Life with a special needs kid can be isolating. My parenting experiences are frequently different than those of my friends and neighbors. Often I feel alone and unsuccessful. Progress is painstaking. My triumphs look tiny to the rest of the world.
After Jake's initial diagnosis, I flooded myself with information from all sources. But lately, reading one more autism book has been the LAST thing I want to do with my incredibly-shrinking free time.
Making Peace with Autism by Susan Senator is not just another autism book. It is one woman's heartbreaking and hopeful story. I found myself crying and nodding in agreement with a fellow footsoldier who has fought in so many similar battles, describing them with honesty.
The world of autism is full of questions. And, although Senator does give some helpful suggestions and a large list of resources, I found it healing to read about a mom who doesn't have all the answers. She sounds a lot like me.