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Parent/Caregiver Resolutions

Posted on May 13th, 2014 in JKP news, Parenting

Lauren Brukner shares her personal Mommy Resolutions. Lauren is an Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and three children and the author of the forthcoming book, The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses (August 2014). Kids learn by


Request a copy of our 2014 new and bestselling books on Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions

April 2014 - Autism Catalogue Cover-1

Our brand new catalogue of books and resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions will be available soon. Click here to sign up for a free copy. This is a great opportunity for parents to get a hold of Tony Attwood’s newest book, Been There. Done That. Try This! as well as Jennifer Cook


JKP Authors at Visions of Community 2014 Conference in Boston

Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves, authors of Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work: An Insider Guide, share their experience at the 2014 Visions of Community conferece in Boston. The Visions of Community 2014 Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center on the Boston waterfront was a great event! This annual conference, organized


Request a free copy of the 2014 US catalog of resources for Special Educators


Our brand new Special Educators catalog is now available for our readers in the United States. With hundreds of titles on working with students with special needs, ranging from early childhood through high school, our Special Educators catalog is an outstanding resource for  teachers, administrators, counselors, school staff and anyone who works with special kids


Parents Can Make Special Education Work—Why We Wrote Our Book

Posted on February 6th, 2014 in Disability, Education, JKP news, Parenting

JKP authors Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves introduce their new book, Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work: An Insider Guide, and explain how to make special education work for your family. “Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more


Teaser Tuesday-Social Interaction in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Patricia O’Brien Towle is a unique visual guide aimed to equip readers with the skills to recognize autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children as young as 15-18 months old. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. From social interaction to communication to


In response to Suzanne Wright’s “Call for Action in DC,” from Author and Autism Adovcate Liane Holliday Willey, EdD.

Liane Holliday Willey

In response to Suzanne Wright’s Autism Speaks Call for Action Op-ed I know full well the emotional, physical and financial cost that lurks front and center, as well as behind the scenes of autism. My father, daughter, cousin’s children and cousin’s cousin’s children have some form of autism. So do I. Not one of us,


Teaser Tuesday-Requirements for Being a “Parent” as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)

Posted on November 12th, 2013 in Education, JKP news

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law by George A. Giuliani is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs. Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of participation,


Teaser Tuesday-’Oral Motor Fun’ Activity

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum: Activities to Boost Communication Skills, Sensory Integration and Coordination Using Simple Ideas from Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy by Lois Jean Brady, America X Gonzalez, Maciej Zawadzki and Corinda Presley is a practical resource brimming with ideas and guidance for using simple


Teaser Tuesday-Teaching Theory of Mind ‘Name That Feeling’ Activity

Teaching Theory of Mind: A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges by Kirstina Ordetx is a highly effective, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome (AS) and related social challenges to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing a solid, basic foundation in


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