What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism: Book Review

As you are probably aware, my daughter has PDD-NOS. She is 6 years old and was only diagnosed this past May. Everything is still new and it's been a learning journey for certain thus far.

So when the author of What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism, Bobbi Sheahan, contacted me about reviewing her book, I was very interested. 

Bobbi wrote the book with the help of her daughters psychologist, Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D.

Bobbi had the idea for the book when she realized there wasn't a book of it's kind already on the market.

About Bobbi Sheahan
Bobbi is married with 4 children. Her daughter, Grace, is her inspiration for this book because Grace was diagnosed with  Autism.

Any parent who has been told their child has Autism, feels a sense of relief, especially if you knew for a long time that your child was "different". Beyond that relief though, comes the start of a long and difficult journey. You see, getting that official diagnosis is just the beginning.

What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism is an amazing read. I found the book easily read and there were times I just couldn't put it down. It's the most honest and humorous book in regards to Autism or raising a child with Autism I have ever read. Trust me when I say that I have read tons of books on the subject and read what seems like 1,000s of internet websites and articles as well.

The book is cleverly written in Bobbi's own words and she uses real words and writes so you can understand what she is talking about. As well, there is parts in each chapter where the   psychologist chimes in and gives more information on that chapters subject from a more medical professional standpoint.

I felt like I could relate so much with Bobbi because I am going through the same issues that she did with her daughter. I did learn a lot about Autism while reading this book and it helped me to realize that while it's going to be a difficult journey with my daughter, I am not alone in this. It has totally changed my outlook in regards to my daughters diagnosis. 

If you have a child with Autism or know someone who does, please get this book! I cannot say enough fabulous things about it! I was truly inspired by Bobbi and this book.

You can buy it on Amazon.com right now for $10.17.


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