AAPC Publishing Wins Eric Hoffer Award

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AAPC Publishing title, Strategies at Hand - Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support Strategies won the Eric Hoffer Ward.

AAPC authors Tracy G. Mueller and Robin D. Brewer’s Strategies at Hand – Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support Strategies was named a 2011 Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention winner in the Reference category. Strategies at Hand is one of more than 100 titles from AAPC Publishing (http://www.aapcpublishing.net ), a leading publisher of books on autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disorders.

In collaboration with the Council for Exceptional Children, Mueller and Brewer built upon the success of their bestselling Strategies at Hand – Quick and Handy Strategies for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum, this time tackling the critical issue of. Using the same handy flipbook format that made their earlier resource such a welcome tool, Strategies at Hand contains a wide range of behavioral supports divided into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions, in keeping with the Response to Intervention (RTI) continuum. In addition to practical suggestions for each level, Strategies at Hand provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data and much more, all in color-coded sections that make it ideal for quickly solving problems on the spot.

The US Review of Books said Strategies at Hand “. . .show[s] that authors Mueller and Brewer are very knowledgeable on behavioral issues and on how to use concrete ideas regarding positive intervention to help prevent and alleviate behavioral problems. These cards would be an excellent resource for day-to-day use by schoolteachers and administrators.”

For more information on Strategies at Hand, to arrange an interview with Mueller and Brewer, or to request a review copy of the book, please contact Alicia Stuewe at AAPC Publishing at alicia(at)aapcpublishing(dot)net or 913-897-1004.

Robin Brewer, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado. She previously served as a special education teacher and a behavioral consultant for the Colorado Department of Education. Robin started the Autism Task Force while at the Colorado Department of Education and continues to be an active member, training teams to work with students with autism around the state.

Tracy Gershwin Mueller, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Tracy previously worked as a special education teacher and a behavior analyst for families of children and adults with behavior challenges. Her areas of expertise include positive behavior support, parent-school partnerships, and alternative dispute resolution. Tracy is a Colorado-trained mediator.

Established in 1999, the mission of the AAPC Publishing is to be the first source for practical solutions related to autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. AAPC is an independent publisher, located in Overland Park, Kansas, that offers publications at affordable prices so that important resources will not be off limits to anyone with an interest in the autism spectrum.

The Eric Hoffer Award (http://www.hofferaward.com) for short prose and books was established at the start of the 21st century as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit. It honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Eric Hoffer wrote ten books and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan.


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