In the corridors of Ummeed over the past few years, I have seen Gopika metamorphose from a bewildered parent to a much-sought-after therapist. Her book, Beyond the Blue made me laugh and cry in equal measure. The book gives much needed hope to parents of children with autism, and offers practical suggestions for simple everyday tasks and issues that they face. Woven through the fabric of the book is Gopika’s story, and that makes it so much more real. More power to you Gopika, and to those who journey with you. This is definitely going to be one of the reference books on my desk.