A Touch of Genius

A Hopeful Guide to Parenting a Child with Asperger’s

by Lily Stamford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781480881112
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781480875920
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781480875937

About the Book

A Touch of Genius is a hopeful and practical guide to parenting a child on the autism spectrum—one that dives straight to the heart of education and success. Lily Stamford, an author, motivational speaker, and advocate for autism, shares her firsthand account of raising a son diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, recalling the path she and her family walked through his childhood, youth, and adulthood. Along the way, she seeks to answer tough questions about students on the autism spectrum, including: • Why do so few students on the autism spectrum graduate from college? • Why are so many public resources for children on the spectrum so difficult to find? • What can we do to help every student on the spectrum achieve their goals? • What lessons can parents of students on the spectrum learn from others who have walked in their shoes? Stamford answers these questions and more as she instills hope in what is too often portrayed as a bleak future. If you are looking to help your children achieve success, then this is the perfect book.

About the Author

Lily Stamford is an author, motivational speaker, and autism advocate. She began her career as an assistant professor at a local business college. Lily graduated from an Ivy League school and received her MBA as well as a doctorate in business administration.
Lily started a business that enables her to advocate for parents whose kids are over the age of sixteen and preparing to go to college or alternative programs. Currently, advocates are mainly focused on students through high school; after high school and in college, students are typically left to fend for their needs on their own. Parents have some power to help, but colleges often do not want their involvement. What is needed are organizations that advise parents and children on topics such as choosing the best school and tailor a plan to help them be successful in school and during their transition to the working world. Lily’s vision is to see every student on the spectrum successfully achieve his or her goals and become his or her best self.
Lily Stamford can be reached at lilystamford1@gmail.com.