Judith Nembhard’s new book shares her journey raising autistic son

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Author ministers to parents, grandparents with story of raising autistic son, ‘Mr. Michael’

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Nembhard hopes the story of her defiant struggle to raise her son will minister to parents and others who are confronted with autism, enabling them to embrace their special child.

Author Judith Nembhard shares her powerful story of devotion and perseverance in her new book, “Mr. Michael: Journeying with My Special Son” (published by WestBow Press).

The road Nembhard traveled in raising her son was difficult, especially because she did not know what his true disability was until he was past forty years old. She journeyed through deep disappointment to acceptance and devotion to helping her son achieve a measure of success.

Nembhard’s son, Michael, was born when she and her husband lived in Washington, D.C. They lived in Maryland for the greater part of Michael’s life. After Nembhard’s husband died, however, she and Michael went to live in her native Jamaica for eight years before returning to the U.S. and settling in Tennessee. This broad spectrum of locales is all represented in the book as well as the various educators, psychologists and employers they encountered along the way.

Nembhard hopes the story of her defiant struggle to raise her son will minister to parents and others who are confronted with autism, enabling them to embrace their special child.

“The autism picture is so grim and pervasive that the book makes its appeal to a wide range of readers,” Nembhard says. “Even grandparents have told me how much it has helped them. People who have relatives with autistic children have ordered the book. Individuals without any connection to autism have praised the book because it has shown them how to cope in a difficult situation.”

“Mr. Michael”
By Judith Nembhard
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781490891255
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781490891262
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
Judith Nembhard, a lifelong educator, has taught at all levels and served in high school, college and university administration. She has three degrees in English, including a doctorate from the University of Maryland in College Park. Her articles have appeared in professional journals, religious and secular magazines, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. She has earned writing awards in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and Deep River Books Contest. Originally from Jamaica, she now resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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