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 Early Intervention Book

2008 NAPPA Gold Award Winner; 2008 Finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year;

& 2009 Gold Award Winner in the Independent Publisher Awards: 

Early Intervention and Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers







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Future Horizons 

When your child has just been diagnosed with autism, questions and concerns immediately flood your mind.  What do I need to know first? What do I need to do first? What program is right for my child?   

“This book is the bible for families with a young child diagnosed with autism.”
– Special Needs Judge

“The explanation of how autism affects the brain should be a ‘must read’ for everyone.”
– Parent Tester with a child on the spectrum

This book discusses the components of a “perfect” program for young children with autism, including a variety of proven techniques, and gives parents tools to assess whether or not they “fit” their child and their family. It also includes a how-to guide for setting up an effective Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and transitioning a child with autism into a public school program.


Released January 1, 2008 (ISBN 9781932565553):


Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has been in the autism field for twenty years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to autism, such as inclusion services, functional behavior assessment, social skills training, behavior management, direct instruction, sensory issues, and accountability.
Contributing Author/Autism Aspergers Digest Magazine

Jim Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D
Teaching | Best Practices in the Elementary Years

Dr. Jim Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), has been working in the field of autism for 20+ years in a variety of public and private settings, providing educational, employment and residential services for children and adults with ASD. He is the author of the book, Early Intervention & Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers (Future Horizons, 2008) and numerous published articles addressing behavior, social skills, early intervention, trauma and employment.

Jim’ book, Early Intervention & Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers, was a finalist (1 of 10, Education category) in the ForeWord Book of the Year awards competition. A jury of readers, librarians and booksellers judge entrees based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre. Being named a finalist is an honor in itself. The book also captured a 2009 Gold Award in the Parenting category in the Independent Publisher Book Awards program.

And, the awards just kept coming! It also nabbed a NAPPA Gold Award in the 2009 competition – NAPPA’s highest honor! The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is the "go-to" source for parents and professionals looking for the best children’s products and resources for parents.

Book Synopsis: In an easy-to-read, question-answer format, Dr. Jim explains what makes children with autism tick, how to get the most out of early intervention services, and how to choose the most effective treatment options. Helpful features include: 10 Common Myths about Children with ASD, 7 Effective Teaching Strategies, 10 Behavior Rules to Live By, and Must-have EI Goals and Objectives for Children with ASD. No matter what your level of “autism expertise,” this is a game plan to start working with children with autism.



Independent Publisher Book Awards


ForeWord Book of the Year - Finalist