The powerfully moving story of one family's journey toward healing their triplet sons with autism
Lynn and Randy Gaston were overjoyed to discover they were having triplets after many arduous years of trying to conceive. But at eighteen months, the boys began exhibiting odd new behaviors-among them, toe-walking, arm-flapping, and in Nicholas, a sudden muteness. Terrified and dumbfounded, Lynn began researching their behavior on the Internet. The same glaring diagnosis kept popping up-each boy was displaying symptoms of autism, though each at a different point on the spectrum. Receiving little support from their own pediatrician, Randy and Lynn hired their own therapists and began intensive behavioral treatment, not covered by their health insurance.
Offering invaluable advice that ranges from educational programs to legal issues to a comprehensive assessment of the therapies and interventions that have worked for their three unique children, Three Times the Love provides a road map for all families who will need to follow them through the trenches. Filled with practical advice and an extensive resource list, it is an essential guide for any family touched by autism.
Lynn and Randy Gaston were thrilled when Lynn gave birth to triplets--three boys whom they named Nicholas, Hunter, and Zachary. However, as their babies started growing into toddlers, Lynn and Randy started to suspect that all three were displaying symptoms of autism. Frustrated by the lack of guidance provided by their pedestrian and local professionals, Lynn and Randy did their own research and eventually became well-versed in the needs and rights of autistic children. Here they offer practical advice, straightforward information, and helpful resources for families coping with the complexities of autism and autism spectrum disorders.
- Family + Relationships, Psychology
- Psychopathology / Autism, Children with Special Needs
- March 2, 2010
- March 2, 2010
- Randy Gaston , Lynn Gaston