Amy shares the stages she went through as her son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, then Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and ultimately Autism Spectrum Disorder. From the initial feeling of being “Punched in the Gut”, then to the “Pushing Up the Sleeves” stage of learning everything you can, and finally to the “At Peace” when you have come to terms and accepted where your child is. Amy hopes this podcast will help parents of special needs kids find that peace in their parenting journey.
Amy Nielsen is a former children's librarian of nearly twenty years. She now spends most of her time obsessively pounding on a keyboard. She is the author of It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptional Needs Family, Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her upcoming YA Worth it debuts in May of 2024. She is also a freelance writer for The Autism Helper. When she's not writing, she and her family are most likely crusing the waters of Tampa Bay. View all posts by Amy Nielsen