The Autism Sisterhood: A (Brief) Manual, by Michele C. Brooke, states on the back: “The Autism Sisterhood is designed to be a starting point. It’s short because I know you don’t have much free time to sit without interruption, and it’s small because I hope that once you’ve read it, you’ll place it in your purse or backpack and pass it along to another mom (or dad) who may need it.”
And that’s exactly what this great little book is. I read it in one sitting and found it to be an easy-to-read primer on lots of different topics especially helpful for parents of younger kids newly diagnosed, including contact information and links to various websites, books, and other helpful resources. Brooke covers the following topics, and many more: books (for kids and parents), music, videos, food, holidays, socializing, shopping, being outdoors, playing, and learning. Each chapter includes “Sisterhood Tips” pertaining to the topic and creative ways to approach every issue.
If you’re looking for a practical, enjoyable book (for yourself or a friend) about starting the journey of having a child on the autism spectrum, be sure to check out The Autism Sisterhood. It’s little, but it’s encouraging, and we could all use more of that!