Virginia Breen and Elizabeth Bonker
When you finally find your voice, what do you most want to say? (Virginia Breen and Elizabeth Bonker)
Science Kit for Virginia Breen & Elizabeth Bonker
According the Center of Disease Control, autism now affects 1 in 88 children under eight years old.We are facing a national health crisis.
So many are suffering… but there is hope because autism is a treatable medical condition.Our website www.IAmInHereBook.com contains information including “Navigating the Medical Maze” (www.iaminherebook.com/?page_id=279).It all starts with finding the right doctor and the Autism Resource Institute (www.autism.com) is a great resource to find a doctor and results for what is helping our kids get better.
The educational maze is just as important to navigate and there are resources on our website about working with your school district (http://www.iaminherebook.com/?page_id=275).
If you know an adult or child who is nonverbal, finding a communication method is crucial.The Rapid Prompting Method was the breakthrough that led to all of Elizabeth’s subsequent successes. You can buy the book Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method by Soma Mukhopadhyay or visit her website (www.halo-soma.org). It has made all the difference to Elizabeth and thousands of others.
If you would like to read more of Elizabeth’s poetry and stories of our journey, I Am In Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism who Cannot Speak but Finds her Voice is available in hardcover and as an e-book at your favorite retailer.
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Virginia & Elizabeth