Perfect Targets and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$17.75
Qty:1
  • List Price: $23.95
  • Save: $6.20 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying--Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World Paperback – October 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-1931282185 ISBN-10: 1931282188 Edition: illustrated edition

Buy New
Price: $17.75
22 New from $2.00 40 Used from $0.01
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.75
$2.00 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying--Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World + The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens With Asperger Syndrome + Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends
Price for all three: $41.31

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Teacher Supplies
Browse our Teacher Supplies store, with everything teachers need to educate students and expand their learning.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.; illustrated edition edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931282188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931282185
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #584,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Perfect Targets is jam packed with easy-to-implement solutions for identifying, resolving, and preventing bullying. -- Stephen M. Shore, Author, Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome; Board president, Asperger's Association of New England<br /><br />Perfect Targets lets readers experience the devastating and long-term effects that bullying can have on individuals. -- Amanda Lautenschlager, parent<br /><br />Perfect Targets provides helpful guidelines for administrators, teachers, and parents. A MUST READ for all parents and professionals. --Diane Adreon, associate director, University of Miami Center for Autism & Related Disabilities

About the Author

Rebekah Heinrichs, MSN, M.S.ED., is an educational consultant specializing in autism and Asperger Syndrome. She has a master's degree in pediatric nursing and a master's degree in special education with a focus on autism/Asperger Syndrome. Her current interests include bullying issues and supportive educational programs for parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Rebekah resides in Chelsea, Michigan.

Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles.


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

This book was exactly what I was looking for...great insight, great ideas!
SmileyMom
This is a great book that should be mandatory for all Special Education staff and administration staff of every school district!
T. Coppa
The insights given by one AS adult looking back on his bullied childhood was very helpful to me in our situation.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Petro on October 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
As a parent of a teen with Asperger Syndrome and an educator, I cannot stress the importance of this book enough. It is an essential resource that is a "must read" for every educator, administrator and pupil support service provider. My child had been severely harassed in her middle school to the point of school refusal. Every day she would beg me not to send her to "hell". As I read Perfect Targets, I saw my daughter's life in middle school unfold upon its very pages. I plan to gift this book to every elementary, middle and high school administrator in my district with the hope that no other AS child will have to endure such physical or emotional pain.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
As the mom of an Aspie who is being bullied I found the information timely and helpful. Harrassment is a very complex issue, but this book breaks it down into all it's components nicely. The real life stories just broke your heart, but are all too familliar.
The aspect I found the most surprising was on the kids who want to help but instead are on the sidelines watching it happen, and why they act that way. Each situation is different, but I feel this book will be helpful to most parents with an Aspie child. Maybe one of the true life stories will speak to your situation. The insights given by one AS adult looking back on his bullied childhood was very helpful to me in our situation.
At the very least, it is comforting to know that as a parent you aren't alone in your pain!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lexi on November 19, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Rebekah Heinrichs nails this bullying and asperger's. It's truly well written and the IEP goals, student surveys, countless stories that I kept knodding to all make this book a must have. We didn't have ANY goals last year on bullying. Who would have thought you could? We got through all the educational goals including PT, OT, Speech but never did I think of bullying. I didn't think we'd have to worry about it either but I should have listened to our autism specialist who warned us that nearly 100% of Asperger's children are bullied at some point. :( We weren't prepared last year when it started for our son and things went pretty bad. At the end of the school year last year, we had our IEP planning meeting. We copied the IEP goals from Perfect Targets and with a few minor adjustments, put ourselves in a much, MUCH better situation this year. Things aren't perfect for us but we are in a better situation to deal with the school that truly does want to help but really sometimes just doesn't understand our kids. Remember, they look soooo normal but they need so much understanding and compassion and protection too.

Get copies for your school too instead of re-ordering and paying extra for shipping.

The author has a website for support on any issues dealing with asperger's and she sometimes posts herself too!

UPDATE: What is written above was right when we were having some issues and I wasn't sure if we were headed down the same path as last year which was horrible. We've been working with the school (with the team of staff members and ourselves often referring to this book) and the bullying is almost completely gone. It took an open social worker (new one this year) to give this a chance and try something new.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sally on October 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
This excellent book on bullying and Asperger Syndrome is so needed. It provides lots of practical approaches to parents, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and students. Everyone who is concerned about the impact of bullying in our schools and communities could benefit from reading this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is the book that every parent and/or caretaker of a child with Asperger's Syndrome has been waiting for. People with Asperger's, which is a neurobiological condition on the autism spectrum experience social difficulties including communication. Since people with AS often find tacit Social Codes & Rules challenging at best, incomprehensible at worst, they are often targeted by bullies. This book is a good tool of empowerment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I think this is an excellent book in how it presents a School based bullying prevention plan with the AS youngster in mind. The writing is clear and information well organised, This will be an invualuable resource for parents to share with teachers and administration. The book details excellent interventions at the school and class level for preventing and reducing the incidences of bullying in school.

However, one part that I found sadly missing was on how to prep the AS child himself on handling or facing bullying. I have found that not all teachers are open to suggestions and not all situations can be made 100% safe for my AS child. What my child really needs is to learn how to protect himself from and react to bullies. No school or teacher can ensure total safety and, frankly, there will be bullies later on in college and perhaps even in the workplace. I've even had my child's 'friends' come over to our home and verbally bully him. It is the child I want to bullyproof, not the situation.

I think that the cover of the book is misleading in that it states 'Practical solutions for surviving the social world'. The implication, to me anyway, was that the practical solutions would be for the AS child to use in his survival strategies, not for the school to implement as a way to keep him safe.

So, as a bullying prevention program this is a wonderful guide for teachers, parents and administrators. For parents looking for a life skills book to help their child, this is not going be the resource it may seem.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews