In the new book, “One of the 88: A Guidebook for Parents of Children with Autism and Those Who Love Them” author Lisa Wiederlight addresses many of the issues families of newly-diagnosed children with autism will face including educational choices, family and financial stresses, maladaptive behaviors and community-based activities.
She should known. The book was written based on Wiederlight’s own experiences with her child. The Lutherville-Timonium resident seeks to fill the gap in information and guidance provided to parents who have just received the autism diagnosis.
The book launches officially tomorrow, Saturday, June 16th, at TATU Restaurant in Baltimore, from 7 to 10 p.m. The party will also serve as a fundraiser for the educational and support organization Pathfinders for Autism. The reception is open to the public!
“This book was written to help parents of newly-diagnosed children with autism gain knowledge and insights into the marathon they have ahead of them, so that they will not feel so overwhelmed during what is likely to be the one most tumultuous times of their lives. It was written so that parents of children who were diagnosed years ago will know that they are not alone, and the importance of looking back to see how far they have come,” says Wiederlight. “It will help those who love and care for children with autism and their families learn how to support them effectively, and to understand what their loved ones are going through. Perhaps it will give elected officials better ideas on how to assist families in raising the most independent and productive citizens possible, and to help them address the special needs families’ issues more appropriately.”
For more information on the event or to order the book, please visit the website, www.oneofthe88.com, or contact the author at (301) 785-3100 or [email protected] For more information on Pathfinders for Autism, visit www.pathfindersforautism.org.
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