After suddenly receiving custody of his five-year-old son, Ben must learn how to be a dad. The fact that he'd even fathered a child was news to him. Now he must restructure his sixty-hour workweek and become responsible for another human being—a child with autism.
Enter the school system and a shaky beginning. Under the guidance of a gifted teacher, Ben and Kyle take tentative steps to becoming father and son.
Teacher Melanie Nicols sees Ben as a deadbeat dad, but grudgingly comes to admire how he hangs on, determined to learn for his son’s sake. Her admiration grows more as father and son come to rely on Melanie being a part of their lives.
When parents receive the news that their child has autism, they spend countless hours researching the subject, usually at night, after an exhausting day. Teachers, when they hear that they'll have a student with an autism spectrum disorder, also try to learn as much as they can. This novel was written for such parents and teachers—an entertaining read that offers information on autism and strategies that work.
At the back of the book are links and references useful to parents and teachers.