Learning the Hidden Curriculum
The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult
Drawing from her personal experiences, Judy Endow, author of the "2010 and 2011 Hidden Curriculum Calendars," provides lots of hidden curriculum items that pertain to most areas of adult life. In relating how she personally has learned to more successfully maneuver social interactions, she also presents a framework for developing the ability to more quickly assess a situation and take steps to avoid making social blunders BEFORE they have been committed. A sampling of strategies includes Pause and Match, Laugh Along, Recognized and Expand Black-and-White Thinking, and It Is Not Necessary to Report All My Truths. Judy's framework enables readers to learn to create their own social "rules" and, as a result, live freer, more successful lives. The fact that the book is written by an autistic person who has learned by trial and error makes it all the more valuable. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
, MSW, is an author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics, is part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Statewide Autism Training Team and has been a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter, and the Autism National Committee. maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Judy received the Dr. Cathy Pratt Award for Autism Professional of the Year. In addition, she is a resource specialist and clinician at Common Threads Family Resource Center in McFarland, Wisconsin.
Her first book, Making Lemonade, Hints for Autism's Helpers
, shows how Judy has used the lemons of her autism to "make lemonade" in her own life. Paper Words, Discovering and Living with My Autism
the International Book Award Finalist in Autobiographies/Memoirs. Judy has also received the Autism Society Media Excellence Award for her DVD, The Power of Words: How We Talk about People with Autism Spectrum Disorders Matters!
In addition, she has authored the 2010 and 2011 Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Older Adolescents and Adults. Outsmarting Explosive Behavior, A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders;
and Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go;
and The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment
are Judy's most recent books. She brings a great depth of understanding and compassion to all the work she does. Check out Judy Endow's Blog here