On the Cover
Adam Jones throws out the first pitch during baseball’s first-ever Autism Awareness Day, hosted by the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Class A minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

Autism & Baseball:
Out of the Darkness, Onto the Mound

Adam Jones’ love of baseball is helping him better understand the world around him; and in turn, baseball is helping the world better understand autism.

A Blessing in Disguise
By Linda Tollefsrud
One mother shares the delights that can often accompany disability, and the wisdom gained from seeing the world through the lens of autism.

Autism Around the World – Australia
Get Ready to Wiggle
By Carol Alutius
Are you a Wiggles parent? If so, you may have discovered that singing songs about fruit salad, hot potatoes and crunchy-munchy honey cakes can actually help your child’s development.

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Electronic Emotions: Encyclopaedic
By Simon Baron-Cohen, Jacqueline Hill, Ofer Golan, and Sally Wheelwright
A Cambridge University team of psychologists have used their research background to produce the world’s first encyclopedia of emotions.

Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, Second Edition
Edited by Pasquale J. Accardo, M.D. and Barbara Y. Whitman, Ph.D.
Disability jargon at your fingertips. Includes definitions of terms used in medical, educational, legal and intervention-related arenas. An excellent resource book for every home or professional library.


One Small Starfish: A Mother’s Everyday Advice, Survival Tactics & Wisdom for Raising a Special Needs Child
By Anne Addison
Filled with helpful advice on everything from planning a vacation to finding a babysitter, this book is sure to become one of your all-time favorites.

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Big Fun…and Learning Too! Gymnastics & Sensory Integration

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