I am thrilled to be posting about Hal and the Parties today, I supported the first and I have been able to support this second publication through the crowfunding campaign. Keep reading to find out more about why this publication is special.
Today is the online publication day for Hal and the Parties, so please do celebrate virtually with me.
It’s 1977 and Hal’s back!
We join him for his 16th birthday at the start of a very busy year. With parties, celebrations, Jubilee gatherings and a new college Hal has a lot going on.
Having autism makes these experiences even more difficult. Hal still struggles with making decisions and finding the right thing to do or say.
Luckily for him, his family including Jenny the dog and his friends are there to help him through it and realise he has a real talent.
When Jude and Will first started working together their aim was to give an autistic character a central role in a book. Will is autistic and felt there were no characters or stories he could relate to when he was younger. Hal gives a voice to other autistic children and raises awareness amongst those who are neurotypical.
Jude and Will’s mum Jane are also visiting schools to deliver Awesome About Autism assemblies to increase awareness but also to show that disability need not hold you back.
For more information about Hal’s Books, the assemblies or to ask questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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