The autistic community is often misunderstood. There is such variety within individuals in the community, and each person has his or her own idiosyncrasies. Through fifteen years of working with autistic children, author Ingrid Jeannis-Desire grew to love the individual quirks of the students she interacted with, and through this process, she learned about the beauty, strength, and intelligence that the autistic population possesses.
The Little Quirks That Melt My Heart by Ingrid Jeannis-Desire is an inspiring memoir which looks back at the author’s fifteen years working as a school administrator for a program which served autistic children. Story by story, Ingrid shares about the relationships she built with the children and the individual quirks they exhibited toward her, for her. They all built something special with Ingrid, and their interactions taught her more about life and herself.
A heartwarming read that will touch readers deeply, this book explores the many nuances of the autistic population, emphasizing not their limitations but rather the unique abilities they bring to the world around them. It is a reminder that we can find commonality and joy in one another, no matter how different we may seem on the surface.