TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Landmarks

Ship’s Manifest

A Brief Narrative of My Personal Voyage

Chapter 1 Logging
Using a journal to track and guide your journey.

Chapter 2 Home Port
Becoming aware of your personal style.

Chapter 3 Semaphore
Shaping and sending the message of your child’s situation.

Chapter 4 Mapping
Defining yourself as the parent of a special-needs child.

Chapter 5 Raising Anchor
Approaching research and advocacy on behalf of your child.

Chapter 6 Ship’s Officers
Embracing the joys and challenges in an intimate relationship as parents of a special-needs child.

Chapter 7 Traveling Companions
Determining the individuals and therapies to take on board.

Chapter 8 Course Correction
Transforming self on both personal and professional levels.

Chapter 9 All Hands on Deck
Latching on to what you can do on your own right now.

Chapter 10 Shipmates
Meeting the challenges for siblings of special-needs children.

Chapter 11 Naval Academy
Accessing education and appropriate services for your child.

Chapter 12 Anchors and Wings
Enlarging a child’s world to encourage freedom and build self-esteem.

Chapter 13 Storms at Sea
Confronting universal challenges: financial considerations, transitions of caregivers, therapists, and doctors, and the place of faith.

Chapter 14 Restoring
Drawing on life experiences for the tools to restore yourself.

Lifesavers Ten tried and true moorings to latch on to.

Afterword “The Only Failure Is Not Trying.”

Appendix Tongues and Toes
What I learned off the main course.

Appendix A-Z
Detailed descriptions of therapies and methodologies referenced in the book including links for further exploration.

Suggested Reading

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgements

Author Biography


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Landmarks

Ship’s Manifest

A Brief Narrative of My Personal Voyage

Chapter 1 Logging
Using a journal to track and guide your journey.

Chapter 2 Home Port
Becoming aware of your personal style.

Chapter 3 Semaphore
Shaping and sending the message of your child’s situation.

Chapter 4 Mapping
Defining yourself as the parent of a special-needs child.

Chapter 5 Raising Anchor
Approaching research and advocacy on behalf of your child.

Chapter 6 Ship’s Officers
Embracing the joys and challenges in an intimate relationship as parents of a special-needs child.

Chapter 7 Traveling Companions
Determining the individuals and therapies to take on board.

Chapter 8 Course Correction
Transforming self on both personal and professional levels.

Chapter 9 All Hands on Deck
Latching on to what you can do on your own right now.

Chapter 10 Shipmates
Meeting the challenges for siblings of special-needs children.

Chapter 11 Naval Academy
Accessing education and appropriate services for your child.

Chapter 12 Anchors and Wings
Enlarging a child’s world to encourage freedom and build self-esteem.

Chapter 13 Storms at Sea
Confronting universal challenges: financial considerations, transitions of caregivers, therapists, and doctors, and the place of faith.

Chapter 14 Restoring
Drawing on life experiences for the tools to restore yourself.

Lifesavers Ten tried and true moorings to latch on to.

Afterword “The Only Failure Is Not Trying.”

Appendix Tongues and Toes
What I learned off the main course.

Appendix A-Z
Detailed descriptions of therapies and methodologies referenced in the book including links for further exploration.

Suggested Reading

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgements

Author Biography