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

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Chris Mitchell the author of new JKP title Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome and Mindfulness discusses how approaches to autism within education have changed over the last 20 years. A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, especially if obtained in adulthood, can be seen as a new start. But in reality, each day after


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

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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


All About Drugs and Young People – a free extract

Posted on April 10th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Parenting, Social work & social care

In this extract from All About Drugs and Young People author Julian Cohen provides a brief summary of the subjects he covers in the book, and includes a drug knowledge quiz which will help you to challenge myths and misconceptions about drugs. For a free sneak peak, just click the link below to read the


My wonderful world of work

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Jeanette Purkis author of new title The Wonderful World of Work discusses her own experiences of employment and why she feels its important to help teens and young adults build up their self confidence before entering the workplace. My own career journey offers a good insight into why I’ve written a book about employment 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


Small steps – Mindful walking with robots


From using ancient techniques to cross inhospitable terrain to walking with a highly sophisticated robot,  Chris Mitchell, the author of Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome reflects on the many kinds of mindful walking. When new to meditation and mindfulness practice, an initial image that we may have of meditation is of a figure sitting cross-legged


Asperger’s on the Job!


One of the major stressors affecting young adults on the autism spectrum is finding and keeping a job. In this post Been There. Done That. Try This! mentor Anita Lesko gives her top tips on how to get the process started and make a good impression at initial interviews.  The employment market is tight and


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