The Asperkid's Launch Pad by Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

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For Asperkids, home is both their protected lair and their launch pad into success in a neurotypical world. Jennifer O'Toole provides parents with all the help they need in planning their home environment to encourage their Asperkid superheroes to soar.

The Asperkid's Launch Pad is a visually-led guide to preparing a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. From a bedroom light switch that the child can easily reach, to a tucked-away safe place that he or she can retreat to when feeling overwhelmed or anxious, small changes in the home can boost the child's self-confidence, independence, comfort and life skills. Award-winning author Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object.

Beautifully presented with color photographs throughout, this functional and fun book will win a place in the homes and hearts of all parents of children with Asperger syndrome.

About Jennifer Cook O'Toole

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Jennifer Cook O'Toole has Asperger syndrome and isthe mother of three young Asperkids. She graduated from BrownUniversity, and attended Columbia University's Graduate School ofSocial Work. In 2012, she won the GRASP (Global and RegionalAsperger Syndrome Partnership) Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, as wellas the 2012 Temple Grandin Award for “outstanding accomplishmentand contribution to [her family and community.” She is theauthor of Asperkids and The Asperkid's (Secret) Bookof Social Rules.
Published January 1, 2013 by Jessica Kingsley. 200 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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