Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
Parents all over the world are suddenly homeschooling. Are you one of them? If you have children on the autism spectrum, the prospect may seem even more daunting.
Homeschooling, Autism Style: Reset for Success will give you what you need. You’ll plan out the best way for your kids to learn at home, according to their own strengths and rhythms, find varied and fun activities to create teachable moments, and integrate learning into everyday life.
You’ll also meet three fictional characters you may recognize from your own family: Distractible Dory, Hyper-focused Hermione, and Creative Calvin. Learn how personalizing a homeschooling experience works for each of them.
Homeschooling, Autism Style is written by a mother-daughter team. Wendela is an autism consultant, author, and speaker. Siobhan, also a writer, grew up in an autism-majority family and successfully homeschooled herself for several years.
Although the book was written primarily for homeschooling famlies with children on the autism spectrum, these tools are equally effective for your kids with other challenges, and even for typically developing children.
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on your homeschooling journey, you’ll find something here for your family.
Siobhan Marsh is a disability advocate and Kay Snow Award-winning writer living in Salem, Oregon. Growing up with chronic illness that made on-campus education difficult, Siobhan completely restructured her homeschooling schedule and developed many strategies which she includes in this book, allowing her to fit in doctor’s appointments, creature pursuits, and volunteer work while maintaining her GPA and graduating second in her class. She is also uniquely suited to discuss neurodiverse family life as the daughter and sister of autists.
Wendela Whitcomb Marsh is an autism educator, speaker, consultant, and author of The ABCs of Autism in the Classroom: Setting the Stage for Success and Independent Living with Autism: Your Roadmap to Success. In addition, she co-authored with Raun Melmed Autism Parent Handbook: Start with the End Goal in Mind. Spouse and parent to awesome autists, she lives in Salem, Oregon with her three children and two cats.