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Top 10 Places to Practice Social Skills


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Top 10 Places to Practice Social Skills

Autism parents who choose to homeschool their children often get extra questions. After all, why would we choose to homeschool a child who has social delays? Don’t they need to be in school to practice their social skills?

Last week I wrote my answer to that question on HEDUA’s blog. Continue reading

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Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills

As an autism parent, have you ever felt at a loss for words when you try to explain a social skill to your child? For example, how in the world do you explain personal space to your child, especially if (s)he currently doesn’t care about people? Rebecca Moyes, MEd, wrote just the book to help: Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills.

Since kids on the autism spectrum usually need assistance in determining how to act in many social situations, and since they also need visual prompts, Rebecca Moyes created activities using everyday items to help them understand why a social skill is needed, and then how to perform it. She also gives parents and educators just the right words for explanation, without being overly verbose so that you lose the child. Continue reading


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Giveaway for Aspergers Teen Book!

I am SO excited! I reviewed A 5 is Against the Law by Kari Dunn Buron on the Home Educating Family review site. But that’s not why I am excited. Here’s why: five, yes FIVE people will win a copy, and everyone can take advantage of a discount!

Head on over to see what I think of this book, and enter to win your own copy. I’ll tell you this much, if you have someone that’s going to be 13 or up with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s, you want this book. It is fabulous for helping teens learn about social skills. Now, go try to win a copy!


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A People-Pleasing Pig?

The other day when I took the boys to the library, Meatball found the book Piggy’s Pancake Parlor by David McPhail. I had never read it before, and I figured it was just a silly little book that would make my guys laugh. Little did I know a parable on how to treat others was tucked inside! Continue reading