Post by Kristin Jarvis Adams | May 8, 2017

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Every kid is That kid: Your special someone who’s unique. Still, parents and authors Kristin Jarvis Adams and Nancy Schatz Alton know what it’s like when you have the kid that all the other kids (and parents) wonder about. What’s it like to raise a child with autism who has a life-threatening medical condition? Why does that girl who cries a lot leave class for huge chunks of the day 5 times a week?

Join us for a book signing and parent-to-parent chat.

Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm

University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Kristin and Nancy will read excerpts from their writings about parenting these children and then lead a conversation about what it takes to find good support, no matter what kind of child you are parenting. While audience members will learn about organizations that support parents, the conversation will focus on the very heart of parenting. How do you deal with grief and difficulty and build resilience while parenting a child who needs you to be strong? Come join in the conversation!

Kristin Jarvis Adams is the author of The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful. Along with teaching the fine art of chicken whispering, Kristin will share the story of her autistic son’s extraordinary relationship with a backyard hen. Readers will laugh, cry, gasp and cheer as she shares her story of tragedy, triumph, hope and faith in her compelling new memoir. Nancy Schatz Alton is a longtime ParentMap magazine contributor; she’s written there about her journey with her daughter who has learning disabilities. Although she’s author of two holistic healthcare books and hundreds of articles on numerous topics, she believes her personal essays, poetry and blogs about her experience as a mom of a girl with “extra special” needs is her best work.

*The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful will be available for purchase at the event.


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Kristin Jarvis Adams' story of Andrew and Frightful is a beautiful and remarkable journey through medical mysteries, a reliance on a superhero chicken, and ultimately, a transcendent faith that ushers in hope when all else seems lost. 

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