Lessons from Asperger’s + A Mind for Numbers

Jesse Saperstein, author of Getting a Life with Asperger’s.
Topic:
Lessons learned on the bumpy road to adulthood by a young man with Asperger’s.
Issues: Surviving the world of online dating; navigating the challenges of college; understanding how others perceive you (even if they’re wrong); keeping a job; confronting memories of being bullied; serving as a role model to the next generation.

Barbara Oakley, author of A Mind for Numbers.
Topic:
How to excel at math and science even if you flunked them both in school.
Issues: The essential creativity underlying math and science; our biological instincts–how the brain is designed to do extraordinary mental calculations; simple mental tricks we can use to our learning advantage; tips to enhance your memory; what zombies have to do with math and science.

Research Backs More Strategies for Children with Autism

Research Backs More Strategies for Children with Autism | FPG Child Development Institute.

Parents of kids with autism may turn to risky treatments | Futurity

Parents of kids with autism may turn to risky treatments | Futurity.

The Science of Making Friends

www.amazon.co.ukElizabeth Laugeson, author of The Science of Making Friends.
Topic:
Helping socially challenged teens and young adults.
Issues: Rules and steps for social skills; ideas for parents to assist in improving conversations; how to expand social opportunities; handling peer rejection and bullying; developing and enhancing friendships.

Helping Socially Challenged Teens Make Friends + Warrior Canines + DCoE + Homes for Our Troops

Daddy's Deployed Mommy's Deployed

www.amazon.co.ukElizabeth Laugeson, author of The Science of Making Friends.
Topic:
Helping socially challenged teens and young adults.
Issues: Rules and steps for social skills; ideas for parents to assist in improving conversations; how to expand social opportunities; handling peer rejection and bullying; developing and enhancing friendships.


warrior canine connectionRick Yount, Executive Director, Warrior Canine Connection, warriorcanineconnection.org/


DCoEGeorge Lamb, Outreach Chief, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), www.dcoe.mil/


Homes for Our TroopsLarry Gill, Veterans Liaison, Homes for Our Troops, www.hfotusa.org/

An Unconventional Dad Raising an Eccentric Son + Daring Girls + Longing and Belonging

www.amazon.co.ukJohn Elder Robison, author of Raising Cubby.
Topic:
A father and son’s adventure with Asperger’s, trains, tractors, and high explosives.
Issues:How an unapologetically eccentric dad raised his equally eccentric son. A tender, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny story of a father and son who grow up together.


www.amazon.co.ukAndrea Buchanan, author of The Double Daring Book for Girls.
Topic: A guide to everything a girl needs to know
Issue: Camping to schoolyard games, great women in history, shooting pool; how to throw and catch; making sand castles, the Greek alphabet, how to spin a hula hoop, and much more


www.amazon.co.ukAllison Pugh, author of Longing and Belonging.
Topic: Parents, children, and consumer culture
Issues: How parents decrease their own power in the home by putting their children’s needs first; how to handle kids’ consumer desires in a down economy; what really drives consumer desires.