Forever Boy: A Mother’s Memoir of Finding Joy Through Autism by Kate Swenson
The title of this book says it all… it is a memoir by Kate Swenson, mother and fierce advocate for her non-verbal child with Autism. Cooper, who was Kate’s first born son, is pretty severe, as far as Autism goes. He has a lot of behaviors associated with Autism, and was non-verbal until the last few years (at least until he was 7 or so.) Kate documents her struggles with his behaviors, getting an accurate diagnosis, and coming to terms with not having the life that she envisioned when she was pregnant with Cooper.