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Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids: Mostly True Stories of Life on the Spectrum Paperback – September 13, 2011
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The stories are written about a wide variety of issues and experiences such as social interactions, school, initial diagnosis, siblings, obsessions, and more. Reading this book fills you with a new outlook and an inside peek of other parents' lives within the spectrum world.
This book is great for parents and relatives of children with autism and other spectrum disorders as well as educators, caregivers and others who have contact with children who have disabilities.
At the end of each story there is a short writer profile including their website address where you can visit or follow their story and writing further. This aspect of the book is an amazing tool for other parents who are in similar situations. If even to comprehend they are not alone.
I loved this book! It was an excellent read and while most stories were funny and written with light humor and some sarcastic frustration, in the back of my mind I understand the struggle and frustration one goes through before these experiences and situations become funny to them. I understand that this humor is one of those "We are going to laugh at this one day" types of attitude.
I highly recommend this book. Each story or essay is less than two pages and are so inspirational, insightful and encouraging you will find yourself reading through half the book in no time flat.
Every story I could relate to as a parent of a child with special needs and that relating piece is so needed for parents like me who can sometimes feel as if they are in isolation the majority of the time. To see that other people "get it" is like a therapy session in itself.
I read the book in two days. It was a great read that I just couldn't put down.
From another perspective I'm an occupational therapy practitioner that works with the pediatric population. My coworkers have been reading the book as well and keep telling me how instrumental it is to understand the parent's P.O.V. when treating a client.
And the parents in our waiting room? They can't get enough of the book...I watch them all pick it up as soon as they get in and thumb to where they left off the last time they had an appointment so they can continue on.
Big kudos to Lynn for getting some of the best writers in the blogosphere all together in one place!
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