The Real Experts, Edited by Michelle Sutton
How do I help my child to thrive? To be healthy and happy, to fulfill his or her positive potentials, and to grow up to lead a good life? Every parent of an autistic child struggles daily with this questions. Just trying to understand an autistic child's actions, feelings, and needs can seem like an overwhelming challenge.
In The Real Experts, Michelle has collected writings from a dozen autistic authors, containing "insider" wisdom on autism that has been invlulable to her family. The result is an extraordinary resource for families with autistic children, and also for educators, therapists and other professionals.
"Wow. What a breath of fresh air. I read this book with unfolding delight... Finally, people on the spectrum are being heard, and it is a phenomenon that gathers momentum as parents and others realise they can learn from what is being said." - Dawn Prince-Hughes, Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
Michelle Swan (nee Sutton) is also the writer and presenter of professional development course Autism & Neurodiversity in the Classroom.