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Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism - Jenny McCarthy
Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism
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On the morning Jenny McCarthy discovered her two-year-old son Evan having a seizure, her life turned upside down. From being the mother of an average toddler she was suddenly thrown into a world of turmoil. As doctor after doctor misdiagnosed his symptoms, Evan suffered many harrowing,... show more
On the morning Jenny McCarthy discovered her two-year-old son Evan having a seizure, her life turned upside down. From being the mother of an average toddler she was suddenly thrown into a world of turmoil. As doctor after doctor misdiagnosed his symptoms, Evan suffered many harrowing, life-threatening episodes. Then, one amazing doctor recognized the truth. Evan was autistic. Desperate, but relieved to finally have a diagnosis, Jenny didn't know what to do or where to go for guidance. Alone, and without any resources - except for her unshakable determination to help her son - Jenny soon realized that she'd have to become a detective if she was ever going to be able to help her son.She embarked on a frantic search for guidance and information, and spoke with many doctors, nurses, parents, government agencies and private foundations. Essentially, she earned a Ph. D. in 'Google research'. Eventually, she discovered the groundbreaking program that became the key to helping Evan. Deeply moving, and at times heartbreaking, in "Louder Than Words" Jenny McCarthy reveals more than the winning formula that worked for her son. Here she tells of the remarkable, sometimes harrowing, journey of discovery they took together. She shares the frustrations and joys of raising an autistic child and creates a road map for concerned parents. She also shows how, with love and determination, parents may be able to shape their child's destiny and their future happiness.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525950110 (0525950117)
ASIN: 0525950117
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
First, in terms of McCarthy's writing, it can be over-the-top melodramatic. Of course, I haven't been in her shoes and I have not had a child diagnosed with autism but still. The moment I opened my eyes that morning, I had an uncomfortable feeling. It was as if my soul had the flu. Aside from this,...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
My contempt knows no limits: "healing" autism, my ass
The Nrrdling (Aryn)
The Nrrdling (Aryn) rated it
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Story of a Mother Dealing with Discovering her Child Has Autism: Two StarsThe first fifty pages were all pre-diagnosis of Jenny McCarthy's child, Evan. It was really focused on the fear and confusion of a parent going through something awful. Evan was having seizures constantly, with no seeming re...
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