should be more accessible and affordable, so that those of us wholove and care for individuals with autism are not left to make ourway alone.
Above all, the basic facts about this disordermust be disseminated, the myths and stereotypesdispelled
. My hope is that a day will come, in the not too distantfuture, when children and adults with autism will be betterunderstood and welcomed into the mainstream.If this book helps in any way to broaden the understanding andacceptance of this fascinating, devastating yet far from hopelessaffliction, than I will know that there is indeed a reason that I wasentrusted with the burden and responsibility of raising such anextraordinary child.
I dedicate this book to my beautiful, out of the ordinary daughterMeaghan, to my witty, bright, extraordinary son, Michael, and tomy wonderful, devoted husband Brian, who makes me laughwhen I need it most, and without whose love and support I wouldnot have had the opportunity to write this book in the first place.
Now, let's get started...