Interview Tanis and Allison Frohriep – Autism Book for Kids, Puzzle Piece Goes to Rainbow School

Puzzle Piece Goes to Rainbow School  is written and illustrated by Tanis and Allison Frohriep, a mother and daughter team. They wrote this adorable autism book for kids to foster understanding, awareness and acceptance of autistic children hoping they can become friends at school and in the community.

What is remarkable is that Tanis was only in third grade when she wrote the book and made the first drafts of the illustrations. Now Tanis is a middle-schooler and she has agreed to take part in our Author Interview Series along with her mom. We are looking forward to her advice on how to be a …

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Interview Meikele Lee – About Raising a Child with a Feeding Tube and her Children’s Book

Meikele Lee is the author of the children’s book “My Belly has two Buttons: A Tubie Story”.  She is mother to three children, one of whom has a feeding tube. She became passionate about blogging when her youngest child’s oral aversions became life threatening.  She used blogging to try and understand her son’s condition and how he can relate to others with or without a feeding tube, and to help educate the public about these life saving devices.

The team at Special Needs Book Review thanks Meikele for writing a guest post introducing her book and we look forward, in this interview, to …

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Interview Michele Gianetti – Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder – Books, Blog, and Advice

If you have more than one child and one has special needs how can you explain these needs to the sibling(s)? Michele Gianetti’s beautiful children’s book titled Emily’s Sister: A Family’s Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)  helps siblings, classmates, friends, and family members understand the challenges faced by families and individuals with special needs.

Michele’s first book was published in 2012.  I Believe in You:  A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey chronicles the first twelve years of Elizabeth’s life, her second child.  In April of 2012, we posted our first interview with Michele and in this second interview we look …

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My Belly Has Two Buttons: A Tubie Story by Meikele Lee

My Belly Has Two Buttons: A Tubie Story by Meikele Lee

Do you know a child with a feeding tube? Are you curious about feeding tubes? Are you new to the tubie community? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then, My Belly Has Two Buttons: A Tubie Story by Meikele Lee is the book for you. Follow Nico as he tells you what makes him special and why he loves his button. My Belly has Two Buttons is about a little boy named Nico, who tells what makes him special…his 2nd button (Feeding Tube) and all the things it does for him.

This guest post is written by a young mom …

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Emily’s Sister: A Family’s Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder by Michele Giannetti

Emily’s Sister: A Family’s Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder by Michele Giannetti

In March of 2012 I read and reviewed I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey by Michele Giannetti. In April of that year we learned more about Michele Giannetti when she took part in our Author Interview Series. Since then, when I see a post by Ms. Giannetti about Elizabeth, her daughter with dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder (SPD), I always read it and silently cheer at Elizabeth’s accomplishments. One that stands out is the medal she won at an art show in May 2016.

I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey chronicles the first twelve years of Elizabeth’s …

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Interview Connie Hammer Coach for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The team at Special Needs Book Review has known Connie Hammer since 2012 when she was our guest on The Coffee Klatch Tweetchat we hosted on Monday mornings.  We were impressed then with the expert advice she had for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Throughout the years we have continued to recommend her coaching and support services and her resources for parents.

She founded her coaching business, The Progressive Parent, LLC in 2005 and acquired her Parent Coach Certification™ from The Parent Coaching Institute of Bellevue, Washington, the nation’s only Parent Coach Certification ® affiliation with Seattle Pacific University’s, graduate-level Continuing …

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