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My Sad Is All Gone: A Family's Triumph Over Violent Autism

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The remarkable story of a family's efforts to obtain the best care and the best possible life for their autistic son. My Sad is All Gone is an honest, raw portrayal of the family-life and parental struggles that many loved ones of autistic/PDD/MRDD individuals will identify with. The author, a special ed teacher in Canada, found a very compassionate doctor who unlocked the ...more
Paperback, 283 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Lucky Press (first published October 2004)
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Sep 21, 2008 Katie_marie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in autism
Written completely truthfully this look back over 20 years of dealing with autism from early signs, the desperation to believe that everything was fine, diagnosis, the endless search for little gains and adolescence. Along with her son Julian's puberty came a change in personality to sudden flashes of great violence. The family constantly defied medical professionals in choosing first to keep Julian in their home and then to avoid medication to control their son for as long as possible. The ...more
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