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Gravity Pulls You in: Perspectives on Parenting Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Explores the universe of autism - its marvels, chaos, and life-changing impacts. This title features a collection of 33 essays and poems, in which mothers and fathers raising children on the autism spectrum explore their lives in the context of autism's own special gravity, discovering what's important and what they find centring.
Paperback, 201 pages
Published February 19th 2010 by Woodbine House
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Nancy Sirvent
May 11, 2010 Nancy Sirvent rated it really liked it
I'm very excited about the release of the anthology. There are some very talented writers in it, including my own talented sister (some of you know her as MOM-NOS, from her popular blog at http://momnos.blogspot.com ).
Suzanne (suz&mark)
Mar 13, 2010 Suzanne (suz&mark) rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading a book about other parent's experiences raising a child on the spectrum. most of the stories were pretty good but there was one that was so similar to me and to sara that I could have written it. It talked about having a daughter that is high functioning, but not quite typical so she kind of inhabits this in-between state, which is what I feel sara inhabits. The other has a blog, so I intend to contact her.
Lavagirl
Jan 05, 2013 Lavagirl rated it really liked it
wonderful "I'm not the only one" book for parents
Trauma  Newell
Dec 07, 2010 Trauma Newell rated it it was amazing
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I was currently on a blog called "from here to there and back" the topic was Complex and Difficult Things. There were so many Parents talking about their child(ren) with Autism and other disabilities. We as Parents are all in a race to find a cure for our children. We have found out that all our children that suffers with the same disorders all have similar characteristics. Parents, we feel that we are alone with this complex and very fragile challenge that we have to face each day for our kids.
Beth Ann
Mar 05, 2015 Beth Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: autism
Some moving essays on living with autism and many readers have found comfort in these stories about how other families are experiencing similar lunacy in the topsy turvy world that all autism families inhabit. At this point in my journey, none of this is news anymore and I had hoped to find more instruction.
Sabrina
Jan 20, 2011 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
I heart warming and heartbreaking read for any one interested in learning more about living with kids on the spectrum.
Leta-Kaye
Feb 08, 2015 Leta-Kaye rated it it was amazing
The subtitle says it all. I gained new perspective and endearingly, heartbreakingly, liberatingly had my own perspectives validated.
Jill
Aug 06, 2016 Jill rated it really liked it
Good book. A lot of stuff about parenting "high functioning" kids that I could not relate to, but all in all well-written.
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Sep 09, 2011 Heather Loring rated it really liked it
The essays and poems are well done; they comfort, enlighten, and occasionally made me laugh.
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