Friday, December 3, 2010

Join the Club!

Black Beauty (Unabridged Classics)

I love book clubs. So I'm delighted to find (read in an email
from Leisa Hammett actually) that there are book clubs
especially for teens and adults with autism or other 
developmental delays.

Ohio State University Nisonger Center launched
the Next Chapter Book Clubs to provide a social
group especially for people with developmental disabilities. 
You can find out more at
Contact them to see if there's a book group near you or to start one.
A quick look showed a Midwest cluster (Indiana, Illinois, Ohio)
If you are in Nashville, instant gratification-here's the flyer from my email:


What is the Next Chapter Book Club?

Adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities reading and learning, making friends, and enjoying a fun community gathering place.
How does it work?

Members will meet Tuesday Evenings from 7:00 -8:00 p.m. at the café inside Target on White Bridge Road.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate, no matter their reading or ability level.

NCBC members improve literacy skills, make friends, take part in the community, and have a lot of fun doing it!

If you are interested in participating please contact Sharon Bottorff at HYPERLINK "" or Rita Dozier at
(Funded by a grant from the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities)

Fun         Lifelong Learning         Friends

Oliver Twist (Unabridged Classics)
Ms. Bottorff says that the participants select the books. The other groups picked Black Beauty and Oliver Twist. Contact her or Ms. Dozier about Nashville or other Tennessee groups.

Let's get together and talk books!
-Spectrum Mom

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