on February 4, 2013
I chose this rating because of the human side of autism as depicted by the author...also the mother of a child with autism as well as a child with ADHD. Ms. Notbohm explained the living with such a loving child and looked at it from the child's inner side/feelings. Her attifude, as mother gave me a better understanding...an understanding that can be utilized with all children and adults with, not so usual, life challenges. It's a heartwarming side of autism...adhd and other challenges that children and adults have... and equally important .... the significance and feelings of the parent(s) and their love, stresses, as well as sharing tools for survival with other parents. Rachel
on November 22, 2008
My six-year-old grandson was diagnosed with autism in September 2006. Since that time, I have devoured dozens of books and hundreds of articles on autism. Just when I was sure I couldn't read anything new, I picked up The Autism Trail Guide. I can honestly say that it has helped me more than any book I've read. Ellen Notbohm's writing is inspiring, and she gives me strength and hope every day to help Jake.