Love Is Not Enough: A Mother's Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope

Love Is Not Enough: A Mother's Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628724295
Publisher: Arcade
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jenny Lexhed and her husband have three children. In 1995, they founded the speakers bureau Talarforum in Scandinavia, which has grown to seventy employees and more than eight thousand speakers in its network. Now eighteen, Lucas has learned to communicate, read, write, and do math; he is an independent and happy young adult. Jenny has become a sought-after speaker in Scandinavia and a contributor to various publications. She lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Foreword Per Naroskin vii

Preface to the English-language Edition ix

Help Me! 1

Happiness 2

Birth 4

The First Signs 6

Never Good Enough 9

Different 13

Disappearances 19

Speech Therapist 22

No Time to Lose 30

Plan of Action 38

Another Way to Learn 45

Denial 48

Which Method Should We Use? 52

The Evaluation 58

Seven Days in February 61

Have We Chosen the Right Method? 75

My Own Method 88

My Thoughts Begin to Spin Faster and Faster 93

The Boundary Between Dream and Reality Disappears 105

Ward 22 112

The Spirit of Healing 133

Starting to Recover 142

Released 159

Back to Reality 162

Lucas Starts Preschool 172

Letter to Lucas 180

Medical Examination 186

One More Child 191

Birthday Party 199

The Hairdresser and the Dentist 204

Behavioral Therapy-ABA Again 208

Sorrow 214

Pregnant Again 216

Getting Started 218

Three Words 221

Training 224

Pregnancy 227

Activities 236

A New Paraprofessional 240

Daring to Believe 243

Skis 249

Riding a Bike 257

Eyeglasses 262

Food 264

School 269

Afterword 274

Acknowledgments 276

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Love Is Not Enough: A Mother's Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to hear lucas is doing so well. The book slowed down in the middle, but kudos to the author and her mother-in -law for all they did to help lucas.