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Autism Awareness Month

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month we will have three wonderful authors joining us here on blogtalkradio April 5th at 6pm PST. Editors Kyra Anderson and Vicki Forman co-authored ‘Gravity Pulls You In. This wonderful book is the winner of the ‘Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner in the Parenting–Special & Exceptional Needs category and a finalist in the Anthologies/Non-Fiction category of the 2010 International Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. View the universe of autism--its marvels, chaos, and life-changing impacts--through the eyes of the contributors to Gravity Pulls You In. In 33 essays and poems, mothers and fathers raising children on the autism spectrum explore their lives in the context of autism's gravity, discovering what's important and what they find centering. For a full overview click visit http://angelsandwarriors.org/Books2.asp?ArticleNr=10 Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer will also be joining us this evening to discuss her book The Kitchen Classroom This book is for kids who need extra help with sensory integration, motor, language, communication, and attention skills, cooking offers a multitude of opportunities to help them work on these skills while having fun. Professional cooking teacher and parent of a son with autism, Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, shows how, with a little planning and preparation, parents and teachers can make cooking a rich learning experience. She also believes cooking together is a way for a parent and child to connect, establishing the type of shared experiences that are the foundation of a cognitive behavior therapy called Relational Development Intervention (RDI), which has proven to be very effective in helping children with autism, including her son. Read Gabrielle's guest post here http://www.rdiconnect.com/blogs/rdi-culture/archive/2010/08/22/cooking-our-way-through-rdi-by-gabrielle-kaplan-mayer.aspx For more information about this book visit http://angelsandwarriors.org/Books2.asp?ArticleNr=11

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