Sharon A. Mitchell


Prior to concentrating on writing, Dr. Sharon A. Mitchell spent decades as a consultant counselor and special education teacher. Her Doctorate and Master's degrees looked at long term outlooks in autism and educating teachers and parents about this disorder. Her passion is helping people with autism spectrum disorders become as independent as possible.

School Daze is the first book in a series set in Madson School. It quickly became an Amazon bestseller and has won two awards. It was followed by these books:
- Autism Runs Away
- Autism Belongs
- Autism Talks and Talks
- Autism Grows Up

In 2017, two more books will join the series - The Autism Goes to School Workbook and the Prequel to Autism Goes to School.

Prequel to Autism Goes to School (coming in 2017)
What were the teen years like for Jeff? What led Mel down the career path she has taken? Find out their early stories in the Prequel to Autism Goes to School.

The Autism Goes to School Workbook (coming in 2017)

Readers who followed Ben and Kyle’s journey in Autism Goes to School have said that they would like a guide to help them follow the strategies that Ben and Kyle try. Of course, not every strategy works for everyone. Remember that once you’ve met a child with autism, you have met one child with autism. While we’re all unique, there is often a core cluster of characteristics that kids on the spectrum share.

The workbook looks at the things Ben did right and the mistakes he made, despite his good intentions. It looks at Kyle’s responses, and then guides you to consider how your child with autism might respond.

There is space to profile your son, daughter or student’s strengths and the areas that pose the most challenge right now.

The guide will help you look at the sensory issues that might contribute to the difficulties and ways to help. It discusses the communicative aspect of behavior and how you can help the child better express his wants and needs in appropriate ways. A self-regulated child is a calmer, happier child.

There are examples of visuals and schedules and space to create your own. And, there is an extensive list of references that will help you guide your child to be as independent as he can be.

Where to find Sharon A. Mitchell online

Where to buy in print


Autism Goes to School - Book One in the School Daze Series
Price: Free! Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Amazon Bestseller - After suddenly receiving custody of his five year old son, Ben must learn how to be a dad to a child with autism. Ben's sixty hour a week work schedule goes out the window. Teacher Melanie Nicols sees Ben as a dead beat dad, but grudgingly comes to admire how he hangs in, determined to learn for his son’s sake. Her admiration grows to more as father and son come to rely on her.

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Smashwords book reviews by Sharon A. Mitchell

  • Better Grades, Less Effort on March 20, 2012

    Excellent book! Dr. Klemm's style is reading, lively and interesting throughout. While other reviewers have recommended this book for college and high school students, I'd add teachers to the list. If educators knew more about these strategies, they could help their students acquire the skills to raise their grades without as much extra effort as they might think. Also, Dr. Klemm's book puts into plain language the current research into brain-based learning that educators are trying to put into practice. This book will not only help students, but adults in their workplace as they try to keep pace with advancements in their field.