REVIEWS in the media
Reviews for the award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World
"This is a book every teenager will enjoy reading as they develop those essential people skills needed for success."
-San Diego Book Review (pdf)
Teens, Social Skills, and Success in a Digital Age (Cassie Widders, The Digital Wellness Podcast, May 9, 2023)
Smile To Succeed With Kirt Manecke (Learning Essentials, The Special Ed Strategist Podcast with Wendy Taylor, March 7, 2023)
Why Social Skills Help Teens Succeed: Interview with Kirt Manecke (Colleen O'Grady Podcast, March 3, 2023)
Volunteering: A Skill-Building Opportunity for Autistic Young Adults (Camp Akeela, February 10, 2023)
Interview with Kirt Manecke (Exceptional Shell, December 13, 2022)
On-the-job skills for Teens, with Kirt Manecke (Back to Basics for Parenting Teens, December 11, 2022)
Smile & Succeed for Teens Interview (Inside the Aspergers Studio, December 4, 2022)
Quick, Easy Way to Succeed - Solid Press (Go Solo, October 1, 2022)
Back-to-School Social Skills: What You Need To Know (Exceptional Needs Today Magazine, July 1, 2022)
Social and Job Skills for Successful Transition (Shames JCC On The Hudson, November 11, 2021)
Local author donates “Smile & Succeed” books to Coalition (The Spinal Column, November 10. 2021)
Episode #64 Smile and Succeed for Teens with Award Winning Author Kirt Manecke (Autism in Action Podcast, May 4)
Social and Job Skills for Independence: Smile & Succeed for Teens Online Course (Different Roads to Learning, April, 28, 2021)
INTERVIEW: Helping Youth Succeed w/ Kirt Manecke (Planning Across the Spectrum, June 3, 2020)
Review from Lighthouse Therapy, LLC (March 3, 2020)
Interview with Dr. Good, Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy (February 18, 2020)
Teaching Kids Conversational Skills (Ann Arbor Family Magazine, April 30, 2019)
Review from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (December, 2018)
Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (Cathy Duffy Reviews, July 2, 2018)
The People Skills that Teens and Young Adults Need to Succeed in School, Work, and Life (Lunch Buddie Plus, August 6, 2017)
Customer Service with Aspergers: Greeting Customers with a Smile (Aspergers 101)
Animal Shelter Volunteer Work for Kids and Teens with Autism: Master Social and Job Skills (Aspergers 101)
People Skills for Today’s Wired World (MiddleWeb Review, June 21, 2017)
10 Best Books for Middle Schoolers 2017 (Book Consumers, May, 2017)
Interview on Autism Live (in video above) (Autism Live, January 12, 2017)
Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (Today's Catholic Homeschooling, October 4, 2016)
(Autism Parenting Magazine, July, 2016)
"This multiple award winning book provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to improve their skills."
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(Parenting Special Needs Magazine, May 13, 2016)
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY SPECIAL NEEDS BOOK REVIEW"
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World by Kirt Manecke
(Special Needs Book Review, March 9, 2016)
"Since people skills is a deficit for many on the autism spectrum, it is (the book) especially relevant for autistic teens
and young adults...I recommend this book."
Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens
(The Art of Autism, February 9, 2016)
A Great Book for the Teens in Your Life (Grandparents Link, May 26, 2016)
"This is a book every teenager will enjoy reading as they develop those essential people skills needed for success"
Smile & Succeed for Teens: Book Review (pdf) (San Diego Book Review, July 28, 2015)
Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom 2016 Teachers' Evaluation Comments
Learning Magazine Teachers' Evaluation Comments PDF (Learning Magazine, September 30, 2015)
People Skills for Teens (PDF)
(Metro Parent Magazine, January, 2015) (Article coming)
Midwest Book Review (PDF) (February 8, 2015) (Article coming)
Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (PDF) (The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, February, 2015) (Article coming)
Interview with Autism Live (in video above) about the Parent's Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens (6/21/17)
Smile & Succeed for Teens is included in this article by Courtney Dickinson. a pediatric occupational therapist and a Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certified therapist who always has at least one teen on her caseload.
"Some useful books for teens to read that are on the autism spectrum include: Smile & Succeed for Teens: A Crash Course in Face-to-Face Communication."
SENSORY ISSUES: TRICKS AND TIPS FOR TEENS AND OLDER KIDS (The Inspired Treehouse, March 22, 2016)
"Manecke’s book presents valuable people skills in a short, simple format that’s customized for teens but works for younger children as well."
Is Technology Robbing Our Grandchildren of People Skills? (Ga Ga Sisterhood, February 22, 2016)
“I recommend the book.”
Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (Learning While Teaching, December 19, 2015)
"I think your book should be in every school in the country."
January Jones-Smile and Succeed for Teens with Kirt Manecke radio interview (January Jones BlogTalkRadio, November 26, 2015)
Hire for People Skills: Are Those Skills Taught or Innate? (CX Journey, June 2, 2015)
Milford author wins IPPY for teen book (Milford Times, May 19, 2015)
Smile and Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke Book Review (BeachBoundBooks, April 22, 2015)
Book Review: Smile & Succeed for Teens (The Whole Bag of Chips, February 16, 2015)
Author Kirt Manecke featured in the article,
How to Turbocharge Your Classroom Fundraising (The National Education Association, January 2015)
Smile and Succeed for Teens Teaches Social Skills (Oakland County Moms, September 26, 2014)
Declarations of Independence: Business Authors Did it Their Way (Foreword Reviews, September 17, 2014)
Award-winning Milford author writes book to help teens succeed (The Oakland Press, July 3, 2014)
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