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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Chapter 4

The Color of Spoons

THROUGHOUT ALL THIS, I never stopped scouring the Internet for more answers. I wanted better sensory tools, better techniques to help me get through each difficult day with my son, better explanations for why some autistic children were wild like mine and others were silent and indifferent. Every night I was reading, and reading, knowing it was unhealthy to obsess so much but not caring. I would sacrifice my health for my son’s. Every medical page, every charity, every personal blog—all contained more links to more information, and I refused to quit even if much of it was the same information.

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