Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned


The two mothers speak openly about their children's diagnosis and early childhood through to adolescence, young adulthood and the day they leave home. They give a moving account of the challenges they faced and the surprising consolations they found along their sons' very different paths in life.

Through their friendship and two decades of shared experiences of parenting an ASD child, each has gained a clear understanding of her own strengths and limitations, as well as those of her child. Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum offers a personal perspective and practical guidance for parents at the start of their journey with autism, especially those whose children are newly diagnosed. It also provides useful insights for professionals working with individuals across the autism spectrum and their families. I would recommend this wonderful book to parents and practitioners alike.

The book walks the reader gently through the stories of two different families and their experiences of parenting children on the autistic spectrum. Maureen and Ann share with their audience differing perspectives of the impact of autism both on the individual concerned and on their families. There are many excellent books written by parents of individuals with autism available.

What makes this book stand out for me is how the authors share their highs and detail their lows without holding back and without giving the impression that they are superhuman, achieving the impossible where the more superhuman, achieving the impossible where the mortal among us cannot. Family disasters, innermost fears and mistakes are laid bare. While it is important to note that the book provides positive recommendations and imparts sound advice leading the reader to turn the last pages with a sense of optimism about the future, I found it invaluable to know that others have made the same mistakes as me and experienced the same concerns and despairs Can I tell you about Down Syndrome?

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This is a must read for any parent who is going down the ASD road and needs the honest and raw support these two writers offer. I hope all professionals and support people in the ASD area will recommend this book to those they work with. Thanks Ann and Maureen for opening your hearts and sharing your lives with us all.

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