3 books: Abbie and Arlene's Autism War, The High School Years: A Parent's Guide, and A.B.C. Worry Free


Join us Sunday, December 8, 2019 1-3 pm, three great books, four great authors!

This is an informal event that will allow you time to chat with authors and ask questions in a relaxed setting.

About Abie and Arlene’s Autism War:
Biographical fiction inspired by the author’s true story, describes an autism family’s experiences through the points of view of Abie, a non-verbal child growing up with autism and Arlene, the parent of a child with autism.
Irene Tanzman is a staunch advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. She is the mother of two adults, one of whom is diagnosed with autism. She blogs on topics of healthcare, advocacy, and disability.
Customers will have the opportunity to discuss the book, learn about autism, and share their own experiences with the author.
On April 26, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 59 children (1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

About The High School Years: A Parent’s Guide
Written as an easy to read guide for parents confronting the challenges of shepherding their teenager through the high school years. The guide is organized in two parts.  The first part addresses common issues that appear in each of the four high school years.  The second part discusses cross grade topics.  The Do’s and Don’t’s checklist at the start of each chapter give readers a quick checklist for each topic. An extensive reference section organized by chapter points parents to additional resources.
In part one of the guide the authors address the social emotional and academic issues that teenagers face in each year of high school.  Freshmen are transitioning into high school from middle school. Sophomores are exploring new emotions, new learning activities and new extracurricular activities. Juniors are maturing into young adults, learning to drive and taking and assuming more responsibility. Seniors are focused on gaining independence and getting ready to leave home. The second part of the guide focuses on cross grade issues including mental health, drugs, gender and sexual identity, dating, and technology use and abuse.
“Easy to read, relevant guide filled with valuable information.. The clearly defined chapters cover issues from academic management to socially significant subject matters.”   - Melissa Hegarty, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Educator, and parent of three boys
“An excellent reference. . ., full of sound, straightforward and down to earth advice.” - Shannon Slattery, Art Teacher and Parent
“Packed with sage advice from two experienced parents who are also successful and well-respected educators, . . .Sensible suggestions delivered with a reassuring, matter-of-fact tone.” Michelle Stauss, World Language Teacher, Administrator and Parent.

About A.B.C. Worry Free!

Do you know a child who struggles with worry? Is fear holding them back from being the best they can be?

In A.B.C. Worry Free, author and neuroeducation consultant Noel Foy has developed an actionable approach to worry that will help children process everyday challenges and work through them.

"You'd be surprised what you can teach someone with the right attitude."

"Do you think you could teach someone to worry less?"

Chris chuckled. "Absolutely. As long as they're not afraid to learn something new."

With anxiety among children at double-digit growth, adults are looking for tools children can adopt into their daily practice to manage those feelings. Using a clear three-step plan to shift their perspective on anxious or fearful thoughts, children can regain control over the vicious anxiety cycle. A special section for adults provides evidence-based tips for helping children develop the skills necessary to face and overcome worries and fears.


Event date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
241 Needham Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464