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Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

MOTHER WARRIORS is the perfect title

This book was well written, touching, heartwarming and sorrowful. I am a retired Teacher-Assistant who at one time worked with a pre-school class of 3-4yr.olds who were autistic. They started the year boucing off the walls, in diapers, stemming, crying, screaming,many c...
This book was well written, touching, heartwarming and sorrowful. I am a retired Teacher-Assistant who at one time worked with a pre-school class of 3-4yr.olds who were autistic. They started the year boucing off the walls, in diapers, stemming, crying, screaming,many couldn't feed themselves. By June without exception they could sit, listen, walk in a line,follow instructions, were out of diapers and were happy little people.I am not saying there were not little fall-outs along the way but it was remarkable at their progress because 2 teachers really cared and the parents worked with them. So much of this book had me in tears because I know how frustrating Jenny must have been through those years she wrote about in her book but I could also celebrate with her the many major steps her son has made. Thanks for writing this book, it will help so many parents as they struggle.

posted by musicVA on February 9, 2009

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6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Child torture and murder

This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperba...
This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperbaric chamber is a scary, painful experience for fully-functioning adults, and she suggests throwing autistic children in them on a regular basis. This is after all the studies showing that it in now way helps with anything. It is almost as if she goes around looking for the craziest Newage crap to shove into her unfortunate child's body. Please, if anyone loves and cares for children, do not do this to them, and discourage anyone you know from listening to this crackpot. At most, following her advice will cause pain and discomfort to your child, and may even cause death. People do learn things going to medical school, and I for one would rather have a doctor help my child than a playboy playmate with no medical experience.

posted by LawmanJH on July 13, 2010

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

    Child torture and murder

    This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperbaric chamber is a scary, painful experience for fully-functioning adults, and she suggests throwing autistic children in them on a regular basis. This is after all the studies showing that it in now way helps with anything. It is almost as if she goes around looking for the craziest Newage crap to shove into her unfortunate child's body. Please, if anyone loves and cares for children, do not do this to them, and discourage anyone you know from listening to this crackpot. At most, following her advice will cause pain and discomfort to your child, and may even cause death. People do learn things going to medical school, and I for one would rather have a doctor help my child than a playboy playmate with no medical experience.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2010

    Not autistic

    For all those who read this, did you also know that there has been recent evidence and news that came out saying that Jenny's son is not actually autistic? He was simply a child who developed and learned slower than others. The behavior which they found to be autistic that Jenny "cured" was later determined by doctors to be behavior that was just typical of a child. I do not think Jenny is a hero in any way...if she felt this strongly about autism, why not publish her books earlier? She is just someone who wanted attention and felt sorry for her son. And after the doctors told her her son was not autistic, she believed she had "cured" him with home remedies. News flash Jenny, there is no cure for autism.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2010

    This is idiotic

    First of all, Jenny McCarthy should not talk about things she really knows nothing about. This book is premised on the fact that Jenny thinks she "cured" her son of autism. Every health professional, occupational therapist, special ed teacher, and professional who has adequate training and expertise can tell you that this is absolutely bogus. It is nothing short of fabrication and misrepresentation to say that these "inspiring" stories are real. For instance, Jenny's child most likely was misdiagnosed with autism when he likely really had a form of epilepsy. Furthermore, Jenny McCarthy's crusading to get rid of miracle vaccines is based on an entirely false premise that vaccines cause autism. The Lancet, the British medical journal that first published a poorly conducted study in which the author claimed a vaccine link to autism retracted the study in February 2010 because the study was fabricated. Furthermore, the doctor (Andrew Wakefield) that made these claims from his "data" was recently banned from practicing medicine in the UK. All in all, a book like this simply giving false hope to desperate, sleep-deprived, hurting parents. It is nothing short of misleading and ethically unacceptable. Read a book about coping strategies, progressive therapies, or something else useful instead.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    At it again

    The author continues to spread misinformaion about autism spectrum disorders and their treatments. I feel badly for her son.

    A poorly written book designed to promote the author's agenda.

    P. S. A large percentage of us who were those cute little autistic kids are now not so cute AUTISTIC ADULTS.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    STOP IT! U KNOW NOTHING ABIUT AUTISM!

    Honestly i would have given this awful book no stars if i could. WHEN I WAS IN MEDICAL SCHOOL? how do people actually beleive that? she was NEVER in medicak school. She knows NOTHING about autism. I am glad shes not my mom. AND HER SON IS NOT EVEN AUTISTIC? THE Y SHOULD TAKE THESE BOOKS OFF THE STORE!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    To this is idiotic

    You said it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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