Rachael Lee Harris spent her early childhood locked in an autistic fog
until beginning her journey from a fragmented world to one in which
things began to make sense. Rachael's determination to take her place in
society led her down many paths, from beauty therapist to Catholic nun,
from mother and wife to divorcee and working mom. Today, she is a
psychotherapist specializing in helping others on the Autism Spectrum.
Rachael's story explores areas such as schooling,
family relationships, employment, travel, and faith culminating in
monastic life, motherhood, dating, and marriage. Through her story, we
get a more "rounded" positive vision of how an autistic life can develop
and insight into the benefits of being "on the spectrum" alongside the
very real picture of its challenges. Addressing the culture of
disability and negativity that surrounds so much of the public
perception of the Autism Spectrum, Rachael presents a more moderate and
perhaps more objective assessment of her own life experiences, as well
as the potential for others on the Spectrum.