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Mother & Son: A Personal Journey with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Whether it is missed social cues, sensory overload or the complete lack of filters, Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a huge challenge. Jackie Christiansen, now 11, was diagnosed with ASD in second grade. Diane Christiansen, Jackie's mother and a published author, decided to write a book about their experiences. Jackie's Journal was written in her son's own words, showing just a part of what makes him special. Through their personal stories, they will take you on a journey with ASD, talking about the importance of the home-school connection. Their journey helps us understand we should all celebrate who we are every day.
More About McCracken Middle School
Originally called Oakview Junior High School, Oliver McCracken Middle School was renamed after Dr. McCracken, who served as the school's principal in 1961 and eventually left to become district superintendent. The school enrolls students in sixth through eighth grades. McCracken students go on to attend Niles North High School.