This is the book that I believe should be recommended to all families who are touched with a child with autism. As the parent of a severely autistic child, I found the encouragements in this book to be uplifting. The author is spot on with her feeling that as parents, we begin to lose our own identity and become the parent of someone with autism. We get burned out and just plain exhausted from dealing with the realities of autism on a daily basis. It is easy to have so much focus on our family, especially the one with autism, that we place ourselves on the back shelf. Yet, we have to learn to give ourselves some time and focus as well. We have to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit in order to truly be able to give our all to our family. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a child on the autism spectrum.




I really needed to read this at this time in my life. I have a son that has Down Syndrome and Autism we are transitioning from High School to whatever comes next. This book literally made me tear up, I have been feeling a lot of the things the Author mentions and I needed to hear someone give me permission to live my life and not feel guilty. I will definitely read this over and over again. I wish I had this book years ago.