When parents and educators disagree, our kids lose. So why are reasonable parents and compassionate educators seeing things differently? After listening to hundreds of parents, teachers, and school administrators, Cassie Zupke has the answer. Although the unique demands of educating a child with autism requires parents and educators to work together, their ability to do so is often hampered by a lack of understanding of each other’s motivations and limitations. This book voices what parents and educators need to say to each other—but don’t. It explains why each feels as they do and then fills the chasms with understanding. They can now focus on what everyone wanted to in the first place—helping the children.