Thoroughly Immersed: A father’s guide to enjoying and enriching the life of a special needs child. This is “My side of the story” of how a man copes with having a special needs child. Why am I writing this book? It’s because I want the same people in my situation to be encouraged. One dad told me, the parents need to know what to do. You can take this pain and turn it into power; A powerful testimony.
This book is being written for the parents of special needs children. The ones who feel the pain that comes after that first diagnosis. The ones who feel that pain and wonder, “What now?” There is a pain that paralyzes your soul. One wonderful mother describes it as “a pain so great it is as if someone strikes you in the heart with a baseball bat!” This is the story of my pain which is a constant challenge.
I was one of the people asking “How this could happen to me?” I have found out there is a strength we find from our pain. In this experience comes humility like no other, found through prayer and focus. This is my story of overcoming having a son diagnosed with Autism. The Bible says “When a man is converted, then he is to strengthen his brothers” (Luke 22:32). Having my special needs son changed me, convicted me for my “Alpha Male” way of thinking and converted me.
This experience has humbled me and that is why I am so passionate to share my experiences and my advice on raising a special needs child. I’m excited to share with you how you can enjoy and be enriched by raising your special needs child. I want to encourage others in my situation. GOD knew who he was giving these children to. You can turn the pain of Autism into a Powerful testimony. My Purpose, my assignment is to show you how.