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Michele Gianetti is a registered nurse, who previously worked as a school nurse before becoming a stay-at-home mom and eventually an advocate for her second child, who has special needs. She and her husband, an Internal Medicine physician, make their home in Ohio. They are also parents to their older daughter Emily and son Michael. Seeing the love between her children, through it all, was the motivation for Gianetti writing this children's book. The hope is that by helping siblings understand their special brother or sister, it will help draw them closer as friends. Gianetti also wrote a book about her daughter's life and journey with dyspraxia and SPD entitled 'I Believe In You: a Mother and Daughter's Special Journey'. The book is available on her website, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. The author maintains a blog on her website, which is devoted to her daughter Elizabeth, at www.michelegianetti.com as well as a Facebook page titled the same as her book "I Believe In You".
"... a very realistic and hopeful book, very much acknowledging what it would be like to grow up with a sister who presents some challenges at home, but also is very loving and interesting to be around ... it is a positive book that I would definitely recommend ... The people who would benefit from reading it are, parents children with developmental difference and siblings of children with developmental difference." - Dr Linda Buchan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director, Axia ASD Ltd; "Often times the best stories are not about made-up people, events, and places, but are instead about the real life challenges of ordinary people. Emily's Sister illustrates this point by delicately exploring Emily's initial learning of Sensory Processing Disorder and Dyspraxia. This book is so poignant and enlightening as it focuses on Emily's emotional journey as the sibling of an individual with a disability and her emotional growth. Emily and her family learn from Occupational Therapists how to implement strategies into their daily lives that improve all of their lives. This book is offering inspiration and hope to anyone who has a sibling with a disability. This book comes highly recommended." - Dr. Lynne A. Oberle, Ph.D., MSOL, OTR/L; "I think that it provides a gentle and positive introduction to SPD and dyspraxia for children. I anticipate that it will help a lot of children to understand one another better." - Jasmine Grimsley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University; "... the emotions started pouring out of me ... Emily is so anxious to learn why Elizabeth is not like other kids her age ... The ending will bring you to tears ... I have had the privilege of working with Elizabeth for 9 years. Her coordination skills have improved from not being able to stand on one foot to independently riding a bike." - Elizabeth O'Hara, Dynamic Health Corporation, Dba Gymsters