Tony Attwood, Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia
What are the experiences of mothers who have autism? We can now read about those experiences and recognize the qualities of mothers on the spectrum and the challenges that they face. The personal disclosures, insights and advice will be of great benefit to women on the spectrum, their families and professionals.
Liane Holliday Willey, EdD author of Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome and Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life
Autistic parents peer through a unique looking glass when they raise their family. Consequently, there will be many moments when self-doubt, family, friends and people in authority challenge the autistic's ability to parent successfully. This book comes to the rescue with clearly outlined and pragmatic suggestions for parenting and the definitive reminder that people with autism can, and do, parent beautifully well.
Debby Elley, author of 15 Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism
A book of deep parental wisdom. Although it will be a powerful source of support for autistic mothers everywhere, this touching and intelligent collection of insights carries equal value for those of us parents who don't have the advantage of experiencing autism first hand. Through them, we can learn what it means to truly respect the needs of our autistic children, unencumbered by societal expectations.
In this valuable, original book, written by three mothers who grew up as undiagnosed autistics ... the authors take turns to explore how so many autistic qualities can be positives when parenting, particularly children who are on the spectrum but also those that are neurotypical. They also explore the challenges. An uplifting, thoughtful and encouraging book.