“Put your son in an institution and move on with your life.”
At the age of six, Joe was diagnosed with autism. It was 1972 and little was known about this disability. Joe’s neurologist advised Carol Basile to institutionalize her only son. She refused. With only a mother’s fierce love and relentless quest for answers, she began a journey to help her son surpass society’s limited expectations to achieve a master’s degree and lead a meaningful life. Against All Odds is their story with the lessons learned to help every parent of an autistic child to see possibilities within the challenges.
Autism doesn’t limit your child’s potential.
Joe went on to build relationships in the community and attain his dream jobs. His success shouldn’t be the exception. It can be the norm. Your child is more than a diagnosis.
This heartfelt book is a powerful and practical guide for parents and educators of autistic children. It is filled with first-hand experiences and resources to equip you with the skills to help your child reach their full potential and flourish in today’s world.