9781583333792

Three Times the Love : Finding Answers and Hope for Our Triplets with Autism

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    9781583333792

  • ISBN10:

    1583333797

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-02
  • Publisher: Avery Trade
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Summary

The powerfully moving story of one family's journey toward healing their triplet sons with autism Lynn and Randy Gaston were overjoyed to discover they were having triplets after many arduous years of trying to conceive. But at eighteen months, the boys began exhibiting odd new behaviors-among them, toe-walking, arm-flapping, and in Nicholas, a sudden muteness. Terrified and dumbfounded, Lynn began researching their behavior on the Internet. The same glaring diagnosis kept popping up-each boy was displaying symptoms of autism, though each at a different point on the spectrum. Receiving little support from their own pediatrician, Randy and Lynn hired their own therapists and began intensive behavioral treatment, not covered by their health insurance. Offering invaluable advice that ranges from educational programs to legal issues to a comprehensive assessment of the therapies and interventions that have worked for their three unique children, Three Times the Loveprovides a road map for all families who will need to follow them through the trenches. Filled with practical advice and an extensive resource list, it is an essential guide for any family touched by autism.

Author Biography

Lynn and Randy Gaston are noted advocates for autism awareness. In 2007, they organized and founded Autism Expo in Columbia, Maryland, which features more than twenty autism experts.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction. Three Faces of Autism: A Day in the Lifep. xv
Our Story
Flickering Heartbeatsp. 3
And Then We Were Fivep. 11
Three Times the Lovep. 19
Escalating Meltdowns and Odd Behaviorp. 29
Searching for a Diagnosisp. 39
Chaos, Flapping, and Spinningp. 43
Making the World Safe for Our Boysp. 55
Preschool and the Politics of Autismp. 61
Hope, Determination-and a Planp. 69
A Definitive Second Opinionp. 75
Therapy and More Therapyp. 83
Vaccines Versus DNAp. 95
Becoming Autism Advocatesp. 103
A Breakthrough and a Triumphp. 109
Not a Road Map But a Path
Twenty Things Every Parent Should Knowp. 123
Autism Therapies and Interventionsp. 141
Afterwordp. 179
Appendices
Autism Resourcesp. 185
Autism Interventionsp. 193
Recommended Readingp. 197
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Indexp. 211
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