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Cynthia Kim discusses the labels present in her book’s title—Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

In this extract from Nerdy, Shy and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life (forthcoming October 2014), author Cynthia Kim talks about the origin of the labels used in the book’s title and how she’s reconciled those aspects of herself since being diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age 42.  While I’d heard of


2014 Living Now Book Awards JKP/SD Medal Winners Announced!

Posted on September 12th, 2014 in JKP news, Singing Dragon News
Gold Medal Winner

The Living Now Book Awards were established in 2008 to honor life-changing books, and to bring increased recognition to the year’s best lifestyle, homestyle, world-improvement and self-improvement titles. The awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of life. The gold, silver and bronze medalists in the 2014 Living Now Book


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

2014 September  - Autism Catalogue Cover

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. Our new catalogue has essential new titles from Cynthia Kim (Nerdy, Shy and Inappropriate) and Tessie Regan (Shorts). This is a great opportunity for parents to get


JKP Authors at National Autism Conference in Indianapolis

Indiana State Capitol building

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 45th National Autism Conference in Indianapolis, IN, USA (July 23-26, 2014). “The National Autism Conference in Indianapolis was an exciting event for us. We were pleased to have our


What every parent and professional needs to know

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law by Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin. This ground-breaking book explores issues that can arise surrounding the autism spectrum (ASD), sexuality and the law. From the book, Larry Dubin— “I know the love and dedication that is required of parents raising a child on the autism spectrum.


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


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


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