Book Reviews

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, 2nd edition by Ellen Notbohm

It’s always a joy and an education to read Ellen Notbohm’s books, and her second edition of Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew is no exception. I love the book’s underlying and over-arching themes of optimism, respect for differences, and belief in our students. We are reminded and encouraged to be curious about their unique learning styles,...[ read more ]

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm

I wouldn’t have believed that Ellen Notbohm could improve on her original classic, the excellent Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, but she has done just that. Speaking as a parent, as one who works with autistic people, and as an avid reader on the subject, I’m telling you: you must have this book on your shelf....[ read more ]

Recognizing Autism in Women & Girls

LAUNCH DATE: 5/2/2022 Future Horizons, Inc.


AUTISTIC WOMEN, DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? - YouTube I'm so excited! I signed a contract with Future Horizons, Inc. to write my next book, coming out in 2022. The working title is, Recognizing Autism in Women and Girls: Behind the Mask. This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Many women find it difficult to get...[ read more ]

AUTISM AFTER THE PANDEMIC By James Ball and Kristie Brown-Lofland

James Ball and Kristie Brown-Lofland have written the book every professional needs to read now. Autism After the Pandemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Transition Back to School and Work was written for you, for this year in history. In the foreword, Temple Grandin writes, "The first tip in Autism After the Pandemic is, 'no surprises.' Surprises scare people with...[ read more ]


AUTISM PARENT HANDBOOK A package arrived from my publisher, Future Horizons, Inc! It's my advance author copies for my book, co-authored with Dr. Raun Melmed, Autism Parent Handbook: Start with the End Goal in Mind. You can order your copy here. I hope you find it useful.

BOOK REVIEW: Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety By Dawn Huebner, PhD. Illustrated by Kara McHale

Lots of kids, and grownups, too, seem to be worrying more and more these days. This book gives practical tips to help big kids, ages 9 to 13, manage their anxiety. Kids can be the boss of themselves instead of letting their anxiety be the boss of them. This book helps them do it!

BOOK REVIEW Timmy’s Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress (But I Tame it, Big Time) by Dr. Raun Melmed with Annette Sexton & Jeff Harvey, illustrator

If your child struggles to tame their screen time habit, but would rather learn to deal with it independently instead of having Mom or Dad restrict their screen time, this book is for them. In this Monstearth universe, Timmy learns to use mindfulness and the ST4 secret strategy to take control of his own life and make changes for the...[ read more ]

Grammy Reads to Robinson: HELP YOUR DRAGON DEAL WITH ANXIETY by Steve Herman

Steve Herman Many autistic also have anxiety, and kids on the spectrum are worrying more than ever now because of COVID-19 and things they may hear in the news. We try to protect them, but when we see an increase in behaviors it may mean they are taking on too much worry and stress. Steve Herman's book, HELP YOUR DRAGON...[ read more ]

BOOK REVIEW Harriet’s Monster Diary: Awfully Anxious (But I Squish it, Big Time)

Dr. Raun Melmed and S E Abramson Dr. Raun Melmed and S E Abramson wrote this addition to the Monster Diary series of ST4 Mindfulness Books for Kids, illustrated by Arief Kriembonga. You can learn more at and check out this video for my review.

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