I love this book! Beautifully written with marvellous clarity and candour, Elaine Halligan's narrative shares the ups and downs, the daily challenges, the small sequential steps forward and the heartbreaks and triumphs of parenting Sam.
Sam's story is one of remarkable ultimate success, but the book is not a sugarcoated -˜Pollyanna' account - rather it is one filled with exquisite details of the two-steps-forward-one-step-back experience of raising a child with a significant disability. Further gifts for the reader include insights from Sam's therapist, and even commentary from Sam himself.
Filled with humour, warmth and consummate honesty, My Child's Different is a wonderful testament to energy, to focus, to perseverance and to love.