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TQS Book Club Topic #3: Helping Adolescents Understand Their Autism

When you’re the parent of a teenager, you can expect to have challenging conversations. 

Adolescence is a tumultuous time in a child’s life, and it often requires families to have deep discussions about big, sometimes uncomfortable, topics. At the same time, it can be challenging to initiate these conversations, especially if your teen is not enthused by talking about their feelings and emotions. 

When that teen is also diagnosed with autism, the complexity of these conversations increases dramatically. 

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TQS Book Club Topic #2: Helping Children Identify Emotions

When is the last time you sat down and tried to describe the emotions you were feeling, either by saying them out loud or writing them down? 

Perhaps you keep a journal. Or perhaps you openly speak about how you feel to a spouse or a friend. Or maybe you are one to simply keep your emotions to yourself. 

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Welcome to the TQS Book Club! Topic #1: Executive Functioning

As a parent of a child with special needs, the head of the nation’s premier school for children with complex challenges, an author, and a bibliophile, I often come across such books -- resources that I know can help families support their children, and that can help children become self-advocates. 

Because I am often asked for these book recommendations from friends, families, and colleagues, I’m excited to announce the start of the TQS Book Club: a series of blog posts that will introduce books, authors, and resources aimed at helping families of children with complex challenges shine.