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Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but for them, it's about much more than fitness and competition. "Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism" is the story of how running saved their lives. At 21 months old, identical twin brothers Alex and Jamie were diagnosed with autism. It was 1992, a time when autism was far from a household ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2015 by Triumph Books (IL)
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Nov 19, 2015 Patrick rated it it was amazing
Before it happened, one of my greatest fears as a parent was a diagnosis of autism in my young child. It's a milestone that doesn't get talked about, but one that every parent is quietly waiting to check off their child's developmental list. First steps - check. First word - check. Old enough to no longer be considered at risk for an autism spectrum diagnosis - check. But an increasing number of parents these days don't get to check that last one, including myself and Robyn Schneider, the author ...more
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Robyn K. Schneider's memoir, Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism, shows that as mothers, we can handle almost anything—including conditions that initially seem to threaten what we want for our children. In her book, Schneider reflects on being a mother of twin boys, both of whom had significant symptoms of autism. For this project, Schneider collaborated with author and former Literary Mama editor Kate Hopper to write her story. The book brings readers into ...more
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This story is amazing/ the sons of these parents show true perseverance
Because of their parents & a awesome support group/ The trials but also tribulations shows how unconditional love prevails / If you do not know Of
An autistic child I am sure you have encountered a child/ this journey
For this family a life time commitment makes you truly appreciate how they
Live each day with struggles of autism / you will not be able to put this
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Robyn is the mom of twin sons with severe autism. She devotes her life to advocating for improving outcomes for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as promoting the benefits of exercise for individuals with autism and other medical conditions. She’s written articles and blogs on topics related to autism, and she and her family have been featured in numerous major media outlets. ...more
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