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Books We Recommend

  • The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home (Huntsville Library eAudiobook and Amazon)
    • Are you smart, scattered, and struggling? You're not alone. Cutting-edge research shows that today's 24/7 wired world and the growing demands of work and family life may simply max out the part of the brain that manages complex tasks. In this essential guide, leading experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare help you map your own executive skills profile and take effective steps to boost your organizational skills, time management, emotional control, and nine other essential capacities.

  • Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy (Huntsville Library eAudiobook and Amazon)
    • Leaving high school and going to college is complicated for everyone. But if you're a student on the autism spectrum who is about to enter higher education for the first time, it might be a little bit more complicated for you. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and we're giving you the advice that we wish someone could have given us when we headed off to college. We’ve done this all before--let us help you out.

  • A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (Amazon)
    • Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. 

  • Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (The BASICS College Curriculum) (Amazon)
    • The BASICS College Curriculum presents a hands-on approach to learning essential life and study skills for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book focuses on the transition to college, developing key academic skills, navigating campus social life, and living away from home for the first time.

  • FOCUS on College Success (Amazon)
    • Many students today are distracted, over-optionalized, and over-obligated. FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS addresses these issues head-on, creating teachable moments and concrete results in every face-to-face or online learning experience. New for 2021: Empower your students to connect the dots between what they're learning now and their current or future careers with How Transferable Are Your Skills? - a new MindTap activity that challenges students to identify how their personal and academic experiences can help them become career-ready.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Huntsville Library and Amazon)
    • This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.