Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism


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Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with autism, a devastating neurological disorder that profoundly affects a person's language and social development. "Saving Ben "is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to understand his son's strange behavior and rescue him from a downward spiral. "Take him home, love him, and save your money for his institutionalization when he turns twenty-one." That was the best advice his doctor could offer in 1990 when three-year-old ...

Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism 2009, University of North Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781574412697