Book: A Parent’s Guide to Autism

A Parent's Guide to AutismA Parent’s Guide to Autism

By Ron Sandison

When Ron Sandison set out to write a helpful book for parents and their families struggling with an autism spectrum child, he decided to tell his own story. He discovered that personal stories were of no interest to publishers. In discussion with his agent, Les Stobbe, he agreed that a how-to book for parents might more easily find a publisher. He interviewed parents from all over the country, interviewed 40 experts on autism and wrote three chapters of a practical guide for parents with autistic children. Through ministry contacts, and working with his agent, he was able to interest staff at Charisma Media, where editors worked with him as he developed the rest of the book.

Autism is on the rise in America. Today one in every 68 children is diagnosed with autism. More children will be diagnosed with autism than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. This means that every year in America 60,000 families will receive the news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.

A Parent’s Guide to Autism provides practical wisdom, biblical insights, and life experiences from Ron Sandison. He compassionately shares his own personal struggles with autism as a minister and professional in the medical field to help raise outstanding children.

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Published by Charisma Media.

Ron Sandison has a bachelor’s degree in practical ministry and psychology and a master of divinity from Oral Roberts University. He was awarded the ORU Overcomer’s Award for conquering a learning disability with autism through memorizing 10,000 verses of the Bible. He currently works in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. Ron and his wife–and first child–reside in Rochester Hills, MI.

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