A while back, we were watching The Daily Show and saw an interview with Ron Suskind. His son has autism and one of the ways he connected with him was through Disney movies. Listening to Ron talk about is son was like listening to tape. Piglet also didn't talk but could recite Disney movies like it was his job. Eventually, the Suskinds learn to communicate using Disney movie quotes. I decided to read the book, instantly hooked.
The book was a great read. It was from the perspective of the parents and how they dealt with schools, therapy, doctors , etc. When Piglet was diagnosed, there were so many appointments. Seeing so many people that asked the same questions over and over. It seemed so repetitive but really it's what he needed. Autism is still such a mystery, even to doctors. What works for one child may be completely wrong for another. Asking the same questions over and and over again help them get a better picture of your child's "flavor" of autism.
This book also gave me a lot of hope. Ron's son still has some issues but is now a highly functioning adult. While Piglet isn't very deep on the spectrum, it is still really great to read the success stories of other families who have a child with autism. I also would recommend others read it just to see what it's like living with autism.