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Executive Functions for Every Classroom, Grades 3-12: Creating Safe and Predictable Learning Environments

by Mitch Weathers

Every educator wants to know: What has the greatest impact on student success? The answer: executive function skills. They are crucial for students′ academic success and personal growth, yet many of our students lack the skills required to engage in learning, such as organization, planning, time management, and self-regulation. This book shows how educators can create a more engaging and effective learning experience while addressing the epidemic of disengagement and executive dysfunction. With practical guidance to make the skills "stick" for students, this vital resource also provides The three keys to teaching executive functions: Clarity, Modeling, and Routine An explanation of the specific executive functioning skills essential for student success Strategies for students to practice executive functions within the context of what they are learning Practical guidance for establishing a consistent and safe learning environment Guidance on how to expose all students to this universal MTSS/RTI Tier 1 intervention Educators can empower students to take more risks, improve their academic performance, and prepare them for the future with the help of this innovative resource.

Exploring Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Human Service Professionals

by Shanna Katz Kattari

Offering a current, comprehensive, and intersectional guide for students, practitioners, and researchers, this book synthesizes existing scholarship on culturally responsive practices that assist in exploring, understanding, and affirming the sexuality(ies) of disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, and Mad individuals. Drawing on an intersectional framework, it integrates insights drawn from an interdisciplinary body of scholarship including psychology, social work, sociology, history, political science, women and gender studies, cultural studies, and education along with perspectives from the practitioners who are actively defining the next generation of best practices. By highlighting the incredible resilience and resistance of disabled individuals’ and communities’ sexuality and sexual well-being, this book challenges narratives that rely primarily on a one-dimensional view derived from the medical model and the view of disability as something to be “fixed” – or at least tolerated – rather than celebrated. In a world that pathologizes and devalues the sexual existence of disabled individuals, it illustrates how to create thriving communities and relationships, and how they can organize to find their voice, providing a counter-narrative of empowerment that fosters hopefulness, power, and health. It will be of interest to all scholars, students, and professionals across a variety of professions, including social work, psychology, counseling, policy, healthcare, education, community organizing, and multiple social service settings.

Flap Your Hands: A Celebration of Stimming

by Steve Asbell

This fascinating, groundbreaking picture book by an autistic creator celebrates stims--the repetitive movements that provide focused stimulation to people on the autistic spectrum.When you're feeling overwhelmedAnd the world's too much to bear...If your feelings bubble overBut they have no place to go... Maybe it would help to move!Want to try a stim? When four neurodivergent kids face some stressful moments, they use body movements called stims to self-regulate their emotions. One boy tickles the space next to his face; a girl flutters her fingers by her ears; another boy kicks his feet like splashy flippers; another girl directs her hands like a conductor! As the children say fun words, flap their hands, and engage in other stims, their actions build in energy and joyousness until their inner calm is restored. Delightful text and color-drenched illustrations by debut author-illustrator Steve Asbell invites other neurodivergent readers to join in on the action. Flap Your Hands is a wonderful celebration and reminder that stimming is a natural and healthy thing to do!

Flora Stormer and the Golden Lotus: Book 1 (Flora Stormer #1)

by Isabella Harcourt

Flora Stormer sets off to discover a magical flower hidden deep in the rainforest - and ends up finding . . . HERSELF! A brand-new series combining the magic and adventure of Jumanji with a message celebrating difference and self-acceptance. Flora Stormer, a talented young artist with Tourette's Syndrome, is helping her father prepare for an expedition to search for the legendary golden lotus - a plant with magical healing properties. But when her dad falls ill, Flora bravely sets sail in his place, hoping the mythical plant might save him. Equipped with her paints and a magical map, Flora treks through the rainforest, encountering dangerous animals and poisonous plants along the way. But the greatest threat she faces is from a greedy collector determined get his hands on the flower first. Can Flora and her new friends stop him from stealing the golden lotus and cursing the rainforest forever?

Flora Stormer and the Golden Lotus: Book 1 (Flora Stormer #1)

by Isabella Harcourt

Flora Stormer sets off to discover a magical flower hidden deep in the rainforest - and ends up finding . . . HERSELF! A brand-new series combining the magic and adventure of Jumanji with a message celebrating difference and self-acceptance. Flora Stormer, a talented young artist with Tourette's Syndrome, is helping her father prepare for an expedition to search for the legendary golden lotus - a plant with magical healing properties. But when her dad falls ill, Flora bravely sets sail in his place, hoping the mythical plant might save him. Equipped with her paints and a magical map, Flora treks through the rainforest, encountering dangerous animals and poisonous plants along the way. But the greatest threat she faces is from a greedy collector determined get his hands on the flower first. Can Flora and her new friends stop him from stealing the golden lotus and cursing the rainforest forever?Praise for Flora Stormer and the Golden Lotus: "A fun, pacy story with a delightful heroine and a powerful message," Cath Howe, author of Ella on the Outside."There's a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart in Flora's inspiring adventure!" Lucy Strange, author of Our Castle by the Sea.

From Pixels to Purpose: Exploring Digital Inclusion and Personal Growth

by Jalasa Sapkota

Jalasa Sapkota's book presents a compelling fusion of two interconnected themes: digital inclusion and personal fulfillment. The initial section delves into the pressing need for digital accessibility, highlighting challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in navigating online environments. Through insightful articles, Sapkota calls for a more equitable digital future, scrutinizing both institutional commitments and pragmatic realities. The subsequent part shifts focus to a deeply personal exploration of self-discovery and relationships. Through provocative narratives, Sapkota unravels the intricacies of women's desires, happiness, and understanding relationships, prompting readers to reflect on their own experiences and connections. This book serves as an invaluable resource, offering diverse perspectives on disability rights, digital inclusion, and the journey toward personal fulfillment. Whether you're an advocate, a seeker of personal growth, or a curious reader, Sapkota's work promises to inspire, provoke, and enlighten, providing profound insights into the essence of inclusion, selfhood, and the human condition.

Functional Assessment-Based Intervention: Effective Individualized Support for Students

by John Umbreit Jolenea B. Ferro Kathleen Lynne Lane Carl J. Liaupsin

From noted authorities, this book presents a comprehensive approach to designing and implementing evidence-based Tier 3 behavior interventions for K–12 students. The authors' functional assessment-based intervention (FABI) process has been supported by multiple peer-reviewed studies conducted in authentic educational environments. Step by step, chapters spell out proven methods to define target behaviors, determine the function of the undesirable behavior, identify appropriate replacement behaviors, and deliver and monitor intensive interventions. Illustrated with real-world case examples, the book shows how to embed FABI within a school's integrated tiered system of supports. Guidance for scaling FABI district- and statewide is also provided. Ethical issues, professional standards, equity concerns, and cultural and linguistic considerations are addressed throughout. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible checklists and forms that can also be downloaded for ease of use.

A Game Most Foul

by Alison Gervais

From award-winning YA author Alison Gervais comes a contemporary mystery about a teen writer determined to discover what happened to a missing classmate, who finds herself caught up with a pair of very familiar detectives named Watson and Holmes. All her awakening powers of observation will be put to the test as she finds that the thing she thought was holding her back just might be her greatest strength.Attending the prestigious Ashford College&’s writing seminar is a dream come true for Jules Montgomery, but the summer isn&’t unfolding as she hoped. Navigating London with her recent hearing loss is difficult, and hiding it from her classmates is a challenge. Even worse, she can&’t seem to shake a case of writer&’s block. When a fellow student goes missing, neither the police nor their teacher, Professor Watson, seem that concerned. Jules and her new friends Percy and Suruthi are determined to get to the bottom of the case and they&’re not alone: the strange man who frequents Jules&’ aunt&’s antique shop is eager to help—and his name is none other than Sherlock Holmes.Now there are two mysteries to solve. What happened to their missing classmate? And how can it be that Watson and Holmes—two fictional characters from the Victorian era—are alive and well in the 21st century? The only way to find answers might lie in a quote from one of Watson&’s old stories: &“You see, but you do not observe.&” Jules may not be able to hear all that well, but without her hearing aids, she can certainly see more than the average person. And nothing about this is case is average.A Game Most Foul:Features a Hard of Hearing protagonist written by a writer Hard of Hearing author drawing from personal experiences.Is by Alison Gervais, author of The Silence Between Us, winner of the Schneider Family Award, Best Teen Honor Book 2020.Will appeal to both casual and serious fans of Arthur Conan Doyle&’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries.Is a romance with a sweet love story.

Girl Unmasked: How Uncovering My Autism Saved My Life

by Emily Katy

'Emily's moving book is a powerful testimony that shines a light on the continued failure of health services to provide any kind of meaningful improvement for autistic people. Should be essential reading for mental health professionals and anyone with autism in their lives.' - FERN BRADY, author of Strong Female Character 'This book will bring so many readers self-recognition and comfort.' - DEVON PRICE, author of Unmasking Autism'Vulnerable, affecting and deeply personal, this book will go from a message in a bottle to a rallying cry for many autistic women, girls and young people. We are not alone.' - Elle McNicoll, bestselling author'A brilliant, thorough exploration of autistic experience, delivered with humanity, compassion and vivid clarity.' - Pete Wharmby, author of Untypical'A magnificent read which manages to be informative, engaging, sad and uplifting all at the same time. Whether you're discovering that you're autistic yourself or you simply want to understand autistic people better, this is a must-read.' - Cathy Wassell, CEO Autistic Girls Network charity & author of Nurturing Your Autistic Young Person'The book I wish I'd been able to read when I was younger.' - Sarah Gibbs, author of Drama QueenTo the outside world, Emily looks like a typical girl, with a normal family, living an ordinary life. But inside, Emily does not feel typical, and the older she gets, the more she realises that she is different.As she finally discovers when she is 16, Emily is autistic. Girl Unmasked is the extraordinary story of how she got there - and how she very nearly didn't. Still only 21, Emily writes with startling candour about the years leading up to her diagnosis. How books and imagination became her refuge as she sought to escape the increasing anxiety and unbearable stresses of school life; how her OCD almost destroyed her; how a system which did not understand autism let her down; and how she came so close to the edge that she and her family thought she would never survive.In this simple but powerful memoir, we see how family and friends became her lifeline and how, post-diagnosis, Emily came to understand her authentic self and begin to turn her life around, eventually becoming a mental health nurse with a desire to help others where she herself had once been failed.Ultimately uplifting, Girl Unmasked is a remarkable insight into what it can be like to be autistic - and shows us that through understanding and embracing difference we can all find ways to thrive.

Girl Unmasked: How Uncovering My Autism Saved My Life

by Emily Katy

'Emily's moving book is a powerful testimony that shines a light on the continued failure of health services to provide any kind of meaningful improvement for autistic people. Should be essential reading for mental health professionals and anyone with autism in their lives.' - FERN BRADY, author of Strong Female Character 'This book will bring so many readers self-recognition and comfort.' - DEVON PRICE, author of Unmasking Autism'Vulnerable, affecting and deeply personal, this book will go from a message in a bottle to a rallying cry for many autistic women, girls and young people. We are not alone.' - Elle McNicoll, bestselling author'A brilliant, thorough exploration of autistic experience, delivered with humanity, compassion and vivid clarity.' - Pete Wharmby, author of Untypical'A magnificent read which manages to be informative, engaging, sad and uplifting all at the same time. Whether you're discovering that you're autistic yourself or you simply want to understand autistic people better, this is a must-read.' - Cathy Wassell, CEO Autistic Girls Network charity & author of Nurturing Your Autistic Young Person'The book I wish I'd been able to read when I was younger.' - Sarah Gibbs, author of Drama QueenTo the outside world, Emily looks like a typical girl, with a normal family, living an ordinary life. But inside, Emily does not feel typical, and the older she gets, the more she realises that she is different.As she finally discovers when she is 16, Emily is autistic. Girl Unmasked is the extraordinary story of how she got there - and how she very nearly didn't. Still only 21, Emily writes with startling candour about the years leading up to her diagnosis. How books and imagination became her refuge as she sought to escape the increasing anxiety and unbearable stresses of school life; how her OCD almost destroyed her; how a system which did not understand autism let her down; and how she came so close to the edge that she and her family thought she would never survive.In this simple but powerful memoir, we see how family and friends became her lifeline and how, post-diagnosis, Emily came to understand her authentic self and begin to turn her life around, eventually becoming a mental health nurse with a desire to help others where she herself had once been failed.Ultimately uplifting, Girl Unmasked is a remarkable insight into what it can be like to be autistic - and shows us that through understanding and embracing difference we can all find ways to thrive.

Girl Unmasked: How Uncovering My Autism Saved My Life

by Emily Katy

'Emily's moving book is a powerful testimony that shines a light on the continued failure of health services to provide any kind of meaningful improvement for autistic people. Should be essential reading for mental health professionals and anyone with autism in their lives.' - FERN BRADY, author of Strong Female Character 'This book will bring so many readers self-recognition and comfort.' - DEVON PRICE, author of Unmasking Autism'Vulnerable, affecting and deeply personal, this book will go from a message in a bottle to a rallying cry for many autistic women, girls and young people. We are not alone.' - Elle McNicoll, bestselling author'A brilliant, thorough exploration of autistic experience, delivered with humanity, compassion and vivid clarity.' - Pete Wharmby, author of Untypical'A magnificent read which manages to be informative, engaging, sad and uplifting all at the same time. Whether you're discovering that you're autistic yourself or you simply want to understand autistic people better, this is a must-read.' - Cathy Wassell, CEO Autistic Girls Network charity & author of Nurturing Your Autistic Young Person'The book I wish I'd been able to read when I was younger.' - Sarah Gibbs, author of Drama QueenTo the outside world, Emily looks like a typical girl, with a normal family, living an ordinary life. But inside, Emily does not feel typical, and the older she gets, the more she realises that she is different.As she finally discovers when she is 16, Emily is autistic. Girl Unmasked is the extraordinary story of how she got there - and how she very nearly didn't. Still only 21, Emily writes with startling candour about the years leading up to her diagnosis. How books and imagination became her refuge as she sought to escape the increasing anxiety and unbearable stresses of school life; how her OCD almost destroyed her; how a system which did not understand autism let her down; and how she came so close to the edge that she and her family thought she would never survive.In this simple but powerful memoir, we see how family and friends became her lifeline and how, post-diagnosis, Emily came to understand her authentic self and begin to turn her life around, eventually becoming a mental health nurse with a desire to help others where she herself had once been failed.Ultimately uplifting, Girl Unmasked is a remarkable insight into what it can be like to be autistic - and shows us that through understanding and embracing difference we can all find ways to thrive.

The Government of Disability in Dystopian Children’s Texts (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature)

by Dylan Holdsworth

This book takes up the task of mapping discursive shifts in the representation of disability in dystopian youth texts across four historical periods where major social, cultural and political shifts were occurring in the lives of many disabled people. By focusing on dystopian texts, which the author argues act as sites for challenging or reinforcing dominant belief systems and ways of being, this study explores the potential of literature, film and television to act as a catalyst of change in the representation of disability. In addition, this work discusses the texts and technologies that continue to perpetuate questionable and often competing discourses on the subject.

Grant Me Vision: A Journey of Family, Faith, and Forgiveness

by Sabrina Greenlee

Foreword by DeAndre HopkinsIn this extraordinary memoir, Sabrina Greenlee, the indomitable mother of NFL sensation DeAndre Hopkins, unveils her journey of triumph over adversity—a saga of tenacity, redemption, faith, and the profound reclamation of personal power.Sabrina Greenlee was born to teenage parents in the shadow of South Carolina’s Clemson University, and her story unfolds against the backdrop of her challenging upbringing in a family that lacked the means—financial and emotional—to offer her and her two brothers the safety, comfort, and love every child deserves. When she was a teenager, her beloved younger brother, Dilly, died in a drunk driving accident. In her early twenties, Sabrina faced the tragic loss of her fiancé and one true love. A decade later, she was brutally and publicly assaulted, resulting in the loss of her vision. After years of abusive relationships, Sabrina willed herself to achieve the kind of life she had always dreamed of. She became the loving and dependable mother she wished she’d had, raising four children— including star athletes—who attended college and are successful in their chosen fields. She also found the courage to break the silence that enshrouded her life, ending the trauma that had damaged her family for generations—allowing Sabrina and her kin to heal. Today she works to help other women assert their power and find the faith to have strength even when the future seems hopeless—just as she herself has. Grant Me Vision is her riveting story—a memoir of resilience in the face of life’s most difficult challenges. It serves as a testament to faith and fortitude, encouraging others to confront their past and to make peace with it.

Gut Reaction

by Kirby Larson Quinn Wyatt

Critically acclaimed, bestselling author and Newbery Honor-winner, Kirby Larson, and her daughter, debut author, Quinn Wyatt, pen this gorgeously moving and often funny story that explores what living with a chronic illness is like. Inspired by Quinn's own personal journey, Gut Reaction is full of heart and humor and highlights the importance of asking for help when it comes to mental and physical health alike.Tess Medina is still dealing with the loss of her father when she starts at a new school. One way she is still able to feel close to him is by doing what she does best: baking. He taught her everything she knows. But when tasting her creations causes a deep stabbing pain in her abdomen, she tries to power through and be strong in the same way she powers through her emotional pain. She doesn’t mind too much--she’s okay with sharing her baked goods at school in the hopes of making new friends.Lucky for Tess, her baking skills attract the right kind of attention, and she assembles a ragtag team to help her taste her new and classic creations in preparation for the Jubilee Flour Junior Baker West Coast competition. This is a chance to redeem herself and prove that she's a star baker. Above all, Tess is desperate to win first place and make her dad proud.But leading up to the competition, Tess's pain gets worse and worse, and, soon, she finds that she's avoiding so many foods that she's barely eating. When the physical pain becomes too great, Tess will be forced to confront everything she has been trying so desperately to hide.From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson and her daughter, debut author Quinn Wyatt, comes a poignant, sometimes silly, and always moving story of coming to grips with grief and finding the sweet filling inside every treat.Praise for Gut Reaction by Kirby Larson and Quinn Wyatt:"A powerful story about living with a disease and not letting it define who you are."--Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee and Two Degrees."Kirby Larson and Quinn Wyatt have cooked up a rich, warm story about Crohn's Disease, courage, and cookies. The voice is heartfelt and authentic, leavened with humor and, oh my frog, delicious desserts. Gut Reaction is a wonderful book about important things, and I recommend it highly."--Karen Cushman, author of the Newbery Award-winning The Midwife's Apprentice."A multi-layered, straight-from-the-heart story written with a light, deft touch,Gut Reaction will inspire readers to pursue their creative passions. I loved this touching, sweet, and engaging book!"--Barbara Dee, award-winning author of Unstuck."Sweet and delicious! You will gobble up this book in one bite!"--Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish."Gut Reaction is a much-needed and important book for everyone: those suffering with Crohn's disease, their family and friends who want to help them, and for all the rest who need to understand. Written with the voice of authenticity by a mother/daughter team who know firsthand the effects of this painful and often embarrassing disease. Toss in a handful of lovable and diverse characters and an edge-of-your-seat cooking competition and Gut Reaction is a recipe for success."--Barbara O'Connor, author of How To Steal A Dog and WISH."I would have finished Gut Reaction in one swoop--but I didn't want it to end. I especially loved the baking connection, but the story's honesty, the humor and the friendships added so many layers. If the topic seems serious--and it is, the way Tess struggles to accept her illness will resonate with readers. Tess Medina is an inspiration. Her story will be one you'll remember long after that last page is turned."--Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be and The Way To Stay In Destiny."Great British Baking Show meets Guts by Raina Telgemeie

Handbook of Disability: Critical Thought and Social Change in a Globalizing World

by Marcia H. Rioux Alexis Buettgen Ezra Zubrow José Viera

This important reference work maps the terrain of disability across the world by providing an overview of issues, concerns and developments in the domains of society, culture, medicine, law, policy, justice, education, economics, and science and technology. It is a truly inclusive volume bringing together perspectives from researchers, activists, professionals, service providers, international development experts and policymakers based in the global North and South, and it particularly focuses on the voices of the principal stakeholders---disabled persons themselves. Working from an interdisciplinary matrix, this book reviews historical developments, contemporary practices and policies . It addresses hitherto unchartered areas in the disability discourse that will be significant in the years to come. In the modern world, the social and medical responses to disability have been separation, segregation and incarceration of disabled people. These responses are reflected in practices of special education, building of asylums, medical classifications and sheltered employment. Current thinking on disability is based on the need to overcome such segregation through the enactment of human rights and socially just programmes, policies and laws such as inclusive education, affirmative action, reasonable accommodation, and supported decision-making. This book explores:· The evolution of the concept of disability over space and time and identifies approaches to disability, debility, equality and equity;· Broad trends in research on disability across the world;· New directions in work on disability;· The emergence of a global disability movement and its etiology;· Intersections of disability with other demographic variables like gender, race, caste, and age; and· Historical and socio-economic interfaces with colonialism, globalization, and social development. Spread over14 sections and spanning more than 80 chapters, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference work available on the subject.

Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation

by Erica D. McCray Elizabeth Bettini Mary T. Brownell James McLeskey Paul T. Sindelar

The new edition of this landmark text expands our current understanding of teacher education broadly by providing an in-depth look at the most up-to-date research on special education teacher preparation. Offering a comprehensive review of research on attracting, preparing, and sustaining personnel to effectively serve students with disabilities, it is fully updated to align with current knowledge and future perspectives on special educator development, synthesizing what we can do to continue advancing as a field. The Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation is a great resource not only to special education faculty and the doctoral students they prepare, but also to scholars outside of special education who address questions related to special education teacher supply, demand, and attrition.

Helen Keller (LOA #378): The Story of My Life / The World I Live In / Essays, Speeches, Letters, and Jour nals

by Helen Keller

In her own words, the legendary American icon who overcame adversity to become a brilliant writer and powerful advocate for the disabled: The Story of My Life, The World I Live In, plus a dozen revealing personal letters, public speeches, essays, and moreHere, in a deluxe hardcover edition, is the inspiring story of an American icon—&“the greatest woman of our age,&” as Winston Churchill put it—in her own words.The Story of My Life (1903), published just before she became the first deaf-blind college graduate in the United States, brought Helen Keller worldwide fame, and has remained a touchstone for generations. Recounting her astonishing relationship with her teacher, Annie Sullivan, "the Miracle Worker," it offers still-vivid testimony of the transformative power of love and faith in overcoming adversity. Keller&’s underappreciated literary artistry and philosophical acumen are especially evident in the personal essays that make up The World I Live In (1908): exploring her own &“disability,&” she reflects profoundly on language, thinking, dreams, belief, and the relations between the senses. Also included are more than a dozen letters, speeches, essays, and other works—most of them from out-of-print, uncollected, or previously unpublished sources—charting more than 50 years of Keller&’s exemplary life and career. These pieces reveal her commitments to women&’s rights, workers&’ rights, racial justice, and peace, as well as her advocacy for the disabled. Kim E. Nielsen, Keller&’s biographer and the author of A Disability History of the United States, introduces the volume, which includes a 16-page portfolio of photographs and a newly researched chronology of Keller&’s life, along with authoritative notes and an index.

Henry and the Something New: Book 2

by Jenn Bailey

"Relatable characters, familiar scenarios, and gentle humor make this a remarkably satisfying read." —Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review From the creators of the Schneider Award-winning books A Friend for Henry and Henry, Like Always comes a delightful beginning chapter book about embracing new experiences, starring a sweet and sensitive child on the autism spectrum.It’s Field Trip Day! Henry's class is excited to visit the museum, but Henry is not so sure. The museum means maybe seeing dinosaurs, Henry's favorite. But it also means a lot of things that are new: a noisy school bus ride, a building full of echoes and hallways, and plenty of chances to get lost! Will he find something that makes all of this new worth the trip? Come along with Henry in this funny, bighearted tale about trying new things, exploring new places, and finding the courage to make yourself heard.JUST RIGHT FOR BEGINNING READERS: With short chapters and simple text, this book is perfect for newly independent readers who are just moving on to longer books.FIRST FIELD TRIP: This story will encourage and reassure any child beginning school or preparing to embark on their first field trip as Henry navigates the excitement (and potential anxiety) that comes with doing new things for the first time.GREAT BACK-TO-SCHOOL READ: Perfect for any reader starting a new school year, the Henry series explores common school experiences in a gentle, funny, and encouraging way. DIVERSE STORIES: Centering neurodivergent kids is vital to expanding diverse representation across books for all ages. The Henry series provides a mirror and a window for kids on the autism spectrum and their friends to see themselves in the stories they read.AN AWARD-WINNING TEAM: Jenn Bailey and Mika Song received a Schneider Family Book Honor Award for their picture book A Friend for Henry. See how the story continues in this classic-feeling early reader series based on the same character!Perfect for:Newly independent readersAn excellent resource for parents of kids on the spectrumLibrarians, teachers, and booksellers looking for a children’s book that offers a window into the experience of autismA reassuring read for kids with varying levels of social anxietyGift givers looking for a sweet and relatable book about trying new things

A History of Disability and Art Education (Routledge Advances in Disability Studies)

by Claire Penketh

Drawing on recent theoretical frameworks from critical disability studies and art education including normalcy, ableism, disability and Crip theory, this book offers an analysis of the conceptualisation of ability in art education and its relationship with disability. Drawing on the work of Cizek and Lowenfeld in Austria, Ruskin and Richardson in England and Dewey and Eisner in the United States, it critically examines the influence of ideas such as the dominance of vision and visuality; the emergence of psychological perspectives; the Child Art Movement; the implications of assessment regimes; and the relevance of art education as a critical social practice on the production of disability. Offering a sustained inquiry into the differential values attributed to learners and their work and the implications of this for framing our understanding of disability in art education, this book shows that although art educators have frequently advocated for the universal appeal and importance of art education, they have done so within historical contexts that have produced and determined problematic ideas regarding disability. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, art in education, art history and education studies.

Home Signs: An Ethnography of Life beyond and beside Language

by Joshua O. Reno

An intimate account of an anthropologist’s relationship with his non-verbal son and how it has shaped and transformed his understanding of closeness and communication. Home Signs grew out of the anthropologist Joshua Reno’s experience of caring for and trying to communicate with his teenage son, Charlie, who cannot speak. To manage interactions with others, Charlie uses what are known as “home signs,” gestures developed to meet his need for expression, ranging from the wiggle of a finger to a subtle sideways glance. Though he is nonverbal, he is far from silent: in fact, he is in constant communication with others. In this intimate reflection on language, disability, and togetherness, the author invites us into his and Charlie’s shared world. Combining portraits of family life and interviews with other caregivers, Reno upends several assumptions, especially the idea that people who seem not to be able to speak for themselves need others to speak on their behalf. With its broad exploration of nonverbal communication in both human and nonhuman contexts, Home Signs challenges us to think harder about what it means to lead a “normal” life and to connect with another person.

How Does Disability Performance Travel?: Access, Art, and Internationalization (Routledge Series in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Theatre and Performance)

by Christiane Czymoch Kate Maguire-Rosier Yvonne Schmidt

This edited collection investigates the myriad ways in which disability performance travels in a globalized world. Disability arts festivals are growing in different parts of the world; theatre and dance companies with disabled artists are increasingly touring and collaborating with international partners. At the same time, theatre spaces are often not accessible, and the necessity of mobility excludes some disabled artists from being part of an international disability arts community. How does disability performance travel, who does not travel – and why? What is the role of funding and producing structures, disability arts festivals and networks around the world? How do the logics of international (co-)producing govern the way in which disability art is represented internationally? Who is excluded from being part of a touring theatre or dance company, and how can festivals, conferences, and other agents of a growing disability culture create other forms of participation, which are not limited to physical co-presence? This study will contextualize disability aesthetics, arts, media, and culture in a global frame, yet firmly rooted in its smaller national, state, and local community settings and will be of great interest to students and scholars in the field.

How to ADHD

by Jessica McCabe

**From the host and creator of the award-winning HOW TO ADHD Youtube channel**In How to ADHD, Jessica McCabe reveals the insights and tools that have changed her life, while offering an unflinching look at the realities of every day with ADHD. Sharing stories of her struggles with the condition, which spiralled as she approached adulthood, Jessica offers expert-backed guidance for adapting your environment, routines and systems to work with the ADHD brain, including how to:- boost your organisational skills and learn why doing more starts with doing less- facilitate your focus and fight distractions by decreasing the noise- build your time wisdom by planning backwards to prioritise more effectivelyPresented in an ADHD-friendly design and packed with practical advice and tools, How to ADHD is an affirming, warm and helpful guide that will help you recognise your challenges, tackle 'bad brain days', and to ultimately be kinder to yourself.

How to ADHD: An Insider's Guide to Working with Your Brain (Not Against It)

by Jessica McCabe

In this honest, friendly, and shame-free guide, the creator of the award-winning YouTube channel How to ADHD shares the hard-won insights and practical strategies that have helped her survive, even thrive, in a world not built for her brain.&“The world of ADHD has been waiting for this book with bated breath for many years. If there&’s a fairy godmother of our lot, it&’s Jessica McCabe.&”—Edward Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction and ADHD 2.0Forget &“try harder.&” When your brain works differently, you need to try different. Diagnosed with ADHD at age twelve, Jessica struggled with a brain that she didn&’t understand. She lost things constantly, couldn&’t finish projects, and felt like she was putting more effort in than everyone around her while falling further and further behind. At thirty-two years old—broke, divorced, and living with her mom—Jessica decided to look more deeply into her ADHD challenges. She reached out to experts, devoured articles, and shared her discoveries on YouTube. In How to ADHD, Jessica reveals the tools that have changed her life while offering an unflinching look at the realities of living with ADHD. The key to navigating a world not built for the neurodivergent brain, she discovered, isn&’t to fix or fight against its natural tendencies but to understand and work with them. She explains how ADHD affects everyday life, covering executive function impairments, rejection sensitivity, difficulties with attention regulation, and more. You&’ll also find ADHD-specific strategies for adapting your environment, routines, and systems, including: • Boost the signal and decrease the noise. Facilitate focus by putting your goals where you can see them and fighting distractions with distractions.• Have less stuff to manage. Learn why you have trouble planning and prioritizing, and why doing more starts with doing less.• Build your &“time wisdom.&” Work backward when you plan, and track how long it actually takes you to do something.• Learn about your emotions. Understand how naming your emotions and letting yourself experience them can make them easier to regulate. With quotes from Jessica&’s online community, chapter summaries, and reading shortcuts designed for the neurodivergent reader, How to ADHD will help you recognize your strengths and challenges, tackle &“bad brain days,&” and be kinder to yourself in the process.

How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover: What Autism Can Teach Us About Difference, Connection, and Belonging

by Jodi Rodgers

A powerfully moving read from beloved Love on the Spectrum star and disability rights advocate Jodi Rodgers, sharing lessons from her work within the autistic community that can help create a more inclusive society for us all. In How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover, Jodi Rodgers gives us inspiring, heartwarming stories from her years of experience as a teacher and counselor supporting autistic people. While acknowledging our differences, these stories invite us to expand our empathy and compassion for the neurodivergent people in our lives. Throughout, Rodgers explores the powerful impact of embracing neurodiversity and forming meaningful connections with those around us. Each chapter highlights a different story and an aspect of human behavior, including: How we perceive the world, and our own unique experience of thinking, sensing, and feeling How we communicate our perspective to others, understand one another, and express ourselves How we can better connect with one another With dozens of moving stories, How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover will give readers a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the neurodiverse community around them. Above all, it will inspire a profound sense of belonging, revealing that we&’re much more similar than we think.

How to Raise Happy Neurofabulous Children: A Parents' Guide

by Katy Elphinstone

Parenting can be chaos, a flurry of trial and error, problem-solving, and tears (of difficulty but also of joy!). Katy Elphinstone, an autistic parent who's experienced herself the wonders and the challenges of raising two children, one of whom is autistic, has taken notes on the 'do's' and 'dont's' of parenting when it comes to neurodivergent children.Supportive and refreshingly direct, Katy's advice can be tailored to you and your child's needs. We know there isn't a 'one size fits all' guide to parenting! There's also space to write your thoughts down and organise those tips that work for you.With advice on all the day-to-day experiences such as preparing for school, venturing out to a new place, making friends, and even posing the question, 'Can screentime be a positive?', Neurofabulous is the ultimate guide that gives you everything you need to ensure that you and your child thrive.

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