Bookstore autism

Reading this article took me back to my day’s of working in a bookstore. In fact my boss was the one in charge of kids books but it seems like every so often I was back there. I remember the Babysitter’s Club books because it seemed like they had a new one every few months.

So imagine my surprise when I learned there was in fact one on autism. It was volume #32 entitled Kristy and the Secret of Susan. The article here is entitled “How the ‘Babysitter’s Club’ Started a Lifetime of Learning About Autismby Emily Kircher-Morris over at The Mighty. Who knew it would start my lifetime of learning about autism as well.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

So I recently found out from a friend of mine that this play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is over at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. It’s about a boy accused of killing a dog that instead goes to London to track down the true culprit.

Unfortunately I’m not going to see it but I still highly recommend it according to my friend. I will however check out the book by Mark Haddon, as any good librarian would.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Life, Animated

For the life of me, I can’t remember if I read this book (but I think I did). Anyway, now it’s a movie and I can’t wait to see it. I only know this because of an article I stumbled upon over at Disability Scoop entitled “Autism Documentary Headed To Theaters” by Shaun Heasley.

So check it out if you get the chance. It should be good (I think). Meanwhile, I might have to go back and check the book out again.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Paradigms

I’m as up for a new paradigm as anyone, especially this one when it comes to kids/adults with autism. I will admit however, that his name didn’t ring a bell when I first came upon this article but, I did recognize it when I saw that he wrote the book A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant. In fact, it’s sitting at my desk at work. Now I just need to bring it home.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this book before and even mentioned that I’ve requested it from the library. A couple of weeks ago I found a nice article about the book In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker entitled “What Went Before, and is Yet To Come: The Making of our Big Book on Autism’s History, In a Different Key” in the Fall/Winter edition of Autism Advocate.

I still haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the book yet but the article definitely gives you a little more insight into why they wrote the book. Honestly, it didn’t really surprise me as I truly believe we all know someone who’s part of the autism community.

Sincerely-

  

Autism librarian

F.A.M.I.L.Y.

For anyone with a child/adult with special abilities, there is nothing really more important than family. That’s why I just requested the book F.A.M.I.L.Y. Autism Guide: Your Financial Blueprint for Autism.

Now while I don’t have the book, I just finished reading a handout by the author of the book, Greg Zibricky and if the book is anything like the handout, it should be a good read. I must admit, at this point, it’s been one of the best resources I’ve come across yet.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Mindfulness

So I just finished the book entitled The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with Others” by Irene McHenry and Carol Moog and while it wasn’t necessarily what I was looking for, it definitely gave me food for thought.

In fact, tonight I was reading an interesting article entitled Zen and the Art of Multitasking: Mindfulness for Law Librarians by Filippa Marullo Anzalone. Maybe it’ll help (me) the librarian connect with (my son) the teenager in a whole new way. We’ll have to wait and see.

Sincerely-

  

Autism (and Law) Librarian

Autism is life

I’ll be first to say I never thought that autism would play a role in my life. Now when I look back, I can’t imagine my life without it.

My daughter loves horses and now she volunteers as a barn buddy with a group called Equine-Assisted Therapy at Longview Farm Park. They work with kids who have special abilities such as autism.

Tonight I found out from my son that he just started reading a series of books whose titles all start with Al Capone by Gennifer Choldenko. The main character, is a twelve year old named Moose (go figure) that has a sister who is autistic. It’s a small world after all.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

An uncomplicated life

I started reading the book An Uncomplicated Life by Paul Daugherty just last week and I have to say that it’s been a very easy read. It’s about a gentleman that has a daughter with Downs Syndrome. As I noted to him tonight, at times his journey has definitely resonated with mine.

I knew when he mentioned the book Father’s Day by Buzz Bissinger that I had made the right choice. It was one of those books that as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to read it.

Enjoy!

  

Autism Librarian