How can we help families who have children with autism spectrum disorders? This complex medical condition affects 1 of 110 children and adolescents in the United States. It affects their emotional stability, their ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, and even their ability to communicate.
That has been true for Taylor Gosney, now a young teenager, who was unable to speak for years. His parents Bret and Sheila and his two older brothers have had to find creative ways to manage everyday activities with Taylor. Even now, life is a challenge for them. Their faith in God and the support of their church community is critical to their ability to cope.
Sheila shares candidly what her family has experienced and recommends how others can help ease the burden of raising an autistic child. "Acquainted with Autism" is a warm, uplifting, and provocative book for anyone who knows a family with an autistic child -- and anyone who has such a child of their own.