Parenting a child with special needs is difficult. Understanding the diagnosis, advocating for services and trying to socially integrate in a world that labels them as maladaptive becomes hard to bear for parents and caregivers. This book is written from the perspective of a parent with the training and education of an educator. The author shares intimate feelings, thoughts and techniques she used to help navigate life being a parent to autistic children. The author walks you through your barrage of emotions, give you hope and copying strategies that will help you parent unmistakable kids with autism…JUST AS THEY ARE.
Be prepared to embrace, be empowered and engage others after reading this book. inspired after receiving the diagnosis, when traveling on the road to acceptance, while standing on your faith as you advocate for your child with special needs.
The demands of parenting a child with special needs require focus, organization, and the ability to compartmentalize your personal feelings so that you can make decisions in the best interest of your child. This journal will help you record and reflect on those events while you unmask your frustrations, discover what you learned about yourself, and experience a paradigm shift as you attempt to connect the pieces.