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Patricia Romanowski Bashe, MSEd.

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Asperger's Syndrome
  • The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome (2001) by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby
    Asperger Syndrome has become an increasingly common disorder. One in 300 individuals may have AS—exhibiting characteristics such as average to high intelligence, obsessive behavior, intense special interests, and difficulty dealing with everyday social situations—and it is now more prevalent than childhood cancer and Down’s syndrome.

    As the mother of a boy diagnosed with AS in 1994, Barbara Kirby found scant resources and support. She developed the internationally renowned OASIS (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) Web site in 1995 to help other parents find the information they need. She teamed up with Patricia Romanowski Bashe, now co-owner of OASIS and herself the mother of a son with AS, to write The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome, which has become the standout authority in the field and a must-have for this growing audience.

    Now Bashe and Kirby have crafted a fully revised edition of this comprehensive resource for parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who knows or works with someone with AS. In addition to discussing what AS looks like and how parents can guide their unique child through the social, emotional, and intellectual challenges of growing up, this edition includes new developments made in AS research over the past four years, new thinking on diagnosis and evaluation, the latest approaches to medication and social skills development, and tips on navigating the maze of interventions, therapies, and special education. The authors know firsthand the joys and frustrations of raising children with AS, and they share their own experiences as well as those of dozens of parents facing the same issues.

    Filled with practical information and emotional support, this is the most complete and authoritative guide available. Whether your child has been diagnosed or troubling symptoms are just becoming apparent, this book will point you in the right direction as you face the particular challenge
    s of loving and raising a child with Asperger Syndrome.

Collaborations
  • Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme (1986) with Mary Wilson
    See also Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together

  • Vanna Speaks (1987) with Vanna White

  • Temptations (1988) with Otis Williams
    The Temptations were the most commercially successful and critically lauded male vocal group of the '60s and '70s. Through the years, the group's trademark razor-sharp choreography, finely tuned harmonies, and compelling vocals made them the exemplars of the Motown style. This is the frank, revealing story of the legendary super group, told by its founder, Otis Williams.

  • If I Can Dream: Elvis' Own Story (1989) with Joel Spector and Larry Geller

  • La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family (1990) with LaToya Jackson

  • Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together (1990)
    Sequel to
    Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme

  • Fit Happens (1999) with Joanie Greggains
    "Fitness isn't a job or an obligation," writes Joanie Greggains. "It's the natural result of making good, positive lifestyle choices every day." Sounds simple, right? Yet millions of Americans have succumbed to a life of chronic exhaustion, extra pounds, and feelings of personal failure. In Fit Happens, Greggains gets you psyched, keeps you motivated, and creates a fun, easy-to-follow plan for becoming thinner, happier, and healthier. As she says, "Create a healthy lifestyle from the things you love, and it will last a lifetime."
            Greggains has been at the forefront of the fitness movement for nearly twenty years, and she knows the facts, fictions, and fads of feeling better. Fit Happens looks at the fundamentals to create a holistic ap-proach to health and reminds us that starting small is often the best way to make lasting changes in your life. Fit Happens covers such topics as:

    • How much--and how--you should exercise

    • Fitting fitness into your schedule

    • How to burn that fat

    • Getting the most from the foods you eat

    • How not to be dazzled by fad diets

    • Fats: unlocking the right combination

    • Thirteen "health" foods that aren't

    • The facts about vitamins, minerals, and supplements

    • The chemistry behind food cravings--and how to beat it

    • Getting a better night's sleep

    • How not to sabotage your fitness plan

    Along the way, Greggains provides us with personal anecdotes, easy-to-read charts, and fascinating tidbits (did you know that salt can alleviate back pain, and that peppermint is an appetite suppressant?) as she gives you the motivation and information you need to make fit happen.

  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (1994) with Annette Funicello

  • Life Is Just What You Make It: My Story So Far (1999) with Donny Osmond
    Donny Osmond has been a superstar since the age of six -- one of the few child stars whose popularity has endured for four decades. He's been a teen idol, a Broadway actor, and a talk show host, and to this day is still touring to sold-out crowds. This new edition of his acclaimed memoir fills in the gaps for his millions of fans, with three new chapters providing more fun, more revelations, more faith, more love, and more laughter.

  • Truly Blessed (1998) with Teddy Pendergrass
    Truly Blessed is legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass's riveting account of the journey that took him from a North Philadelphia ghetto to the stage of Madison Square Garden. From his first hits as lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes--"If You Don't Know Me by Now" and "The Love I Lost"--to his sizzling solo singles, including "Close the Door" and "Turn Off the Lights," Teddy was clearly special. Described as "the black Elvis," he sparked in female fans an unprecedented sexual frenzy and earned the critics' unqualified respect. Teddy seemed invincible, until a near-fatal 1982 car

    accident left him partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound. Miraculously, though, he returned: to the stage at 1985's Live Aid, to the top of the charts with 1988's "Joy," and to the millions of fans around the world who still love the sexy, charismatic man they call the Teddy Bear. Adored by millions, though known by few, Teddy reveals for the first time the real story: the early struggles; the women (some famous) and the drugs that came with fame; the circumstances around his accident and the crisis of faith that followed. Here, too, is the account of how the love of Teddy's family helped him overcome self-imposed isolation, depression, and drug abuse. Truly Blessed is a personal story of triumph--over poverty, racism, violence, disability, and fate--and a tribute to faith, determination, and love.

  • You Get Past the Tears: A Memoir of Love and Survival (2002) with Patricia Broadbent
    In late 1984, Patricia and Loren Broadbent chose to adopt a baby girl named Hydeia, whom they had taken in as a foster child. Hydeia had been abandoned in the hospital at birth by a mother addicted to drugs, and Patricia and Loren were sure they could give her a better chance at life and provide her with the love, support, protection, and guidance that all children need and deserve. In the spring of 1988, however, when Hydeia was just a few months short of four, the Broadbents’ hopes for their child were put to the test when they learned that Hydeia had been infected with HIV at birth. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past her fifth birthday.

    More than twelve years later, Hydeia is not only still here, but she is also an internationally recognized AIDS activist and, even more remarkably, a typical teenager. She is among the first generation of children with AIDS for whom science has changed the odds—the first generation for which adulthood is a possibility and not just a dream.

    Writes Patricia Broadbent: “It would be easy to tell our story in clichés about miracles and hope, tragedy and the ‘innocent’ victims of the epidemic. I know, too, how easy it is to view Hydeia, myself, and our family as somehow ‘special.’ The truth is, however, we are a family just like any other. I am no stronger or braver than any other mother who loves her child.”

    You Get Past the Tears is the story of a disease for which there is still no cure. But this is also the story of a family living with AIDS, a mother who did everything in her power to defy that first hopeless prognosis, and a young woman who continues to inspire millions with her courage and determination.

    “I want to show everyone that the struggle is worth it, that life is for living,” writes Hydeia. “AIDS can change a lot of things about your life, but it can’t change the person you are inside. You deserve happiness, love, and respect. Don’t ever forget that, and don’t let anyone try to tell you different. This is still your world, too.”

Paranormal
  • Love Beyond Life: The Healing Power of After-Death Communications (1997)
    Despite our cultural aversion to death, two in five Americans--over 40 million people--have experienced contact with the dead. What do these communications tell us about life here and beyond? What can these glimpses beyond the veil teach us about acceptance, love, and faith? How can they help us to resolve our grief, incorporate a loved one's death into our daily lives, and draw purpose and meaning from unspeakable tragedy?

    Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski, authors of the classic, We Don't Die, here explore the power of after-death communication--deathbed visions, dream visitations, apparitions, and other phenomena--to comfort us, to strengthen us, and to create a new, life-affirming notion of what it means to grieve and to die. In the midst of life we live with death, a fact we are culturally conditioned to deny. We avoid the dying, the dead, and the bereaved at every opportunity and then wonder why we feel so alone when death touches our lives. Love Beyond Life is an invaluable resource for those who have lost someone dear, and for anyone who yearns to make sense of life's final journey.

George Anderson Trilogy (Written with by Joel Martin) (See Patty's page, My Other Books)
  1. We Don't Die: George Anderson's Conversations with the Other Side (1988)
    This is the phenomenal true story of the world-renowned psychic medium George Anderson-the groundbreaking book that first brought afterlife experience into the light. For over 12 years Joel Martin documented evidence of Anderson's powers-the ability to reach 'the other side'-and repeatedly astonished believers and skeptics. This is the book of those universal visions, the inspiring messages of hope, truth, and peace, and a glimpse into eternity to answers to the unfathomable questions about life and death.

  2. We Are Not Forgotten: George Anderson's Messages of Hope from the Other Side (1992)

  3. Our Children Forever: George Anderson's Messages from Children on the Other Side (1994)

Other
  • The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll(1983) with Holly George-Warren
    In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem.

    Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all -- 'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

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