Paperback: £13.99 / $19.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-915-2, BIC 2: YXZ JNSG2
Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome.
The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up.
Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.
29 April 2013
Throughout World Autism Awareness Month 2013, our readers were offered the opportunity to ask JKP authors a question of their choice. Jennifer Cook O’Toole answers your questions on parenting a child with Asperger Syndrome. Amanda asks “my two are hermits and hate socialising. They tolerate it but I would like to make it less stressful for them....
16 April 2013
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...
2 April 2013
Lately, I’ve noticed an interesting fashion trend popping up all over the place. Nebulas. They’re silkscreened onto leggings and computer keyboard decals. They’re set into glass earrings, pendants, and refrigerator magnets. They’re on sunglass frames and smart phone cases, sheet sets and even a personal liquor flask. I’m not sure when the tipping point came...
21 March 2013
While they shouldn’t be, doctors’ offices can be intimidating to a lot of people. And to those of us who live with and love Asperkids, it can be very hard to—on cue—be able to articulate why our obviously brilliant children are NOT just “anxious and highly gifted.” Do NOT allow your instincts to be dismissed—highly...
16 November 2012
Our brand new US Autism Catalog is now available. With over 500 titles in print on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related spectrum conditions, the JKP catalog is an amazing resource for parents, teachers, professionals and individuals with ASDs as well. To receive a free copy of the catalog, please sign up for our mailing list...
May 30-31, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
with a keynote presentation by award-winning JKP author Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Jennifer Cook O'Toole is the author of Asperkids, The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules, NEWLY released The Asperkid's Launch Pad and the forthcoming The Asperkid's Not-Your-Average-Coloring-Book all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
July 10-13, 2013
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
with presentations by JKP authors:
Jennifer Cook O'Toole, presenting on 'Relentless Positivity (and a Little Bit of Coffee)'
Karla Helbert, presenting on 'Finding Your Own Way To Grieve: Supporting Those On The Spectrum In Grief and Loss'
Michael McManmon, presenting on 'I'm Ready For College But I Can't Find My Homework'
June Groden, presenting on 'The Importance Of Teaching Resilience'
Carol Gray, presenting on 'Social Stories: Breaking New Ground to Address Life's Most Challenging Topics'
Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, presenting on 'Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy To Address Emotional Well-Being In Youth With ASDs'
Don't forget to stop by the JKP booth, #110, to meet with our authors, browse a selection of our new and forthcoming titles and speak with a company representative!