Autism From a Father's Point of View
Autism From a Father's Point of View
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Autism From a Father's Point of View

Last updated on 2012-08-20

About the Book

This book contains the experiences, stories, advice and observations of a man with two boys, the eldest of which has autism.

It's a very real, loving and positive look at a new father who found himself having to learn how to be a parent and tackle a whole host of other struggles that the rest of his family were unable to prepare him for.

Read about the different directions he and his wife took, how they work together as a team; learn the lessons that he has learned over the years and share in some of the more touching and wonderful moments from his son's childhood.

You may learn something new, you may find yourself agreeing or even disagreeing with some of the things he's done or said, but one thing is most definitely certain... you will not feel alone.

About the Author

Stuart Duncan
Stuart Duncan

Stuart Duncan is the proud father of two boys, the oldest of which has Autism. Devoting himself to his family, Stuart has always worked from home to maximize his time with them as well as the time to research and write about Autism.

Stuart is the author of the online blog "Autism From a Father's Point of View" where his thoughts range from moments with his own children to wide ranging thoughts of the Autism community as well as the perceptions of those around the world.

Hoping to reach a wider audience, Stuart is currently in the process of writing his third book.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • About The Author
  • The Diagnosis
  • The Signs
  • Getting The Diagnosis
  • The emotions I skipped
  • Our new roles
  • A new position in life
  • Team positions
  • Putting it all together
  • Moving the family
  • The center of the universe
  • The decision
  • The move
  • It was worth it
  • Perfect Moments
  • Your hands tell me when you’re happy
  • Late night snuggle
  • Saying I Love You
  • Tugging on my ear
  • I see you
  • A Boy, His Brain and His Heart
  • Thought vs Feeling
  • Decisions
  • After dinner
  • My Halloween Superhero
  • Halloween Day
  • The Drive
  • The rehearsal
  • In Practice
  • Mission Accomplished
  • Defining “Normal”
  • When our child is born
  • Growing up normal
  • Then comes the diagnosis
  • Becoming aware
  • Balancing Siblings
  • Advice on how to maintain balance
  • It goes both ways
  • The future
  • Common But Not
  • The Problem
  • Understanding
  • Delayed Sensory Overload
  • A positive is a negative
  • Solving the mystery
  • Something he just has to do for himself
  • Incomplete Tasks
  • Make sure it ends
  • Structure and/or Repetition
  • 5 minute warnings
  • Timer
  • Does it ever get better?
  • The complexities of a hug
  • How does a hug work?
  • Egg timer?
  • Hug Instructions
  • If you can’t say something nice
  • My mom never imagined it would be like this
  • Autism – “don’t say anything at all”
  • What to do?
  • Overcoming Self Doubt
  • We ask ourselves
  • Personally
  • When it gets to be too much
  • Focus on the positives
  • The brilliance of the innocence
  • So what did he say?
  • A bit of fatherly advice
  • Risks
  • See things through
  • Embrace the critics, ignore the haters
  • No one was ever able to stand out by blending in
  • Don’t let fear stop you
  • Go for what you want
  • From Dad
  • If my child was a flower
  • A father’s poem
  • Advice For New Parents
  • 1. Be selfless
  • 2. Take stock in what you have
  • 3. Support is where you give it
  • 4. Love unconditionally
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