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    • bullying,
    • kindness,
    • acceptance,
    • friendship,
    • courage,
    • bravery,
    • rodeo

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Charlie Lou Goes to the Rodeo
by E. Alan Fleischauer

Join Charlie Lou as she goes to her first rodeo with her Grandpa Alan. While her grandpa is getting cotton candy, Charlie Lou notices a classmate with autism who is being bullied. Using her quick thinking, she confronts the bully and defends her friend…but the bully retaliates and chases Charlie Lou right into the bulls’ arena. Coming face to face with a live bull, Charlie Lou does the only thing she can think of: befriending the bull and offering it cotton candy! A story about courage, kindness, and acceptance, Charlie Lou Goes to the Rodeo is an entertaining and inspiring must-read for all children.

St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development Building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family. St. David’s Center is an exceptional early education and early intervention center in Minnesota, with campuses in Minnetonka and Minneapolis and a variety of programs in community settings and family homes throughout the Twin Cities metro area.  We believe in a whole child approach throughout our services, taking into account all core aspects of development and working in partnership with families every step of the way. We know how deeply autism affects an entire family. With one of the largest multidisciplinary teams of pediatric professionals in the state of Minnesota, we take an integrated approach to treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD), focusing on its core challenges including difficulties with social interaction, communication, and behavior, sensory processing, physical and emotional regulation, peer engagement and friendship, executive functioning, and daily routines. Our experienced staff works with families to create a tailored plan to meet each child’s individual needs. We provide a wide range of center-based, school-based, and in-home services, including preschool and school-age day treatment programs, outpatient pediatric therapy and mental health services, school-linked mental health therapy, early childhood home visits, in-home mental health services, in-home direct support, and therapeutic recreation. At St. David’s Center, our mission-driven work is made possible by a community of generous donors, foundations, and corporate partners. If you would like to change the life of a child, we welcome your tribute, recurring or matching gift of funds, appreciated stock, donated items on our wish list, and other contributions. Visit for more information.

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E. Alan Fleischauer is the author of seven books to date. His western series introduced JT Thomas as the protagonist. The first book, Rescued, was awarded the Laramie Award First Prize as the best traditional western. The contest was sponsored by Chanticleer International. The follow-up novels in the series, Hunted and Kidnapped, have also been published. The next books in the series, Tommies and JT’s World, will be released in 2021. Mr. Fleischauer has also published a book of short stories titled Just Another Morning. It is a collection of shorts about U.S. holidays and/or special events. The short story and the title of the collection, “Just Another Morning,” is about September 11, 2001 and the tragic events on that day. 9/11 was in fact just another morning…until it wasn’t. Just Die is a contemporary novel that will be released in the fourth quarter of 2020. It is a story about a stroke victim, Jake Silver, who wakes up and discovers that he can point and say “Just die”—and people do. All of Mr. Fleischauer’s novels are available on Amazon. Alan also won first prize in a 2020 poetry contest sponsored by Two Sisters Publishing. “Suicide is Forever” is the title of the poem. This picture book, Charlie Lou Goes to the Rodeo, was inspired by the birth of his granddaughter, Charlie Lou. Mr. Fleischauer hopes that this book will create awareness about autism. Alan lives in Victoria, Minnesota with his wife Paula.


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