Smashing Castles: How a Young Autistic Woman Discovered Her Authentic Self

Smashing Castles: How a Young Autistic Woman Discovered Her Authentic Self

by Jennie Spallone

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A vulnerable young autistic woman. A vindictive sister. A clueless father. A determined life coach.

Intent on restarting her tutoring business in a warmer climate, Jennie Spallone, a retired special education teacher turned life coach, moves with her husband from Chicago to a small town in North Carolina. Once there, she contracts with Mark Stone to teach independent-living skills to Akira, his high-functioning autistic daughter. Reeling from the loss of his wife, Mark hopes the life coach will allievate his worries about Akira’s future when he dies.

Upon meeting her 26-year-old client, Jennie wonders about the young woman’s withdrawn demeanor. She soon discovers a toxic relationship exists between Akira and her abusive sister. But what part does Mark play in this drama?

Walk alongside Jennie as she coaches Akira to respect herself by casting aside false beliefs. Akira will rise to her true potential. All it takes is Smashing Castles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972676847
Publisher: Jennie Spallone
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 254
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Jennie Spallone possesses a master's degree in special education and advanced certification/experience in teaching multisensory learning techniques and higher-level thinking skills. The former special education teacher authored two written expression and grammar texts and has delivered presentations on these multisensory programs at teacher conferences throughout the Midwest. Besides teaching grades 1 through 12, Jennie mentored college seniors majoring in special education. She also developed and presented professional growth and development courses on learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder for general education teachers. For over a decade, Jennie has operated a successful tutoring practice, specializing in dyslexia, ADD, and Asperger's. She also works as a part-time college academic coach. The author is known for her suspense novels. Smashing Castles is her first narrative non-fiction.

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