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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fabulous Day

After taking a 12-mile bike ride, and then meeting with a friend who is creating a terrific Day program for DD adults, I wrote and wrote.

It took a month, but I’ve just finished all of my editor’s suggested edits to the MS. I really like it. It has many sequel-like aspects to it, as well as a lot of new stuff, like the voices of those I’ve interviewed, woven in. Below, I’ve pasted in the working title and chapter headings.

The Autism Mom’s* Survival Guide:
Creating a Balanced and Happy Life While Raising a Child With Autism
(*For Dads, too!)

Introduction

1. Maintaining Your Perspective While Coping with the Uncertainty of it All
2. Surviving the Great Autism-Therapy Chase
3. Spending Time With Our Kids – and Enjoying It
4. Me, Myself, and I: Why Self-Care is Essential
5. Improving Our Love Lives : Yes, That’s Important, Too!
6. You and Me Against the World: Getting What We Need From Others
7. Letting Go: When Our Kids Leave Home
8. Looking Toward the Future: Connection, Advocacy, and Perspective
9. Concluding Thoughts

Afterword
Recommended Reading/Viewing
Index

8 comments

I just can't wait!!

— added by A Momma Just Trying to Make it Through the Day on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 12:54 am

That is "FABULOUS"!!!
When will it be on the shelves?

— added by Anonymous on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 5:25 am

End of March. For some reason, books take a really really long time to make.

— added by Susan Senator on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 6:26 am

Looks great Sue…can't wait!

— added by eileen on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 7:23 am

Susan, I am new to your blog, but not new to autism. I have a wonderful alomost-7-yr old son with autism. Love your blog. Gives me perspective and hope for the years to come. I'm on my way to the bookstore to pick up your first book and look forward to the second! I am a MA mom and would love to hear you speak sometime. Best of luck to all of your boys!

— added by christopher's mom on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

Oh it sounds wonderful Susan and it sounds like something parents of kids on the spectrum so desperately need. There is nothing else like it out there. Imagine – being happy admist all the autism – who would have thunk it huh?! :0) Penny

— added by Penny on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:58 am

To quote you, Penny, in chapter 6, "it's kind of the yin and yang of it all."

— added by Susan Senator on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 11:06 am

I can't wait!! It sounds great!

— added by Amy on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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