A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World by Nuala Gardner (262 pages)
Although I don’t know much about autism, this book touched my heart. This is a true story of Dale Gardner and his parents and the struggle to raise two autistic children. The Gardner’s work hard to give their children as normal of a life as possible.
With the help of a golden retriever puppy named Henry, they were able to get Dale back from the depths of autism. Although this book is not meant to be a “cure all” for autism, it is an accurate and blunt account of the struggles and joys of raising autistic children.
This is truly a rewarding book meant to bring encouragement to other families.