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Book Review: Joel Suzuki Volume 4: Fable of the Fatewave by Brian Tashima

Book Review; Joel Suzuki Volume 4: Fable of the Fatewave by Brian Tashima
Over the past six years I've reviewed the first three volumes in the Joel Suzuki series; Secret of the Songshell, Mystery of the Moonfire and Legend of the Loudstone.

Fable of the Fatewave is the fourth book and it feels a little different. 

It's not just that the main characters of Joel and Felicity seem to have grown up over the course of the books, it's also that their story and the world of Spectraland seems to have become larger.

Fable of the Fatewave expands Joel's abilities to include time travel and when things start to go wrong in the present, it's only natural that the main characters might look to the past as a solution but things just aren't as easy as they might seem.

It's another great story and as usual, Brian's tales aren't predictable. Things just don't unfold the way that you think they might.

Fable of the Fatewave doesn't retread old ground but it do…

Time Management on the Autism Spectrum

One of the things that people on the spectrum do really poorly is manage their own time. This is because people with autism often suffer from poor executive functioning.  They have difficulty planning out their day or estimating how long a task will take. They're also very easily distracted. 

Time management is a critical skill, particularly after your child had left school and is expected to take charge of their own day.

In this post, I want to look at some of the reasons why time management fails and some of the changes we can make to train ourselves to be better at it.


Who Manages Your Time? In your formative years, you do very little time management and it's usually your parents who set alarms and cajole you out of bed, harass you into getting dressed, slog through the breakfast routine, push you into the car and drop you off at school.

Once at school, you're at the mercy of the timetable but apart from getting the right books to the right classes on time, there's v…