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The Power of Kindness

In this book, Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art, sets out to discover what it is that makes us kind to others. From the boulevards of Spain, to emotionally intelligent robots in Osaka, Japan, Goldman stops at nothing to find the root cause of empathy. Powerful and engaging, The Power of Kindness investigates why kindness is so vital to our existence.
Pages: 352
$22.00 – ISBN: 978-0143129271

The Reason I Jump

A story never before told and a memoir to help change our understanding of the world around us, 13-year-old Naoki Higashida’s astonishing, empathetic book takes us into the mind of a boy with severe autism. He examines issues as diverse and complex as self-harm, perceptions of time and beauty, and the challenges of communication, discrediting the belief autistic people are anti-social loners who lack empathy.
Pages: 192
$19.95 – ISBN: 978-0345807823
Vintage Canada

Visions, Truths & Inspirations:
A Life’s Journey with Bipolar Disorder

Together with verses written during times of either side of the poles of bipolar disorder, Sandy tells of her experiences with those she lived with as family members as well as those with whom she came into contact. All this time trying to reach a level of a clear understanding of her own disorder, one which is also called an illness. The faith she had in God brought her to an acceptance that her life was not only difficult to define but mostly one that was difficult to endure. But she never gave up.
Pages: 146
$19.15 – ISBN: 978-1641389792
Page Publishing, Inc.

The Autistic Brain:
Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed

Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children.  Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions.
Pages: 256
$22.50 – ISBN: 978-054422773
Mariner Books

Websites

Inspire Me Today

inspiremetoday.com
Each day Inspire Me Today® can help you remember how magnificent you truly are with inspirational essays, quotes, photos and more from thought leaders worldwide. It is their humblest desire to help you reconnect each morning to the magnificence that you truly are. Contributors are people making a difference in the world with their leadership.

ILWAD

ILiveWithADisability.com
ILWAD.com is the first social networking platform of its kind, empowering people with disabilities and their loved ones with the tools and resources they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. It offers all of the benefits of larger social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, but in a controlled, monitored, and honest setting. At ILWAD.com you are not defined by the limitations of your disability, rather you are defined by what you continue to overcome.

Videos

Keep the change

A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people on the autism spectrum who begin a relationship after meeting in a support group. The film is largely casted with non-professional actors who themselves live with ASD, providing added realism to the story, which has a mixture of funny, sweet and tragic tones.
See the trailer at imdb.com

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