Episode 019: Kirt Manecke



Kirt Manecke is an award-winning author and sales, marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist with over 30 years of experience surprising and delighting customers. Kirt is passionate about helping teens and young adults with Autism learn the social and job skills needed to get and keep a job, make friends, volunteer effectively, and lead fulfilling lives. His books have been featured in Special Needs Book Review, Parenting Special Needs Magazine, The Art of Autism, Autism Live and more.


Smile & Succeed for Teens is a crash course in social, job and volunteering skills for tweens, teens and also for young adults in transition. Winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Teachers’ Choice Award, and IP Gold Award.


Smile & Succeed for Teens: A Crash Course in Face-to-Face Communication



Social Skills for Teens: The Teaching Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens



Parent’s Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens: Job Skills and Social Skills for Teens






“Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work.”
TEMPLE GRANDIN, Author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain. One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.


“Highly Recommended. I am giving this excellent book to my 16 year old granddaughter who just started her first part-time job while finishing grade 11.”


“Packed from cover to cover a wealth of with indispensable tips… Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ from beginning to end…Strongly recommended…”