Saturday, March 10, 2012

4 Free Kindle Books for Special Needs: Autism & ADHD

On occasion, there are free books available on the Kindle for special needs education and parenting. Sometimes these are preview chapters of full books. Some are always free. And others are free only for a limited time. Here are some books that are free as of the time of this posting. If you choose to purchase one, look at the price under "Buy" instead of "Prime" to verify its current price.

Don't have a Kindle? No worries! You can download a free app for your smartphone, tablet or computer by clicking here. Or, you can finally give in and purchase a Kindle, a Kindle Touch, or the new full-color Kindle Fire.

The Special Needs Parent Handbook - SPECIAL EDITION (abridged version)

The Special Needs Parent Handbook by Jonathan L. Singer that is currently free on the Kindle is an abridged version of the full-price version available in paperback. It advises parents and caregivers how to provide the best care for the child with special needs, as well as how to take care of oneself while doing so. Learn how to continue to care for the rest of the family while also being the best advocate for your child.

The author has a child with a rare genetic disorder that causes autistic tendencies. He hopes to reach other families with autistic children, cerebral palsy, etc. The organization Advocacy for All is also providing free copies of the paperback to libraries around the United States, so that all have easy access to it.

The full version of the book is currently available for Kindle for $9.99. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to Advocacy for All.

Purchase the abridged version for Kindle here.

Saving Deets!: A Family's Journey with Autism

Saving Deets! by Zack Gonzalez is the story of loving and helping a young boy with autism, known as Deets. It is written by Deets' teenage brother, providing a unique point-of-view not often covered in the current market. The honesty shared within the book will resonate with caregivers and families alike, as Zack says what is on everyone else's minds about all kinds of situations. He also shares how his family works to heal his brother.

Portions of the proceeds from the paperback version of the first edition are being donated toward autism research. Purchase a paperback version here.

Purchase the Kindle version here.

ADHD Life: Survive & Thrive: How to Cope With ADHD Life

ADHD Life: Survive & Thrive: How to Cope With ADHD Life by Molly Logan is a look at how adults can cope with their ADHD lives. It is part of a full series of mini-books on living with ADHD, whether yours or someone else in your family. It is written by a mom who personally has ADHD. She also is an expert in the subject, organizing many ADHD conferences and founding Parent Support Groups.

Get your Kindle copy here.

Calm Your Hyperactive Child (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Calm Your Hyperactive Child (52 Brilliant Ideas) by Dr. Sabina Dosani shares 52 different techniques for parents to use to help their child with ADHD. Try a new one each week of the year to see some gradual changes. Tips include modifying the child's diet, watching for warning signs of a hyper breakout, how to use cause and effect, and how to change your own reactions to the behavior.

Get your own Kindle copy here.

While I have not yet read nor reviewed any of these books, I have downloaded them to my Kindle readers. I figure I may as well grab them when they are free and I can read them later. You can also do the same! When I get a chance to read through them, I will post reviews on this blog. Please also share your opinions. Happy reading!

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