The Autism Sisterhood: A Review

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!

4 thoughts on “The Autism Sisterhood: A Review

  1. Christine

    I like this, because my son is older (or maybe because I am so vocal about Autism) I have allot of moms with a new diagnosis come my way. I have always felt a little lost as what to tell them. There is so much, and usually the pain (or relief) is so intense I don’t want to overwhelm them with information. I like the idea of small and simple, a sisterhood of you won’t do this alone.

  2. Ken Lilly

    It’s always gotta be about the Mom’s! I mean…I know I would look terrible in a dress, but the Dad’s never get any of the credit. 😛

    Still, I’ll check out the book and just scratch out the word sister and hand write in ‘Brutha’.

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