self.