Millennium Care has pledged to part-fund the sequel of a book supporting young people dealing with autism after learning of a resident’s great-grandchild’s success.
Ann Holgate, a resident at Norley Hall Care Home, shared the story of her great-grandson, Max Smith, and the original book he co-created with his mother, Rebecca.
The original book, I’m an Autism Brother, provides advice to the siblings of those with autism by looking at behavioural aspects from Max’s point of view and his relationship with his big sister, Daisy.
Max's younger sister, Jorgie, who is non-verbal, is the focus of the upcoming sequel, I’m a Big Autism Brother. Millennium has committed to funding 50% of the book's production costs.
Rebecca highlighted the gap in resources.
Since its release in December, I’m an Autism Brother has sold over 200 copies and been distributed to 10 schools and 12 libraries in Wigan and beyond.
For more information, or to purchase a book, please visit: www.autismbrother.com