A 35 Year Journey Wirh Autism
An Alaskan mother writes about her autistic son
by: MAXINE DE VILBISS
is the story of my youngest child, Billy. He was adopted from Korea at
the age of two. Billy arrived in sad physical condition, weighing only
12 pounds. Several years later he was diagnosed as autistic. This was 36
years ago, when the only help we were given was the suggestion that we
should put him in an institution. This is the story of our struggles to
cope without the Early Intervention that is available to parents today.
Billy was diagnosed as grossly autistic, and we have had interesting experiences
through the years as we struggled at first alone, then seeking help elsewhere,
in several different states. This is the story of our striving to help
Billy to live as normal a life as possible.
I am getting a lot of response from people that have bought the book. So far from seven States. So far, all are very pleased with the book. I am receiving a lot of e-mail from parents, and I am glad for that. several mention that some of the same things happened to them. All of them mention that once they started the book, they couldn’t quit until it was finished. Some said they felt they were right there with me. I have personally been glad for the response, I was afraid people would be disappointed that Billy has not progressed as far as we had hoped he might. One person said that they were glad that I had survived, maybe they could, too!
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