A child teaches without intending to...Having severe autism does not stop Annie Lehmann's son Jonah from teaching her some of life's most valuable lessons. ""The Accidental Teacher"" is a heartfelt memoir about self-discovery, rather than illness, and uses insight and humor to weave a tale rich with kitchen-table wisdom. It explains the realities of life with a largely nonverbal son and explores the frustrations and triumphs of Lehmann's family as Jonah grew into a young adult. This book is a must-read for anyone who has been personally touched by a major life challenge.
Annie Lubliner Lehmann, a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, has published articles in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and Detroit Free Press. She resides in Michigan with her husband and two of her three children. Her eldest son, who inspired this memoir, has severe autism. Now a young adult, he lives in his own home.