Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Judy Cohen and daughter Mindee Pinto, are authors of Mikey.
Both have spent years working in schools and have seen the many difficulties that children with Autism are facing in the classroom.
Judy told Fox6Now.com
“Parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum continually said to me he can do this, he can work in this classroom but the behaviors are so interfering that nobody truly understands him,”
To help spread understanding mother and daughter decided to write a book and ‘Mikey’ was published in March last year.
The book describes what life is like for a young boy who has Autism in his everyday life at school.
“They’re sensory processing is very hyper-vigilant and they have this inability to separate that. So it impacts how they see the world and they act in the classroom,”
The book educates both children and teachers about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and how best to help these children.
“With Mikey there is a part in the book where he uses visuals, where it shows him it’s okay to have a picture of what will happen next in his day that’s another tool that teachers need to implement in their classrooms,”
Fox6Now.com say that “Mikey” has been used in schools all around the world and is having a big impact as more children are being diagnosed with ASD.
Judy and Mindee are currently working on turning ‘Mikey’ into a series.
‘Mikey’ is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online.
The full article by Laura Langemo on the Fox6Now website can be viewed here