I recently wrote an article for ProviderSearch.com and received this message from Christy Evanko:
I have the same issue at school. My son is high functioning and doesn’t “look different” but because of confidentiality, they can’t say what is different about him. So I wrote a book about it and read it to his class each year. Now, rather than the kids not knowing why he acts the way he does, they go out of their way to help him.
Wow – what a wonderful idea!
And, it turns out that she is creating these books for others now so I knew I had to find out more!
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Christy says, “I wrote this book because several things happened that led me to believe that my son’s classmates did not know that he has Autism, and did not understand why he did certain things. I figured since they didn’t know, they probably made up explanations for his behaviors. I wanted to inform his classmates about Autism and encourage them to be his friend rather than being afraid of him. I have read the book to his classes two years in a row and have seen improvements compared to his kindergarten year when I did not have the book.”
Christy Evanko is a parent of three children, one with Autism. She holds a graduate certificate in ABA (applied behavior analysis).
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