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"What is autism?": A mother shares the shock of her son's diagnosis in 1976 and her painfully beautiful journey to help him live his best life


April is National Autism Awareness Month. The rate of autism is one in 54 children. In 1976, when Linda Ruth’s 3-year-old boy Lee was diagnosed, the rate was one in 10,000. This author interview will ask Ruth about her new book on the trials & challenges of raising an autistic child at a time when so little was known about autism. We’ll learn how she refused to institutionalize Lee & fought to help him into adulthood. We’ll ask her advice for parents learning of their own child’s diagnosis.


Lori Baer

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  • Links

  • https://www.amazon.com/One-Ten-Thousand-mothers-story/dp/1667820125/ref=sr_1_1?crid=26CHAPJHB3KW4&keywords=one+in+ten+thousand&qid=1649425604&s=books&sprefix=one+in+ten%2Cstripbooks%2C64&sr=1-1
  • https://www.readingeagle.com/2022/04/07/berks-author-unveils-book-raising-son-autism/
  • https://autismsociety.org/