Mothering Your Special Child
80 pages, 5 x 9
Release Date:15 Mar 2009

Mothering Your Special Child

A Book for Mothers or Carers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

By Josie Santomauro; Illustrated by Carla Marino
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
So your child has Asperger Syndrome (AS)? You might have noticed that some of his behaviour is a bit different to most kids. That he becomes stressed when faced with change, and he doesn't cope well with criticism or failure.This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the mother or carer of a child diagnosed with AS. Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, Mothering Your Special Child is varied and engaging, and addresses questions or concerns that a mother might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', 'How did my child get AS?', and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help mothers come to terms with and move forward from a child's diagnosis of AS, and work together with the family to support the child. Mothering Your Special Child will be essential reading for mothers and carers of children in the initial period after a diagnosis of AS.
Josie Santomauro is a full-time writer living in Brisbane, Australia. Her son, Damian, was diagnosed with AS at the age of five. She has written numerous fiction books for children and young adults, and several books on AS. She regularly gives seminars and talks on AS.
Introduction. What is Asperger Syndrome? Good Grief. Been There, Done that. Passion Poesy. Swim or Sink. What Now? The School Scene. Dear Diary. Sacred Support. The End?
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