My guest today is Alan Winnikoff. Alan is not only an autism Dad but also the author of the new book called "Not Sleeping". Learn about Alan's journey while parenting 2 autistic kids, as well as the inspiration behind his book.
"Not Sleeping" is a fictional story about a married couple raising an autistic daughter.
About the book:
It is said that over 70% of special needs marriages fail. This is the story of one. Not Sleeping depicts a suburban New York couple, Josh and Claudia Sherman, separated though not yet divorced. As they struggle to navigate their way through the painful process of uncoupling, they also must continue to co-manage the difficult demands of their nine-year old autistic daughter. It was Josh who decided to leave the marriage. But, in an unanticipated turn of events, Claudia is the one who quickly finds a new relationship. As the story moves forward, Josh's Plan B, as he calls it, begins to take shape. It is centered around a possible new job and his own nascent romance. But Plan B also necessitates him to moving to California and leaving his familiar life, and specifically his children, behind. Josh is drawn toward this powerful chance at reinvention but with no guarantees and at what cost?
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