Making Peace with Autism One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts

ISBN-10: 1590303822

ISBN-13: 9781590303825

Edition: 2007

Authors: Susan Senator
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Description: Receiving 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 there today-and she demonstrates how families can find courage, contentment, and connection in the shadow of autism. In Making Peace with Autism, Susan Senator describes her own journey raising a child with a severe autism spectrum disorder, along with two other typically developing boys. Without offering a miracle treatment or cure, Senator offers valuable strategies for coping successfully with the daily struggles of life with an autistic child. Along the way she models the combination of stamina and courage, openness and humor that has helped her family to survive-and even to thrive. Topics include: the agony of diagnosis, grieving and acceptance, finding the right school program, helping siblings with their struggles and concerns, having fun together, and keeping the marriage strong.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Prologue
Wondering
Now We Know
The First School Programs
Life with Our Two Small Boys
Hitting Bottom
A New Baby in the Family
Building a Strong Marriage within Autism's Turmoil
Handling the Worst of Times
Our Most Important Discovery
Just a Family
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
A Brief Overview of Treatments and Interventions
Glossary: Key Terms Used in the Special Ed System
Resources
About the Author
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