In the Hopkins Kindness Corner we share books that are sure to pull at your heart strings and get your child thinking of others.  We believe that kindness is essential in not only spreading happiness to others but being happy yourself.  We use many of the books we shar...

Brave Irene by William Steig is the story of a helpful and resilient young girl named Irene.  Irene with her big heart look to help her sick mother get a ball gown across town to the duchess for her ball that night.  Her delivery turns out to be a lesson in resilience...

Dealing with anxiety is actually something that many young adults with or without ASD experience. An example of this would be having a desire to attend an event in the city, but also having a fear of driving in traffic, parallel parking, or bad weather.  When not overc...

Hopkins reviews and shares a book that nurtures kindness and compassion. Elementary reading with your child. Teaching kindness to children.

RP from 2017: I appreciate all of the positive responses to my last post Creating A Brighter Future for Adults with ASD - The First Step: Advocating for A Positive Future and hope that caregivers, educators, professionals, and individuals with ASD continue to benefit f...

September 20, 2018

I Walk With Vanessa tells a simple yet powerful story about kindness. It also happens to be a wordless picture book. Vanessa is the new girl at school and she immediately encounters a bully. When another girl sees Vanessa run home crying, she remains uneasy until she c...