Book Review and April Meeting

We had a great meeting in March with a couple of new faces. Join us in April!

Want to read a good book about parenting a child and young adult with autism? Finding Ben is a nonfiction account of one family’s experience. I think you’ll find that Ben’s mom is a lot like you or a friend of yours. She’s a smart lady who is competent and achieves a great deal in her life. But the birth of Ben, her first child, is the beginning of a new journey.

Ben is a blessing, but he is a blessing wrapped in challenges! Ben’s mom relates the story of Ben’s beginnings, the struggles in her marriage, the discovery that there is a name for the set of symptoms Ben displays. There are some pages that will be discouraging to some parents, but overall, the story shows us that there is hope in the journey.

This is a great book to read and share with family members. I gave a warning to people  with whom I shared the book…read all the way to the end. You want to catch the hope and joy that come from the whole story of Finding Ben.

Our next meeting will be on the first Tuesday of April, April 4th. Bring your daughter and join us! We’d like to have a few younger girls (12-16?) so that they could meet in another room on another day than the older girls.

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