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Kelly Harland’s stories explore her son’s life to the age of 14, and the new and unexpected universe she and her husband – both professional musicians – must learn to navigate with him. Will’s fears, anxieties and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable flip-outs and freak-outs, there are moments of wonder. When Will finally learns the give and take of conversation or dreams about his future, it rekindles his mother’s belief that anything is possible.
A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism