A child's journey out of autism: one family's story of living in hope and finding a cure

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Told with the intensity of a medical thriller, the extraordinary story of how Clay Whiffen and his family conquered autism. "Leeann Whiffen's fight for her son is a poignant, intimate story of perseverance and love - a reminder to all of us that a mother is the greatest ally a child with autism will ever have. A Child's Journey out of Autism shines a heartfelt light on a future of healing and hope." Jenny McCarthy, author of Mother Warriors and Louder than Words The therapy costs $30,000. We'd be mortgaging our lives and our savings on something we're not even sure could help our son. But the clock is ticking: the longer we wait, the harder it will be to pull him out of this shell. How are we going to afford it? How can we not afford it? When Clay Whiffen was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, his parents didn't know where to turn. They refused to believe that he could not be cured, and began to try every therapy they could afford - and many they couldn't. In this extraordinary story of one family's struggle with autism, Leeann Whiffen gives voice to the fear of losing a child and the fight to reclaim him, exploring what treatments eased her son Clay's symptoms, where the Whiffens found support, and how the family conquered one of the toughest challenges a child can face. With a foreword by autism specialist Dr. Bryan Jepson, A Child's Journey out of Autism spells out what treatments worked, where the family found help, and how they made it through this crushing crisis. In a time of despair and confusion - when another child is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes - this is a profound, proven message of hope for anyone whose life is touched by the disorder. PRAISE FOR A CHILD'S JOURNEY OUT OF AUTISM "I have heard so many stories like Clay's that I thought I could no longer be moved by them; I was wrong. This is an important book to read if your family has not been touched by autism, because it's important to understand the disorder that has affected so many all over the world. If someone you love is on the autism spectrum, read it because it will allow you to see that autism is treatable. While not all children make a complete recovery, improvements in their quality of life are possible at any age. I strongly recommend this moving and intelligent book." Jane Johnson, Executive Director, Defeat Autism Now! "This uplifting and positive book gives parents of newly-diagnosed children hope for the future. There is no easy fix or magic bullet for recovering a child from autism, but as Leeann so skillfully shows us, with perseverance and determination, the possibilities and rewards are endless. Thank you, Leeann, for sharing your story and empowering parents to make that journey to rediscover their child." Chantal Sicile-Kira, author of Autism Life Skills, Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. "Leeann Whiffen takes the reader onto the rollercoaster ride that is autism from the first chapter to the last. A Child's Journey Out of Autism is field guide on how an average family can grow in love as they take on autism, refusing to accept the mainstream doom and gloom pronouncement that there is no hope or treatment. This is an important, really powerful book. If you know a child with autism, read this book for them." Kim Stagliano, Managing Editor, Age of Autism, and mother of three girls with autism "The journey from diagnosis to recovery is filled with obstacles and setbacks. The financial and emotional burdens families endure are heartbreaking. Yet, like the Whiffen family demonstrates, there is power in hope and determi...
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subject_facet Autistic children -- Family relationships -- United States, Autistic children -- Rehabilitation -- United States, Autistic children -- United States -- Biography, Electronic books, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General, Parents of autistic children -- United States -- Biography, Whiffen, Clay, Whiffen, Leeann
title_display A child's journey out of autism : one family's story of living in hope and finding a cure
title_full A child's journey out of autism : one family's story of living in hope and finding a cure / Leeann Whiffen, A child's journey out of autism : one family's story of living in hope and finding a cure [electronic resource] / Leeann Whiffen
title_short A child's journey out of autism :
title_sub one family's story of living in hope and finding a cure
topic_facet Autistic children, Electronic books, Family relationships, Parents of autistic children, Rehabilitation, Whiffen, Clay, Whiffen, Leeann