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Jamie is Autistic, Learning in a Special Way will be on display and for sale at the China Children's Book Conference in Shanghai, China from November 9 to 11, 2018.



Now you can listen to Margo's story and cheer her on as you commute to work in your car or on public transportation or sit back and adjust your headsets in the comfort of your home.


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Contact: Joan Ramirez, author
Go for it Leadership Handbook for All Students

This handbook was written to empower students of all ages to become leaders in their communities, school, and life. They will hear many ways to rise to leadership and empower their peers to do so. From Caesar to Churchill, students will read of challenges faced by great leaders and how they overcame them.

Joan Ramirez has an M.S. in Journalism, an M.S. in English as a Second Language, and an M.S. in Elementary/Special Education. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked with some great leaders in the business and academic world. Her first book is Jamie is Autistic.

For purchase as of February 2014
$7.99 for Kindle (ASIN: BOOHG280Z8)
$6.08 and iTunes
Joan is available for interviews and workshops

Jamie is Autistic--Learning in a Special Way

Jamie is now available in hardcover (as well as e-book).
Go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all major book retailers.
Visit Jamie on Facebook.
ISBN 978-1494274405
A book for parents, children, and educators that shows how to learn in different ways.

After obtaining Associate and Bachelor’s degrees (Bus. Admin.), I returned to the corporate world to fill my Marketing portfolio. The writing bug bit: I obtained my Master of Science degree in Financial, Technical, and Medical writing at Polytechnic University - NYU and paid my journalism dues in all three before obtaining the role that crowned my corporate career: Manager of Communications for a multibillion dollar transportation and global commerce conglomerate. I served the corporate world as a marketing and communications specialist. In addition to being a published, award-winning photographer (photo in New York Historical Society’s archival collection), I have been a media presentation trainer, literacy consultant to grade schools, ESL college adjunct, and freelance corporate writer/trainer in the nuances of global entrepreneurship. I have conducted creative writing and photojournalism workshops in the States and South Africa, Argentina, Vietnam, and Eastern Europe. I decided to return to graduate school for my second Masters in Academic/Business ESL for Adults, completed in May 2009. I spent the summer of 2008-2009 teaching conversational English to high school students from Spain, Russia, Italy, and Poland. Currently, I’m doing adjunct work in ESL at several colleges, published more articles on “getting it write” and have completed my third Masters in Special Education/Elementary Education (grades 1-6). My children's self-help book will soon be available online. I'm also working on some intriguing suspense novels. I’ve also authored and published many articles on aspects of business communication and wrote a writing handbook that was used by over 1,000 professionals during my tenure as Manager of Communications for the global concern. I can also be found online with an award-winning piece for teens and a short mystery story. My corporate annual report won an award from the Society for Technical Communication. My chapter, "How to Communicate in a Global Society" was published in the International Television Association's Handbook.

I am proud to report that my short murder mystery story is still read online with good reviews ("Death Scents").