內容簡介 What happens when you give your child the best you can...and it still isn't enough? Can a parent be their child's biggest supporter while also being the biggest barrier? Recognizing the hurdles and hardships, Derek Sorrell shines a light on the frustrations and failures often faced by parents of children with special needs. Beyond the inadequacy of the system, Sorrell offers vulnerability and transparency by highlighting how a parent's lack of knowledge can result in destructive and damaging parenting. As the father of a fifteen-year-old autistic son, he celebrates being the primary influence on his son since birth while also acknowledging how his own gaps of understanding served as his son's biggest setbacks. He quickly reminds readers that Missing Pieces is far from a "how-to-guide" and exists more as a cautionary tale. Ultimately, Missing Pieces helps parents and caregivers have transparent conversations that support, guide, and heal.