"A wise, warm, witty roadmap that will enrich the life of every parent of an adult child with learning disabilities." —Joseph A. Califano, JR., Chairman and President, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
"A wonderful companion to Laughing Allegra. These books should be required reading for teachers as well." —Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
"Anne Ford is the perfect guide to help us see our children through the transitions they will meet throughout life." —Henry Winkler, author of the Hank Zipzer children's books
"Answers every question you might have about people with dyslexia and ADHD. I could not recommend this book more highly." —Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction
"Filled with personal insights, tough observations, and important resources." —Ann Kornblet, advocate for people with LD
"Honest, full of hope. Guides the reader with the heart of a devoted parent and the wisdom of personal experience." —Emerson Dickman, J.D., President, International Dyslexia Association
About the Author
Anne Ford's previous books are the acclaimed memoir Laughing Allegra, about raising her severely learning-disabled daughter, and On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. She served as Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities from 1989 to 2001. The daughter of Henry Ford II, she lives in New York City and lectures widely on LD and ADHD issues.
John Richard-Thompson, an award-winning playwright and novelist, collaborates with Anne Ford on her books.