Many of the grandparents, whose names range from Crackle and Pop to Rembrandt and from Yee Haw to Za Za, have moved in with their children and grandchildren to help with daily challenges. From this front-row seat they recount the stories of their families, as they experience them. Often they describe what they observed as their grandchild regressed into autism. They recount the successes as well as the challenges they face. No two stories are alike in their detail, but each one is similar in its honesty, passion, and overwhelming hope. Positivity is the common thread that ties together this unique collection of mini-memoirs.
Among this special group of grandparents is Dan Burton, former congressman from Indiana, who gives a very passionate and personal account of his experience with his grandson and his hopes for autism research and government response in the future. Anyone with a connection to a family facing autism and other developmental disorders will want to own this entertaining and heartfelt volume.