“Step Ahead of Autism” by Anne Moore Burnett – A Book Review

Looking back at the diagnosis of your child with Autism, it may feel like a whirlwind; it does for me. Maybe you took meticulous notes. Possibly it was suggested to you even though you had suspicions. Likely, you had a very good idea of what was happening and started making the moves towards getting your child whatever therapies he could benefit from. We know of ABA therapy, likely you’ve heard of SPD and / or live with it every day with your child…but how many of us have thought about staying a step ahead?

Anne Moore Burnett, author of “Step Ahead of Autism: what you can do to ensure the best possible outcome for your child” has….and she’s passing along what she’s learned.

“Autism is not a puzzle but an opportunity to step up to the challenge and be the best parent you can be.”
                                           – Anne Moore Burnett

Step Ahead of Autism by Anne Moore BurnettUnlike many Autism books, Anne Moore Burnett’s suggestions are concise, easy to manage, and are presented with her real life experiences. She narrows the enormous field of possible things we each could do for our children into a “10 Step System”. A system that can be done during your ‘every day’ life with close attention to what is going on around you and with your child with Autism.

The format of the 142 page book is predictable in the “real life” example -> to exercises for the reader -> supplemented with tips -> and rounded out with work space for later reference. The manner in which she has organized this book makes it easy to ready, easy to use and, inspires and empowers the reader (parent / caregiver) to actively move a “Step Ahead of Autism”.

Admittedly, I found the exercises useful and insightful as every reader will. However, I was equally intrigued by Anne Moore Burnett’s story. She did not stuff the book full of a life that we all share in one form or another. Rather, Ann Moore Burnett was able to provide soft, accurate, concise yet informative reflections written in such a manner that I literally was having to stop myself from jumping ahead to continue on her journey with her.

“Step Ahead of Autism: what you can do to ensure the best possible outcome for your child” will be a good edition to your continually growing Autism Reference Home Library, empowering you to review the steps you and your child’s support system are making, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure the best possible outcome for your child.

About The Author:
Anne Moore Burnett has twenty years’ experience successfully raising an autistic child. Educators, doctors, psychologists, and counselors have referred hundreds of parents to her over the past eighteen years for direction and advice in the field of autism. The founder of Alleviate Autism, she provides workshops, teleseminars, and one-on-one consultation for parents, family members, and anyone touched by autism. For more information, email anne@alleviateautism.com.

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Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can reach Gina through various Special Happens connections on Facebook and Twitter, or email her directly.
Gina St. Aubin
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