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AAPC Publishing is offering book discounts on select titles and Q & As with top autism experts throughout April.

Throughout April, AAPC Publishing is celebrating Autism Awareness Month by hosting Q & A's with a select group of our recognized authors in the field of autism. AAPC Publishing specializes in books and multi-media on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related exceptionalities for individuals on the spectrum, their parents, families, peers, educators and other professionals.

AAPC Publishing will facilitate the month-long exchange between professionals, parents and individuals on the spectrum and the participating authors. The company will be accepting questions beginning March 26, 2012 and continuing throughout the month of April.

Questions can be submitted via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Autism-Asperger-Publishing-Company/74393094265), LinkedIn (AAPC Publishing http://www.linkedin.com/pub/aapc-publishing-company/4a/18a/315) and Twitter (aapcpub) https://twitter.com/#!/aapcpub and answers to selected questions will be posted in beginning April 1, 2012 and updated regularly throughout the month. You may also submit questions by e-mail to amy(at)aapcpublishing(dot)net.

Participating authors include:

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world and written more than 150 articles and books on ASD including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) (AAPC 1999) and The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated rules in Social Situations (AAPC 2004). In addition, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.

Susan Diamond M.A., CCC is a licensed speech-language pathologist with a private practice in Alameda, California. She provides diagnosis and treatment of language delays and disorders and specializes in social language skills. Her passion is pragmatic language and helping people gain success in communication. Her book Social Rules for Kids: The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed (AAPC 2011) recently won the 2011 Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal.

Jenny Clark Brack, OTR/L, BCP (AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics) is a licensed pediatric occupational therapist with over 22 years experience working as a school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, private practitioner, speaker, consultant, author, and inventor. Ms. Clark currently owns a pediatric therapy private practice Jenny's Kids, Inc. She has written a book on sensory processing entitled Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes (AAPC 2004), and more recently has written a sequel Learn to Move, Moving Up! Sensorimotor Elementary School Activity Themes (AAPC 2009).

Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist in the Central Pennsylvania region. She specializes in the development of self-regulation and social cognition skills. Additionally, she is co-founder of Destination Friendship which is an organization providing fun, community-based opportunities targeted at developing friendship skills in children, adolescents, and teenagers with ASD. Kelly is author of two books: Destination Friendship: Developing Social Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Benton, Hollis & Womer) and Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding .The latter is winner of Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal 2011.

Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D is director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in disability services for 27 years and consults at many higher education institutions. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger Syndrome and is co-author of two books Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel (AAPC 2009) and The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum (AAPC 2012).

Stephen Shore, Ed.D. is an assistant professor at Adelphi University where he teaches courses in special education and autism. In addition to being a prolific writer, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. His accomplishments are remarkable considering that as a young child, he was diagnosed with "atypical development with strong autistic tendencies" and recommended for institutionalization. He is the author of the 2003 book: Beyond the Wall (AAPC 2003) and Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum (AAPC 2004). He recently narrated a new film currently in production titled DESIRE: A film about Sexuality, Relationships & Disabilities.    

Christopher Lynch, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the program coordinator for the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine department within Goryeb Children's Hospital. Dr. Lynch provides extensive services for children who have social, emotional, behavioral, and/or sensory needs. His passion and career focus has been on developing therapy services to help these children with developing stress and anxiety management skills. Dr. Lynch has 15 plus years of experience in the field of child behavioral health. He has practiced in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and clinics both at home and abroad, including 5 years in Ireland. Dr. Lynch has spoken on and published material on a wide range of topics that pertain to child behavioral health. His soon-to-be-released book is Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool A Stress Management Workbook for Kids With Social, Emotional, or Sensory Sensitivities.

According to the latest statistics, 1 in 88 children in the United States are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making the need to inform and educate greater than ever. Join us in our efforts to inform and educate in hopes of improving outcomes for all individuals on the spectrum.

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