My Child Wasn’t Born Perfect

by Kimberly Bell Mocini

My Child Wasn’t Born Perfect is a story of the journey of JD from early childhood to young adulthood, as told through his mother’s eyes and voice. JD’s mother shares the struggles of educating a child with language and social challenges in the 1990s when there was limited knowledge of Hyperlexia (the ability to read before his peers) or Autism Spectrum Disorders. All she knew was that JD learned differently than other kids and that she had to be his advocate.