Jamie has Down’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He is a beautiful, charming and lovable little boy, but he is also - how can we put this? - an exceptionally “challenging” child.
In this hilarious, heart-warming and unforgettable memoir, Jamie's long-suffering dad shares a selection of side-splitting and occasionally poignant stories from Jamie’s unconventional childhood. Find out why he can never go back to his local library, and why the staff at his local swimming pool flinch whenever he arrives. The author also offers his own witty take on all sorts of topics connected to the subject of disability, and parenthood in general.
This book will be adored by anyone who has ever known someone with special needs, or has ever been a parent, or indeed, has ever learned how to read.
This is a quick and hilarious read. It is also helpful. As the mother of an adult with Down syndrome, ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, I find it cheering to read the path that Dinning and his wife traveled with determination, love, and humor. Sometimes, it seems that our double-or-triple diagnoses children came to earth just to force our growth, to develop our sense of humor, and to generally make us adults grow up. Kudos to S.D. Dinning for lightening the load!