It’s a tough time for kids on the autism spectrum. Priscilla Gilman on how to make it easier for everyone.
Priscilla Gilman's book,The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy, was excerpted in Newsweek and nominated for a Books for A Better Life award for Best First Book. It was selected as a Best Book of 2011 by both the Leonard Lopate Show and the Chicago Tribune. Gilman is a former professor of English literature at Yale University and Vassar College. She writes regularly for the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Huff Post Parents, and the Chicago Tribune, blogs at www.priscillagilman.com, and speaks frequently at schools and organizations about parenting, education, and the importance of the arts and humanities.
After her parents painful divorce Priscilla Gilman was terrified of suffering the same, but then it came time to split from her husband.
For children with autism the start of the school year presents unique and enormous difficulties.