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  • Kirt Manecke

    Kirt Manecke is an Amazon best-selling and 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.

    Kirt is now providing 1:1 consulting to caregivers, so that they can assist their teens and young adults!


    Schedule Your Appointment with Kirt!


    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.

    Dr. Temple Grandin, the leading autism advocate in our country and a professor at Colorado State University, called Kirt the same day she read his book Smile & Succeed for Teens to give him an enthusiastic endorsement and to “help lower the unemployment rate for teens and young adults.”
    Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work.”

    Temple Grandin, One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, author, Thinking in PicturesThe Autistic Brain

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


    Classroom Packs and Teaching Guides are available here!



    – How to land a job (and keep it!)

    – The important life skills your first job can teach you

    – The many benefits of volunteering

    – How to handle stress

    – Job skills that make you stand out

    – What colleges are looking for in applicants, and a lot more.

    – Customer service, sales and fundraising skills to excel

    Purchase Kirt’s online course, here!

    Schedule Your Appointment with Kirt!