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When Autism Comes to Roost: A Family's Journey From Denial to Acceptance

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It was a typical middle class family with two professional parents and four kids when the parents began receiving notes from nursery school about their 3rd child, Max. This set the family on an unexpected journey together as they struggled to accept and accommodate. An illuminating read for any family faced with an emerging physical or mental disability in a child.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Bridgeross
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"When Autism Comes to Roost: A Family’s Journey From Denial to Acceptance” by Alicia Hendley PhD is TRULY a must read!

This true story is about one of the youngest sons, Max, being diagnosed with Autism. The author really gives an outsider the opportunity to see inside their lives as she provides graphic details of Max’s behaviours and how it impacts them. Not only is the family learning to work with Max’s new strategies for development but the author, Alicia, begins to crumble and soon she is
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Alicia Hendley is a PhD in clinical psychology, and when not writing is a psychologist in the counselling centre at the University of Waterloo where she primarily works with young adults.

Her debut novel, A Subtle Thing, releases July 1, 2010."

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