Making Peace With Autism

Susan Senator, a friend of my wife and I, has a new book coming out titled Making Peace with Autism. It's about her autistic son Nat:

Making Peace with Autism is a family story, my family, but it contains universal, overarching truths that will appeal to any family faced with great challenges. My husband and I struggled to understand what was wrong with our little son and through the years, we have learned a lot about what works and what does not. Most of all, we have learned how to be a family, with two other, non- autistic boys as well. Nat, now 15, is a viable part of our family though by no means is he easy to know or understand. We have a connection to him that we work to nurture, that is one part hope and faith, and the other part is pure effort and love.

Having had her and her family over for dinner, they are a wonderful, happy family. But I've worked with autistic kids in past, and I'm sure they have their share of hard times too. Anyway, there's a lot I want to know, I can't wait to get the book.

Posted May 11, 2005 12:42 AM