Illustration from An Exceptional Children's Guide to TouchOur soon-to-be-released An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids written by Hunter Manasco and illustrated by Katharine Manasco is already garnering attention. On Monday, June 18, the book featured in an article by Sari Harrar in’s Healthy Kids blog. In the article, Dr. Manasco offers some advice:

“You want children to be able to recognize abuse when it happens and report it, but of course ideally you don’t want the child to be abused in the first place,” he says. “My hope is that this is a preventative measure. If you have a special needs child, there are at least handful of people in that child’s life helping to care for him or her. And if you make it known that your child knows what is normal and not normal and that you have a plan in place to prevent and report problems, there’s a deterrent factor there.”

To read the full article, click here: Helping Special Needs Kids Avoid Abuse

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