"A most helpful handbook for parents/caregivers with children exhibiting symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Well done!"
Drs. Bitrus and Olabisi Gwamna, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
"This book is rated 4 out of 4 stars.”
"We see the world through the eyes of both Teresa as well as Goretti Rerri. We are able to feel their struggles and celebrate their victories…Reading this book was thus extremely easy and pleasurable."
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My Box of Chocolates: How My Child with Autism Learned to Read, Write, and More
by Goretti Rerri
Teresa, with her speech pathologist
Like any other young mother, Goretti Rerri is delighted and excited to embrace child-rearing and family life with all of its usual ups and downs. She emigrates to the USA with her three children to join her husband who is already in a medical residency program in New York City.
However, when her youngest child, Teresa, begins exhibiting atypical behaviors as a toddler, Rerri grows highly concerned. When Teresa is diagnosed at 3 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Rerri is stunned. And so begins their exceptional journey in Autism Awareness.
Mother and daughter must work together to navigate a wide range of learning and behavioral issues that at times seem insurmountable. Among other things, mother must learn how to teach an autistic child to read. Autism spectrum disorder also has a significant impact on day-to-day family life, as well as social and community connections.
Through it all the family sticks together and Rerri holds an unflagging hope that Teresa can and must achieve the greatest level of personhood possible, which means finding the best interventions and cultivating the conditions where Teresa’s bright humorous spirit can shine.
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Understanding Autism, a Disability
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Autism disability is the fastest growing serious, developmental disability, affecting an estimated 1 out of 68 children in the United States. Read more...