Dear Edward,

One of the most special books I have ever had a hand in bringing to realization is Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children with Special Needs. Though I approached Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield in the late 90’s to bring these heart-warming, inspirational stories to the world, it wasn’t until much persuasion and convincing of the importance of this book that it came about. Over 5,000 stories were submitted and we had to narrow it down to less than 100 touching accounts from all walks of special needs children and their significant others.

Since the beginning of time stories were told around the campfire! When we share these stories, we heal each other because we come to understand and share another’s joy, sadness, pain, trials and tribulations. We will be offering you a place to share your stories with the world so others can be touched and feel better. I will let you know more as this plan unfolds.

Karen Simmons, mother, author, founder CEO Autism Today