Making Peace with Autism: One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts
a diagnosis of autism is a major crisis for parents and families, who often
feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful narrative, a
courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have
to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Senator offers the hard-won,
in-the-trenches wisdom of someone who's been there and is still the
she doesn't candy-coat any of it - nat is a difficult child and they have to work hard with him. i also appreciate the fact that i can understand now why families with one devel ...more
The parts that were helpful where boxed and shaded gray through out the book.
"How to prepare fr IEP meetings, how to handle the initial school placement, what the family learned from school placements, how to set up tutoring in the home, deciding on whether or not to use medication, tips on leaving your child with others, suggestions on finding the right school program for your child, how to cover your bases when you child is sent ...more
This family has financial resources to buy support many of us don't have. This is great for her son, but not helpful advice for other families that have to work the system to get help for their children.
Around page 200, found some similarities to our own life. You do gain insight from how siblings explain each other. In the end, no one's life is perfect and you play the hand you're dealt as best you can.
I will check out her "survival guide" ...more
Families struggle to raise a autistic child and this author was able to express the challenges vwry well.