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by Dan E. Burns

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ISBN:
1574412698
Author:
Dan E. Burns
Category:
Medicine & Health Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press; First Edition edition (August 3, 2009)
Pages:
192 pages
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1559 kb
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1250 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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794


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Saving Ben: A Father's S. graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1979 and taught English at Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Phoenix, publishing in numerous scholarly journals. In 1990 his third child, Benjamin, was diagnosed with autism. Dan helped organize a Dallas chapter of Families for Early Autism Treatment, a support group for parents, and pioneered educational and medical interventions. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

The publicity campaign will build through January, February, and March of 2010 and will peak at Autism Awareness Month in April. The campaign will consist of lectures, book signings, radio/TV interviews, and feature articles and shows.

Saving Ben is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to.In 1987 Dan Burns, an established professional, entrepreneur and father of two nearly-grown children, welcomed his new son Benjamin into the world

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 when he turns twenty-one. In 1987 Dan Burns, an established professional, entrepreneur and father of two nearly-grown children, welcomed his new son Benjamin into the world. He hoped that Ben would be his special gift - and the son for whom nothing was spared. Dan would be right, but in ways he could not have foreseen.

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series. 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

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series. Livro 3. Dan Eric Burns1 de janeiro de 2009. University of North Texas Press. 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. That was the best advice his doctor could offer in 1990 when three-year-old Ben was diagnosed with autism. Saving Ben tells the story of Ben's regression as an infant into the world of autism and his journey toward recovery as a young adult.

One of those is Burns’ book, Saving Ben: A Father’s Story of Autism. Ben’s diagnosis when it came was doubly crippling: severe autism and mental retardation

One of those is Burns’ book, Saving Ben: A Father’s Story of Autism. Ben’s diagnosis when it came was doubly crippling: severe autism and mental retardation. The level of personal care he needed from others to function would tax the ability of most any parent, but for Dan and his wife Sue, who were struggling with issues of their own even before Ben was born, it was particularly difficult

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Series: by, Narrated by.Bens father Dan Burns puts the reader in the passengers seat as he struggles with medical service providers the school system extended family and his own limitations in his efforts to pull Ben out of his darkening world. Ben now 21 years old is a work in progress. The full force and fury of the autism storm have passed. Using new biomedical treatments repair work is underway. Saving Ben is a story of Bens journey toward recovery and a familys story of loss grief and healing. Books related to 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.   
  • Dyni
A brilliantly-written book that takes the reader into the heart of what is faced by families with autistic children. Burns’s detailed, closely observed scenes make for a fast, page-turner of a memoir. As the father of a son similar to Ben, I can attest to the living, breathing truth of what is related here. Funny, touching, and heart-rending by turns, the book is impossible to put down after you’ve started reading it. It's more than an excellent way to learn about autism; it's also a fine literary memoir for anybody who likes literature. The scene presenting the author’s breathless search for Wacky Wild Kool-Aid is itself worth the price of the book. Unforgettable read.
  • Cozius
I loved reading this book. It has helped me understand that parents, whether married or divorced, must do what is in the best interest of the autistic child/children. Parents must never try to alienate the child/children from the other parent because children need to spend time with both parents. This book illustrates that point beautifully!
  • Xmatarryto
I am a mother of a child with multiple disabilties and just finished a book of my own about my son. I was initially inerested in this book because I felt that maybe I could connect with the father. Sadly, I am amazed that this book is rated so highly. I felt that I was being generous in giving it 3 stars! The beginning of the story is disjointed and hard to follow. My mother is reading it now and is having difficulty in getting past chapter 1. If you can get past that first chapter, this is an adequate story about family drama (much like a novel). I did not find the author to be a "powerful" writer or spectacular in any way. I found the writing very average. From my perspective, in searching for details about Ben's condition and therapies, I found there was a lack of information. For the average reader, this is probably not a problem. But I am reading it from an entirely different perspective. The author spends much time discussing his family drama, but precious little time discussing the specifics of the therapies and diets that helped Ben. The book is only 150 pages and covers Ben's life to the age of 21. I do have to say that, the story aside, I have a great admiration for the author as a father who really was determined and was a terrific advocate for his son. I was able to identify with some of the struggles he had to face with people who had no clue what it is like to live with a special needs child. I also was very disappointed to find that there was no list of resources at the conclusion of the book. If you're looking for a quick read about a family in turmoil, (I read it in one morning) then this is an adequate book. However, if you are a parent of a special needs child and are looking critically at the story for information, then it may not be worth the price of the book.
  • Wohald
This slim volume packs quite a punch. It really does. My nephew has autism but it is nothing like what Dan Burns' son has, which is a severe form of autism. I read this book to get a better knowledge of what autism is and how it affects people in their lives. What I ended up getting was a personal testimony of a man's struggle to do what is right for his child and to continue the fight for his son.

Ben was born in 1987 and was diagnosed with autism in 1990, in the days where there isn't much information readily available on how to diagnose autism, how to treat autism and what causes autism. Burns did everything he could to help his son Ben achieve normalacy in his own life. In this book, there are confessions from Burns on how frustrated he was and how he struggled with helping Ben in the midst of personal chaos of his own life and of his own marriage that was rapidly falling apart, not just by Ben's diagnose, but by his wife's own issues as well as his own issues. This book is a very personal insight of a marriage and of a family that has been wrecked by life's wrecking balls. It is also a powerful testimony for a family who endured these trials and came out of it stronger for it. No, Ben was not cured, but his father has gained a new understanding of what love really is. He gave all he had in fighting for Ben and yes, it may have modest results, but the love and acceptance are there. Sometimes, that is all a parent can do.

If you are looking for a medical reference on how to treat autism, this book isn't it. Burns did mention some things about the trials he worked on with Ben but not in scientific details. That is another subject totally. This book is a personal testimony of a man's struggle in dealing with his son's autism and dealing with personal issues that came to the forefront of his marriage, his identity and more. He mentioned struggles with uncooperative school administrators in trying to get the help for Ben. He mentioned the lack of research at the time on what caused autism. There is so much out there now on how to handle/treat autism, but in the early 90s, there was a dearth of useful information. He writes of his frustrations, his anger, his feelings of disappointment and defeat. He writes of his love for his son and yes, he gets upset because some days Ben seem to regress instead of getting better. This book is an honest assessment of some of the toughest decisions that parents must make. It is not always easy raising children and to have a child with a disorder like autism ... it is made even harder by the lack of information readily available at the time.

The moral lesson I got as a parent is ... never ever give up on your child. Never give up on faith. Never stop fighting for your child. Love is indeed powerful. Burns proved it in this book.

10/21/09