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One Small Starfish: A Mother's Everyday Advice, Survival Tactics & Wisdom for Raising a Special Needs Child


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Winner of an iParenting Media Award!

Anne Addison was overwhelmed when she brought Jack home from the hospital. In those first few days, Anne had a vague intuition that something was not right. Two years later, Jack was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, speech and language delays, sensory integration problems, and subsequently, was found to have Asperger’s Syndrome. In this book, Anne shares the easy-to-implement strategies and solutions that she and her family found to the myriad of problems facing parents and those who work with children who are behaviorally challenging, from everyday life skills such as getting dressed and going to bed to crafting a circle of friends, effectively working with the school, encouraging hobbies and interests, and negotiating public situations. Winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award, One Small Starfish is a deep and compassionate story of one mother’s struggle and triumph to raise a child beyond what the world thought he could be.


About the Author

Anne Addison’s marketing success in the consumer packaged goods industry, founding of a management consulting firm, and health care background did not prepare her for the enormous challenges that laid ahead for her as a mother, but her courage, spirit, and faith did. Driven by a desire to understand and connect with a child who was in constant motion, Anne determined her way into her son’s world to learn what she must do to change the course of his life.

Anne Addison graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and earned a Masters of Business Arts from Kellogg School of Management. She worked for nearly ten years in marketing management for several Fortune 100 companies before she launched her own management consulting practice. Today, her son is a strong student and has been involved in outside sports, church choir, and music over the years. Anne lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.


Table of Contents


The Diagnosis Process

What’s Going on Here?

The Evaluation Tango

Read the Label, Mabel

Are We There Yet?

School Days, School Days

One, Two, Three Strikes and You’re Out

A Different Kind of School

Navigating Everyday Life

In and Out of the Home

The Nuts and Bolts of Daily Life

We Don’t Want any Summertime Blues

To the Grand Canyon and Beyond

What’s Going on with the other Kids in the Family?

Fishing and Other Passions

Holiday Hurdles

Keeping the Party in Birthday Party

Grocery Shopping and other Potentially Embarrassing Places

Surviving a Crisis—Hitting Bottom and Back Again

Falling Apart at a Stop Sign

From the Hospital Waiting Room

Dealing with Doctors and Therapists

Don’t Buff and Polish My Kid, Thanks

The Twenty-Six Hour Doctor Visit

Outside the Standard Approach

Circle of Support

With a Little Help from My Friends

You and Your Better Half

Babysitters and Angels

Sleep-over Central

Staying In Balance

Scrambled Eggs

The Sticker-Shirt Turn-Around

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

A Road Map of Life

Seize the Moment

Black, White, or Shades of Grey?

Keeping Faith


Sample Letters

Logs and Tracking Tools

Medical Information


Point Sheet System



Product Details

Addison, Anne
Future Horizons
Arlington, TX
Children with Special Needs
Exceptional children
Attention-deficit-disordered children
Children with disabilities
Parents of children with disabilities
Parenting - General
Self-Help : General
Asperger's syndrome
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
no. 252
Publication Date:
9.46x6.28x1.22 in. 1.68 lbs.

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