A former special educator is speaking to children with special needs in a new way. Her book “Scribbles” is giving them a voice.

Author and motivational speaker Theresa Mackiewicz, who just recently moved to Connecticut, joined Good Morning Connecticut to talk about her new book “Scribbles.”

“Scribbles is a young girl who struggles in school. She would rather draw her favorite animal, frogs, all day. Mrs. Sunshine notices her struggle and guides her in her schoolwork so she can feel successful in both environments: school and drawing,” Mackiewicz wrote.

Mackiewicz also discuses her inspiration, how the book is helping children with special needs and their families, and her work with Yale in the Roses for Autism in the video above.