When parents receive a diagnosis of autism for their child they often feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful memoir, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism isn't the end of anyone's dreams, but rather a new beginning. Little Squares with Colors describes the authors own journey raising a child with a severe autism spectrum disorder without offering a cure or miracle treatment , but rather valuable strategies, insight, and a road map of what questions to ask and where to begin. “Rather than spend her days chasing after why her child has autism, she prefers instead to live in the moment. While autism’s journey often brings discomfort and judgment from others, soaring above and beyond the pain, our selfish tendencies, and caring about what others think – is the key that will open up the door to a wealth of possibilities. Little Squares with Colors is a book that helps us do exactly that” – Vickie Ewell Suite101 Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome Topic Editor “Ms. Dagnelli aptly weaves facts and great advice with funny anecdotes, and lots of frustrating episodes to win your heart.” – Lorna D’Entremont Sentio Life Solutions Special Needs Book Review. This memoir tells the story of one family’s journey, battle with time and trials of an Autism diagnosis. The stories included are painted with themes of tolerance, perseverance, love, and humor. The authors beliefs on having faith in your intuitions, following your gut and the importance of thinking outside-the-box are showcased within the strategies that were implemented, what worked, what didn’t and why. As well as the importance of rest, support and being able to manage stress for everyone involved. Little Squares with Colors provides information on ABA, Behavior Modification, Floor time, Occupational Therapy, The Gluten & Casein Diet, and that even furry four-legged friends can be therapists and heroes.