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US Autism & Asperger Association
January 31, 2012

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JUST RELEASED - Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult.
by Michael P. McManmon, EdD

ORDER THE BOOK NOW! and SAVE 20% off of the retail price of the book*.


"In this book the reader will find multiple suggestions for practicing social interaction, from analyzing short video clips of sitcoms for decoding non-verbal communication to spending time with a mentor learning how to interact successfully in real-world situations such as with a cashier in a supermarket, with classmates in school or co-workers on a job site." — Stephen M. Shore, EdD (excerpt from the Foreword of Made for Good Purpose)

"Made for Good Purpose has a powerful set of tools based on Dr. Michael McManmon's personal experiences and insights as a self-advocate of Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. McManmon defines 'The Donkey Rule', which will be embraced by every reader, as he guides everyone on a path towards achieving their fullest potential." — Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, Chairman of US Autism & Asperger Association, and author of Diagnosis Autism: Now What?

"Michael McManmon's book makes an outstanding contribution to the support, development, and happiness of people on the autism spectrum. It is written with the parents of people with Asperger's Syndrome in mind to help them understand how they can best be studied by professionals employed in the field. The ideas are, above all, practical and based upon experience. They do not depend upon expensive technology but on common-sense based upon observations and sympathetic understanding of the problem. It is written with that detail, insight, and honesty which is only gifted to those with at least one foot in the spectrum." — Paul Shattock, Chairman of ESPA and President of the World Autism Organization, UK

*ORDER THE BOOK NOW! Enter the code USAAA12 when ordering the book online, or when placing your order by phone be sure to mention USAAA12. When you order online and add "Made for Good Purpose" to the cart and check out, be sure to place USAAA12 in the voucher section. That will reduce the price by 20% at the check out.

dr. mcmanmonAbout Michael P. McManmon, EdD - Dr. McManmon is the founder of the College Internship Program (CIP), which serves college-aged students with learning differences and Asperger's Syndrome in six centers across the US. CIP's goal is to prepare young men and women with skills for life, for college, for work, and for independent living. Dr. McManmon was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at 51 years of age. His personal struggles and ensuing victories and those of his students and staff have inspired this book. He resides in Lee, Massachusetts.

Dr. McManmon serves on the US Autism & Asperger Association Advisory Board and has presented at the 2011 and 2010 USAAA World Conferences. He will also be presenting at the USAAA 2012 World Conference this fall.

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