Just to let you know that I, Sara Luker, have put forth my best efforts in presenting what I have learned over my 30 years with autism, Sharing Extended Book Reviews of stories about those who have gone before us. Understand that all health matters ALWAYS require medical decisions/diagnosis/treatment by highly qualified and licensed individuals. See website DISCLAIMER.
Here you will find excerpts containing a combination of selections, synopses, general information prose, quotes and references to peer-reviewed articles.
Plus < My Thoughts >, which are my responses to the material; as a state certified educator with a 2013 Master’s Degree in Special Education, and over 30 years as Sonny’s mom.
The BLOGs on this site are meant to be insightful and timely. Comments and Responses are welcomed.
The offered DOWNLOAD material is organized in UNITs and Chapters. The autism information comes from –
*Peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, informational and educational-writer articles.
*Prose, which explains the currently circulating general public knowledge.
*Personal, < My Thoughts > which are ‘educated guesses’ about what it all means.
*Poignant synopses of published parent stories.
*Pages filled with decisions, denial, cited references, definitions, appendices, and more.
Hearing the words “this child has autism,” parents are often shell-shocked.
Then, in the face of so many more questions racing through their minds, the doctor says, “Just go online and read everything you can about autism.”
Yes, disturbingly this kind of professional advice is given to many of our families.
If you are one of those families, or clinicians, I hope this material will give you a good start.