"I highly recommend this book." -- New Zealand Down Syndrome Journal, Volume 30, Spring 2006
<br /><br />"Primary caregivers will find comfort along with factual information and practical advice." --Tourette Syndrome Association newsletter, Winter 2006<br /><br />"This books reflects reality but maintains an optimistic outlook. Keep this book on your bedside table as a quick reference and a detailed catalogue of resources." --Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 73, Number 5, December 2006<br /><br />"[A] wonderful resource: A book written for mothers of children with special needs that is also helpful to the professionals involved in the lives of these children." --ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants, January 1, 2007<br /><br />"[A]n uplifting homage to the difficulties of raising a disabled child...brimming with pragmatic advice...." --ForeWord Magazine, July/August 2006, Volume 9, No. 4
More Than a Mom is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members inlcudes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow
; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco New York Times
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"This books reflects reality but maintains an optimistic outlook. Keep this book on your bedside table as a quick reference and a detailed catalogue of resources." --Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 73, Number 5, December 2006
About the Author
Amy Baskin writes and speaks regularly about parenting, education, life balance, and disability issues. Her work appears in magazines across North America. She has a Master of Education Degree from the University of Toronto and has taught classes in parenting, writing, and speaking skills. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her youngest child has autism.
Heather Fawcett chairs the Asperger's Syndrome parent support group of Ottawa, Ontario, which provides information and support, social skills programs, and advocacy to 400 family and professional members. She is a writer and a parent of a teen with Asperger's syndrome. Heather has earned multiple B.A. degrees in English, Applied Studies, and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and Carleton University.