Jan 27

Giveaway: Mommy, I Wish I Could Tell You What They Did To Me In School Today {Rafflecopter} Canada/USA

“Mommy, I Wish I Could Tell You What They Did To Me In School Today” is a glimpse into the minds of 10 different children with varying disabilities through the eyes of one of their closest friends. The author has worked directly with these children and because most of them can’t speak for themselves, he has given us an idea of what they might possibly say.  All of the scenarios discussed in this book are based on actual events.  While some of it may be disturbing, the hope is that the reader will learn what can occur in an effort to make things better in the future.  This one-of-a-kind book is a must-read for anyone socially, emotionally, or professionally linked to any special needs person.

11/29/11  The book became available on amazon.com for their Kindle edition on Saturday, November 26, 2011. One day later, it was listed in the top 100 selling books in the category “Special Education”, it hit #6 !!!

Meet the Author: Richard Tripp Sr.

For his entire life, the man affectionately known as “Mr. Rick” has been selflessly giving his all to help others.  His empathy, understanding, and compassion have combined with his natural ability to make people smile to form the perfect mix of tools for him to use toward his goal of making this world a better place.  He has endured many hardships in his life, and while some might use them as a crutch, Mr. Rick has used them as motivation.  Over the last decade, Mr. Rick has turned his efforts toward helping children with disabilities.  After many years, he is now writing this emotional and educational book in an attempt to use his experiences as both a precautionary tale and a guideline for the future.  “Mommy, I Wish I Could Tell You What They Did To Me In School Today” has enabled Mr. Rick to become a voice for the voiceless.  He has already touched, changed, and helped so many lives; through this book, he hopes to continue to do so.

The majority of children who “speak” in this book are non-verbal.  Their words which you will read are fictitious and were never spoken by them but are based on actual events that occurred in their lives.  It is the author’s belief that if the non-verbal children in this book could speak, what you are about to read is what they might have said.

Any conversations between the author and anyone in the book are based on actual events and conversations.

On a fun note please watch this video.  You see a personal view of Richard Stripp Sr.

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Richard Stripp Sr. has generously donated an autographed copy to the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the purpose of a giveaway.

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From the bottom of our hearts, we say Thank you Richard!!

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26 comments on “Giveaway: Mommy, I Wish I Could Tell You What They Did To Me In School Today {Rafflecopter} Canada/USA

  1. Tricia Hall on said:

    My son is PDD_NOS. HE would benefit so much from this. He has not talked to me about school. I assume things happen but he will not share. 🙁 This could benefit him so much and i bet he would not feel as alone. I mainstreamed him. HE can be so withdrawn. I love the tilte. IF it does what it suggests, then i MUST have it.

  2. Cathy Davies on said:

    It would be an honour to win this autographed book by Richard. I am sure it would be a very touching book and for me having a son with a diagnosis of Autism . Thank you CNAF and Richard

  3. Sallie Allen on said:

    My daughter is autistic and I would like to better understand what she might experience at school.

  4. Cathy Davies on said:

    I really really want this book.

  5. Ricki911 on said:

    I would love to win this book for a close friend of mine. She just found out her son as autism and he will be starting school in a little.

  6. Connie Pratt on said:

    I think this book would be a nice addition to my personal library and also it would maybe give me a better understanding of what my son might be feeling at school.

  7. As a teacher I engage with many special students. I anticipate that this book will give me new insight so that I can enrich their experience even more. Thank you for writing this book.

  8. gibberish on said:

    I would love to win this for my niece. Her young son has just been diagnosed & we’re looking for anything that might help.

  9. Cathy Davies on said:

    What an addtion this book would be to the rest of my personal library. I love to read and my son has Autism. He is my “HERO”

  10. Even though my KK is verbal, I sometimes wonder what other injustices have been dealt to her beyond leaving her in wet pants for nearly the entire school day, sitting in the office, no less. (had the teacher bothered to help her, she would have found a change of clothes in her bag)

  11. Jake B on said:

    My gfs brothers have autism and this books sounds good

  12. Janet Jackson on said:

    I have a friend who has autism. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome book.

  13. Cathy Davies on said:

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win such a “Special” book and to have it autographed wow…I really do wish everyone good luck on winning this, but, I have to say….I really really want to win. 🙂 Good luck everyone

  14. Nicki Nifty on said:

    I would love to have a copy of this book!!!

  15. Iris A on said:

    My son has Aspergers and I know when he has ahd a miserable day at school, but he won’t talk about it.

  16. i would love this book 🙂

  17. Cathy Davies on said:

    I would love to win this book……for my son <3

  18. Cathy Davies on said:

    Thank you CNAF and Richard for this awesome opportunity to win this book

  19. Michelle B on said:

    I have a son with classic autism and i wish that he could tell me about his school day
    and i would love to read this book

  20. Irene Draper on said:

    I have a special needs son and would love this book….

  21. Cathy Davies on said:

    i want to win this book soooo bad

  22. Teri Tarrant on said:

    I’d like to win for the information. With small kids around I’d like to be able to educate them on things people like other children may have that is different from them.

  23. Carrie on said:

    I have a Son with Cerebral Palsy, and although I can tell by his behaviour when he’s had a bad day, he doesn’t verbalize it well. I would love to read this book, and pass it on to his teachers.

  24. Lori-ann on said:

    My son has multiple disabilities and I would love to read this book.

  25. Paula Thomason on said:

    This book would help me to defend my dear son, who while he is not diagnosed w/autism or asperger’s syndrome, exhibits many traits & has difficulty verbalizing what they did to him in school. He does have several autistics in his father’s family. It could help to enlighten the courts/schools.

  26. Jennifer on said:

    My son is autistic and while he can talk, he can’t communicate. He only knows words for things. I would love to read this and then pass it on to the other moms I know who could use it.

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