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Readers' Choice: Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book

Meet the 2013 Finalists

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This year's finalists for Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards include parent-written offerings on Asperger syndrome, autism, apraxia, and diabetes. One is a new and expanded version of an old favorite, while another takes on the novel topic of gardening with children with special-education needs. All help readers bloom into more understanding, flexible, and capable parents.

2013 Readers' Choice Award Winner: Asperkids: An Insider's Guide

Asperkids: An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome
Cover image courtesy of Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Title: Asperkids
Subtitle: An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome
Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Length: 192 pages
Website: asperkids.com
Find on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest
Percentage of the Vote: 37%
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Runner-Up: Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs
Cover image courtesy of Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Title: Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs
Subtitle: Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills
Author: Natasha Etherington
Length: 160 pages
Website: www.experiencegardening.com
Find on: Facebook
Percentage of the Vote: 27%
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Finalist: Speaking of Apraxia

Speaking of Apraxia
Cover image by Woodbine House

Title: Speaking of Apraxia
Subtitle: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Author: Leslie A. Lindsay
Length: 450 pages
Website: leslie4kids.wordpress.com/speaking-of-apraxia-book/
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Finalist: Kids First, Diabetes Second

Kids First, Diabetes Second
Cover image courtesy of SpryPublishing

Title: Kids First, Diabetes Second
Subtitle: Tips for Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
Author: Leighann Calentine
Length: 192 pages
Website: www.d-mom.com/kids-first-diabetes-second-book/
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Finalist: Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew
Cover image courtesy of Ellen Notbohm

Title: Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew
Subtitle: Updated and Expanded Edition
Author: Ellen Notbohm
Length: 200 pages
Website: www.ellennotbohm.com
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