Making Peace with Autism
One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts New edition
By (author) Susan Senator
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Making Peace with Autism by Susan Senator
Book DescriptionReceiving a diagnosis of autism is a major crisis for parents and families, who often feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Senator offers the hard-won, in-the-trenches wisdom of someone who's been there and is still there today and she demonstrates how families can find courage, contentment, and connection in the shadow of autism. In "Making Peace with Autism," Susan Senator describes her own journey raising a child with a severe autism spectrum disorder, along with two other typically developing boys. Without offering a miracle treatment or cure, Senator offers valuable strategies for coping successfully with the daily struggles of life with an autistic child. Along the way she models the combination of stamina and courage, openness, and humor that has helped her family to survive and even to thrive. Topics include: the agony of diagnosis, grieving and acceptance, finding the right school program, helping siblings with their struggles and concerns, having fun together, and keeping the marriage strong."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590303825
(213mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Susan Senator
Susan Senator is the mother of three boys, the oldest of whom has autism. She is the author of "Making Peace with Autism," a memoir of her family s struggles and triumphs. Her writing on autism has appeared in the "New York Times," " "the "Washington Post," and the "Boston Globe." She has been featured on the "Today Show," CNN, MSNBC, Voice of America, and NPR."
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