All I Can Handle: I Am No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism
by Kim Stagliano & Jenny McCarthy, eBook 2010 Edition; an Extended Review with < My Thoughts > by Sara Luker
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< Excerpts from Kim’s Introduction >
3% My sector of the autism community has taken a real hit in the media recently. We’re the crazy folks who are anti-vaccine (so not true), believe in junk science (buzzzzzzzz – wrong answer, thanks for playing), and spend our waking hours molding fashionable hats out of Reynolds Wrap. I look horrible in silver – no tinfoil hats for me.
Just a lot of questions on why autism rates continue to soar, catapulting entire families into emotional, marital, and financial chaos. All three of my daughters – Mia, Gianna, and Isabella – have autism spectrum disorder. Autism is diagnosed four times more often in boys than girls. Given the boy-to-girl ratio, you can see how our family is pretty unique.
After reading about our lives, you’re sure to feel better about yourself. That’s promising, isn’t it?
< End of excerpts from Kim’s Introduction >
< Excerpts from Kim’s Book >
7% Having a child with autism is like a giant game of chess. You need to think several moves ahead to ward off potential problems.
9% Before I really knew what was going on with my first two daughters, Mia and Gianna, I had an incident that, in hindsight, was where I veered off the Suburban Mommy Street and onto the Autism Autobahn.