A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
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Stories of hope and recovery from a nation of parents of autistic children, by the high-profile, bestselling author of Louder Than Words. When Jenny McCarthy published Louder Than Words, the story of her successful efforts to save her son, Evan, from autism, the response was tremendous. It hit #3 on the New York Times bestseller list; and Jenny and Evan were featured on the covers of several magazines, including People. But what she hadn’t anticipated was the overwhelming response from other parents of autistic children, who sought her out to share their stories. No two autistic children heal in exactly the same way. And in her new book, Jenny expands her message to share recovery stories from parents across the country. Mother Warriors, shows how each parent fought to find her own child’s perfect “remedy of interventions” and teaches parents how to navigate safely through the many autism therapies. Along the way, Jenny shares her own journey as an autism advocate and mother as well as the progress of her son, Evan. Emotional and genuinely practical, Mother Warriors will inspire a generation of parents with hope.
I have never written a review before. I have been blessed and have not had any children in my family with any form of autism. The message I received from reading this book is that interventions which can help these children recover, not be cured (The difference is explained clearly in the book.) are getting lost in a sea of weather or not the cause is vaccinations. If you have a child with autism, that is a moot point. If you are planning to have children, it is at least worth considering the possibility. Please don't get lost in that debate. If there are ways an autistic person can "come back" to us, why wouldn't you want to try? Read this book.
Don't listen to her!
The media portrayal of autism, especially by this pseudo-expert Jenny McCarthy, is woefully inaccurate. Most (not all) of autistics do not want to be "cured" of their autism any more than a gay person wants to be "cured" of their homosexuality. Furthermore, the vast majority of autistics are "high functioning" to the extent that up to 80% (estimated) go undiagnosed.
Autism is not a disease. Stop the hate. Autism is not caused by vaccines-that's basic science. Jenny McCarthy is incorrect here-I don't know if she has good intentions, but her actions are hurtful to the autistic community.
Please learn about autism from autistics. The autistic community is the only one qualified to talk about autism.
Also, if you want to know how a slogan sounds to autistic ears, simply replace the word "autism" with "homosexuality" and see how offensive and hateful it sounds.
I don't doubt your good intentions, and I thank you for caring. Thanks for reading this review.