ABOUT Ellen Notbohm

Ellen Notbohm

An award-winning author in both nonfiction and fiction, Ellen Notbohm’s work has informed, inspired, and guided millions of readers in more than twenty languages. In addition to her globally renowned books on autism and acclaimed historical novel The River by Starlight, her articles and columns on such diverse subjects as history, genealogy, baseball, writing and community affairs have appeared in major publications and captured audiences on every continent.

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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

A best seller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative audiobook in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes 10 characteristics that help illuminate – not define – children with autism.

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s

Winner of a silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards and Learning Magazine’s Teachers Choice Award, 1001 Great Ideas has been a treasured resource in the autism community since 2004. In this expanded second edition, Ellen Notbohm (best-selling author of the revolutionary book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Veronica Zysk (award-winning author and former editor of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine) present parents and educators with over 1800 ideas, try-it-now tips, eye-opening advice, and grassroots strategies.

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Finalist in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Ellen Notbohm’s first book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew was a shot heard throughout the worldwide autism community. Now, for the teacher in all of us comes Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew. The unique perspective of a child’s voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions, shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways.

The River by Starlight: A Novel

Her brother’s letter touched a match to the wick of Annie’s doused dreams. Dream enough for her, to stroll the length of a town without the abortive glances, the stilted greetings, the wider berth given her on the sidewalk. “I could use some help out here,” he wrote. “What’s holding you to Iowa anyway?”

The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled

From the author of the globally beloved classic Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew comes 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.

Autism in Lockdown: Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, schedule changes, safety protocols, and school closings have added unique challenges to everyone’s lives. But even more so for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Autism in Lockdown includes the most needed tips and insights from 34 of the world’s leading autism experts, including:

  • Dr. Temple Grandin – Temple in Lockdown
  • Carol Stock Kranowitz – In-Sync Activities to Help Kids Cope with Being Cooped Up
  • Dr. Tony Attwood – COVID-19 and Autism
  • Carol Gray – Social StoriesTM for the Pandemic
  • Ellen Notbohm – When Leaders Fall Short
  • Sheila Wagner – Homeschooling and Homework
  • Dr. Raun Melmed – Tools for Stress Management
  • Dr. Jed Baker – Dealing with the New Normal
  • Dr. Jim Ball – Build Structure for Better Behavior
  • Bobbi Sheahan – Everyone Go to their Rooms!

… And many more!

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