The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide – A Susan Senator Interview

25 Mar

Blogger and autism mom Shannon Des Roches Rosa has an interview up with author and Autism-Hub blogger, Susan Senator.

Did you know that autism parents can choose an identity other than Avenging Warrior or Martyr? That it is reasonable to aim for happy lives for us and our children, despite our kids’ challenges? If this is news to you, then you need to read Susan Senator’s forthcoming The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide, A.S.A.P.

Des Roches Rosa shares a little bit with readers about her own autism mom experience reading Susan’s first book, Making Peace With Autism, and then explores the makings of the new book, The Autism Mom’s Survival Book.

On the question of how to decide which, of a variety topics, to include in her new book, Susan answers:

I looked through my own blog and at many other autism blogs to figure out what was on people’s minds. What were the basic parts of adult life and how were autism parents dealing with those parts? Did they feel successful?  If so, what could they pinpoint that had helped them? What became clear to me was that autism moms and dads did, in fact, find joy and satisfaction in their lives but that they had learned a new way to see their lives, to see success.

From the interview, it’s apparent that the book will touch on many topics in family life, and likely include perspective from dads. I’ll be interested to read more about “parents taking time for themselves”. It seems so important, yet so hard to really put into practice a lot of the time. Des Roches Rosa also points out her own interest in Susan’s honest discussion of residential placements, but there’s a lot more to be learned about Susan and her forthcoming book in the interview.

Please don’t take my short note as coverage of the topic, go read the interview and enjoy another round of apt blogging from Squidalicious.

Interview: Susan Senator and The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide

2 Responses to “The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide – A Susan Senator Interview”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Autism Blog – The Autism Mom's Survival Guide – A Susan Senator … | My Autism Site | All About Autism - March 25, 2010

    […] Read the original: Autism Blog – The Autism Mom's Survival Guide – A Susan Senator … […]

  2. Tweets that mention Autism Blog - The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide – A Susan Senator Interview « Left Brain/Right Brain -- Topsy.com - March 25, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Kev. Kev said: The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide – A Susan Senator Interview: Blogger and autism mom Shannon Des Roch… http://bit.ly/dAbjps […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: