The Autism Trail Guide
Postcards from the Road Less Traveled

by Ellen Notbohm

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Book of the Year AwardEllen Notbohm’s child’s-perspective approach to autism has delighted, informed and inspired autism communities around the world through her multi-award winning books Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s (co-authored with Veronica Zysk), and Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew.

Now comes the long-awaited e-book edition of The Autism Trail Guide, a compendium of insights as wide as the autism spectrum itself, a cohesive compilation of articles and columns to guide parents of children with autism in taking on daily challenges while celebrating what their children bring to their world. Ellen offers concrete advice on everyday issues like math homework, video games and tricky behavior, while also tackling more abstract concepts of parenting that have no simple answers. When to take risks and when to play it safe. When to step up and when to back off. How to hang on and when to let go.

E-book edition includes study guide for group discussion or self-reflection.

Praise from parents and professionals:

“When my grandson was diagnosed with autism, I devoured dozens of books and hundreds of articles. Just when I was sure I couldn’t read anything new, I picked up The Autism Trail Guide. It’s helped me more than any book I’ve read. Ellen Notbohm’s writing is inspiring, and she gives me strength and hope every day to help Jake.”
~Jennifer Hutchinson, author of Unlocking Jake


The Autism Trail Guide is GREAT! I suggest this book to any parent with a child on the spectrum, and to any teacher of that child.  Thank you to the author, for opening my eyes even wider on what I can do as a parent as well as help my child’s educators and specialists better understand him.” ~
~Michelle F. Buff, Founder, Appetite Solutions


“I’m renaming The Autism Trail Guide ‘The Support Group Guide.’  The essays flow so seamlessly that we use two for each meeting, concentrating on one for as long as it takes, then touching on the other for the next meeting. We pick up the new topic, and refer to the prior one when necessary. If the author had this in mind when she compiled the book, she’s a genius!”

~Linda Hamati, autism parent support group leader