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About the author:
Shirley Blaier-Stein is an autism mom living in Connecticut with her husband and two children. She is dedicating her life to finding help for her son, finding balance and happiness, and inspiring parents around her.
Before her son was diagnosed with autism - in her "previous life" - she used to practice law. Before going to law school she was a lieutenant in the IDF, serving as a Communications Officer in the Israeli Air Force.
At age 33, it seemed that Shirley Blaier-Stein had it all. She lived in New York City with her loving husband and beautiful boy and was well into a successful legal career. When her son Dan was diagnosed with autism at age three, her world falls apart. Lonely, isolated, and with no answers or hope from doctors, she realizes that she has to pave her own road to Dan's healing.
Determined to not leave a rock unturned, Shirley dives into learning everything she can about autism and treatments. She comes across the amazing story of Joseph, a spiritual healer who was severely autistic as a child. Joseph explains to her that autism is a language that most people don't understand, and that parents are the autistic child's primary healers and channels to the world.
Autism Mom unfolds a riveting story on how to understand autism, speak its language, and truly communicate with the autistic child. Getting into her son's head leads Shirley to realize how much he understands and how hard he was fighting to make his way to her and to our world. This realization empowered her in her mission.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and inspiration, Autism Mom powerfully captures the struggles and joys of a mother creating a new life against all odds on a journey that shook her, strengthened her, and taught her that anything is possible.
- Publication Date:
- 0615914756 / 9780615914756
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Family & Relationships / Autism Spectrum Disorders