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Oftentimes it can be challenging to take care of children with special needs or disabilities. Here is a list of inspirational books that will give caregivers techniques on how to cope with such situations.


Raising Henry

A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery

by Rachel Adams is a beautifully written book as Rachel explains the first three years of her son’s life, who was challenged with down syndrome. Throughout this book Rachel is honest, funny, and smart. Interesting enough, Rachel is a scholar of disabilities and she expresses her concern toward the medical community. The medical community oftentimes only see children who suffer from special needs as patients or bearers of a medical condition. This book is recommended for mothers and families who have children with special needs.

Road Map to Holland

How I Found My Way Through My Son’s First Two Years With Down Syndrome

by Jennifer Graf Groneberg is written with honesty, love, strength, and hope. Jennifer shares her experience of raising twins boys, one who has been diagnosed with down syndrome. Jennifer expresses her ups and downs to her readers. You wouldn’t want to put this book down as she writes from the heart.

I believe in You

A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey

by Michele Gianetti is an inexpensive read as it conveys love, devotion, and faith. As Michele learns that her daughter is diagnosed with dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder, she gives turns to God. This book is recommended as Michele shares her struggles and heartbreak of her daughter’s first few years, including the joyful moments that is to come.

Seeing Ezra

A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and The Meaning of Normal

by Kerry Cohen is a quick and pleasant read. Kerry touches base on the hardships as a mother and wife while caring for a son Ezra who challenges with autism. Kerry is a brave writer who reveals her emotions toward Ezra different ways and the time spent with therapists.

Blue Sky July

A Mothers Story of Hope and Healing

by Mia wyn is a uplifting book written in a poetry style filled with hope. When Mia discovers that her son Joe is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, she tries everything to get her son to make progress. Nia devotes her life to Joe even when the doctors told her that it would be worthless. This book is written for anyone who is overwhelmed by obstacles.

The Best Kind of Different

Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome

by Shonda Schilling and Curt Schilling is a great read as husband and wife shares their story of caring for their son’s Asperger’s syndrome.

I Am Here

The Journey of a Child With Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice

by Elizabeth M. Bonker , Virginia G. Breen is a spiritual journey between mother and daughter. Although, Elizabeth has autism and cannot speak, she will guide you with her poetry. Elizabeth and her mother Virginia are strong and determined as they challenge obstacles. This both is recommended due to its inspirational impact.
Written by Brenda Marie
Hey there, I am a sociology student at City College. I also work as a Home Health Aide, which I love. On my spree time I enjoy reading, writing, and listening to music.

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