Across the Spectrum & Five Mothers
Across the Spectrum – Mothers of Autistic Children Speak
Five Courageous Mothers – Raising Children with Down Syndrome
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Five Courageous Mothers
Author Anne Tucker Roberts spent nearly 20 years teaching adolescents with developmental delays. Anne thought she understood Down’s syndrome until she learned the extraordinary backstory of one remarkable student. After his birth, his parents were urged to institutionalize him. Instead – they took him home. It is this mom’s astonishing story of creativity and perseverance that needed to be told. In all, five remarkable women share how they navigated the world of unknowns with challenging fits and starts. These women are the courageous pioneers for the educational and vocational programs that are in place today, and where children and young adults with Down syndrome now thrive. Meet Hazel, Connie, Lisa Ann and Jane. Their stories of tenacity and love inspire even the bravest of us.
Across the Spectrum is the author’s second book.
Across the Spectrum looks at six families with children on the autism spectrum over a 40-year period, from the early 1970s to the 21st century. The reader meets parents who raised their children without knowing the word “autism,” to those caught in the uncertainties of labels forging ahead to blaze trails of their own, to young parents implementing modern-day therapies. Each story looks at a unique aspect of autism through the perspective of the mothers. Each story lays out the challenges presented by autism and the courage and love that the mothers demonstrate each day in meeting those challenges.