About Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones: A Father’s Journey Into Autism tells the story of Ian, a boy with autism.  The story takes place at the beginning of the current wave of children being diagnosed with autism, before there was any public awareness of this disability, before educators discovered ways to help these challenging kids in the classroom, and before effective treatments were available.

While Sticks and Stones takes the reader through the grim realities of autism, it is also filled with love and humor as Ian and his parents, Hank and Michelle, find ways to cope with the challenges, and appreciate the gifts, that come with Ian’s autism.


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