I am a wife and mother of two little girls. In addition to that I am a teacher of exceptional learners by day and a children's book author; when I have a spare moment.
The idea for this series came about from my experiences in the classroom along with observing the great need for a resource like this that teachers in the inclusive school setting could utilize.
My hope is to have a "friend" book for each "disABLEing" category of special education to aid teachers with the process of explaining some characteristics that may accompany and situations that can occur in the classroom. This series is written in a way that will promote understanding and foster positive peer relationships throughout not only classrooms but entire schools and communities around the world.
Kelly Warner is the co-author of My Friend Kevin. She is an education specialist in San Diego, California. She has 20 years of experience working with students across all grade levels with varying disabilities. Kelly's husband is retired from the US Coast Gaurd and together they are raising their four children- Malayah, Milo, Mason, and Max. During her free time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Brynn Parker is the co-author of My Friend Taylor. She studied Deaf Education at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and works as a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired in Isle of Wight, VA. She is mom to Quinn and fur mom to Ollee. Her free time is spent playing and watching them both grow.