The Two Trees by Sally MeadowsThe Two Trees by Sally Meadows

The Two Trees

bySally MeadowsIllustratorTrudi Olfert

Paperback | April 1, 2015

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Jaxon's older brother Syd is smart, really smart. but all Jaxon wants is someone to play with. When Jaxon sees Syd having trouble interacting with other kids, he is torn between loyalty to his brother and the frustration of having a sibling who is "different." It is only when Syd gets the support he needs that the whole family is able to move forward in hope and healing.

Education about ASD is key to the success of these remarkable individuals. Compassion and understanding is necessary not only for ASD kids, but for their parents and siblings too. The Two Trees is intended to raise awareness about the challenges of having an ASD child in the family, and to be a springboard for important discussions with ASD families, educators, students, and the general public.
Sally Meadows is a two-time national award-nominated singer/songwriter, author, educator, and speaker living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Two Trees is her first book.
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Title:The Two TreesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.15 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Your Nickel's Worth PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192775643X

ISBN - 13:9781927756430

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"Moving, graceful and brimming with love, a beautiful story not only for those dealing with the issues raised within but for any parent, teacher or child who enjoys reading a good book." --Alice Kuipers, award-winning author"As I read your book tonight I am positive I could hear my son's heart reaching out to his autistic brother and feeling the same, great heartbreak. Wondering, why does my brother act this way? Why doesn't he want to play with me? Why does he see the world so differently? It was the most painful conversation I had to have with my normal son. At a very young age, he realized his brother was different and he would have to find a special way to one day connect with him, and he would never stop until he did." --Tracy R. Murillo, author of Silent Cry: A Mother?s Hope for Her Son with Autism"In The Two Trees, Sally Meadows accurately depicts the struggles, frustrations, questions, and joys experienced by families who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book will be a light for those living and working with these specially abled children and will also help children with ASD understand they are not alone. Bravo!" --Ruth L. Snyder, author and parent of children with ASD"Sally Meadows gives a beautiful and touching glimpse into the relationship between siblings, one of whom has a specific disorder. It takes a special trust and faith to reach out and accept the challenges of a special needs person. Meadows illuminates how that can happen." --L. June Stevenson, specialist in special education, certified child care worker and consultant to schools and parents"Our longest lifetime relationships are usually with our siblings. Speaking as a family therapist who has worked over 40 years in the autism field, I believe that Sally Meadows has written a wonderfully poignant story illustrating the frustration and confusion, but love and joy that so often exists between a child on the spectrum and their sibling." --J. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDD, clinical affiliate, The Redpath Centre, London, Ontario"In The Two Trees, Meadows offers a wise and compassionate portrayal of a unique sibling relationship." --Aimee Reid, children's book author"In her book, The Two Trees, Sally Meadows is honest about how awkward it can be to live on the autism spectrum, or to live with someone who does, while providing the kind of positive and hopeful perspective that we all need." --Benjamin T. Collier, author of My Life A.S. Is: An Inside Look at Autism and Asperger's Syndrome"I just finished reading The Two Trees and it made me cry. I am sure our younger son has felt that way before too; he has special needs (a developmental disability) but he is higher functioning than the twins who have autism, and he is like the big brother. I know it?s very hard for siblings who have a brother or sister with ASD. I hope this book helps others." --Lisa K. Walker, parent of three children with ASD