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Amazing, Had a connection all throughout the book. will listen to book again and recommend.
My son was diagnosed on the ASD spectrum earlier this year, and like any good book lover I sought out answers in books and first-hand accounts from other parents. Peete's book stood out because of his popularity (I remember watching him play in the NFL as a kid) and his wife's advocating efforts for autism awareness. So it seemed like a safe read, and it definitely was. The majority of the book is the story of how the Peetes approached the challenges of autism with their son. If you're looking for a story about how a family deals with the diagnosis and the first few years with autism, this is a pretty good read, down-to-earth and without the scientific terms that other books throw in. I particularly enjoyed Peete's honesty about his own denial and poor choices after the diagnosis which only increase his credibility as a source of information about autism and how parents deal with it. I would also love to have another conversation with his daughter, the "Professor," since she gave some great advice on how to incorporate an autistic child into mainstream elementary school classes. Peete's "tips" at the end of chapters were sadly over-generalized pieces of advice that I've heard from many others before. But the honest recounting of his feelings, thoughts and experiences make this book a worthwhile read for any dad with a kid recently diagnosed on the spectrum. It's always good to hear there are others out there with similar if not identical experiences, and this book will certainly provide that. Perhaps it will have a stronger impact for other dads than it did for me, but I am glad that I read it.