chapter  4
12 Pages

It is hard to see the forest when the trees are too loud

Notes on autism parenting
WithNancy J. Crown

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders rarely feel “good enough,” and a parallel feeling of forever falling short plagues the child with autism. He or she spends much of life mystified by the non-autistic world and “corrected” by (mostly) well-intentioned others who aim to smooth the child’s way. The author describes how her personal discoveries as the mother of an adult daughter on the spectrum inform her work with this population and help to address some of its associated challenges.