Amanda Irtz gives us a myriad of experiences that offers hope, advice, and strategies to parents raising a child with autism, and a neurotypical developing sibling
Lakewood, CO – USA – January 15, 2020 – Amanda Irtz is an assistant principal of a middle school, a single mom of two kiddos, passionate about advocacy for autism, and creating a more empathic approach to understanding. Her son is on the autism spectrum and is smart, sensitive and loving. Her daughter is neurotypical, and Irtz has watched her show more empathy in her young six years than she did before the age of thirty. Irtz’s desire to help her son and other parents of autistic children lead her to create her blog https://www.autismaptitude.com. Irtz says, “My readers encouraged me to move the posts into a book. I’ve added a lot of stories that are not on my blog. My purpose was to share my understanding of my journey as a mother of a child with special needs.”
According to Irtz, The Clouds That Chase Us , which released as the #1 New Release on Amazon and is independently published by the author, is about unconditional love and her journey with her son and daughter. It is also about bringing more humanity and beauty to autism spectrum disorder. “To gain perspective and to feel more connected to a community that often feels scary. There is nothing to be afraid of; rather, it is our society that needs a better understanding,” Irtz told Dr. Melissa Caudle, author and blogger. “I’m not here to complain or to vent. I’m here to move people forward in life and to provide inspiration on their journeys. I’m here to change the way autism spectrum disorder is viewed.”
“Amanda Irtz gives us a myriad of experiences that offers hope, advice, and strategies to parents raising a child with autism, and a neurotypical developing sibling. As a mother of a son with autism, parent advocate and a professional in the community, The Clouds That Chase Us gave a warm feeling and a deepened connection to Amanda and her Buddy, as we have similar shared experiences. This book is a phenomenal resource for caregivers, supporters and service providers in reinforcing that we are not alone in this journey.” Dr. Alisha “Ali” Griffith, Autism Parenting Strategist, Business Expert and Ignite Coach, www.draligriffith.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amanda Irtz is an assistant principal, author, and mother. She says she has no answers to any questions. She lives in foothills of Colorado, where the sunrises orange and blue and sets with tremendous hues of pink. She is a mother of two children — a son and a daughter. They are her teachers of patience, of empathy, and of this crazy thing called life.