One of the families in my local special-needs support group experienced a job loss in December and we’re trying to raise enough funds to allow the family to stay until the end of the school year so their son with autism will experience less disruption. You can read more on my special-needs blog, and even if you can’t or don’t want to donate, please help by sharing that post.
I’m going to try not to gush in this review, but it may be difficult, because I was fascinated by the information in this DVD. Understanding Child Brain Development from The Family Hope Center will provide important information for parents of children with special needs of all types, as almost all disabilities are caused by neurological disconnect of some sort. Continue reading
April is Autism Awareness Month. This hop will feature books about autism or posts about autism along with giveaways on each blog. I’m giving away a copy of What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan and Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D. You’ll have your choice of a Kindle ebook (You don’t have to have a Kindle to read it. There are several free Kindle apps.) or a paperback. You get a choice because I’m not giving up my copy so I’ll be ordering one for you. If you know how picky I am about the books I keep, that should tell you how awesome this book is. You can read my review here.
Bobbi Sheahan, mother of a child with autism, and psychologist Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., did not write this book to lecture you on how to parent your child. Instead, they offer themselves as your scouts in the field, who have valuable information to share—from the moment you realize your kid is different (“My, what a quiet baby I have!”), to the self-righteous moms on the playground, to holding your marriage together in the realm of routines. Continue reading