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

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

by Lynn Gaston, Randy Gaston
     
 

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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

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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 Love provides 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583333501
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/19/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
14 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents

 

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Foreword

PREFACE

Introduction

 

PART ONE - OUR STORY

Chapter 1 - FLICKERING HEARTBEATS

Chapter 2 - AND THEN WE WERE FIVE

Chapter 3 - THREE TIMES THE LOVE

Chapter 4 - ESCALATING MELTDOWNS AND ODD BEHAVIOR

Chapter 5 - SEARCHING FOR A DIAGNOSIS

Chapter 6 - CHAOS, FLAPPING, AND SPINNING

Chapter 7 - MAKING THE WORLD SAFE FOR OUR BOYS

Chapter 8 - PRESCHOOL AND THE POLITICS OF AUTISM

Chapter 9 - HOPE, DETERMINATION—AND A PLAN

Chapter 10 - A DEFINITIVE SECOND OPINION

Chapter 11 - THERAPY AND MORE THERAPY

Chapter 12 - VACCINES VERSUS DNA

Chapter 13 - BECOMING AUTISM ADVOCATES

Chapter 14 - A BREAKTHROUGH AND A TRIUMPH

 

PART TWO - NOT A ROAD MAP BUT A PATH

Chapter 15 - TWENTY THINGS EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW

Chapter 16 - AUTISM THERAPIES AND INTERVENTIONS

 

AFTERWORD

APPENDICES

Acknowledgements

INDEX

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Meet the Author

Lynn and Randy Gaston are noted advocates for autism awareness. Their seven-year-old triplet sons, Nicholas, Hunter, and Zachary, were diagnosed several years ago with varying degrees of autism. The Gastons’ story has been featured on Good Morning America and the Today show, on CNN, and in The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun. In 2007, they organized and founded Autism Expo in Columbia, Maryland, which featured more than twenty autism experts. The Gastons live in Howard County, Maryland.
Lynn and Randy Gaston are noted advocates for autism awareness. Their seven-year-old triplet sons, Nicholas, Hunter, and Zachary, were diagnosed several years ago with varying degrees of autism. The Gastons’ story has been featured on Good Morning America and the Today show, on CNN, and in The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun. In 2007, they organized and founded Autism Expo in Columbia, Maryland, which featured more than twenty autism experts. The Gastons live in Howard County, Maryland.

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