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Emily Colson, Inspiring Author and Children's Advocate to Speak
The public is invited to meet author and speaker, Emily Colson, and to hear her inspiring story of faith and joy discovered through raising a son with autism.
Emily’s son, Max, was diagnosed at an early age, with autism. As a suddenly single mother, Emily went through many challenging years, only to emerge confident and joyful about the gift she has been given. And Max, this remarkable young man who struggles to communicate, has life lessons to teach us all. Her book, “Dancing with Max”, winner of the Autism Society of America’s “Literary Work of the Year Award,” chronicles this story with great wisdom, candor and disarming humor.
Ms. Colson is an artist and writer who, after many years as an art and creative director in the fields of advertising and design, has poured her creative gifts into helping her son, Max. In the process, she pioneered an innovative communication system to assist him and others.
Her message is one of great encouragement to anyone raising a child with special needs, or anyone going through challenging circumstances. This is a story of grace and second chances. Emily and her son Max live on the South Shore of Boston.
Ms. Colson will be speaking at South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main Street, Hingham, on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm.
She will have books to sign and refreshments will be served.
More information can be found on these websites: emilycolson.com and southshorebaptist.com or by calling 781-749-9412.