Susan's Blog

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Autism Adulthood published an excerpt (“Someone Hurt My Son”) from my book’s updated edition. You can read the excerpt here. It is an essay about what happened when Nat came home for the 4th of July two years ago and we discovered a fist-sized bruise on his chest and broken ribs. The new (April 3!) edition of Autism Adulthood: Insights and Creative Strategies for a Fulfilled Life, is now available everywhere. The new edition has some new interviews, a new chapter on trauma and healing, and many new resources. And a new cover!


So excited to see this!

— added by kim mccafferty on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

It is to be expected that you would feel a good amount of “survivor’s guilt” about this along with your much expected anger. You are his mother, and we protect our children no matter the circumstances or age. The fact that Nat can’t fight back or tell you what happened makes it all the worse, along with “what else has been done to him that I did not notice or know about?” But I guess you cannot allow yourself to go down that road. Just too awful to think about. But Nat is probably stronger than you think and it sounds like he has done what we all do in a terrible situation: worked through it, tried to heal from it and move on. Nat has got today’s living to worry about and hopefully has no long term damage. He’s a strong young man! Boy, are you lucky to have him!

— added by Sharon Jones on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm