This book is about the process and unique challenges that parents of autistic children inevitably go through. In these pages, I have described the enigma of trying to understand the thought processes of my child and the bewildering behaviors that made this necessary. Here are chronicled many anecdotes, a slice of our family life that is true in spirit and details, that have shaped my relationship with my name’s sake, James W. Strode, or our Jimmy.
James E. Strode devoted his life to helping others. His working career spans six decades in the areas of education, religious ministry, social work, and entertainment as a mime clown. He has three biological children including Jimmy, his autistic son, who was born to him when he was 55 years old. He also has three
other step children. For the past 16 years they all lived in a bi-cultural home, his wife Beatriz being from Mexico.
James passed away unexpectedly on August 15th, 2021. However, his legacy will live on forever through his family, his work, and through the countless lives he touched along the way.https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Autism-Fathers-Fight-Wonder/dp/1647538378