Summer School Autism
Time for summer school autism. I sense my son’s relief now that the last day of school for the year is behind him. Not that he has a hard time at school, he has taken to it quite well by now but if given the choice, he would rather be home.
By now he understands that he will be attending summer school once again as he has every summer for the past few years. He enjoys it, but he also knows that he has two weeks of time off to enjoy the day as he pleases. He will have two weeks of half day sessions to keep him in the frame of mind that school is still part of his routine. I think he gladly makes this trade off in his mind. (I am his father so I can read his mind.)
As he enjoys his days off I will be continuing my work, writing fictional accounts of a boy with similar challenges. I am writing the next novel after my first called Fortune on the Spectrum. Toiling away with purpose this time around.
Mark Ferdinand lives on the Padre Island with his wife, daughter and son. Fishing the surf, hunting, gardening, carving, auto and home repair occupy his spare time. He has written on the topic of autism spectrum disorder from a father’s perspective in parenting articles and in other non-fiction venues.
Having limited typical communication skills, his son introduced Mark to new ways of interpreting his needs and aspirations. As his son grew older Mark became fascinated by the story potential within these amazing children. This prompted the creation of a dynamic adventure story focusing on a character with autism.
Mark is about to publish his new non-fiction work entitled You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! Harrowing Tales of Herpetology.
From chasing frogs as a child, to milking venomous snakes for a living, Mark Ferdinand explores a lifetime of tales from the world of reptiles and amphibians. Whether it’s a quest for his first turtle, keeping crocodiles in his closet, or chasing snakes around the workplace, You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! has a story that all “herpers” and nature lovers can relate to and enjoy.
Mark Ferdinand writes on topics considered unusual for South Texas authors. Both Fortune on the Spectrum and You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! are available through Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.