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Leeann Whiffen: A Child’s Journey Out of Autism 

April 3

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It has become something of a contemporary epidemic, with a new diagnosis in this country alone every 20 minutes. The subject has become emotionally charged and wrought with controversy as parents and medical professionals do public battle over the possible causes and appropriate treatments. But in all that we do know about the autism spectrum, it’s clear that it’s incurable—right?

Local author Leeann Whiffen’s first-hand account A Child’s Journey Out of Autism ($14.99, Sourcebooks) suggests otherwise. When her own son Clay was diagnosed as autistic, she refused to mourn and surrender. She fought back, and this memoir follows her journey through treatments of every possible type and cost, from despair to an improbable happy ending. Join the author as she discusses her experiences, providing hope and support for parents and caretakers fighting to break through with their children.

Leeann Whiffen: A Child’s Journey Out of Autism @ The King’s English, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100, Friday, April 3, 7 p.m. KingsEnglish.Booksense.com

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