- File Size: 1095 KB
- Print Length: 371 pages
- Publication Date: July 29, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E8MBY6K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Life with an Autistic Son Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
B's dad does not claim to be an expert so you are not pressured in anyway to understand big jargon analysis that many books on autism seem to convey. This story is personal to the core. For example, Life With An Autistic Son is written in short story fashion due to the fact much of what you are reading was presented in a blog. As a follower of that blog, I was introduced to B quite awhile ago. The genesis of this book is a father coming to grips in his own way with the unthinkable life with an autistic child. B's Dad is a teacher so he has wonderful skills in writing in my opinion, and he is also sensitive to the nature of issues that arise in the teaching field when it comes to children with autism.
The question arises about how folks in the author's life interpret if autism is truly a disability. It surprises you to find out that some people do not view autism as a disability. Another point of interest was the author's expressions concerning the diagnosis of his son:
"...it seems obvious that we were dealing with autism. At the time we resisted the assumption, in the hope that it was simply a brief developmental delay... we seemed constantly to focus on what my son couldn't do, as opposed to what he could.Read more ›
And yet, on a day-to-day basis, it's still just parenting. Extreme parenting, but parenting nonetheless.
What B's Dad manages to capture in Life with an Autistic Son is the day-to-day of this extreme parenting in all its glorious, infuriating, frightening, and hilarious beauty.
This isn't meant to be an inspirational read, or a heart-breaking account. Instead, it's just plain real. Authentic. B's Dad takes a no-holds-barred approach to conveying anecdotes, thoughts, observations and feelings.
Raising a child with autism can be an incredibly isolating experience. What I love about Life with an Autistic Son is that I felt connected -- deeply so -- to another parent going through all the stuff I was.
I wish this book was required reading for parents, staff, and honestly people in general. It gives a glimpse of what just a small portion of living with someone and caring for someone with not only autism, but other delelopemental disabilities can be like. A lot of behaviors and characteristics of autism are not unique to only that singular diagnosis. Not all individuals will be like the author's son "B."
The author who wrote this has chosen to keep his and the people included in this book anonymous. I understand why he would do this.
Read this. It is free on Amazon. A lot of understanding and compassion can gained. This may be a great book for parents just beginning their adventure with a child with needs such as autism. The main reason I like this is that it is told first hand and not full of terms that will overwhelm or confuse. This could help others realize that they are not alone in the struggles they are facing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Insightful book. Laughed and cried! Helped us feel like we are not alone in our Life with an Autistic Son. Thank you to B's Dad!Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
This book really was such a refreshing take on this complicated subject. I laughed out loud so many times and could relate with so many stories. Finally a parent like us. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Our family just found out my grandson is moderately autistic. He is 3 years old and has an older sibling that is 5 1/2. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robin Rizzo
Wonderful, encouraging book for parents with autistic kids. I love it!Published 4 months ago by Shanny Atherley
Book was interesting and informative throughout. Now I have a clear understanding of the behavior and issues that can occur and must be addressed and handled by parents and others... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Everett B
With some minor exceptions, this book might as well be about my son, and our family. I agree with those who say this book is accessible, witty, and funny. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eric
As I read each page I felt someone was telling my son's story. So good to know we're not alone! Thanks for sharing your life.Published 10 months ago by lance luth
If you have a child with autism, and you want comfort that you are not the only one going through what you do, read this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by L. Thibodeaux