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A story of adoption, autism and coming together as a family
Julie Otto and foreword by Ken Aitken
Steve and Julie Otto quickly discovered that their children were different from others, and not just because they were adopted. This is the inspiring story of how they and their sons rose to the challenges they faced and came together as a family like no other.
198 × 129 × 356 mm / 7.81 × 5.06 × 14 in
Publication: June 21, 2018 •
B format paperback
Julie Otto lives in Fife, Scotland with her husband Steve, their three children, four dogs, three cats and two tortoises. An accomplished golfer, who has represented her country in international events, she's found life very different since adopting her boys. In Instructions Not Supplied, Julie gives a frank and honest account of what it means to be the parent of adopted children and how she and Steve realised that their children were different. Struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder for all three boys, Julie developed her knowledge and understanding of this and other related conditions, learning what it means to parent three very different children, each with their unique needs, and building a family unlike any other. She is now a speaker and campaigner for greater awareness of adoption and parenting children with special educational needs / additional support needs.
Dr Ken Aitken is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Health and Wellness, University of Glasgow, Researcher at the Rivers Centre, Edinburgh, External Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, External Associate at the University of Sao Paolo and Ad Hoc Advisor on Autism to the Scottish Minister for Health.
Format: B format paperback
Size: 198 × 129 × 356 mm / 7.81 × 5.06 × 14 in
Copyright: © 2018
Publication: June 21, 2018
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