Title: School Daze Series Book 1: Autism Goes To School
Author: Dr. Sharon A. Mitchell
Number of Pages: (218 pages)
Publication date: Wednesday August 2, 2017
ASIN: B074JD3GH3Download PDF Check Amazon Price
Ben isn’t prepared for parenthood - and he definitely isn’t prepared for parenting a child with autism. But after receiving custody of five-year-old Kyle, a son he didn’t know he had, he’s going to have to figure it out - and fast!As the sole-caregiver, Ben must restructure his 60h work week and adjust to caring for someone other than himself; a someone who will hardly look at him. Things get off to a rocky start, but with the guidance of a gifted teacher, Ben and Kyle take tentative steps toward becoming father and son.
At first glance, Miss Melanie Nicols views Ben as a deadbeat and unqualified father, but as she gets to know him she can’t help but admire his determination to learn for his son’s sake, and quickly becomes a friend to Kyle and an invaluable asset to Ben.
As the boys come to rely on Miss Nichols as a part of their lives, will her admiration grow into something more?
The School Daze series is a work of fiction written for parents, teachers, and friends of children with Autism. When parents receive the news that their child has autism, they spend countless hours researching the subject, usually at night, after an exhausting day. Teachers, when they hear that they'll have a student with an autism spectrum disorder, also try to learn as much as they can. These novels are entertaining reads that also offer information on autism and strategies that work.
At the back of the book are links and references useful to parents and teachers.
This book opens your eyes to the lives of those and their families living with autism. It shows how far "we" have advanced in acknowledging autism and how far we have yet to go. Thanks to those professionals who work with the autistic and their families to help them make a place in society. Society in turn needs to give an understanding hand. - Joanna
An insightful book that gives you a look into what everyday life with autism can be. It has a wonderful HEA for the start. A single parent with a child on the spectrum faces unique challenges and this book gives a few and possible "hacks" for getting through the day just a little bit easier. - Heather