His Own Way – Sergio Liden
In celebration of World Autism Month of April, we featured author Sergio Liden in an extensive conversation about his book His Own Way.
Millions of American adults and children are diagnosed with some kind of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported 1 in 54 children fell within the spectrum at 1.85 percent.
Despite these statistics, many Americans fail to acknowledge or understand people with autism. In recent decades, many people push for further education to inform both adults and children about the autistic populace.
For Sergio Liden, he decided to write a children’s book His Own Way to explain it colorfully to both children and adults.
Liden’s son is autistic, but not necessarily the character in the book. Through raising his son and daughter, his family experiences helped him crafted this book in the understanding of autism from a child’s perspective.
The 39-page book is illustrated by Francesco Orazzini. The dedication reads, “To those who feel invisible, remember, you are very much seen.”
Here’s a brief description of His Own Way:
I was told those who are autistic live in their own world. What happens when your brother is the one who’s autistic? How do you deal with it? And what if you’re too young to understand what autism is? The story follows a little girl whose younger brother is on the spectrum.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with author Sergio Liden on crafting the stories from his personal experiences. We talked extensively about his company, his books, his family, and his personal past.
Sergio Liden is a human rights activist and volunteer counselor, in which he worked with children in juvenile halls, camps, and group homes. Also, he counseled members of law enforcement and military personnel suffering from PTSD. He wrote his first book was with Little Itty Bitty’s First Day witnessing the world from his daughter’s perspective. He is a co-publisher with Zachary Zemby with Dad’s Publishing to create books for better parenting.
In His Own Way is now available today.
Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.