If you have students in middle and high school who regularly show up without supplies, consider letting them keep a second set of materials in the classroom.

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Day 27: Congratulations! It’s Asperger’s Syndrome

Posted on April 27, 2014 in Autism

Congrats Its Aspergers coverA woman diagnosed in adulthood, Jen Birch shares stories of her life with humor and candor, taking us through the years of struggles that ended with her diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. Her search for “normal” in her early years is predictably painful, but Congratulations! It’s Asperger’s Syndrome really focuses mostly on a positive message. Birch uses her autobiography to not only provide some understanding of what Asperger’s syndrome may feel like and look like for some people, but to extend support to others in similar situations.

** Idea for using this book: As you can guess from the title, Jen’s book is encouraging. For this reason alone, it can be a nice gift for someone new to the experience of Asperger syndrome.

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