Screaming Jelly Beans": Trying to Pursue a Career While Raising a Son
with Autism by Denise E. Minor, PhD
Reviews of "No Screaming Jelly Beans"
“This is a beautiful, heartwarming, heartbreaking story about what autism means to a deeply thoughtful mother and her family. Well-written, insightful, genuine, and deeply loving it captures the specialness of the joy and the ache of autism. As a psychiatrist who has spent most of his career working with families that have someone with autism within them, I found this book inspirational and moving. I whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who knows someone with autism and everyone who has thought deeply about life and love.”
“Through her stories, Denise shares how a mother’s love causes her to draw on an inner strength to take on the monumental challenges that come with raising a child with special needs. That she has done this without losing her sense of self and without giving up on her own hopes and dreams is inspiring to parents like myself who have a child with special needs.”
“Denise Minor stares unblinking at her son’s autism and her own heartbreaks. Her writing is clear, strong and precise, and is buttressed by the iron will of a loving mother who tries her best not to scream or avert her gaze.”
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