Forever Boy: A Mother's Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy (Original)

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Price
$27.99  $26.03
Publisher
Park Row
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780778311997

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About the Author
Kate Swenson is the creator of the blog and Facebook page Finding Cooper's Voice. She speaks regularly about autism, parenting, and motherhood, and is a contributor to TODAY Parents, The TODAY Show, and the Love What Matters blog. Her mission is to create a safe space for families of children and teens with special needs to come together and laugh, cry, and support each other. She lives in Minnesota with her family.
Reviews
"Until the late twentieth century, autism was hidden in plain sight. Now it's a public health priority and focus of extensive research. However, it remains a black box. While we wait for answers, extraordinary people like Kate Swenson, through their dedicated and resourceful efforts have taken it upon themselves to create a nurturing environment in which children like Cooper can grow and thrive. Forever Boy will be an inspiration to all who face the challenge of caring for special needs children." --Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University

"Forever Boy is a candid journey through the beauty and battles of having a child with autism. Kate blends wit and wisdom in an unapologetic account of marriage, motherhood and unconditional love. She captures the struggles, expectations and reality all parents face while advocating for their children. It's a story of unexpected loss; enduring hope and most importantly, newfound understanding. It should be mandatory reading for teachers or for anyone who has children or is thinking of having children." -Colin Balfe, founder of Love What Matters

"Kate Swenson has pulled the curtain back to show first-hand the challenges of life with a child with severe autism. For those who are in the dark about the disability, or know little about it, her story will be an eye opener." --Valerie Gilpeer, co-author of I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust

"This wise, inspiring book will appeal to not only parents of children with autism, but anyone interested in stories about the selflessness and endurance of maternal love. A candid and hopeful addition to the personal literature on pediatric autism." --Kirkus Reviews