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onemellogirl 12-18-10 03:50 AM

Updated 12/18/10:

A Pebble to Polish by Janet Lord Leszl (fiction)


rudolphia 12-19-10 07:47 AM

A friend of mine with two kids on the spectrum just lent me the most useful and amazing book, and I just have to share.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide (2nd. ed.) by Pete Wright and Pam Wright.

I'll steal the blurb from their companion website to explain what the book has in it.

In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you learn to:
Develop a master plan for your child's special education
Organize your child's file
Work with consultants and evaluators
Write SMART IEP goals and objectives
Use test scores to monitor your child's progress
Resolve parent-school conflict early
Write effective letters and create paper trails
Use parent agendas to improve meeting outcomes

There's a companion website with downloads, links and tons of updated information too:

I'm preparing for Lukas's IEP using this book, and I can't say enough about it!

onemellogirl 03-18-11 12:54 AM

Updated: 3/17/11

Added: The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear by Seth Mnookin.


onemellogirl 08-03-11 02:29 AM

Updated 8/3/11:

Added: The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy by Priscilla Gilman.


onemellogirl 08-03-11 02:36 AM

Updated 8/3/11:

Added: Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian


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