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Lisa Jo Rudy

Lisa Jo Rudy is a professional writer, researcher and consultant, and the mother of a 13-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder. Since 2006, she has been the ' Guide to Autism' (, a part of The New York Times Company. Lisa has more than twenty years of experience in developing hands-on exhibits, interactive games, books and activities for kids with every learning style. She is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to build on their abilities, strengths and passions. Lisa has founded an inclusive summer program for children with autism in collaboration with the YMCA, written articles on inclusion for museum professionals, presented workshops on the subject, and is working toward development of related programs for the future. Lisa's website can be found at

JKP publications by Lisa Jo Rudy

  1.  Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!

    Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!

    How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities

    Lisa Jo Rudy

    Many families with a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome feel that involvement in the community is not for them. This book sets out to change that, with a rich and varied menu of suggestions for how such families can take full part in community life and support the strengths and interests of their child at the same time. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-809-4
    2010, Ebook, PDF, 256pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-385-0