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How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism
and His Shelter Dog
by Sandra J. Gerencher
Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high-kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., the black and white Pomeranian in the story. She also adopted the orange Pomeranians Shelby and Lil Rascal, and of course, Chance, the big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix.
All characters in the story are based on Sandra's real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones.
Her most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.
“This is a delightful story about belonging and love from the viewpoint of the underdog in all of us ... a great treat!”
– Chris Remick, M.A., B.C.B.A.
clinical director of autism services, Friendship House
"Second Chance touches on the companionship of a boy and his new pet dog and the importance of stability and PERMANENCY in their lives."
– Kathy Roach
director of permanency, Diakon Adoption & Foster Care