A decade ago, when Shannon Des Roches Rosa’s son was diagnosed with autism Shannon felt devastated and desperate for answers. But available information was often confusing and contradictory. She ended up producing The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: What you really need to know about autism from autistics, parents, and professionals, which is exactly the kind of book she wished she’d had at that time. Annie talks with Shannon about autism and the need to understand that autistic doesn’t mean “broken” or “less than.”
About Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Shannon Des Roches Rosa is a self-proclaimed “kick ass” writer, blogger at The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism and BlogHer Contributing Editor on parenting children with special needs. Shannon is the parent of her own three kids, one of whom is autistic. She is also the co-editor of the outstanding resource: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. Learn more at ThinkingAutismGuide.com
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