Moms, you rock!

One of the things I truly wanted to do when writing Autism Grows Up was encourage moms who are raising children with Autism. So often, they are working very hard behind the scenes to do whatever it takes to help their children communicate and feel happy and safe. (Among a thousand other things.)

This morning this sweet video popped up on my Facebook news feed from The Today Show. It made me cry because it is the very heartbeat of what I want every mom to understand. Even when their child can’t put their thanks into words, I can guarantee they know and appreciate that their mom is always there.

Please take a few minutes and watch and send it to a mom you know needs to hear those words, too.


Why did I write this book?


To encourage. To bring hope. To make you cry happy tears as you giggle through some of the stories I share about how Autism has affected our lives over the years.

Here is the description you will find on the back of my book (or on Amazon when you go to purchase it):

When my son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of four, I didn’t have someone sit down with me and tell me what the next twenty years of his life might look like. There were books by doctors and therapists available at that time but very few books written by parents who walked this road before me and could smile from the other side.

I am not a doctor or a diagnostician. I cannot suggest therapies or techniques or diet plans. What I can tell you, though, is what I have learned as a mother in my twenty-two years of raising a son with Autism.

If I can encourage one family, I will have done what I set out to do. 

People are saying great things about Autism Grows Up and you can read the reviews on Amazon here. It makes me feel great knowing that people who are not even directly affected by Autism are encouraged by our story.

This book is available for sale in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon and in these e-book formats on Smashwords: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html .