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FamilyLight uses this space to recommend reading material of interest to people who care about kids.    We divide these recommendations into non-fictionfiction, and  what we will call semi-fiction. What we call "semi-fiction is writing in a fictional style where the stories are written to communicate a non-fictional message.  The items we list in this category usually include one or more fictional characters teaching something that could also be described in a non-fictional format, surrounded by a larger story of how the teaching affected the (fictional) characters in the story. 

We hope to add a section with original writing by teenagers. 

We invite suggestions for expanding this section.

Fiction -- present entries are all novels about boys on the PDD/ Autism/ Asperger's Spectrum.  Others are being considered.  Suggestions welcome. 

Non-Fiction  --  This is a wide selection of  non-fiction ranging from some not-very-well-known publications that heavily influenced Tom Croke's thinking to current research to items included just because they are controversial. 

Semi-Fiction  --  This includes offerings from the Arbinger Institute that will be of great help to parents into a control battle with a teenager. We welcome suggestions of similar material.  

Feedback is invited. We will publish feedback in good taste, consistent with our standards.  Email

Disclaimer: No  program review, no matter how positive, is a blanket endorsement. No criticism is a blanket condemnation.  When we express our level of confidence in a school or program, that is our subjective opinion with which others might reasonably disagree.  When we assert something as fact, we have done our best to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee that all of our information is accurate and up to date. When we address compliance with our guidelines, you need to remember that these are only OUR guidelines -- not guidelines from an official source.  We have also set the bar very high, and do not expect any school or program to be in total compliance.  It is not appropriate to draw a conclusion of impropriety (or even failure to live up to conventional wisdom) from our lack of confidence in a school or program or from less than perfect conformity to our guidelines.  Some will say we expect too much. Readers are responsible for verifying accuracy of information supplied here prior to acting upon it. We are not responsible for inaccuracies.


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Last updated August 12, 2012

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