Inspiration for Autism

A Pathway to Hope and Resources

by Debra Dilley Rosen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/28/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781512749519
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781512749502
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781512749526

About the Book

“Your son is severely developmentally disabled.”

A diagnosis of Autism. What does a family do next?

INSPIRATION FOR AUTISM shares a determined mother’s personal account of the denial accompanying a diagnosis, the confusion around finding resources, the fervor of obtaining services, the overwhelming and invasive nature of employing multiple therapists, and the discovery of the spiritual gifts revealed on this journey—gifts delivered from the Lord’s Hands directly into the hearts and minds of the family.

INSPIRATION FOR AUTISM is also a resource book, offering the reader valuable information about navigating the educational system, acclimating within the community, and training family and friends as therapists. This includes details regarding school placement options; laws; the IEP process; social and academic assessments; local and national advocates; and resources for helping the Autistic child learn and grow, including how to “fit in” socially and academically.

Author and mother Debra Rosen has worked in education for over twenty-five years, giving her the unique perspective of a parent who needs to walk within the system set in place for a special needs child, as well as the insight of an administrator who has helped shape that very system. Debra has grappled with the laws and organizations, and conveys her experience to the reader with dignity and integrity, knowing it is crucial for a parent to understand their rights and options. Autism is a challenge but it is manageable.

About the Author

Debra holds a Masters Degree in Education. She has worked in the school system for over twenty-five years including Administrative positions, high school, and junior high school teaching positions. She has presented at the New Teachers Institute at California Polytechnic University at Pomona as well as been a guest speaker at several schools and churches.

Debra is a mother of two, writer, educator, consultant and speaker. She leads a woman’s small group study in her church and has started parent support groups for parents of children with disabilities. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and boating. Debra lives in Chino Hills, California with her husband Rob, daughter Allison, age 17, her son Anthony, age 15, and her two labs Bella and Cooper.

You can learn more about hope, inspiration and resources on her website,