I loved it…your book is in written in both parent and classroom teacher friendly language. The explanations and real life examples… make it a great teacher tool regardless of whether you are working with a child with autism or not. It gives a great balance of the perspective of the parent and the teacher perspective and wonderful suggestions as to how to nurture that critical relationship in our efforts to provide necessary supports.
I love the templates, especially the one to go home to initiate the IEP. As a principal, I will use this book over and over to support staff in the yearly process of creating their IEP’s… You have created a wonderfully touching book that will be SO valuable to many teachers and parents who want to do the right things, but don’t have the insight (understanding) necessary or the tools – you gave us both!
I think this should be a must read at least for special education teachers, but I think that all teachers and all parents of children with Autism and of course all administrators, should read it. I read it this evening so it doesn’t take long. It is full of strategies, resources, experiences, explanations, etc. and was well worth my time.