Awesome Autism Quotes: Inspiration, Humor & Reflections [Kindle edition]. Margaret "Pegi" Price
"What does not kill me, makes me stronger." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
This is only 1 of the 135 quotes, in Margaret "Pegi" Price's book, Awesome Autism Quotes: Inspiration, Humor & Reflections. Price has collected beautiful thought provoking quotes from William Shakespeare, Buddha, Abraham Lincoln, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mark Twain, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens and Franz Kafka. After each quote, Price writes how it can be applied to autism. Price also leaves space for the reader to insert their own personal reflections or experiences.
I can personally say that reading this book has provided all of the above, especially now during our Turning 5 process. It's definitely a book I suggest all parents read. Price allows you to experience all feelings: fear, anger, love, hope. She recognizes that we all have good days and bad days. "If you have tears, prepare to share them now." William Shakespeare. Price understands that sometimes we need to cry, that we "don't have to always be strong." But she also urges the reader not to be consumed with anger, depression, envy. "This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in." ~ Charles Dickens.
The quotes Price has selected will provide even the seasoned parent new insight into the world of autism. While her reflections following the quotes provide comfort to the parent who has recently heard the words: your child has autism. Acceptance and understanding of autism, doesn't happen over night; it's a process - a journey. And the quotes within Price's book, explores every emotion of that journey. It's a book to return to, again and again.