10/15/2007 - Featured this week: Patty Romanowski Bashe
Patty Romanowski Bashe
has enjoyed a very successful career as an author of 23 books, including four national best sellers.
had two books on The New York Times bestseller list at the same time-Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme and Vanna Speaks- and is one of the co-authors of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
"I was one of the people that publishers would call when they needed help," she
Patty's other books include memoirs she
co-wrote with LaToya Jackson, Donny Osmond, Teddy Pendergrass and former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello.
also cowrote The Temptations, on which the NBC
Emmy Award-winning miniseries was based.
changed the direction of her
life to focus on him and his
"I just wanted him to grow up to be happy," Patty
a cool kid."
says that she
was satisfied with what she
had done in publishing with celebrity autobiographies, but knew it was time to explore her
interest in teaching that was revived because of her
Patty is co-owner of the Oasis (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) website (www.aspergersyndrome.org), which she says is now the world's largest and most heavily trafficked AS-related website with almost 5 million visitors.
Currently, Patty is a special education teacher and certified early intervention provider.
She is an instructor of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), a highly specialized, data-driven behavioral approach to teaching.
ABA is considered one of the most successful therapies for autism.
has found her
place and her
peace in helping children with autism.
To contact Patty
, e-mail her
at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.pattybashe.com