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Autism Essentials

Prevention, Evaluation, Remediation, Education, Vocational, Legal Aspects, and Parental Advice

The focus of Autism Essentials is to provide parents and teachers access to the most current policies, practices, and suggestions regarding children on the spectrum. As opposed to a scholarly and highly technical presentation, this book is written in a form that is easy to understand and follow.

It is our intention to de-mystify autism by presenting a step-by-step, highly professional, carefully constructed manual for addressing the needs of our children, both prenatal and after the spectrum diagnosis.

Most of the authors chosen to be part of this important project recognized experts in their fields. Access to their backgrounds, books, and journal articles is provided.

The authors were asked to provide a chapter specifically related to their specialty. Their submissions were made without financial compensation.

Profits from the sales of this book will be used to provide counseling, support, and training for emotionally challenged moms and dads throughout the United States.


the autism help book

The Autism Helpbook

By Sarah Carrasco

Your Child has been diagnosed with autism. Now what?

When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents find themselves navigating insurance law, special education services, and therapy options. Wouldn’t it be easier to have all of this information in one, easy-to-read book?

The Autism Helpbook gives parents the tools they need in order to help their child thrive. Written in conversational language, The Autism Helpbook offers practical advice on self-care, obtaining a diagnosis, insurance, and Medicaid, biomedical interventions, therapies, education, preparing for adolescence and adulthood, legal considerations, and life with autism.

Written by the mother of a sixteen-year-old boy with autism, this book offers practical advice for parents, caregivers, and professionals in an unintimidating manner. Rather than spending years learning to navigate systems of care, parents can use this book as a tool to hit the ground running and get their children the services they need in a timely fashion.

The only book on the market of its kind, The Autism Helpbook is THE resource guide for parents, family members, and professionals.


I'm Sorry Jimmy Muscle

I’m Sorry Jimmy Muscle

By Debra J. O’Fee

At the time when we first received my son’s autism diagnosis, we were trying to settle into new lives in a new location outside of the city. In a new neighborhood, in a new school district. The diagnosis forced a reorganizing of priorities. Most important was looking into all the therapies that would help Ryan learn to communicate with us.

Many children with autism have sensory issues, my son was one of them. There were many upsetting experiences in the beginning as we tried to help him cope with his differences. There were many meltdowns and embarrassing scenes in public. We dealt with judgmental stares of non-understanding people.

Just when I felt so overwhelmed, exhausted, and unable to handle another thing, my son went missing for a short period of time. We learned that he is an eloper, as are 48% of children with autism. My son, who seemed to be disinterested and unable to focus on most things, was calculating and strategizing in one area: removing himself from situations in which he was uncomfortable. Things became worse before they became better. The theme of our lives became trying to keep one step ahead of his beautiful, creative mind.

This is our story.


The Gifted One The Journey Begins

The Gifted One – The Journey Begins

This book is the first book of a trilogy

Meet, Coach, the World’s Greatest Healer, his messenger, Theophane, a blind beggar with supernatural powers, and his initiate, a man he calls City Fear. At Coach’s remote desert ranch, City Bear experiences a transformative week of lessons and truths intertwined with a hilarious and endearing romance with the housekeeper, Star. On the final day, he is given a mission to bring about changes in the world.

One reviewer described this book as a new genre, the self-help novel.


How Women Will Change the World the journey continues - book 2 in trilogy

How Women Will Change the World

The Journey Continues

Six centuries before Christ, Katerina, born on the Greek Island of Lesbos, became the scribe for Sapho, the first woman to educate women. Two millennia passed before Katarina was reincarnated in Santa Fe, New Mexico as Kathleen O’Malley.

At age forty, Kathleen became an initiate of the Gifted One on his remote desert ranch and prepared to lead a sisterhood of uniquely talented women in Athens, Greece at the Hotel Grande Bretagne to create long-overdue changes.


The Book of Sasquatch

The Book of Sasquatch

Sasquatch, the dominant male Big Foot in his domain in the Hoh Forrest, begins his journey to greater awareness with a burning hatred of mankind, bent on seeking revenge against humanity for the senseless murder of his son at the hands of a human hunter.

Then Sasquatch begins to receive telepathic messages about love, kindness, and caring for others. Sasquatch comes to realize that the mind messages are coming from a non-verbal child with autism.

The truth that Sasquatch learns from the child changes his path, causing him to challenge everything he once believed and to sacrifice everything for the hope of a New World, where anything is possible.



The Meaning and Purpose of Life

The Meaning and Purpose of Life
By Peter Kalellis

The Meaning and Purpose of Life is a book that raises important yet simple questions in our mind.  We can take life for granted, as did ancient philosophers: Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die;  or as present-day, mature people, we can ask simple yet nonjudgmental questions to ourselves, “Am I happy that today has been a fulfilling day in my life?  Am I doing things that are important to myself and are of some benefit to others?”  Our answers to these questions reveal our human potential to take purposeful action and thus, give our life meaning.

The Fablehood Trilogy

Each of us has a story, and each story offers a lesson into what we are about. Fablehood is a way of sharing my story in the form of little anecdotes, parables if you will, each of which cover some small aspect of my life and some moral drawn from it. Along the way, I share the people and circumstances who have touched and populated my life with wisdom. You, the reader, are the same. For just like you, I am not a haphazard product, nor have I been able to set up my own design. Like each of you, I am a compendium of all the people I have interacted with during my life. This book tells my story by virtue of little vignettes. Enjoy them and share them within your own heart.

This volume, which covers my life from the ages of two to ten, and the ones that will follow it, are dedicated to the souls that have touched my soul, and enriched me in the process. It is my hope that you, the reader, will find elements in common with your own life, and draw out pearls of your own. For each of us is a fable unto ourselves, made up of all with whom we have been blessed to know.

More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye is a collaboration between a mother and son, Laura Hirsch and Trevor
Hirsch. Trevor was diagnosed with regressive autism at age three. He is now 25 years old. He
does not say a lot verbally, however Trevor learned how to play the piano and sing songs when
he was 21 years old. Then, two years later, he started doing Spelling 2 Communicate, and
learned to spell on a letterboard what he couldn’t say verbally. He spelled to his mom that he
wanted to write a book with her about his life to inspire others. Trevor even chose the title of the
book. As an author of numerous books, Laura knew she had to tell Trevor’s story. This method is
giving a voice to the voiceless millions who have been trapped in a silent cage, and have been
misunderstood their entire lives.
If this wasn’t enough, since Trevor has been doing Spelling 2 Communicate, he has been able to
share with Laura that he has other gifts of telepathy and mediumship, and has proven that he can
communicate with his horse, and angels (people in spirit). There is so much More Than Meets
the Eye in so many people that appear to be cognitively disabled, when in fact, their disability
could be a motor planning disability. What if they have been in there all along, hearing and
remembering everything their entire lives, but just not able to get what is in their mind into
verbal communication? Spelling 2 Communicate moves communication from the small motor
movement of speaking to the large motor movement of using the arm to point to letters on a
letterboard with the assistance of a communication partner.
This book challenges the mainstream view of people with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum
Disorder, and will empower people to get their nonverbal loved ones “on board.” With the
autism rate in America at 1 in 36 and rising, with 40 percent of them considered nonverbal,
parents need to know what is new and possible. Through spelled communication, many former
nonverbal people with autism are finding their voices and changing their lives and futures. A
spelling revolution is underway.