Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum : A Kid's Guide to Living With, Learning From, and Loving a Parent With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum : A Kid's Guide to Living With, Learning From, and Loving a Parent With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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ISBN:9781942197089
By Elizabeth Marks

A parent with ASD can provide his or her children with deep love and devoted support, along with a perspective on the world that is wonderfully unique. At the same time, the emotional and physical demands of parenting can be especially taxing for someone with autism.

Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum provides a conversational starting point for families with a parent on the autism spectrum. It is narrated from the perspective of a boy whose father has ASD and a mother who does not, but his thoughts and questions apply equally to other variations of this family structure.

While an ASD parent craves order, reason, and predictability, the experience of parenthood is inherently chaotic. This book fills a critical gap in resources for children and families with parents on the autism spectrum. It takes children's feelings of love, confusion, and worry seriously and it promotes mutual respect, affection, and accountability among family members. Overall, this title reflects the importance of every family member's commitment to growing together.