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“I just finished reading Autism: Sensory Overloaded by Emotions…Wow!  I love your writing style.  It not only allowed me to get to know you, it allowed me to understand my students a little deeper.  You did a fabulous job!” Kathy Mahoney, Teacher    

Kathy Mahoney, Teacher

Meet Travis Breeding

Travis Breeding lives in Huntington, Indiana. He graduated from Huntington North High School in 2004. Travis has a sister and resides with his family and a new niece that is part of his family. Travis was diagnosed with autism in October of 2007. He has a dual diagnosis of autism and schizophrenia. He shares his journey of how he learned to celebrate autism to help others live more meaningful lives. You find Travis on Facebook.

Travis’ Books About Autism

Confessions from a Former Aspie Stalker

Has something ever seemed a bit off about someone you met? Have you considered they might have Asperger Syndrome? This book is full of confessions from a former stalker who has Asperger Syndrome. The author explains his thinking and reasoning behind what he thinks is logical behavior that women think is creepy. Learn how a man with Asperger syndrome perceives the social world he interacts with. This book will give the reader insight into how someone with Asperger Syndrome processes advanced social situations like dating and relationships. The author shares an honest and heartwarming account of his experiences trying to date women. This is one of the most in depth books you will find about Asperger Syndrome, dating, relationships, and sexuality. Travis introduces the reader to the grey areas of socializing that seem to make perfect sense for others that appear blurry, jumbled, and confused for him. Learn how his black and white thinking has landed him in some dicey situations with women and with the law. This book will bridge the gap in understanding of people with Asperger's and Neurotypicals in social relationships. In this first hand account of a life with Asperger's Syndrome Travis shares how his thoughts, feelings, and emotions toward dating are processed and shown through his social skills. He shares his challenges and struggles with dating and even shares some successes he has had with women while trying to get to know them. This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn what it might be like to try and date as someone with Asperger's Syndrome.

$26.00

Social Stranger: One Man’s Struggle with Asperger Syndrome

Something makes Travis Breeding different than everyone else. But it isn't what most people he's met think it is. Travis Breeding has never been like others. Growing up, he noticed some of the differenceshe had a bed-wetting issue; he had difficulty with fine motor skills; he became obsessed with his special interest, trombone; and most troubling for him, he had trouble making friends. He just couldn't seem to fit in with anyone and didn't understand how socializing worked. He couldn't understand why people didn't like him. Why did everyone think he was so weird or creepy or psycho? Was he? Travis hit a low point in his college days and began making suicide attempts. When he finally learned he has Asperger's, it wasn't quite the solution he longed for. He didn't want to accept it. But once he embraced it, he realized he could begin making changes that could someday lead to living the life he wantsone that includes a family and good friends. And even more, he could help others just like him. Now Travis is on a mission to help us all understand what Asperger's is and how we can help those around us who seem a little, or a lot, different. With a combination of personal experiences, information about Asperger's and the autism spectrum, and Travis's observations and advice, Social Stranger proves to be a perfect tool to help readers who are on the spectrum, are helping someone on the spectrum, or just want to understand what this relatively new diagnosis is to bridge the gap between autistic and neurotypical individuals.

$21.40

I Am A Child, Just Like You

Ever wonder what it was like to be a child with Asperger’s syndrome? Whether you or a friend has been diagnosed, this all-new interactive book is an excellent resource to understand what life with Asperger’s is like. Explore life through the eyes of a child with Asperger’s. Mason tries to understand the world around him and finds his own self worth in being different. Great book for encouraging self esteem development and for education of peers.

$16.05

Asperger Syndrome: Escape Into Imagination and a Make-Believe World

Everyone always ask me what it is like being autistic. The reality is being autistic is unique to each person. In this book I explain an aspect of my autism called escaping into imagination and how I use it to create a make-believe world to accelerate how amazing my autism is. It has often been said that people with autism struggle with pretend play. I feel this is a misunderstanding. Just because we do not pretend play like other kids does not mean we do not have imaginations or use them to pretend in our own world. This book is a very in-depth perception and truth of how I often escape into my vivid imagination and create a make-believe world to help me overcome many of the social challenges associated with Asperger Syndrome. Learn how I take special interests and turn them into amazing careers and accomplishments in my brain that help me build self-esteem and confidence. I use my wild imagination to create a make-believe world where my special interests help me accomplish all my hopes and dreams. This ability to create a make-believe world where I can do and be anything I want has helped me build confidence in a real world that often does not understand me, nor do I understand it. This is a story of how one man with Asperger Syndrome escapes into his imagination to create a make-believe world where he can do and be anything he wants which then transfers into the real world and the life he enjoys with autism.

$21.40

Autism: Intermediate Social Thinking

Social Thinking is a huge component of socializing and emotionally connecting with other people. To relate to others, we must interpret what they are thinking, feeling, and trying to communicate. While social skills are important perhaps one of the most important and complex parts to the social skill is the social thinking part that enables us to interpret and understand the hidden meaning behind what others are trying to communicate with us. This book will show you how Travis has taught himself how to read and analyze the social context behind social communication with social thinking. This has allowed him to learn a bit more about the hidden meaning behind some forms of communication and understand what others are trying to communicate with him. This is an intermediate guide to social thinking and learning how to understand and process the social context around us in the world. Travis takes the reader inside his brain to explain how he processes social and emotional information to form a better hypothesis of what others are trying to communicate with him.

$16.05

Making Sense of My Feelings As A Teen Going Through Puberty with Autism

In this book I express my feelings I had during my teenagers years as a teen with autism. Watching other kids go through puberty and begin interacting with the opposite sex in different ways than I knew or understood was very frustrating. It is my goal that this book helps you prepare other children for the teenagers years and puberty. Puberty is tough to deal with for anyone. Throwing Autism into the mix only made things more confusing for me. I needed more clarity on what was going on with my body. I sought out answers on my own because no one talked to me about it in ways I understood. This is an important issue I feel needs addressed with more intensity in the Autism community. I hope this book can be a helpful tool in helping us do just that.

$16.05

Autism: Sensory Overloaded By Emotions

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a sensual experience? Imagine magnifying that times 100. That is reality for many on the autism spectrum. This book talks about how people with autism balance sensory input issues with socializing and following unwritten social rules in the real world. The author examines how people with autism have physical and emotional sensory experiences throughout their life. Travis explains how physical sensations interfere with his ability to process social situations. He wonders if autism is not more of a sensory disorder than it is a social disorder. Is it possible that sensory experiences interfere with the ability to conceptualize and interpret social situations? You will learn the author’s opinion on this subject as well as begin to learn how he balances sensory input issues with following the unwritten social rules of the world. Travis explains how he feels overwhelmed sensory wise by other people’s emotions. He feels other people’s emotions sometimes more than his own. This can cause him to over react in responding to the emotions of his friends. Sometimes Travis’ response to comfort someone is over the top to them because he is experiencing their emotion more magnified or dramatic than they are. Emotions are all about context. Emotions are also a spectrum just like autism. There can be high functioning and low functioning emotions. It is important to understand the context of each emotion another person must match the context of your emotional response and then match that context with your social response. Travis tells how he tries to learn to match context functioning levels of his friend’s emotions with his in this informative book. If someone with autism seems socially awkward it may be that they are having a sensory input experience that is preventing them from being proper socially. Often the sensory overload shuts down the social part of the brain preventing people with autism from accessing skills that they might have. The trick is to learn how to eliminate sensory barriers that prevent you from being successful in social relationships. This book is the author’s experience with experiencing and relating to other people’s emotions as someone on the autism spectrum.

$13.75

A Social Celebration: Celebrating Autism

Travis shares how he learned to change his beliefs which turned autism into a huge celebration. After spending years feeling autism ruined his life Travis used cognitive behavior therapy to change his beliefs about life and autism. Travis now thinks autism is something to celebrate and be grateful for even after everything he has been through. Travis shares his journey to happiness with readers in this delightful read. Travis shares how he used hard work and determination to begin working on himself and changing his belief system around so he could live a happier and healthier life. Travis feels changing your belief system is just as powerful if not more so than learning social skills. This book shows you many reasons as to why autism is something that should be celebrated as opposed to something we should let ruin our lives. Travis provides hope and encouragement for anyone going through a difficult time with autism spectrum disorder in this book.

$13.75

The Power Of Your Beliefs

You are the sole creator and destroyer of your life. Your beliefs create your reality which is your life. Changing your beliefs takes work and practice but is so powerful in creating the kind of life you want to live. Travis shares how he changed his negative beliefs into positive beliefs which changed his entire outlook on life. He teaches you to do the same in this informative book on autism. The key to changing beliefs is to identify negative beliefs that are lies. Once you are able to identify them then you can move onto the second step which is changing those negative beliefs into positive beliefs which will help you create and live the type of life that you deserve. We all have a choice to choose to have negative or positive beliefs. Having positive beliefs takes work and energy. It can improve your quality of life and relationships. Many people rely on others to create their happiness for them. That always leads to disappointment. This book will begin to teach you how to change your beliefs which will help you create your own happiness and well being. Its time to stop thinking negative and learn to change your beliefs into positive ones that will change your life and help you live the life you deserve.

$13.75

Autism: How To Challenge Your Beliefs and Fixations

Travis shares how he learned to challenge his beliefs and fixations. Autistic people tend to fixate on things. Travis learned he had choices to make and could choose not only to change his beliefs but change how he spent time focusing on his fixations. Travis made positive changing that have given him a happy life. Now he shares his story with you to help others who might be stuck and need help. Travis now feels empowered to make better choices not only about his beliefs but in what he chooses to think about or fixate on. Travis overcomes years of learned helplessness to gain control of his life and create his own destiny. Travis provides personal tips that he used to step out of his comfort zone and begin changing his entire thought process to live a better life. Learning life was all about choices was encouraging to Travis. Sometimes folks with autism do not even realize we have choices to make. Travis learned he has many choices but also learned that he has control to make the choices he wants to make when he is read to make them. Learn how Travis is taking control over his life and creating the happiness that you and others can learn to create as well. This book is very informative and breaks down the thought processes of one person with autism. It is the author’s hope that providing encouragement to others will help them realize they have choices and power as well. This book will given someone who is feeling trapped the encouragement they need to step out and take control in their life. The reader will learn step by step how to identify negative beliefs and counteract them with positive beliefs. The reader will learn to embrace the negative but not get stuck on it. They will also learn how let go of what other people think of them and begin truly living their amazing life.

$13.75

My Aspie Special Interest Is My Best Friend

Learn how some of Travis’ special interests with Asperger Syndrome quickly became his best friends who helped him cope through times of loneliness, sadness, and depression from social isolation. This book examines the role of the special interest for someone with autism and gives useful tips on how to understand a special interest and what it means. Learn about Travis’ special interests here as you read. Travis shares how special interests modify over time. What started as an interest in toys like Thomas the Train turned into an interest in sports. Then as he got older he started playing trombone and joined the band in school. This quickly became a special interest to him. As Travis got older he developed more complex special interests that ranged from sexuality to a specific special interest in another person. In this book Travis explains how the special interests and his ability to escape into imagination and create a make-believe world helped him cope with school. Travis wanted everyone to know about his special interests but sometimes it was inappropriate to tell people. This book also shares about the similarities and differences between a special interest, an Autism fixation, and obsessions. If you are wanting to learn more about what the special interest means to someone on the Autism Spectrum this is a great book to add to your collection. Not only will you learn a lot about special interests but you will also see their role in social relationships and how they help blossom and maintain friendships. Sometimes special interests are inappropriate and need modified into something more appropriate. Travis talks about how he modifies some of his special interests into more appropriate ones and gives some ideas on how to do so successfully. If you have ever wondered why your child or someone you know with autism seems obsessively interested in something read this book to learn more about why this could be.

$13.75

Autism: Fixations Obsessions and Special Interests

This book breaks down the similarities and differences between Autism fixations, obsessions, and special interests. Travis shares his opinions on how the fixations and obsessions battle against the special interest. The negative against the positive. Travis feels he has greater control over what his special interest than what he fixates on. Travis works hard to eliminate the negative fixations. Travis explains what makes a fixation unhealthy for him. He is constantly balancing healthy fixations with positive special interests. His goal is to make sure the positive special interests win out over the negative fixations. There are occasions where a fixation can be positive if someone is focused on a positive thing but most of the time fixations affect how intently you are focused on something and make the object of your focus become an unhealthy obsession. Travis shows the reader how to use mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy to challenge the fixations that are unhealthy by redirecting his thought process to special interests that are healthy for him. Travis says it is all about learning how to use positive energy to focus your attention to avoid the negative energy of the fixation that forms in his brain. In this book Travis tells you all about special interests, obsessions, and fixations and teaches you how to interact with each of them. If you love someone with autism this is a great book to read to gain a better understanding of who a person with autism is and what their fixations, obsessions, and special interests mean to them.

$13.75

 

Autism: An Introduction to Facebook Rules

This book is a beginners guide for teenagers and adults with autism all about the hidden rules of Facebook. With non-verbal communication already being of importance Facebook has increased the importance level of non-verbal communication to a greater level. It is imperative for someone with autism to understand all the implications of what they do on Facebook. This is a basic guide to start them. Many Facebook friendships are born and destroyed all from people sitting and interacting with each other behind a computer or phone screen. This book will begin to teach someone with autism the differences between friends you meet in real life and Facebook friends that you have never met. It will also address safety concerns of Facebook and meeting people over the internet. In many ways Facebook is set up in a way that makes being stalked easy. It also makes stalking someone else easy. This book will help teach people with autism how to avoid seeming like a stalker and how to avoid being stalked. This is a great beginning book for teens and adults who are ready to navigate the world of social interaction via Facebook.

$15.00

Autism: Being Mindful

Travis shares how he learned mindfulness which allows him to be mindful and present in the moment. Learn how he chose to let go of the past and leave his worries about the future behind him in his journey through mindfulness which led him to internal peace. Mindfulness has freed Travis from years of emotional pain and lots of anxiety about his future making his life more enjoyable to experience. Travis uses mindfulness and meditation to find an internal peace that has allowed him to understand he has the sole power to create his happiness. Learning to create his happiness was a breakthrough for Travis and now he aims to help others learn how to practice mindfulness and create their own happiness as well. Mindfulness is not just for people with autism, mental illness, or dual diagnosis like Travis. Mindfulness is a technique that can be used by anyone to help find internal peace and create the life that they have always dreamed of. Read this book to see how the author applies mindfulness to help with symptoms of autism and to overcome exterior sensory issues from hallucinations and delusions related to psychosis and schizophrenia. This book has power to change the way you think and in turn change your life.

$13.75

Autism: Instant and Delayed Gratification

Human beings long for instant gratification. We do not always get instant gratification. People with autism may have trouble processing why gratification is not instant and must be delayed in some instances. This can be making employment opportunities frustrating for them as we often do not get paychecks right away for a day’s work. This book breaks down the gratification process to simplify it. One man with autism explains how he experiences gratification. Travis longs for instant gratification in everything he does. He is much like people without autism only patience takes a lot of practice for him. Learn how Travis finds other sources of motivation for being successful and accomplishing goals without receiving instant gratification for a job well done. This book will provide tips on how to help others with autism learn to appreciate delayed gratification and everything that comes with it. Full of ideas on how to teach patience and acceptance this book is a great tool for helping you help autistic people to navigate their feelings toward gratification and patience.

$13.75

Introductory Guide to Autism

Introductory Guide to Autism is a beginner’s guide book for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. This book is for the new parent who is just navigating a new diagnosis as well as for the veteran parent wanting to gain more insight of the perspective of technical terms about autism spectrum disorder directly from someone living with autism. Travis breaks down and explains technical terms that professionals talk about in ways that they apply to him. He allows the reader inside his mind to see how he escapes into imagination, creates a make-believe world to help him cope with his challenges, and uses special interest to build on success. Learn how terms related to autism directly apply to an individual on the autism spectrum in this great book about living with autism spectrum disorder. This book gives you the real-life autism experience of a child growing up with autism all the way to an adult living happily with autism.

$16.05

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