Living with autism, while not the end of the world, can be stressful. You can love your child with your whole heart and still feel exhausted and worn-out at the end of the day. While there are strategies for dealing tension and stress, sometimes you may still feel alone or want answers. If you have a child or work with children who have autism spectrum disorder, sometimes it helps to keep things in perspective and take things day-by-day.
written by someone who also has a child with autism, but also resources and guides for many other aspects of life with autism.
The author of Living Autism Day-by-Day, Pamela Bryson-Weaver, is an autism advocate, the mother of an autistic child, a speaker on autism, head of nonprofit organizations, and past president of the Autism Society in her Province in Canada. Pamela managed to use her activism to work with members of Parliament in her Province in Canada to provide all children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder with $20,000 a year for treatment. What a huge feat! Knowing her background in living with autism, her book serves as that much more of an inspiration.
If you’ve ever wondered how to handle raising a child with autism, this book can be a life-saver. It’s overwhelming to try to digest the plethora of information found online everyday, but Pamela Bryson-Weaver puts all this information together in a daily guide to living autism. Although the book comes off looking like a daily reflection, when you get further into the book, you see it’s more than just that. She includes advice on how to handle meltdowns with a nonverbal child, to help your child learn socialization skills, to open your heart up to the upsides to living with autism, and, on top of all of that, it includes evidence-based autism interventions. The book is well put-together and truly captures every aspect of living autism form the perspective of a parent rather than a practitioner.
If you’re looking for a source of daily inspiration, this book might be the answer, but, more than that, this book aims to provide hope and courage to parents living with autism every single day. If you go to her website, livingautismnow.com, you can register to win a free first-edition copy of Living Autism Day-by-Day and get a free ebook on the 10 things you should never say to a person with autism. You can also get a free sneak-preview of the book here: http://livingautismnow.com/book/