An Owner's Manual is an interactive workbook designed for young people grades 5 through 8 for use with guidance from a helping teacher or parent. Written for adolescents, this book describes what Asperger Syndrome is and how it can affect daily life. With the help of an adult, the child completes a series of exercises related to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of their life.
Ellen Korin, MEd, is a special educator with more than 35 years of experience in public and private education and almost 15 years working as a life skills coach with children and adults with organizational, motivational, executive functioning, and autism spectrum disorders. She has developed a protocol and a set of interventions that have proven effective for helping persons on the spectrum to improve their quality of life. Ellen earned her bachelors degree at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She obtained a master's degree in special education from Boston State College. She presents locally and nationally.