NEW BERN, North Carolina – April is National Autism Awareness month, and in 2020, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). According to CDC.gov, “Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.”
Mother and son, Teisha and Nicholas Glover, recently authored the book, Davis Speaks: A Brother with Autism, to promote autism awareness and celebrate sibling relationships.
“When children would play with my son, Davis, they would innocently ask, ‘Why can’t he talk?’ I wanted to write a book to teach children about autism that takes away any stigma or mystery associated with the word while encouraging people to simply recognize and appreciate each other’s uniqueness,” says author Teisha Glover.
Teisha is a former elementary school educator and mother of two sons. Her younger son, Davis, was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. Since then, she has learned to be thankful for every milestone that her son accomplishes, no matter how big or small, even when those accomplishments are considered delayed by society’s standards. “We can sometimes take for granted the ‘little’ interactions that we have with our children each day. Because my son didn’t talk until he was four years old, every word that comes out of his mouth brings me joy.”
Co-Author Nicholas Glover is a high school student whose relationship with his little brother inspired him to share his experience. “Our sibling relationship is special because I had to learn how to communicate with him even though he doesn’t always know how to use words. I’m a better listener now. He tells me a lot without using any words at all. Since writing the book, teenagers with autism have reached out to thank me for bringing attention to autism.”
Davis Speaks: A Brother with Autism follows Nicholas’s and Davis’s journey from meltdowns, to autism diagnosis, to therapies, and finally to Nicholas’s appreciation of having a brother with special needs.
By the end of the book, the reader will have a better understanding of autism and the diagnosis process along with types of therapy and some characteristics of children with ASD. Reader Julie Abney says, “This book is so well written and takes a sometimes scary diagnosis and humanizes as well as normalizes it.”
For additional information contact Teisha Glover at www.TGloverBooks.com or email@example.com
Company Name: Exceeding Abundance Books
Contact Person: Teisha N Glover
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Address:105 Kit Court
City: New Bern
State: NC 28562
Country: United States