Jon Roberts became author to help daughter with autism – BBC News

A father who has written two books about autism said he wanted to help his daughter’s peers understand why she does some things differently.

Jon Roberts based the main character on his daughter Kya who was diagnosed with autism when she was four.

He gave Through The Eyes of Me to his daughter’s school in Swansea to be read out during their assembly.

After a positive reception, 47-year-old Jon approached publishers Graffeg – and is now planning his third book.

“I wasn’t an author, I’m just a web developer,” he said.

“When we found out Kya had autism, I wanted to write something down that answered children’s questions.

“It wasn’t going to be published and out there, I gave it to the school and people said it was a lovely book to get published so I approached Graffeg.

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