I hope it's okay to post this here. It's not necessarily teaching-related, although it did come about as the result of a class project. Here's the situation: During the National Novel Writing Month project I did with my kids, I pledged to write a novel alongside them. I ended up writing a middle-grade story from the point of view of a 14-year-old with moderate autism. She attends a self-contained special education class, but that's not the focus of the book. The main storyline is her struggle to find a suitable home for her family after an eviction she feels is her fault. What I'm hoping to find is someone with a background in autism who will beta read the thing for me. Obviously I have experience with autism myself, but I'm way too close to this thing to be objective about it. I'm not asking for extensive editing or critiquing; just someone to read and say "Yes, this rings true" or "No, this does not seem believable." If anyone is interested (and has the time! -- I understand if you don't!), please PM me and I'll send you the story. Thanks!