The Secret Rules of Social Networking
Nominated for the ABC-CLIO Library Literature Award
The one-of-a-kind resource outlines the unstated rules that guide relationships in an online environment. The authors address Internet safety, romantic relationships, online vs. in-person interactions and more, with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults with communication and social skills challenges.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Barbara Klipper, an ASD mom, was employed for 15 years as a youth services librarian at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT, where she promoted and developed library services for young people with disabilities and their families. She has led workshops for librarians on how to work with and program for children and teens with autism and has presented at conferences on related subjects. Active in the American Library Association (ALA), Barbara has served as a member of the Schneider Family Books Award jury (which recognizes excellent portrayals of characters with disabilities in books for children and teens) and the ALA Accessibility Assembly. For ALSC, the children's division of ALA, she served on and chaired the Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers committee, taught two webinars on programing for young people with ASD, and wrote several articles and blog posts on topics related to children with autism, including one on apps and autism. Her book, Programing for Children and Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorder received a strong review in Autism Asperger Digest and a starred review in School Library Journal, and was been nominated for the ABC-CLIO library literature award.
Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser holds a master's in counseling psychology and a certificate in autism spectrum disorder from Antioch University. Currently, she works with young adults with ASD, providing counseling and social skills coaching. In addition, she councils neurotypical adults and children whose parents have ASD. Shapiro-Rieser also holds a D.Min. in spiritual direction. In her role as spiritual director, she was recognized by interfaith Connections of Western Massachusetts for her work in building Jewish identity in children with special needs. As a second degree-black belt, she has seen the benefits of martial arts for people with ASD, and she encourages clients to become more involved in such activities. Finally, Rhonda is a novelist, having authored A Place of Light, a finalist for the Rainbow Prize.