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The latest interviews with authors, news and articles of interest to the communities that we publish for.


10 Tips to support children with autism through puberty, adolescence and beyond


Davida Hartman is the author of the book Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders has created a list of 10 tips to help parents and other adults feel confident about supporting children with autism through puberty and adolescence. Be prepared. Although children on the spectrum may be delayed in other


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


World Autism Awareness Day 2014

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! We’re offering a 15% off discount on all our autism titles for one day only. Order by the end of the day on April 2nd 2014. UK, Europe and USA use code “150000″ at Australia and New Zealand code “WAD14″ from Footprint Books here. Canada please use the


Helping young people to build a positive body image


Check out this free activity from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s upcoming book Banish Your Body Image Thief.  This activity will help young people to be more aware of, and to understand, their own body image and how to develop this in a healthy way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs from other young people will


Encourage young people to build healthy self-esteem


Check out this free activity, taken from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s forthcoming book Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief. The activity will help young people understand more about their own self-esteem and how to develop this in a healthy, positive way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs by other young people will help to get them started


The inspiration behind secret agent mice adventures!

Posted on March 4th, 2014 in Disability, Education, JKP news, Parenting, Psychology

In this Q&A, MI29: Mouseweb International to the Rescue! author S. J. Tozer discusses how her daughter’s recovery from a chronic illness inspired her to write the story of MI29, a network of secret agent mice ready to lend a paw when we need it most, and how she hopes the tale will encourage children to


Win a copy of ‘Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?’ by Jacqueline Rayner


PLEASE NOTE – This competition has now closed, but you can still get all the latest info about new books like this one by signing up to our mailing list here.   We have five copies of Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? by Jacqueline Rayner to give away – and you could


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


Adopting a balanced view


Child and family psychologist and JKP author of the bestselling A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, Colby Pearce, on maintaining a balanced view when caring for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives. This article first appeared on The Adoption Social‘s guest blog.  I was born in January, which is the


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