A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism: Stories of Hope and Everyday Success [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism is a collection of inspiring true stories that relates the strength, love, and devotion families like yours draw on daily. These heartwarming tales will connect you to other devoted and courageous parents, while giving light to your blessing-your child.

You will share the power of a family's love with parents such as:

  • Karen, who fears that her son with ...
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A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism: Stories of Hope and Everyday Success

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Overview

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism is a collection of inspiring true stories that relates the strength, love, and devotion families like yours draw on daily. These heartwarming tales will connect you to other devoted and courageous parents, while giving light to your blessing-your child.

You will share the power of a family's love with parents such as:

  • Karen, who fears that her son with autism will be labeled "the Weird Kid," but instead watches as his peers accept him on the field and in the classroom
  • Kathryn, a divorcee who must explain to her teen with autism the abstract concept of love when his father decides to remarry

It's tough being a parent. But A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism lets you know that you are not facing this challenge alone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605503776
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Cup of Comfort Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 871,381
  • File size: 682 KB

Meet the Author

Colleen Sell has edited, ghostwritten, or cowritten more than sixty books, including more than a dozen volumes in the Cup of Comfort(r) series. She lives in Oregon.

Doug and Laurie Flutie established the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism in honor of their son, Doug, Jr., who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. The Foundation's mission is to aid financially disadvantaged families in caring for their children with autism; to fund education and research; and to serve as a communications center for new programs and services.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Introduction     x
Part of the Gift   Thomas Cannon     1
Blazing New Trails   Christy Shoemaker     9
Searching for Normal   Jill W. Smith     15
A Child Like Me   F. L. Justice     24
Good Marching   Kristen M. Scott     31
Arms Wide Open   Tiffany Talbott     38
Pot Roast Coming Around the Clock   Phyllis Mannan     47
Escalatorland   Kelly Harland     55
Learning to Talk   Jennifer Casey     60
Life with the Family Gangsta   James C. Wilson     68
The Weird Kid   Karen Doyle     75
Confessions of a Mortal Mom   Sonja Predovich     80
Getting Along   Katherine Millett     89
Brothers   Jennifer Finn Wake     96
The Singing Blues   Lorri Benedik     103
Word Games   Nan Jacobs     108
An Exercise in Acceptance   Michelle O'Neil     113
A Child Slips the Bonds of Earth   Amy Baskin     118
Snake Dreams   Piper Selden     122
Moonlight   Kelly Harland     128
Because We Were Prepared   Heather Jensen     134
Between the Lines   Caroline M. Praed     139
Dancing with Puddles   Deborah Barrett-Jardine     147
Lunar Eclipse   Anne Clark     153
How the Goose Saved Christmas   Dena Fox Luchsinger     161
The Pray Grounds   Jason Katims     168
Leaving Literalville   Kathryn Hutchinson     176
Entomology   Angie Lathrop     184
The Head in the Head   Shawn Daywalt Lutz     193
To Welcome Chance   Penelope Feeny     202
Portrait of a Princess   Jenan Gray     211
Cake and Polyester Don't Mix   Elizabeth King Gerlach     217
Flying   Christina Adams     222
Sara's First Friend   Suzanne M. Perryman     228
What Comes Next?   Heather Jensen     233
A Is for Ability   Lauren Finaldi Gurus     238
Sophie's Song   Tabitha Thompson     244
A Vehicle of Change   Judy L. Adourian     252
The Offering    Rebekah Schow     259
Outside Inside the Box   Shelley Stolaroff Segal     266
Track Star   Barbara Toboni     275
What God Gives You   Patricia Morris Buckley     284
Beyond Survival   Nicole Derosier     291
Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here   Kristi Sakai     300
Oh, the Things I Say   D. M. Rosner     307
Contributors     312
Tell Your Story in the Next Cup of Comfort!     320
About the Editor     322
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