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I am a wife, a mother to 3, an advocate for children and adults with disabilities, passionate about AAC, and committed to understanding and helping children with autism spectrum disorder. 


Brains, Trains & Video Games: Living The Autism Life
Merritt Island, Florida—June 30, 2011—Brains, Trains & Video Games: Living the Autism Life by Alicia Hart details the emotional, humorous and often profoundly insightful journey of an everyday family raising a child with autism. This is a book about life with Ewan—the center of one family's universe and the gravity that holds them together. Far from being the stressor that causes this family to disintegrate, autism has made this family what it is today. A family that laughs more than it cries, and a family that eagerly awaits for the next Ewanism to spring forth from the lips of this solar system’s sun. Over the years we have built a bridge between his world and ours, his brain and ours, and his perspective and ours. Join us on the journey we’ve taken to help create a world of possibility for our son—a world filled with words, thoughts, ideas, and love.
Alicia Hart, author of Brains, Trains & Video Games, is a wife, mother and advocate for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. She has worked for various autism related agencies, early intervention programs, and has consulted with schools, hospitals, and other programs regarding autism spectrum disorders, feeding aversions, and augmentative and alternative communication. Alicia continues to write and has planned a series of books surrounding the autism life. The first book, Brains, Trains & Video Games details their life through infancy, early intervention, augmentative and alternative communication, feeding problems, medical care and preschool. The next book, Foods, Moods & Isms will be out soon. Information about the author can be found at LinkedIn.
You can find this e-book available for download through Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $8.99. The Amazon book description can be found here and the Barnes and Noble book description is here. You can also find out more information on Facebook at Brains, Trains & Video Games and The Autism Life



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Alicia J. Hart, B.A, is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. Currently Alicia is writing a book on her journey through The Autism Life and runs a website and facebook group by the same name. She is also working on a summer program for local children with autism and their families called Adventure Club. Adventure Club gets children with ASD out into the community to develop social and communicative abilities, promote independence, and foster a positive self-esteem. Alicia volunteers her time regularly to those families and children needing Augmentative and Alternative Communication help or those with feeding difficulties. She has presented to students and faculty at Eastern Illinois University on topics such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Eosinophilic Disorders, NICU and the High Risk Newborn, Infants with Disabilities, Financial Implications for Families Raising a Child with Autism, and Typical Toddler Development. She has presented programs to the community on Neurobiological Advances in Autism Research, Picky Eating, Autism in Infants and Toddlers, The Child with Autism in the Medical Environment, Co-Morbidity and the Child with Autism, and Bridging the Gap: Therapy at Home and in the Clinic. She is also a faculty member of the Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Alicia has also provided trainings regarding Early Intervention and Autism, Early Warning Signs of Autism, Emergency Responders and Autism, Child Care Providers and Autism, New Diagnosis Orientations for families, as well as working with young children in Social Skills groups. Alicia is a member of the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, Kids with Food Allergies, and previously a member of the Child Life Council.