In the course of living in West Boca it’s hard to avoid meeting old Jews. We’ve known one of them for a while now and he’s a delight. Tiny Katz is very involved in the community, particularly in Boca West and with Temple Beth El. Realising that there are many self publishing companies out there who can help, Tiny published a book not long ago. It is available on Kindle, through Amazon, and in other formats and places as well. See TinyKatz.com for all the options.
Tiny is a great story teller. He was even featured on the Old Jews Telling Jokes channel on YouTube:
The book is titled: Special Needs Special Answers: Memories and Milestones Toward Hope and Help for Special Needs Children and Parents. In it Tiny talks about his experiences raising a child with special needs. His storytelling ability brings these experiences to life for the reader.
Tiny takes you through his amazing life story in dealing with not only his own mentally challenged daughter, Tracy, but also numerous other children with special needs. Through the journey, Tiny reveals inspirational tips and tricks to help people with their own special needs family members and friends help their beloved ones live a happier and easier life.
It goes without saying that raising any child is difficult and there is a whole host of potential problems that parents can encounter. For many, the biggest problem they will face is the cost of raising a child, and this is especially prevalent for parents of children with special needs as they often require extra support or have extra medical needs which cost a lot. GoFundMe offers a platform that struggling parents can use to ask for donations to allow them to continue to give their children the best shot at life.
Obviously this book will be particularly helpful to anyone who has a child with special needs. That’s a big community we’ve written about in the past, served by such places as the We Rock the Spectrum kids gym in Boca Greens. But the book is also worth a read to anyone else. One way or another we all encounter people with special needs. Understanding what it’s like to walk in their shoes (or their parents’ shoes) helps us deal with that.