True stories about helping to raise a grandchild with autism.
What is it like to be part of a very special family, one that revolves around a child’s struggle with autism or a related developmental disorder? In Revolutionary Grandparents, twenty-two grandmothers and grandfathers from the Thinking Moms’ Revolution community share their experience and offer advice to others facing this monumental struggle.
Many of these grandparents have moved in with their children and grandchildren to help with daily tasks. All have had to alter their lives drastically. From their front-row seats, they recount their stories. They describe what they observed and felt as their grandchildren regressed into autism, as well as the challenges their families faced as a result. But more importantly, they also write about the progress and the successes of their grandchildren. No two stories are alike in their details, but each one is similar in its honesty, passion, and overwhelming hope. Positivity is the common thread that ties together this unique collection of mini-memoirs.
“These heartrending and, at times, funny stories give us an emotional perspective of what a family encounters on the autism journey.” —Jenny McCarthy