My Best Friend Will
This stunning black-and-white photo journal chronicles the relationship between 11-year-old neurotypical Jamie and her friend Willie who has autism. The reader enters Willie's world through Jamie's eyes to witness events that unfold at school, at home, and at play. In the process, you will gain a rich understanding and appreciation of Willie's many unique qualities and come to accept that they are all a part of who he is. Foreword by Pamela J. Wolfberg, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Jamie Lowell is a fifth grader at Willow River Elementary in Hudson, Wisconsin. She enjoys being in Integrated Play Groups, swimming and playing with her friend Willie. She also likes going to movies, going to the mall and making bracelets. She has been friends with Willie since kindergarten. This is Jamie’s first book.
Tara Tuchel, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech/language pathologist and autism specialist, who teaches an elementary-level autism program in Hudson, Wisconsin. In addition, Tara is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she teaches an introductory course on autism. Over the past five years Tara has successfully implemented Integrated Play Groups involving more than fifty children in her school-based program.