Jennifer Krumins is a Special Education Teacher in Peterborough, Ontario. She holds a Masters of Education degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. It seems like forever ago that she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University, Ontario and a Bachelor of Education degree from Lakehead University, Ontario. She has studied Special Education and Autism with Queen's University, Nipissing University and the Geneva Centre for Autism. Most importantly, Jennifer is mom to three children (one of whom has Autism) and married t her best friend, Ivars. Jennifer has also written One Step at a Time: ABA and Autism in the Classroom Practical Strategies for Implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis for Student with Autism and Autism and the Grandparent Connection: Practical Ways to Understand and Help Your Grandchild with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
With the help of a wonderful translator and fellow teacher, Jennifer has published the French version of the One Step at a Time book: Une étape à la fois : ACA et autisme en classe Stratégies pratiques pour implanter l'Analyse Comportementale Appliquée pour élèves autistes
"Together we are stronger. Let's journey together!"
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading! In fact, I have to stop myself from reading in order to write. I think its because reading gives me a sense of completion, but writing is a never ending process. I enjoy nature walks, spending time with my family and doing anything BUT cooking!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am obsessed with living each day to the fullest. I have a deep sense that each day is a gift. I honestly detest wasting time and I want to do whatever I can to take action on my goals. At the same time, I have had to learn to relax a little and turn down the intensity so that I can just enjoy "being."
Avez-vous besoin d’aide pour la planification d’un programme authentique, terre à terre et pratique pour vos élèves autistes? Écrit par la mère d’un enfant autiste, enseignante en éducation spécialisée, ce livre rendra le langage de l’Analyse Comportementale Appliquée facile à comprendre et à implanter en classe.
It takes a “village” to raise a child with autism. As a grandparent, your ability to embrace your grandchild and support his/her parents is perhaps the essential gift you can offer your family. Filled with practical information, this book will undoubtedly give you the tools you need to provide stability, support and strength to your grandchild with autism. You will be empowered.
Do you need practical, down to earth help in planning a meaningful classroom program for a student with autism? Written by a mother of a child with autism and a special education teacher, this book will make the language of Applied Behaviour Analysis easy to understand and to implement in the classroom. It empowers readers to develop methods and attitudes that help students reach their potential.
Students with autism have specific needs and learning styles that challenge even the most experienced teachers. Learn what, why and how to create a meaningful and effective educational program for a student with autism. Based on sound science and plenty of real life experience this book was written from the perspective of a mother and special education teacher for students of all ages with autism.