from the foreword by Jane Asher, President of The National Autistic Society
Kelly Harland's wonderfully clear, unsentimental and yet moving account of her daily struggles with Will brings a whole new perspective to our understanding [of autism]. Her descriptions of the continually changing hopes and aspirations that she and her husband have for him will have echoes for every parent, especially those of children affected by this complex, multi-faceted condition.
The Seattle Times
Praise for the first edition: 'There's a miraculous alchemy to these stories of one small boy.'
Midwest Book Review
A Will of His Own sends a powerful and essentially positive message of hope, learning, and growth... highly recommended reading.
This emotional, warm, interesting and easy to read book will appeal to professionals and parents alike.
Whitterer on Autism
In "A will of his own" the author's melodic tones capture snapshots of her son from his early days and onwards as he grows and develops into a young man. It's no accident that Kelly is a "musician" as her voice as a writer comes over as a warm and affectionate melody... A slim volume full of delicate, poignant insights but with the strength of powerfully honed reality.