anne-carpenterMy name is Anne Carpenter and I am the librarian for the Autism Society of Michigan and a woman with autism. Even though there is a great deal of coverage of autism in the media, many questions about the disorder remain. Parents and teachers are always seeking information about autism spectrum disorder. There are many “experts” in the autism field who have studied for many years but the “true” experts are the individuals with autism spectrum disorders themselves because they are actually experiencing autism and can speak from the inside.

When someone in the autism field gives advice it can be very helpful but when an individual with an autism spectrum disorder gives information or advice, it has a great deal more power and is more creditable because the person is speaking from personal experience. It is important to hear from the “experts,” as this will considerably increase our understanding of autism and how to help people on the Spectrum to live happy, productive, meaningful lives.

My strengths in this arena are helping parents when a child is newly diagnosed, sensory issues, seeing challenging behavior as ways of communicating and adapting to the environment, transition issues, employment, and living as an adult with an autism spectrum disorder. I invite your questions, but be patient; I’ll answer as many as I can as soon as I can!

Anne’s Recent Book and Website Reviews

Safe and Sound: Smart911 to the Rescue!

January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Safe and Sound: Smart911 to the Rescue!

Today I found out about a brand-new service called Smart911 where one fills out a profile that includes telephone number, address and other info. If an emergency comes up first responders will know who you [...]

December 31st, 2015|Comments Off on

WEBSITE REVIEW: ( Anne Carpenter One of the many labels that people with ASD often have assigned to them before they get the correct diagnosis (including me!) is ADHD. The characteristics such as difficulties [...]

Autism Spectrum News

December 31st, 2015|Comments Off on Autism Spectrum News

WEBSITE REVIEW: Autism Spectrum News ( Anne Carpenter A few years ago I reviewed an online newsletter about autism that was interesting, but times have changed and so has the understanding of ASD and its [...]

Liane Holliday-Willey’s Blog

December 31st, 2015|Comments Off on Liane Holliday-Willey’s Blog

WEBSITE REVIEW:  Liane Holliday-Willey’s Blog ( Anne Carpenter Liane Holliday-Willey, who wrote Pretending to Be Normal, has had a new, revised edition of her famous book published and along with it a shiny new blog [...]

The Secret Rules of Social Networking

December 31st, 2015|Comments Off on The Secret Rules of Social Networking

TITLE: The Secret Rules of Social Networking AUTHOR: Klipper, Barbara and Shapiro-Rieser, Rhonda SUJBECT AREA: Autism Spectrum Disorder-Social Networking PUBLISHER: Autism Asperger Publishing Co. PUBLICATION DATE: 2015 NUMBER OF PAGES: 66 As more and more [...]

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