The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challeneges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
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The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challeneges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism

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Publication Date:
March 15, 2013
Print Length:
82 pages

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In this 2nd expanded edition, previously entitled Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome, young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple, no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children on the autism spectrum. This reader-friendly book provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and everyday activities. New hidden curriculum tips, including tips on Internet safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing interactive world.

Editorial Reviews


... This book is amazingly extensive, yet very specific. Even if someone on the spectrum has a problem that is not addressed, or even if the solution to the problem suggested in the book doesn t work for them, I truly believe it will help younger individuals on the spectrum to know that young people like Haley and Annellise can and DO care! Typical peers can also benefit from this book in many ways by realizing how challenging many things can be to people on the spectrum that are almost effortless for them, while also learning that they have concerns and problems in common. I recommend this book to parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum.
Susan J. Moreno, CEO, OASIS @ MAAP Services

This book is written with the refreshing straightforwardness that is unique to young people. The many practical suggestions for everyday situations are presented in an easy-to-read format complete with engaging illustrations. Children and adults alike will love this how-to manual!
Lori Shery, President, Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN)

The Hidden Curriculum Elementary-Age Edition is a simple way of finding solutions not just for young kids on the spectrum, but for all young kids. The format provides an easy way to find short and practical solutions to tough social problems. From what to do if someone is bothering you in class, to what to do if you lose something, to what to do if you have cut yourself, this book has answers to all of these questions and more.
Jordan Blackwell, age 14, person with autism, co-author of the 2010 Hidden Curriculum One-A-Day Calendar for Kids, and national presenter

The information and child-friendly advice for kids on the spectrum is presented in a fun-to-read format that has the authenticity of a personal conversation. I am sure this book will help our children negotiate the added life difficulties imposed by autism spectrum disorders.
Pat Schissel, CSW, President, AHA/AS/PDD Parent & Professional Support Group, Long Island, New York

This truly is the Mother s Little Helper of the autism community! No more struggling to think of spontaneous explanations or reminders. Put one copy of the book in your child s backpack and another under his pillow! Few things I ve seen will foster more independence in children with high-functioning autism than The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Children with High-Functioning Autism.
Sherry Moyer, executive/research director, the University of Toledo Center for Excellence in Autism

This book is a good match for me! It s organized by topic, easy to understand, and full of useful information. I keep it on my bookshelf and look things up when I don t know how to act or what to do in different situations.
Kaede Sakai, 13 years old and in 7th grade at Cal Young Middle School; she has a chihuahua named Lulu

As the father of a teenage daughter with Asperger Syndrome, I highly recommend this book. Since she began studying the hidden curriculum I have seen her effectively manage meeting new people, respond to compliments, display good manners, and appropriately express anxiety. The teachings have given her tools to help her get past the first awkward moments of an encounter and a chance to engage others. --Charles Evans, father of teenager with high-functioning autism

We have been using books on the hidden curriculum during individual and group services for years, with many students reading the books and calendars cover to cover. We are very excited about the new and expanded edition, The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism. This easy-to-read book provides examples from a child s perspective on a variety of topics we often forget to teach. What I especially like about it is its ability to encourage students to think of options of what to do in a given situation, which is not an easy skill for most students with ASD. Great resource for any classroom or home. --Mataya, MSEd, author of Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

About the Author

Haley Morgan Myles became a first-time author when she was nine years old. Haley grew up having many friends on the autism spectrum and was inspired to write a book that could help them. This book addresses multiple situations that children may struggle with on a daily basis. Along with writing, Haley is a lover of music and is currently pursuing a degree in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

Annellise Kolar was a senior in high school at the time of this book's publication. She has an interest in writing and microbiology. She helped Haley write this book so children would feel more comfortable in an often confusing world.

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