A Road Less Traveled; A Father's Odyssey Through Autism

A Road Less Traveled; A Father's Odyssey Through Autism

by Eric Griffith




Zach was two months shy of his third birthday when he was diagnosed with autism and as he struggled to understand and adapt to the world around him, his father struggled to understand the diagnosis and the means to help him. Feeling devastated about his son, Eric's inability to cope and accept his son for the unique person he had become and not for the diagnosis he was given caused Eric to spiral into severe depression resulting in hospitalization.

In this story, Eric Griffith gives a real and honest view of raising a child with autism from a father's perspective and a family's effort to make a better future for their child. A Road Less Traveled chronicles the impact an autism diagnosis has on the family, the battle to find funding and programming, the conflict about what causes autism, testing of one's faith, coping with negative public perceptions, the fun and humor Zach brings to the lives around him, and providing hope for a child with disability that has no cure. This story will inspire, humor, and touch on every human emotion of all parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480021907
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire, Eric now resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and two children. He currently works for a government agency and continues to write stories as a hobby

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A Road Less Traveled; A Father's Odyssey Through Autism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Avid reader! I probably read 25 to 30 books a year, and most are on the New York Times best seller list. I was drawn to this book, because of the cover and the description on the back of the book. I am glad I have read this book and encourage anyone raising child to get this book. This book is exceptionally written. You will find yourself crying during one chapter, laughing in another, and being inspired by a great story teller. THIS BOOK SHOULD BE ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST. BY FAR THE BEST WRITTEN BOOK I HAVE READ IN THE PAST TWO YEARS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MUST READ! This is a wonderful book! It’s nice to read a story from a father’s point of view on raising a child with autism. I love the honesty of this father who shares the struggles he faced within himself while coming to terms with his son’s diagnosis. He shares the challenges of getting a child into the write programs and the funding to help pay for those programs. This book will make you think, it will make you cry, it will make you laugh, and it gives you hope. I look forward to another book from this father, telling us how his son is progressing. I have learned a great deal from reading this book and will be getting more involved in the fight. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE!