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How to End the Autism Epidemic
by J.B. Handley

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English

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304

Publication Date

September 19, 2018

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<p>In <em>How to End the Autism Epidemic</em>, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it.</p><br /><br /><p>While many parents have heard the rhetoric that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled about the relationship between vaccines and autism, few realize that in the 1960s, American children received three vaccines compared to the thirty-eight they receive today. Or that when parents are told that the odds of an adverse reaction are “one in a million,” the odds are actually one in fifty. Or that in the 1980s, the rate of autism was one in ten thousand children. Today it’s one in thirty-six.</p><br /><br /><p>Parents, educators, and social service professionals around the country are sounding an alarm that we are in the midst of a devastating public health crisis—one that corresponds in lockstep with an ever-growing vaccine schedule. Why do our public health officials refuse to investigate this properly—or even acknowledge it?</p><br /><br /><p>In <em>How to End the Autism Epidemic</em>, Handley confronts and dismantles the most common lies about vaccines and autism. He then lays out, in detail, what the truth actually is: new published science links the aluminium adjuvant used in vaccines to immune activation events in the brains of infants, triggering autism; and there is a clear legal basis for the statement that vaccines cause autism, including previously undisclosed depositions of prominent autism scientists under oath.</p><br /><br /><p>While Handley’s argument is unsparing, his position is ultimately moderate and constructive: we must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits. This issue is far from settled. By refusing to engage with parents and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, our public health officials destroy the public trust and enable the suffering of countless children and families.</p>
Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
by Tyler McNamer

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

October 03, 2013

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Being different from the masses is one of the greatest gifts that you possess! Let s face it: Who wants to be just like everyone else? Talk about boring! People come in all shapes and sizes and are born with natural and unnatural gifts and talents like no other, and your greatest challenge is to discover your gifts and then apply them to the world to create a better place, a better planet, a better universe! That is my challenge to you so that all of us can get along peacefully and become truly a population of one. I would like to ask you some questions to help you discover what makes you unique, different, and awesome. Are you different? Are you unique? Do you look different than others? Talk differently than others? Do you walk differently than others? Have you been born with talents that very few others have? Have you been brainwashed to look at your talents as a disability? Do you stay up nights dwelling on all the things in life you don t have, rather than focus on all the blessings you do have? Have you ever been bullied at school, at home, and in many areas in your life? Have you ever been called a retard, dumb, disabled ? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps you have yet to understand, accept, and apply your unique gifts to make the world a better place. If you have answered Yes to any of these questions, I feel your pain, I have walked in your shoes, and I can empathize with your situation. I have been bullied, called a retard, told that I am disabled, put in special classes, advised that I should not expect to reach my goals. My name is Tyler McNamer and I have been called ALL of the above many, many times in my life. I am nineteen years old and have been blessed with autism my entire life. I have chosen to accept my label of autism not as a disability but as an extraordinary ability and I want to help you overcome the label that you may have suffered from for many years of your life. So what is autism? The dictionary defines autism as a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with others. Also, it is defined as a mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality. So just how many people today are affected by this condition? According to a recent WebMD study, 1 in 88 kids today has autism and for boys the numbers is 1 in 54. Also you might be surprised to learn that since 2002, autism has increased by 78 percent. Let s put those numbers in perspective. A high school with 1,000 students enrolled is going to have 11 students with this condition, and a bigger high school with 2,500 students is going to have 28 students with autism. So, now that you know more about autism, let me highlight some of the things you will learn by reading this book since I want to assure you that this book is not just a book about autism it is a book about how we can all live together in harmony regardless of our differences. In this book, you are going to learn that, despite our differences and diversities, we can get along and become a population of one to serve others. In this book, you will learn the importance of becoming the leader in your own life, following your dreams. You will learn to focus on your blessings instead of being discouraged by your challenges. In this book, you will learn to embrace change and continue to learn for a lifetime. In this book, you will learn what it is like to be blessed with the unique ability of having autism. You will learn how not only to cope with your gifts, but to thrive in life and pursue your goals despite your challenges. In this book, you will learn how to turn your ability into a blessing to serve others.
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Fami...
by , Wendy Sunshine

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

March 16, 2007

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<p><b>"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."<br /><br />--Library Journal (starred review)</b></p><br /><br /><p><b>"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike."<br /><br />--Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption</b></p><br /><br /><p>The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion.</p><br /><br /><p>Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, <i>The Connected Child</i> will help you:</p><br /><br /><ul><li>Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child</li><br /><br /><li>Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders</li><br /><br /><li>Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened</li><br /><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>"A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children."<br /><br />--Carol S. Kranowitz, author of <i>The Out-of-Sync Child</i></p><br /><br /><p>"Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat."<br /><br />--Kathleen E. Morris, editor of <i>S. I. Focus</i> magazine</p><br /><br /><p>"Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise."<br /><br />--Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute</p><br /><br /><p>"<i>The Connected Child</i> is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families."<br /><br />--Melissa Fay Greene, author of <i>There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children</i></p>
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised an...
by Susan C Pinsky

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

June 01, 2012

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<div><p>If you’re one of the 10 million American adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), every day is a struggle to keep your home, your office, your electronics, and your calendar organized.</p><p><I>Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2ndEdition—Revised and Updated</I> presents a simple but effective, long-term solution to get you back in control of your life. Written by professional organizer Susan Pinsky, it outlines a practical, ADHD-friendly organizing approach that emphasizes easy maintenance techniques and methods for maximum efficiency, catering to the specific needs of the ADHD population. Susan’s practical solutions address the most common organizing dilemmas among her ADHD clientele, while also drawing on her own personal experience as the mother of a child with ADHD. Color photos, useful tips, and bulleted lists make this a quick and manageable read, no matter how fleeting your attention span.</p><p>Armed with this unique, step-by-step approach to organizing, you'll receive the tools and the knowledge you need to eliminate stress from your home and lead a happier, healthier, more organized life.</p></div>
Autistic Son, Desperate Dad: How one family went from low- to hig...
by Rafal Motriuk

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English

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204

Publication Date

September 20, 2018

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Rafał and Ola knew there was something different about their child. <br /><br />While the other children at the kindergarten sat in a ring singing songs, Bartek would simply run around, oblivious to them. While they drew pictures and learned to count, he would obsessively sift sand and play with droplets from a tap. And while they were connected to their parents as though via an invisible piece of elastic, Bartek would happily charge off into the distance without a second thought.<br /><br />Then, one day, came the explanation. Or rather, the diagnosis:<br /><br />Bartek had autism. <br /><br />Determined to do the best they could for him, his parents sold their London house, quit their jobs – at the BBC and a city bank – and returned to a completely different part of Europe, sacrificing everything in the hope of creating a bright future for their son.<br /><br />Based on the successful blog by science journalist Rafał Motriuk (Bartek’s father), it’s a story that leaves out nothing in its depiction of everyday life in a family affected by autism.<br /><br />A journalist, observing the world with a camera eye, or filtering it through his own feelings, Rafał portrays his experience with autism sometimes as painfully tragic and sometimes as absurdly funny, but always as very real. <br /><br />In sharing his experiences, Rafał draws on his journalistic precision, his wry sense of humor and his emotional insightfulness. The result is a story which is at times painful, and at others hilarious, but never anything less than sublimely human.<br />
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J MacLeod

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English

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321

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April 04, 2013

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<div><p>Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse.<I> Call the Nurse</I> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.</p><p> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.</p></div>
The Mama Memoirs: Embracing Life, Relationships, and Identity Whi...
by Karen Richards

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English

Pages

98

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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In The Mama Memoirs, Karen Richards takes you inside her perspective of raising a child with disabilities. She writes with advice she searched for but could never find, things she wished she could do differently, and practical tips for the parents, teachers, and community of a child with special needs. Karen Richards opens a window into topics such as postpartum depression, marriage, medical debt, navigating the school system and more. Most importantly though, you’ll find that there’s hope and learning in every situation. Get your copy today and be encouraged!
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
by Kate Clifford Larson

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English

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333

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<div><B>They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.</B><BR><br /> Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. <div> <div>Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret. <div> <div><i>Rosemary </i>delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions.</div></div></div></div></div>
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the ...
by Elaine N. Aron Phd

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English

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352

Publication Date

October 08, 2002

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<i>The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers.<br /></i><b><br /></b>With the publication of <i>The Highly Sensitive Person</i>, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in <i>The Highly Sensitive Child,</i> Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. <br /><br />Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, <i>The Highly Sensitive Child</i> shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. <br /><br />In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on:<br />• The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child<br /><br />• The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC<br /> <br />• How to soothe highly sensitive infants<br /><br />• Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world<br /><br />• Making school and friendships enjoyable<br /><br /><br />With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens,<i> The Highly Sensitive Child</i> delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. <br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a Ne...
by Rory Feek

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English

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248

Publication Date

June 19, 2018

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<p><strong>National Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>Sometimes it’s not only what we plant but where we’re planted.</strong></p><p>Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future. </p><p>When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land . . . and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way.</p><p>Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith.</p><p>A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, <em>Once Upon a Farm</em> is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way.</p><p>As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on <em>lifesteading</em> as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, <em>but </em>farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences.</p><p>“This isn’t a how-to book; it’s more of a <em>how we</em>, or more accurately, <em>how He</em>, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”</p>

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