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Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 04:32 AM EDT

Embracing Autism - Mother Of Two Autistic Children Encourages Deep Understanding And Acceptance


One in every 110 children will be diagnosed with autism, according to Autism Speaks. This staggering statistic is known all too well to the parents and families dealing with the disorder. Simone Brenneman is one of those parents having raised two autistic children. In The Castle We Called Home, Brenneman reveals the autobiographical story of one mother’s quest to connect with her autistic son. A story of struggles and triumphs, the book reveals the complexities of Hayden, his autistic sister and his family’s inspiring journey to evolve as a unit and as individuals.

For many years, Brenneman lived greatly submerged in the complex and fascinating world of her two autistic children. Working alongside their therapists and gaining a vast understanding of autism, she now works as a behavior interventionist for autistic children in hopes to accurately understand and respond to autism.
“My goal has always been to literally entice people to be fascinated by autism,”  Brenneman says. “I hope this book offers families a positive story that encourages respect.”
The Castle We Called Home captivates audiences with a powerful eye-opening account of one family’s story of love, acceptance and the complex beauty of autism.

The Castle We Called Home
By Simone Brenneman
Retail price: $16.99 softcover
ISBN: 9781452098579
Available at www.amazon.comwww.barnesandnoble.com  and authorhouse.com
 
About the author
Simone Brenneman is a mother of four and currently lives in British Columbia, Canada. Utilizing her bachelor’s degree in English, Simone has penned two novels reflecting on impact of raising two autistic children Effervescence and The Castle We Called Home. When not writing, she works as a behavior interventionist, dance instructor and yoga teacher.


by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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