Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Pragya Sharma.
I feel extremely proud to present my first book. It is special not just because it is the first time I penned but also because it narrates my experiences of raising a special child.
The idea is to encourage fellow parents to stay persistent and not lose hope. The book does not share a magic solution; rather, it underlines the role of hope, resilience and perseverance that it takes to raise a special child.
Also, my larger aim behind writing is to create awareness about Autism and do my bit towards creating a truly inclusive community for everyone, irrespective of any diagnosis.
We are often caught off-guard when life throws a bouncer at us.
I was also not prepared when my son was diagnosed with autism. I started like most others, but eventually, things began to work out for me. However, I still witness so many parents struggling for many years with the most basic questions.
Their struggle inspired me to pen down my experiences; I hope my story gives them some direction.
Most importantly, the idea is to provide them with hope.
Presenting my journey of raising a Special Child
Available in multiple formats and languages; choose as per your preference.
Who Should Read This Book?
Parents of Special Kids
Though this book is about my journey while raising a child with autism, this book is not an Autism Guide.
It will be useful for parents of kids with any kind of challenge.
Parents of Young Kids
Special kids are very much a part of our society; a large part of their experience depends upon how teachers, peers and their parents are treating them.
As mentors of typical kids, it is your responsibility to instill sensitivity towards the special kids.
A Responsible Citizen
Autism or any sort of disability can happen to anyone. It does not differentiate as per color, caste, gender, or status.
The more you know, the better you will be prepared. After all, it could happen to your loved ones too.
Praise For The Book
Just one word to say – BRILLIANTMoli Agarwal
Parent of a Special Child
It is like a handbook for the new parents to the less accepted group of our society – “parents of special kids“Krishna Kumari
Speech & Language Therapist
A must-read for every new as well as parents of older kids because somewhere we all need reminders.Simmi Vasu
Extremely beneficial and informative.Rashid Saifi
Truly inspiring for everyone irrespective of whether they have any connection with a special child or not.Anju Rani
A truly inspiring book, striking the right note.Dilip Mani
What touched my heart is the honesty of the writer.Monika Goyal
Parent of a Special Child
Highly recommended for all the parents.Ankit Rastogi
Parent of a Typical Child
In candid conversation with Occupational Therapists from Vimhans Hospital, Delhi
A Sneak Peek
Don’t judge what you don’t understand
Like you and me, all they want is to be accepted and loved
Help them become the best version of themselves