Diane Drake Burns writes openly and honestly about her dogged determination to avoid all things depressing when faced with the reality of her son's differences. Graduating with an English degree from the University of Texas, Mrs. Burns spent many years writing and editing before producing her first book. Mrs. Burns lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children where she continues to pursue her career as a writer.
Diane Drake Burns currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Autism? Asperger's? ADHD? ADD??
A watered down pamphlet. May 20, 2008
I read this entire book in an hour. It is double-spaced with large type. It is mostly common-sense fluff. It does offer a decent pep talk and a few suggestions. It could have been put out as a booklet. It is subtitled "A parent's guide..." but was clearly directed toward mothers, which I found a bit offensive.
"Much needed help for a little confusion" Jun 26, 2006
You've got questions? This book has answers. What great hope it offers from some one who has been down the long road of questions without answers. It encourages you to face the realities if your child is different and find answers, to get smart and make life for your child the best that it can be. This book offers some great, practical advice.
Warm, insightful Jun 20, 2006
Written in the pages of this book are the questions and challenges one may face when placing a child in safe environment whether that be school, church, childcare, etc. Do you pick a public or a private school? Do you label a child? How do you find a good doctor? What about testing? I found that the advice that Dian Drake Burns offers is, after years of her own personal experience, excellent. This book as well as others such as, "Preparing for Life", are awesome resources
Best book on the market May 1, 2006
I read this book in a day or two. I wanted to get as much advice and help that I could. It gives all sorts of places to look for more direction. Great info!
Excellent Resource for Mothers Apr 18, 2006
Written by a mom who didn't know how to help her son deal with autism, this book is a must have for others trying to help their children. First, Burns suggests that a mom has to admit she doesn't know what to do and then search for the best answers for her child. If your child is not yet diagnosed, get this book.