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Author:     Denise Brodey

Title:         The elephant in the playroom

  Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the 
  Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of 
  Raising Kids with Special Needs 

Published : 2007
This is a collection of short stories/essays written by the parents of children with all types of physical, emotional, and learning obstacles. Parents share their eveyday struggles, as well as happy moments of raising challenging child, bringing comfort and hope to those with similar problems at home. 

This quote from the book cover says it best:

".... Brodey introduces us to a community of intrepid mothers and fathers who share the disordered lows and joyful highs of parenting a child with ADD, ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, Asperger's syndrome, autism, and physical and learning disabilities, as well askids who fall between diagnoses."