Making Peace With Autism

Making Peace With Autism

One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts

Book - 2005
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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.

Baker & Taylor
A courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism does not have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness in a moving personal narrative filled with practical advice for all families living with autism. 30,000 first printing.

& Taylor

The author describes her life raising an autistic child and includes information on the diagnosis of autism, finding a school program, medications, social interactions, and coping with family stress.

Publisher: Boston : Trumpeter, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590302446
Branch Call Number: 616.85882 SEN
Characteristics: xi, 258 p. ;,22 cm.


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