Next Stop is Glen Finland's inspiring memoir about her family's dedication to helping their 21-year-old autistic son find his own way in the world.

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An Autistic Son Grows Up
Glen Finland

Though this memoir tells the heart-building/heart-breaking story of helping an autistic son grow up and find his own way, the book is a gift to anyone and everyone who has to learn the lessons of loving and letting go -- of accepting what is, over and over again. I couldn't put the book down. It is immensely readable and written with such honesty and courage. I found myself unable to think about anything else while going about my day and was rooting for the whole family.

When David is 21 years old, he and his mother start riding the Washington D.C. Metro trains every day. If David can learn to ride the trains alone, he can perhaps get a job, move out of the house, be on his own enough so his parents can rediscover themselves again without children. The dedication and perpetual hope pouring from these pages is so inspiring. It's the kind of story that takes root in your heart and keeps emanating its own kind of magic long after you've turned the last page. That emanation helps you get up each day and face whatever challenges you might have. If David and his family can do what they did, still do, we can manage too!

I would say there is no greater gift from a book than when its message makes our lives seem more doable and richer than we ever dreamed possible.

(Ages: Adult)

#34710 - Paperback Book - 315 pgs
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