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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Three Brotherteers

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Iris Knightley is the author of The Three Brotherteers.  She is the mother of three wonderful young boys, Barris, Kensington and Zachary.  Her oldest son Barris was diagnosed with autism at the age of three; Barris is non-verbal and unable to read or write. One afternoon, she was watching her children play with each other and she was simply amazed by how autism isn’t a factor in their interactions with one another.  Her children simply see Barris for who he is; they don’t see him by his autistic label.  Their journey as a family inspired her to write her book, The Three Brotherteers.  She decided to take a pen to paper and write a vivacious and classic story of three young brothers who go on an adventurous journey, as they race about outside on a chilly autumn evening, where the family dog and the frisky squirrels are transformed into characters within their topsy-turvy escapades. Autism doesn’t play a role in the storyline; it’s about the character’s natural ability to engage in social acceptance.

In today’s technology-driven culture, computers, tablets and smartphones often replace the good ‘ol days of hide and seek, climbing trees and playing a game of tag. Disconnecting from everyday technology and encouraging her children to engage with their imagination has helped them embrace their brother Barris, regardless of his autism. The story of The Three Brotherteers brings to life children’s ability to use their imagination, create their own stories and relate with one another.  She decided to launch this Kickstarter to share The Three Brotherteers with all of you. With your support, they will be able to self-publish their book.  This book is her opportunity to communicate with others about autism and share the positive experiences that can be created for children, especially those who are autistic.  She wants her readers to learn that children with autism are capable of meaningful communication. Others must learn to believe that they are capable of living a fulfilling life through various activities like play therapy.

As of December 13th, this project has raised $3,700 of their $5,000 goal. This project has 2 days left to raise the $5,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $10, you will get one e-book.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one copy of the book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: