YOU ARE MY STAR was inspired by my son Christopher, who has autism. Though appropriate and inspirational for all children, children with special needs often work much harder and have greater challenges than their typical peers and this book is meant to acknowledge them and celebrate their accomplishments. The story is meant to convey love and acceptance for the child as well as a belief in hope for the future. All of the illustrators of the book are affected by autism and their amazing drawings showcase their true spirits and talents beyond the label of autism. All of the books proceeds are being donated to Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. All of the families involved in the making of this book are active in TACA. I am grateful for the support that TACA has given to my family, and am happy to have an opportunity to give back. I hope that you enjoy the book and will help me support this organization that helps so many families affected by autism.