Sailing on a Rainbow – A Colourful Journey with Autism
Parents are often overwhelmed by a sense of loss and sadness when diagnosis shows that their child has autism. The reality of this diagnosis is the start of an engaging journey. Unlike many other journeys, however, this journey of having a child with autism is full of twists and turns.
In Sailing on a Rainbow, a mother tells an insightful story about her son – Ade, growing up with autism. She shares some of Ade’s struggles, how he found words again, his academic challenges, and the discovery of his latent gifts and passions serves as hopes for his future. Through every step of this journey with Ade, the mother’s love and faith became wind to his sails.
Though written from a personal perspective as Ade’s mother, each chapter of the book ends with lessons learnt. (A teaching module) These lessons are full of practical strategies and suggestions to encourage and empower entire families, the circle of friends, and caregivers in coming to terms with and managing the challenges of being around a child diagnosed with autism.
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The book is a well-written true-life story of a family working together as a team in supporting their son diagnosed with autism to living a relatively comfortable life. What makes the style of the book unique is the way the author tells her story. The book is not only an informative piece of writing but also educational, and it provides confidence and a can-do spirit to any parent who may be going through such health and social challenges. The target market includes parents, health and educational institutes as well as physiology, health, and psychology practitioners in addition to all stakeholders. Thank you for allowing me to tell my story and thereby provide the need for confidence for parents and people living with autism.
Adesola Toyin Adesokan