She is the founder of The Miracle Project, an inclusive socialization and communication program for children with autism and their typical peers. Ms. Hall combines traditional and creative therapies to help the children succeed in a full-length original stage production. The award winning documentary, Autism: The Musical, features 5 children with autism, their parents, and their experience with The Miracle Project.
Written with Elizabeth Kaye, Now I See The Moon is Elaine Hall's memoir of her experiences as the mother of a child with autism. Her story is one of incredible perseverance, limitless love, and unwaivering faith. This is an extraordinarily well-written memoir that kept me up too late at night because I was unwilling to put it down.
Elaine Hall wrote Seven Keys to Unlock Autism with Diane Isaacs, co-founder of The Miracle Project. As a guide for teachers, Seven Keys offers sound advice for working with children with autism. Though I am not a teacher, I found the thoroughly detailed 'keys' to be helpful in my parenting. This book has changed the way I handle my son's autistic behaviors and I find that I approach even our most difficult situations more objectively and with a cooler head. I highly recommend this book for anyone working or living with a child with autism. Parents, teachers, therapists: This one's for you!
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Review materials provided by Elaine Hall and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.