Gail's newest book on autism is based directly on what she has learned over the years from those on the autism spectrum. Gail presents a holistic view of autism and describes in detail
what is autism
what causes autism
how to clear the blockages of autism from the body in the midst of retaining what's good
how to work most effectively with those on the spectrum.
Just so Happy will also be available as an e-book. Watch for the announcement when it is available.
Just so Happy
A Journey to Understanding Autism
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Why is this book so important???
So, now that we have put all this information together, what can we do with it? Be aware that this is going to involve a massive paradigm shift at all levels: a paradigm shift that we are forced to make whether we want to or not. When I was first introduced to this field the numbers of the population with a diagnosis of autism were 4 in 10,000, or, if you want to break that down further, 1 in 2500. Yes, there were probably a lot of people who fit the criteria who were not labeled at the time, but one rarely came across anyone on the spectrum. The majority of these people currently live in 24 hour care situations either with family or through specialized organizations.
Today we face the reality of a 1 in 50 diagnosis in the population of school aged children in the United States an increase that is being matched throughout the world. We can argue about the validity of this number all we want, but I don’t think that anyone can ignore the fact that we have many, many more children diagnosed on the spectrum than we did in the past. The reality of their future is that we will not have enough workers to provide the 24 hour care which is common today for this increasing number of individuals. This means that we have to stop creating adults that need 24 hour care and focus our efforts on freeing them to become active, involved members of the community. How can we achieve this?
Just so Happy provides the answers.
The Last Piece of the Puzzle
It is February of 2008. I am working with a young boy in my office trying a protocol on the SCIO that is the culmination of my last 20 years of research. He is eight years old and has a diagnosis of autism. His impairment in communication limits him to never initiating speech on his own, never using more than one word at a time, never speaking in full sentences, never asking questions and never calling anyone by name.
The room is calm and quiet. His mother has gone to the bathroom and we are alone. He watches a movie about the ocean, his current obsession, as I work on the computer with my back to the show he is engaged in.
Suddenly I hear a voice.“Gail, Gail, turn around. Gail, you got to see this. Turn around.”I turn and look at him and he points at the screen behind me. “Look”.
I swivel all the way around on my chair in time to see the walruses farting on the screen in front of me. He is giggling and I laugh with him. We are sharing typical 8 year old humor and as we laugh together I am erupting with joy within for I know that I have just placed the last piece in the puzzle to coming to a clear understanding of autism.
The wall that was blocking his ability to communicate clearly with us has crumbled through the work I was doing. He is free to say what he wants, when he wants. He goes to school after the session and has conversations with his fellow students. He tells his teachers the answers to the questions they ask instead of having to point to the pictures they have laid out for him.
A couple of weeks later I witness family members playing with him in my office with tears of joy running down their faces as they hear his responses to their questions for the first time in their lives and are able to answer the questions he is asking them.
........and the book goes on to explain in detail what we were doing and how we got to that point in understanding autism
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