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My Friend Michael: A Short Story About Autism - A Pedro Collection

by Rasheedah Saleem-Muhammad

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This incredible story is about a nine year old boy who attends public school. When Michael was three years old he was diagnosed with autism. Michael was smart, but he didn't learn as quickly as other children his age. In fact, one of Michael's previous teachers thought that he should go to a different classroom, a place for kids with different learning abilities. During recess, Michael would play by himself because he didn't know how to interact with others. By the end of third grade, he met a kid named Larry. Larry was into sports and loved to play. Larry thought Michael was "weird" because he would cover his ears and play by himself. Michael's "uniqueness" often times, made it difficult to make friends. Larry, on the other hand, was sociable. These two boys learned so much from each other. Michael's disorder did not interrupt the boys bonding time, it only complimented the start of a new friendship.

About the Author
Rasheedah Saleem-Muhammad is the author of "Pedro's Visit to the Aquarium: A Short Story About Autism". She currently serves as a Special Educator in New Jersey. She is a Ph.D candidate. Her sole belief is that we live in an era where addressing individuals with autism has manifested tremendously. Autism has quickly become a global concern. As an educator of individuals with autism, she believes that each child is special, and has different learning abilities. She believes teaching is a lifetime obligation and every child has the capacity to learn. Mrs. Saleem-Muhammad's choice for becoming an educator is due to her unrelenting desire towards helping others. She feels that no other career could be as rewarding as one in education.

Rasheedah has partnered with Onika Johnson. Onika created an apparel line for the autism community. Together these ladies travel the world to promote literacy and Autism Awareness. Please visit the website: www.PedroFriends.com.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:34 -0400)

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