Meet Me Where I’m At helps special needs children understand how they are wired and it offers them ways to communicate without having to express themselves verbally or even face-to-face. Written for children in the early grades, it provides concrete strategies that that can be individualized and then given to new teachers, coaches, or friends to help them understand who the child is and how he or she functions best. Ultimately, it teaches children how to become advocates for themselves.
Joyce Shor Johnson earned an M.F.A. in creative writing for Young People from Lesley University. After acquiring her degree, she took a position teaching Learning Skills to high school students. Though she will forever be a New Yorker at heart, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two almost grown children. When she’s not working on her latest novel, you can find her reading, running, cycling, and traveling the globe. Some of the amazing places she has been include: honeymooning in Africa, spending time at the top of the Schilthorn in Switzerland, standing in some of the ancient stone circles of Ireland, exploring the salt mines in Saltzburg, Austria, and boating on a crocodile infested river in Costa Rica.
Cindy Best, MS, PT has been a pediatric physical therapist and an artist for over 25 years. She is the owner of Little Bear Pottery and creator of Adaptive art. Respite. & Therapeutic play. Services (A.R.T.S.) Cindy was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. She works with children and adults of all ages and abilities, but primarily with students on the Autism Spectrum. She is the loving mom to two amazing sons, one with ADHD and the other with mild autism. She is grateful for the pieces of ADHD and autism in herself and her children, for it is these pieces that help to make each of them the amazing, spirited, and passionate people they are. She lives in a little log cabin at the base of Mt. Kearsarge in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with A.R.T.S. and Little Bear Pottery nestled into the barn next door.