A Parent’s View of More Able People with Autism

  • Susan Moreno
Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)

Abstract

I want you to try to see through my eyes for just a little while, so that I can help you understand the experience of parenting a more able autistic child. I will attempt to describe some of the feelings and situations that my husband, Marco, and I experienced both separately and together during the last 17 years, and to delineate some of the basic issues that are part and parcel of raising a more able person with autism. I will try to combine these experiences with those communicated to me by other parents around the country.

Keywords

Fatigue Depression Transportation Shoe Dick 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Moreno
    • 1
  1. 1.MAAPCrown PointUSA

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