In August, RIVA publishing house presents to readers the book "Autism with a girl's face" by the author Bisera Dimitrova Mitseva. It collects the harrowing experience, difficulties and achievements of a mother of a girl with autism, shared with the intention of being of help to other parents in a similar situation. The book is published by family and friends in memory of the author, a victim of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.
There is no universal recipe for how to raise children with autism. Every day is a new beginning. Autism is a pervasive, generalized disorder of child development. It is not a mental illness and is not treated with drugs, but with a complex of therapies under the guidance of psychologists, speech pathologists and speech therapists.
Even after speaking, the grown boy or girl is in continuous contact with the parents for every small daily need. Actually, with growing up comes the real problems in real life where no one wants to hire him even though he has a college degree and no one likes him enough to be his friend.
“Our strange children remain with us for a long time as harmless, defenseless and vulnerable to the world as little hedgehogs without spines. We will guard and protect them until the end of our days. Such is our fate as parents of children and young people with autism. If my story can help other mothers of girls with strange behavior and wrong diagnoses, it will be like a breath of a butterfly wing on the scales of faith and hope," the author says in her book.
Bisera Dimitrova Mitseva has a master's degree in economics and psychology. Enrolls and majors in psychology to help her child with special needs. She writes "Autism with a Girl's Face" to share her experience and achievements, and to be of help to other mothers in a similar situation.He died in November 2021 after being seriously ill with the coronavirus.