So having completely emersed myself In Heather Golding – Author book
Autism On The Frontline
Through a Mother’s Eyes
-The Early years-
Her families story which I must say is heart wrenching, honest and true of Heather’s the children ‘s and her husband Hank journey and all they have had to endure, In thier lifetime. I see many similarities between thier families journey and ours.
I see and feel and understand it , 💯 .
Everything she thinks and feels many families with children who are autistic, whether diagnosed very early or had to wait slightly longer for diagnosis, and in our case when my kids were in double digits and entering pre teen and teenage years. There is one thing that stands out the most across the world that happens thier as well as over this side of the pond. Still huge lack of understanding from an education., Health care, system but also the much needed financial support families rely on,and have to prove they are not scamming to receive.
It is shocking the paper work the moving form school to school, and from one specialist to another. This is loud and clear In Heather’s well written and articulate book.
All the Emotions she felt is the same as adults and children, Who are autistic and thier families.
My children are verbal and have learnt to talk about Thier own feelings and I hope that one day Mathew finds his voice in whatever form of communication he is able to achieve.
I would highly recommend Heather’s book because hearing voices, of parents that speak up for Thier non verbal kids, as well as hearing the voice of those who are verbal an important part of understanding the needs so they can be better met for the children as early as possible. A mother’s instinic about Thier children, is important. The fact they got to where they are at the end of the book. Speaks volumes about that.
Don’t take my word for it take a chance get the book for yourself and just read it is that simple. Many people judge, stare, comment and make assumptions about autistic indeviduals and thier families without being prepared to put themselves in there shoes.
Heather I really respect you for feeling what you feel, honestly writing it and sharing it, and getting up each and every day for the sake of you and your family.
All my love and best wishes
Look forward to read the next stage in your journey 💗💗 and how Mathew is seeing the world xx