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Teaching Social, Vocational Skills to Promote Quality of Life!

The following is a guest post by Teri Krakovich (Dr. K), Ph.D., Founder, Autism Quality of Life™ : Individuals who are on the Autism spectrum may display deficits in social-communication as well as a lack of social reciprocity and empathy for others.  Due to deficits in these skills sets, they may have difficulty making good ... Read More

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Atypical: Netflix Series on Autism Picks Smile & Succeed for Teens

One of the people working with the Netflix show Atypical contacted me through the wonderful Tatum at Different Roads to Learning last fall and told me they would love to use my book  Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World as a set dressing in their Therapist’s office. I was very ... Read More

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Developing Social Skills for Success: Autism Live Interview

The amazing Shannon Penrod from Autism Live interviewed me about how my book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is helping individuals with autism master social skills and job skills. Shannon mentions Temple Grandin’s endorsement of the book (“Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help ... Read More

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Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism

Teaching social skills to students with autism is important because these skill are not intuitive to them. In fact, with the addiction to cell phones and other electronics, social skills are not intuitive to MOST teens. Social skills training is desperately needed for ALL teens. Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism Temple Grandin is one of ... Read More

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Autism Society of NC Bookstore carries Smile & Succeed for Teens

The Autism Society of NC Bookstore carries Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World. Here’s what they say about Smile & Succeed for Teens: “Do you have a shy teenager? Is your teen uncomfortable talking with adults or others? This new resource in our bookstore offers tips and techniques on ... Read More

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Temple Grandin recommends Smile & Succeed for Teens

I am honored that one of my heroes, Temple Grandin, is excited about my book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World and how it will help all teens succeed. Temple provided her testimonial for the book and I am excited to get the book into the hands of teens, ... Read More

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Autism and Social Skills: Book Review by The Art of Autism

Autism and social skills. These words are mentioned together often because these important skills can be challenging for autistic children and adults. Debra Muzikar is co-founder of the amazing organization The Art of Autism and author of the beautiful art book The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions. Debra reviewed my book Smile & Succeed for ... Read More

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