Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review: Living Autism Day by Day by Pamela Bryson-Weaver


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the KSB Promotions, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it







Synopsis:


An autism diagnosis can be difficult for families to come to terms with, as well as the cause of much concern and many, many questions. Pamela Bryson-Weaver has the answers. With her gift for storytelling, deep sense of compassion, and rich understanding of Autism-related issues, Pamela Bryson-Weaver takes the reader on a yearlong journey in just a few minutes a day. Each day, Living Autism Day-by-Day offers words of hope, insightful stories, and gentle and kind advice from another parent who isn't a doctor or therapist--a parent who is living through the same fears and gets exactly what other parents are going through, because she's going through it, too. Living Autism Day-by-Day is a great resource for parents, caregivers, family and friends. A must-have for anyone who has or works with a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Review:

The author knows of where she speaks, and as autism advocate, she knows the words and info that parents need to hear. This is a lovely book that offers information, a place to reflect and write out emotions a parent might be bottling up, or just need to express, as well as quotes to lift the soul!  her daily objectives help parents with Autism children focus on a small item and not to be overwhelmed with things that need to be done. While all of her solutions might not be applicable to everyone, they are points to ponder and options to consider. This book would make a lovely Mother's Day present for a parent with an Autistic child, or for a parent with a recently diagnosed child. I highly recommend it!



About the Author:

Pamela Bryson-Weaver; is a autism parent advocate. Her sage advice, wisdom, knowledge, and expertise as a mother of an autistic child, advocate for autism, speaker on autism, head of non-profits, author on autism, business owner in the field of dentistry for over 30 years working with clients with ASD's, understands autism clearly. Two of her three children have special needs; John, her youngest son, has autism and Joshua has Tourettes and ADHD. She is an author, speaker and activist for children with special needs, children who are close to heart. She has spent her entire professional career working with clients who have special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. As past president of the Autism Society in New Brunswick Canada, her activism has allowed her to work with government members of Parliament and other parents. With their combined efforts, all children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in her Province receive $20,000 a year for treatment.She served as the Director of Pee Wee Active Living, formally Junior Special Olympics, a program she began in her city. Bryson-Weaver also produced and promoted through Canada's largest woman's' league a resolution on autism that was presented locally, provincially, and nationally, and was passed nationally in Canada 2004.


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a very good book to read. I didn't know what it was like for parents whose child or children have autism, until I started working with someone and i learned about daily life, what kinds of challenges they were facing. Until then, I didn't have anyone remotely close enough to me that my information came from articles, etc., not really as enlightening. I would imagine this book would be like having such a friend.

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