“I know what it is like to fall into bed at the end of the day, cry yourself to self praying that tomorrow is a better day. I know what it is like to just want one day to yourself or just one hour of peace and quiet. I know what it is like to want to run away from it all. For ever.” – Zoe Martin
But this book isn’t all about Autism, it is a memoir that’s been written to show you what is possible when a mother no longer sees Autism as a medical disorder. As you read these pages, however and whenever you can fit it in, you’ll see how Zoe led her family through the chaos, confusion and disconnection that plays out pre and post diagnosis, to what she would now call – their never ending journey of making peace with what is as they uncover their own unique truth and freedom. Raw, real, open and honest, her truth bombs will fill your heart with hope and comfort but above all, give you permission to forgive yourself for desperately trying to ‘fix things’.
Making Peace with Autism is a love story of radical acceptance and how we all, as we are now, have the right to exist. It will open you up even more to releasing the shame, guilt and grief of feeling like you are a bad parent. It offers a gentle path forward to what really matters – connection. It is your turn to lead your neurodivergent child from your courageous heart, in a way that needs only to make sense to you.