Book: Autism Goes to School - Book One of the School Daze Series by Dr. Sharon A. Mitchellcategories: Book, Parenting, Teaching, Help, Behavior Strategies, Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Sharon A. Mitchellabout this book: Ben had no idea he was a father until five year old Kyle was dumped on his doorstep. A major adjustment for this work-alcoholic accountant, but Kyle has autism.
Getting this kid in school is the next step, but will they take a kid with autism? Apparently, yes. But that was the least of Ben and Kyle's difficulties.
At first teacher Mel Nicols sees Ben as clueless, arms-length dad. She becomes more involved as she sees how Ben works to create a connection with his boy. These tentative steps at creating a family include Mel as she becomes vital to both man and boy.
One in every forty-two boys in America has an autism spectrum disorder and one in sixty-eight children. Every teacher and every coach will meet a child on the spectrum. If autism has not touched you, your friends or family, it will.
This is a book of hope. Yes, it can be tough and yes there is a learning curve, but there are strategies that can help a child operate more comfortably in his world. This book shows strategies in practice at home and at school. Does Ben always get it right? Not by far and neither does Kyle's school. But they try and they care and they get better.
I know. As the parent of a young man on the spectrum we did not always get it right. But life does get easier for all concerned. I'm an autism consultant; my doctorate degree specialized in autism spectrum disorders. I've worked in school districts as special ed teacher, counselor, psychologist and consultant. I understand what it is like from a parenting and from a teaching point of view.
So far, there are five novels in this School Daze series, each featuring a different child with autism and his or her family. The sixth book will be out in 2017 along with The Autism Goes to School Workbook, a companion nonfiction guide book to Autism Goes to School.
Autism Goes to School is an Amazon bestseller and won the B.R.A.G. Medallion award.
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