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SUMMER READING LIST FOR MOM AND DAD:
All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism
Author: Kim Stagliano
Forward by: Jenny McCarthy
My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities
Authors: Bertell, Silverman, and Talbot
Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid:
A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children
Author: Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
Author: Lawrence M. Siegel
Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges
Author: Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D., Tania Stegen-Hanson, OTR/L
Forward by: Dr. Temple Grandin
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Author: Dr. Jed Baker
LIFE Learning Is For Everyone: The True Story of How South Carolina Came to be a Leader in Providing Opportunities for Postsecondary Education to Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
My Brother Sammy is Special
Author: Becky Edwards
David Armitage (Illustrator)
Painting Rachel (Painting a Portrait of a life of a girl with Autism)
Author: Ann Lutz
FOR THE HOME:
Building & Remodeling ￼￼sustainable, health-friendly choices for construction, renovation, and remodel projects.
FITNESS FOR YOUR KIDS:
Something Special Magazine: Special Fitness Section
Our fitness sections have great workouts that you can do on your own or with your child. Not only do we have detailed instructions but step by step pictures to help guide you through each exercise. So what are you waiting for? Get moving!
Stretch and Grow
Stretch-n-Grow offers EXERciting programs for kids starting as young as 18 months up to twelve years old. Each Stretch-n-Grow coach is a certified youth fitness specialist and has only one passion - to show our Stars an EXERciting time!
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Their curricula addresses all aspects of girls' development - physical, emotional, mental and social.
COOL TOYS AND GIFTS:
Wonder Works sells Christian Royal Stoneware
Pottery by Christian Royal is always a WONDERFUNTASTICAL choice! Christian’s beautiful pieces are made using a combination of both of slab and wheel handcrafting. Christian produces BEAUTIFUL stoneware that is natural in its form. A lover of pattern, Christian often incorporates impressions of antique lace or leaves he collects from aound his yard. With help from his parents, Mike and Helen, and others, Christian makes each piece from scratch in his home studio through a multi-step process.
Stop by Wonder Works for the perfect piece made lovingly by Christian, now for your Mom!
Food You CAN cook and makes your life easier on the Gluten Free/Caisen Free diet. Also,they have pricing for AUTISM families and Low Income families. Plus they donate to charities!
Products include: Baking MIX. Pancakes. Biscuits
Allergy Free Foods
Quick and yummy options. BEST chicken ever, other than battering it up yourself!