I have to say that each time I read another book on autism, I come away learning something. I wanted to say I come away with something new but really this one isn’t that at all. In many ways, it’s taking me back through a part of the journey in which I’ve already been on.
This time however, it’s like going through it again but getting a chance to see it from a different perspective. Sort of giving me closure or maybe justification for some of the feelings I had and letting me know that I’m not the only dad that felt that way. That it’s okay.
If you took the subtitle of his book What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism and Love from His Extraordinary Son and simply replaced Gumby with Thomas the Tank Engine and Otters with NASCAR, you would have my son.
Thank you Tom!