The Autism SourceBook Autism Speaks Sent Around The World | March 2008

NOT AN ENDORSEMENT – Only For Autistic History Files & Tracking Autism Speaks Reign of Silence.

This is the book Autism Speaks sent to the world. This book was used to promote many autism myths, lies and push ABA as a ‘cure’ for autism. Autism Speaks speaks flooded the world with their message in any format possible. This book, and many books like it, are connected to Autism Speaks and promotes their party line and propaganda.

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March 28, 2008

Autism Speaks and The Autism Sourcebook Partner to Raise Global Awareness

A special edition of The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping and Healing – From a Mother Whose Child Recovered, by Karen Siff Exkorn, will be released on April 2, in honor of the first World Autism Awareness Day.

The book will feature the Autism Speaks blue puzzle piece logo on the front cover, with a special foreword by Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks. These special edition books will be donated by Autism Speaks to countries all over the world, to offer help and hope to families and practitioners worldwide. Purchase the book here.

About the Author

After her son’s recovery from autism, Karen Siff Exkorn made it her mission to reach out as a consultant to other families living with autism. With a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from New York University, she is a frequent lecturer at universities and autism organizations around the world.

Karen has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, Nightline, and an international media tour. She and her husband recently established the Siff Exkorn Family Foundation, which provides funding for research and treatment of autism.

The author donates a percentage of the proceeds from book sales to autism organizations worldwide. She lives in Rockland County, New York, with her husband and son.

Practical advice and information from the world’s foremost experts on autism — and a mother’s own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorder

When Karen Siff Exkorn‘s son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn’t easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn offers parents the wisdom she wishes she’d had at the beginning.

Recent studies show that there is a worldwide epidemic of autism. More than 1.5 million people are affected in the United States alone, with one in every 166 children diagnosed. Early detection and early intervention are two of the key factors in improving prognosis — but too often, writes Siff Exkorn, parents get bogged down in denial or confusion about the still mysterious disorder, and are unable to take the necessary steps. Providing accessible medical information gleaned from the world’s foremost experts, Siff Exkorn offers an inside look at families with children who have autism, and ties in her own firsthand experience as a parent. The author shares valuable knowledge about the following:

  • What the diagnosis really means
  • Understanding and accessing treatment options
  • Knowing your child’s rights in the school system
  • Coping with common marital and familial stress
  • Making the stigma of autism a thing of the past

With extensive appendices, including the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Diagnostic Criteria for the Five Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and carefully selected lists of Internet resources, recommended readings, and top autism organizations worldwide, The Autism Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, practical resource available to parents and loved ones of children with autism.

Praise for The Autism Sourcebook:

“The moment our grandson was grandson was diagnosed with autism was one of the darkest of our lives. The Autism Sourcebook brings light to that darkness, helping families learn to navigate the complex world of autism.  It will empower a new generation of autism advocates.”
–Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders, Autism Speaks


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