THE EARLY YEARS
We are pleased to announce the release of our new book, October 2023! As listeners of our show, you may have heard about our journey. Parenting Autism The Early Years takes you behind the scenes as we lived through Bryce's heart wrenching start into the world, his autism diagnosis at age two, and our family dynamics including our faith and steadfast commitment to each other.
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“Chris and Sandy lead readers through their intensely personal autism journey with unflinching honesty and tender vulnerability. Yet even as they share their challenges and heartbreak, they convey hopefulness and encouragement that makes this book a testament to God’s unwavering love, goodness and faithfulness in the journey. For parents and loved ones of an autistic child, this will be a balm to your spirit and a treasured guidebook written by fellow travelers who lovingly and bravely share their hard-won wisdom.”
- Melinda Means, N.C.C.A. Licensed Pastoral Counselor and author of Invisible Wounds: Hope While You’re Hurting
“I just finished the book and I have to say that I am so impressed on a hundred levels! Having spent a good bit of time with Bryce, I would have never guessed that you had some many hurdles to get where you all are now. It was my honor and privilege to work with Bryce and see him conquer his fears on almost a weekly basis (balloons come to mind). He was always willing to try new things with me, and I was always trying to find things that would delight him as his joy is so, so contagious! I just know that you will touch so many lives with your openness about sharing your stories and experiences. I have seen the sadness on parents' faces that I often read as loneliness in feeling like they were the only ones who knew what it felt like to have a child with special needs. It's my hope that other parents get the opportunity to read your story.
– Karen Langrehr, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed