Building Puzzles Under Water: An Autism Story

Building Puzzles Under Water: An Autism Story

Building Puzzles Under Water: An Autism Story

Building Puzzles Under Water: An Autism Story


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"He will likely never speak."

Sometimes, being told that you can't do something lights a fire inside of you so fierce that you have no choice but to succeed ... and then blow all the doubts out of the water.

After all, doubt shouldn't be a part of any child's puzzle.

It's hard enough building puzzles under water, watching the pieces float away, dusting off the sand from some, and scurrying toward a treasure chest to discover more.

This is how author Carrie P. Holzer experienced her son Cam's diagnosis of autism and the following decade of his journey. She compared it to building puzzles under water because of the challenge, as well as the knowledge that all the pieces are there somewhere.

Sometimes you just have to look harder for them and turn them this way and that to fit.

In Building Puzzles Under Water: An Autism Story, Carrie details the journey that her family took, the ups and downs, and the multiple successes they had with giving Cam the life he deserves, one where he gets to express himself and have friends, things that we all take for granted that were pieces the family wasn't sure Cam would ever discover.

Today, Cam speaks, eloquently, expressively, and even colorfully, thanks to the dedication that Carrie and her family had to see him be everything he possibly could.

She shares this journey with you, with the hopes that your family will have success in the depths of autism as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781958481875
Publisher: Aurora Corialis Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2023
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

What business does a mother of two with a background in real estate and commercial lending have writing a book about autism? This is a question Carrie P. Holzer has asked herself many times over. But after eleven years of being told, at every turn, to share her son Cam's story, she has made it her business.When the COO of the company Carrie works for was told she had written a book about her son and hadn't published it yet, he gifted Carrie the funds on behalf of the company to have the book published. The gift further assured Carrie that her family's journey is an impactful oneand should be shared.As a first-time author, Carrie uses an honest lens to create a feeling of support and connection for her readers, bringing to life her humorous take on the highs and lows of life with autism.Carrie, her husband Justin, and their two children, Cam and Gabby, live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa. Although the family's commitment to help Cam along the winding road of autism is ever present, recent years have allowed them to slow down a bit. With therapies falling away as Cam reaches goal after goal, the family has more time for weekend trips to their favorite lake spot, hitting golf balls at the local driving range, and Sunday afternoon video game matches.Connect with Carrie at or on Facebook or Instagram.
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