Autism Triplet Twist: Survival Stories of Parents, Triplets and Autism by James E. Potvin, eBook 2013 Edition; an Extended Review with < My Thoughts > by Sara Luker
(6% indicates the eReader book location, instead of page reference numbers).
6% I have lived this story and been able to make sense out of chaos. I am the father of triplets. Our triplets are all fraternal girls. Our story is unique and different. I have been told by friends, family and total strangers that I should write a book. This is that book!
19% Sarah is the youngest of our triplets. From her mini seizures early on, it was clear that Sarah had issues. She made little eye contact. She did not want to play with the toys in the room. She made some odd noises and flapped like an eagle. She did not look to us for guidance. She enjoys long car rides and going out for French fries.
27% Andrea is the oldest triplet. She was very calm when she was young. She was the kind of kid that would be content to watch TV all day. She could sit and play with the same toy for hours. Andrea kept herself occupied most of the time. Andrea was autistic; she was just at a different spot of the autism spectrum than Sarah.
83% Rachael, the middle triplet was still normal. At this point, we realized that having one child with autism was expensive. Having two children with autism requires serious financial planning. Rachael is much more social. She plays the viola and is in Color Guard. We support her by taking her to viola practices and attending her concerts. Rachael enjoys reading and her pets. She has a dog, a ferret, a chinchilla and a hamster.
All the triplets are individuals, so we find it important to have special activities to do with each child.