I have written a powerful and gutsy book about my personal experience of living with a child with autism: "Autism On The Frontline" ~ Through A Mother's Eyes ~ The Early Years.
My recently self-published book, is aimed for parents and carers of children with an intellectual impairment, or indeed anyone who is interested in or has a direct connection with this often-misunderstood intellectual disorder.
My book is my story, a mother's story. It is about my young son who has autism and intellectual impairment: I tried to understand Matthew's world, because he sure as hell couldn't understand ours!
A mother, who has literally experienced this - from the frontline, could only truly write this book! I am this mother! A survivor of the battlefield and the bewilderment of Autism!
In fact this book would most benefit any parent who has experienced a similar journey as myself, but who may not necessarily had the know how to put their own thoughts in writing, or so bluntly and openly as perhaps the author did.
This book has been written with open honesty, which includes many raw and painful admissions, as well as several wonderful achievements and uplifting moments. It carefully balances the good with the bad: the happy and the sad. If it happened, I wrote about it. If it was said, I wrote about that too.
The locations described in my book vary between rural acreage and suburban surroundings, shopping centres, schools, car parks and other various public places of both frightening and interesting situations, which only a parent of a child with autism could clearly relate with their own je javu or personal re-collective moments - good and bad: happy and sad.
This book is the genuine and true account of my personal experience of living with and raising a child with autism. Parents, carers, as well as professionals, such as doctors, pediatricians, educators and even politicians, would ideally read this book. Including book publishers, of course!
In fact, well-known and established publishers, would not only be giving themselves the unique opportunity to publish such a book, they would be giving to those parents the wonderful opportunity to read an informative and insightful book, to which many will not only relate, but will learn to accept they are not alone in this often foreign and unfamiliar world of Autism!
This book could in fact allow for the stigma of Autism to perhaps become less misunderstood and become more readily recognized and therefore much better understood, let alone accepted, especially in today's ever-changing environment with more cases of Autism becoming more common amongst young children today. Heather Golding - Author
WRITTEN BELOW IS A 'SNEAK PEEK' OF A COUPLE OF POWERFUL PARAGRAPHS, WHICH HAVE BECOME IDEAL BLURBS FOR MY BOOK:
"Most parents are fortunate to actually hit the jackpot and score for themselves a perfect ten out of ten with the birth of a healthy baby, both physically and developmentally. I guess they are the lucky ones who only have to learn the hard task of parenting rather than the additional and much harder tasks of parenting either a physically or developmentally impaired child."
"It felt almost like being in a foreign world littered with landmines; like being on the frontline, only this unseen enemy was hidden inside Matthew and known only as autism. Thus I always found myself treading carefully, trying not to accidentally step on any of those emotional landmines, which might suddenly explode!
A mother, who has literally experienced this - from the frontline - could only truly write this book! I am this mother! A survivor of the battlefield and the bewilderment of autism!" Heather Golding - Author