Autism Goes to School – Book One of the School Daze Series by Dr. Sharon Mitchell
This book was submitted to WordsAPlenty for an honest and objective review. Dr. Mitchell is a B.R.A.G. Medallion winner.
Autism Goes to School – Book One of the School Daze Series is an easy to read book that follows the trials and tribulations of Ben and Kyle. A new and single father, Ben is given sole custody of his son and is learning how to care for his son Kyle, a young child with autism. A quiet workaholic CPA, Ben has to rearrange his work schedule, his home, his entire life to provide the care and attention Kyle needs.
Entering into school was a shock for Ben, seeing the teacher responding to her students and the dangerous furniture. Through the patience of the teacher and Ben’s growing love of Kyle, they both find the right tools, help and commitment to raise Kyle in an atmosphere that promotes his growth.
Dr. Sharon Mitchell lays out, in a fictional story line, different issues and styles for dealing with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Mitchell presents several different scenarios that those with autism face and their caregivers (parents, family, friends, teachers) as well. Further she offers different tips and tools for coping. Her attention to feelings and being “alone” in situations such as this is insightful and supportive. The fears that parents and the children face with this disorder can be overwhelming, love and tenderness along with patience and changing one’s perspective is important. Having never met anyone with autism before, I feel this book series has offered me a number of insights that will prove useful.
This is the first in a series of books addressing the issues surrounding autism and it is an easy read, no medical or professional terminology; it is clearly well written and in a clear and concise style. Dr. Mitchell builds each character giving them depth and a personality that the readers cannot help but love and feel passionately about as they each find their way through their struggles.
This is an excellent book in a series about autism and one I look forward to reading more. Dr. Mitchell is a B.R.A.G. Medallion winner as well as a Gold Winner in the Realistic Human Relations Fiction Book category of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards.
It is obvious that Dr. Mitchell is well versed in the subject matter and has much to share with her readers. WordsAPlenty gives this book a five-star rating for its creative writing style and sharing of valuable information.
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