From the Heart: On Being the Mother of a Child with Special Needs
Jayne D. B. Marsh, Carol Boggis
Woodbine House, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 149 pages
In eye-opening narrative based on their parent support group process, nine mothers explore the intense, sometimes painful, emotional terrain of raising a child with special needs. The children who have helped shape the women's lives have a variety of special needs, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADD, and multiple disabilities. The successes, setback, struggles, and joys shared here cover important aspects of daily life: relationships with professional providers, family life, work, school issues, and feelings about the 'self' and closest friends and family members.