“Your son is severely developmentally disabled.” A diagnosis of Autism. What does a family do next? INSPIRATION FOR AUTISM shares a determined mother’s personal account of the denial accompanying a diagnosis, the confusion around finding resources, the fervor of obtaining services, the overwhelming and invasive nature of employing multiple therapists, and the discovery of the spiritual gifts revealed on this journey—gifts delivered from the Lord’s Hands directly into the hearts and minds of the family. INSPIRATION FOR AUTISM is also a resource book, offering the reader valuable information about navigating the educational system, acclimating within the community, and training family and friends as therapists. This includes details regarding school placement options; laws; the IEP process; social and academic assessments; local and national advocates; and resources for helping the Autistic child learn and grow, including how to “fit in” socially and academically. Author and mother Debra Rosen has worked in education for over twenty-five years, giving her the unique perspective of a parent who needs to walk within the system set in place for a special needs child, as well as the insight of an administrator who has helped shape that very system. Debra has grappled with the laws and organizations, and conveys her experience to the reader with dignity and integrity, knowing it is crucial for a parent to understand their rights and options. Autism is a challenge but it is manageable.