What Does Your Autistic Daughter Wish You Knew?

The Autism Women’s Network (AWN) has been around since 2010. They have built a supportive community and set of resources for autistic people who identify as women. What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew is their first book release (and their first time as editors of an anthology). The women who contributed to the book come from AWN’s online community—some are writers whose work we’ve admired for years and some will be brand new discoveries for readers. The editors at AWN plan on making this the first of many books covering … [Read more...]

It’s an Autism Thing…I’ll Help You Understand

Emma Dalmayne is a mother to six  childen. "Some are diagnosed while others are not but all are gloriously neurodiverse," says Emma who home educates the youngest two, one of who has complex special needs. Emma began writing a year ago and found the reaction from her readers to be very positive. She writes a monthly column her on Geek Club Books and has also been published on The Mighty, Autism Daily Newscast, Special Needs Jungle and Autistic Spectrum Digest. She's found her passion for helping and educating parents and professionals about … [Read more...]

How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler

Natasha Daniels has been a child therapist for fifteen years with a specialty in anxiety and toddler mental health. Over the years she grew frustrated that there were no available parenting books that solely addressed anxiety in very young children. Having anxious children herself, she grew passionate about providing a resource to fill in the gap. "Anxiety looks so different in young children – it is often misdiagnosed or missed completely. Writing How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler has fueled my passion to provide ongoing support and … [Read more...]

Curious Interviews 2015: Authors, Autism, Inspirations, Oh My!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. Maya Angelou In 2015, our curiosity took us to places beyond our imaginations. We discovered people of passion and compassion. We learned about ourselves and others through literature, personal stories, and from those who are doing good works. Here is a recap of the amazing interviews we published in 2015: [Tweet "Read @geekclubbooks 2015 curious interviews with authors, changemakers, entrepreneurs for … [Read more...]

Autimism: Blooming with Autism

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Jodi Murphy Interview with Jodi Goldberg, Founder of Blooming with Autism I'm so happy to feature Blooming with Autism because this organization focuses on the positive side of autism which is what the 'Autimism' movement is all about. I caught up with founder, Jodi Goldberg, to find out more about her version of positive autism advocacy. Why did you start Blooming with Autism? I started Blooming with Autism because I felt and still feel that a … [Read more...]