Here is Donna C. Koffman reading at Balmoral Hall School, Winnipeg.
Kooper’s Tale Teaches Children How to Interact with People with Autism Service Dogs
Co-authored by Toronto’s Donna Carol Koffman and Aurora’s Lawrence Segel, Kooper’s Tale is loosely based on the reality Koffman’s grandson faces every day. Reese lives with severe, nonverbal autism and is accompanied by a service dog who keeps him safe.
Available now at Parent Books: www.parentbooks.ca
by Donna Carol Koffman and Dr. Lawrence Segel
Kooper’s Tale is a funny and touching children’s story about an autistic boy and his service dog. It helps to educate young people about some of the challenges of autism and how special a loyal canine can be.
Available Now on Amazon, Parent Books and Mantao Publishing.
Here are some photos from the book launch December 4, 2016 at Moxie’s in North York:
Donna’s inspiration: Her grandson Reese and his service dog Kooper!
DIFFERENT KINDS OF SPECIAL
DIFFERENT KINDS OF SPECIAL is available on Amazon.com and Parentbooks.ca.
A new children’s book by Donna Carol Koffman and illustrated by Breanne Biggar
In her new children’s book, Different Kinds of Special, Donna Carol Koffman looks at how our differences make us special. Inspired by her grandson, Reese, who has autism and is for the most part non-verbal, Koffman seeks to give her grandson and other autistic children a voice.
Everyone wants to have fun and be included. By educating readers about autism, Koffman urges children to respect one another’s differences, while recognizing how, deep down, we all share the same feelings.
This story will help children and adults to understand some of the challenges that non-verbal children face. Koffman hopes to encourage readers to overcome the fears and discomfort that they may have surrounding those with communication and social disorders. While her focus in the book is on autism, the message she promotes is one of inclusion and friendship across differences. Breanne Biggar’s beautiful full-colour illustrations throughout the book help bring Koffman’s words to life.
Now available at PARENTBOOKS, 201 HARBORD ST. TORONTO, ONT. www.parentbooks.ca.
See Donna interviewed on Daytime Toronto on YouTube.com :
Read an interview with Donna Carol Koffman in Yummy Mummy Club: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/wanda-lynne-young-bookalicious/different-kinds-of-special
Read a Review of Different Kinds of Special by the Autism Father: http://www.stuartduncan.name/autism/different-kinds-of-special-review/