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Educating Marston: A Mother and Son's Journey Through Autism

Educating Marston: A Mother and Son's Journey Through Autism

by Dr. Eric Weiss, Christine Weiss


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Everyone experiences happiness and sorrow, anger, joy, fear, surprise, loneliness. Kids on the spectrum feel just as deeply, but they often sound different, have more issues with confidence, and they don’t know what comes after “hi,” making their ability to focus and succeed in social situations hard. With Marston, I’d start every morning believing today was the day he was going to look into my eyes and really want me. He’d reach for me, smile for the first time. Walk. He’d say, “Mama,” “Daddy,” or even “ball.” By 1998, when he turned three, I’d uttered that same old prayer a thousand times, and I was more determined than ever to shatter the glass wall that separated my son from the rest of the world. Autism wasn’t widely talked about back then, and Facebook (networking) didn’t exist. Eric and I were on our own. This memoir is our journey of educating Marston through programs like The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, Vision Therapy, the Tomatis® Method, Marion Blank’s approach to reading, hypotherapy, balloon dancing, and the list goes on…until we discovered stem cell replacement therapy. Love, faith, hard work, and teamwork have taught Marston how to strike up a

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ISBN-13: 9780998623146
Publisher: Changing Lives Press
Publication date: 01/10/2021
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Eric Weiss is the Co-Author of Educating Marston. Dr Weiss practices all aspects of plastic surgery including: breast reconstruction. He has recently incorporated Umbilical Cord Blood/Stem Cells into his practice after seeing the incredible healing properties in his son Marston. Born in Brunswick, Maine, he spent his early childhood in New York. His father was a physician and mother an active volunteer in his schools. Dr. Weiss graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College with special attainments in chemistry. And attended Duke University Medical School.

Christine Weiss is the author of Educating Marston, a compelling memoir about a mother and son’s journey through autism. Chris was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and is passionate about helping parents and children on the autism spectrum. She graduated from Clearwater high school and Florida State University with a BA of Science in “Food and Nutrition” as well as a minor in chemistry. Currently, Chris resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Table of Contents


Part I A Mother and Son's Journey

1 Life in Fifth Gear 1

2 No One Left Behind 18

3 The Wonder Years 27

4 You Can Do It 39

5 This Is Bad 47

6 This Program Is No joke 55

7 Socialization Does Matter 79

8 Stronger Together 89

9 "This is just life…" 99

10 The Power of Words 105

11 You've Got to Have Faith 119

12 What comes after "hi"? 127

13 I Wish the Whole World Was Like This 137

Part II Stem Cell Replacement Therapy

14 The Science behind Stem Cells 149

15 Stem Cell Replacement Therapy Options for Marston 165

16 Marston's First Transfusion 171

17 More Evidence on the Potential of Stem Cells 177

18 Stemell 183

19 Starting Our Own Clinic 191

20 Twenty-Four Years Later 201

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