In case you haven't heard I have extended the deadline for story/poem submission until November 6, 2011. More details have been added to the From Caring Sharing link on the website.
The book below looks like a wonderful and inspriting read and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I wanted to share the amazon.com Editorial Reviews for you. (courtesy of Amazon.Com)
Wit and Wisdom From The Parents of Special Needs Kids brings together dozens of the best writers in the
blogosphere, sharing their stories of both the challenges and rewards of raising children with autism and other cognitive disabilities. More than forty essays are included in this unique compilation, covering topics such as sensory issues, the difficulties of social interaction, the impact on marriage and typical siblings, and the world of special education and therapies. These parents cover the gamut of experiences -- from initially receiving the
diagnosis for their child and reconsidering their expectations for the future to learning how to let go of children as
young adults – as well as an emotional spectrum from sadness and loss, to the frustrations of assimilating
not-so-typical children into the typical world, to the joy of living amongs their often hilarious quirks and
obsessions. Wit and Wisdom From The Parents of Special Needs Kids is a must read for anyone whose life has been affected by intellectual disabilities. Every parent of a special needs child will identify with the life
experiences included in this book -- they are as varied, unique, and inspiring as the children themselves.