Fish Dreams: A Mother's Journey From Curing Her Son's Autism to Loving Him as He Is (Paperback)
When her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Irma Velasquez was devastated. It was the pre-internet era of the early 1990s, and both information and experts were hard to find. Desperate for answers, she sought out therapists and educational programs designed to teach Aaron how to become successful in school and in life. But those early years ended up teaching Irma more than they taught Aaron. Irma realized her desire to "fix" her son had been a masquerade to fulfill her own needs, and she began to love him just as he was: perfect.
Fish Dreams is the story of a deep bond between mother and son. It is the story of a radical shift that can happen when a parent steps into their child's world. It's a memoir on holistic parenting, autism, and what it means to love somebody truly as they are.
You find yourself reflecting on your own relationships as you read about:
-The early signs of autism
-A brief history of autism from the 1990s to today
-The importance of trained individuals in your child's development
-The methods Irma discovered and implemented with her son
-How to love your child as the whole human they already are
-Practices that will help you connect with yourself in a more intimate way and hear your own inner guidance.