This was a quick, engaging read: What Color is Monday? How Autism Changed One Family for the Better by Carrie Cariello.
I’ve always been interested in reading books about families and children with disabilities (I guess I do have a special education degree. . . ). Carrie does a fabulous job of describing the ups and downs of parenting five children, one of whom is diagnosed with autism. She’s honest, the stories she shares are hilarious at times, and she manages to keep a positive outlook. Also, for those of her readers who are not terribly familiar with autism, she does a good job of explaining terms such as perseverating and stimming, and keeping the book very readable.
I’ve read a lot of memoirs by moms, and this is one of my favorites so far.