When most people imagine a newborn baby girl, they think of bows, ballet lessons, and future boyfriend issues. Kim Stults was no different...until her daughter, Lorena, was born. Kim knew something was wrong when after a few weeks, Lorena didn't smile, roll over, or grab at objects as most babies do.
After countless doctor visits, therapy sessions, and appointments with specialists, Lorena's diagnosis as autistic was confirmed. Lessons from Lorena: Living with Autism chronicles the painful years Kim and her family faced before Lorena was finally pronounced autistic at age five and offers experienced advice from the mother of an autistic child. Dealing with the challenges raising an autistic child presented, Kim's emotions ran the gamut from pain, frustration, and anger to gratefulness, happiness, and hope...often in a matter of hours. Written in the down-to-earth style of a loving mother who has dealt with everything from chocolate pudding-smeared walls to hurtful comments from uninformed strangers To The joy of finally being able to communicate with her non-verbal daughter, Lessons from Lorena: Living with Autism is an invaluable tool to parents of autistic children but is applicable to anyone facing the struggles of day-to-day living.
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