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Empathy and understanding of people with disabilities

The 1st individually crafted book to illustrate challenges & strengths that people with disabilities face

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Create your unique story about someone you know with special needs

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Create your characters

Customize skin tone, hair color, outfit, & add glasses or wheelchair for a personalized effect

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Design your book cover

Pick your best photo or design to go on your book cover & dedication page as a personalized detail

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Generate your unique storybook

Just answer a few short questions about your child's situation & the content will be automatically created

A creative way to educate & encourage compassion

Happy Families

"There’s a great quote that says, “I thought I’d have to teach my child about the world instead I have to teach the world about my child”.  This small, sweet book has helped my daughter and her friends appreciate and understand her brother."

- Renee R., Mother of 2

"As a pediatric OT, I recommend this book for many of my families.  The language and way the book describes the strengths and challenges the child has is so well done and easy for a child to understand and relate to their own world.  It also makes it easier as a parent to talk to their child about their sibling and the challenges they may encounter."

- Erin L, OT

"Can see writer is deeply connected to person writing about.  Humanizes and personalizes the main characters who has a disability pointing out to readers where their commonality with him/her lies, which is a sure way to bring those readers to not only empathize with the main character but also perhaps to view their own lives and selves from a new and more expanded and appreciative perspective."

- Editor, Book Baby

 As special educator, as well as having grown up with a sister with special needs, I cannot think of a better way for a family to come together to write and design a book describing the wonderful ways. their siblings see the world and interact with it.  I highly recommend choosing this book and the website makes it easy to complete. 

 – Chrissy M, Director of EI at ABC Cody Gifford House

This is a wonderful book that help to bridge worlds of typically developing children and special needs children and adults, it provides a way to speak appropriately to children, teacher.

 

Shaping kindness, understanding and a child friendly dialogue on how to interact with children with disabilities are key features in establishing true inclusion opportunities for children with disabilities.  The customization of these beautiful books allows for each child’s story to be told and heard in a voice that truly represents how beautifully unique each child is – regardless of their strengths and weaknesses.

 – Amy D., special educator

Our daughter has severe learning and sensory challenges. Often, it is difficult for other children and adults to understand who she is and how to interact with her. My family is grateful for the grace and beauty with which My Heart Books allows us to expand other people’s knowledge about our child.

– Jenn H, mother of Sara and Mira

“I recently purchased this book as a way for my neurotypical son to normalize for his peers the experience of having a sibling with special needs. The book really shows how unique and yet how ordinary it is to love someone who communicates and acts differently from what kids are otherwise accustomed to. I am very impressed with the book itself and am grateful for the talking points listed in the back of the book which will further the discussion about inclusion and acceptance”

-Susan W, Mom

How can this book change your child's life?

Our son, Brandon, has been living his whole life with developmental disabilities, while our 7-year-old daughter, Skylar, is ‘typically developing’. Skylar wanted to understand more about why Brandon was different. Together we created an illustrated storybook that described Brandon's challenges & strengths. We wanted to create the same magical impact for others so we designed this storybook creator. It is customizable because each person's disability is unique.

Everyone deserves to get their own story.

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