About the Book
On November 13, 2013, young Hugo’s life changed forever. It was the day he received his service dog, Koda. Koda trained for two years at Autism Service Dogs of America in Oregon to be the most amazing service dog ever.
Koda helps Hugo every single day to be safe, healthy, and independent. From morning to night, Koda is by Hugo’s side to make sure everything goes okay. Koda even goes to school and rides the bus with Hugo.
Hugo’s Hero, a picture book for children, introduces autism and the use of autism service dogs. With interactive questions and an engaging child’s perspective, it follows Hugo and Koda on an educational adventure of acceptance. It also includes ten tips for incorporating a service dog into the classroom.
About the Author
Angie Petit earned a degree in educational interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing. When her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, she and her husband became involved in the special needs community, organizing events and mentoring newly diagnosed families. Public education, acceptance, and compassion is Angie’s passion.