Tomi Taylor’s newly released “Megan’s First Friends” is an insightful story of an autistic child that aims to help readers better understand children with special needs

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“Megan’s First Friends” from Christian Faith Publishing author Tomi Taylor is a wonderful storybook designed to let readers understand the life of an autistic child coping with grief—how they make friends and how they feel when they lose a friend.

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“Megan’s First Friends”: a stirring account based on the author’s childhood experience. “Megan’s First Friends” is the creation of published author Tomi Taylor, a Licensed Professional Counselor who worked in a variety of social work settings for several years.

Taylor writes, “‘Megan’s First Friends’ is a story about an autistic child who makes her first friend, loses her friend to childhood cancer, grieves her friend, and the processes of understanding all of these events and more. Megan’s journey is full of emotion and empathy and gives children and adults an inside look at what an autistic child goes through when they lose a friend. Guilt and grief experiences, although felt deeply, can seem to be absent for some autistic children and adults. ‘Megan’s First Friends’ gives us a glimpse of what the silence can be hiding and how supportive adults can help.

“Although written from the perspective of a first-grader, the story is easily relatable to any age. The book was written to be a therapeutic tool designed for therapists, parents, and physicians to spark conversations with children about death and dying, showing and sharing emotions, and friendship. The story is based on real-life events from the author’s childhood.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Tomi Taylor’s new book clearly demonstrates the emotions and reactions of autistic children as they experience finding new friends to play with and the difficulties that come when they lose someone close to them.

In this book, the author tells a story with a moral lesson that readers can learn from as they extend their patience to those children with special needs.

View a synopsis of “Megan’s First Friends” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Megan’s First Friends” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Megan’s First Friends,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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