After struggling for years in the medical maze with her severely brain damaged daughter, the author, Marcia R. Turner, wanted to spare other parents the obstacles she encountered. Culling from expert advice from various organizations for people with disabilities, physicians, therapists, and other parents, Ms. Turner compiled On Becoming for special needs parents and the professionals who treat their children.
This uplifting and practical handbook for parents of children with extra needs is written in hints and easy-to-read suggestions. On Becoming guides parents through the everyday struggles and frustrations of living with the special child. Included is advice for the non-parent, to help them recognize and be sensitive to what the families are experiencing.