Healing Autism Naturally Book Contest

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Editor’s Note: Today we welcome a guest article from Becky Cash, author of Healing Autism Naturally. Becky has kindly offered to sponsor a contest here at CatholicMom.com – two lucky readers will win a copy of Becky’s book. Check entry details below following Becky’s article. LMH

I often say that autism is a journey.  In my book, Healing Autism Naturally, I loudly proclaim that autism is a journey that no family should have to walk alone.  Truth be told, motherhood is a journey and we do not, thankfully, have to do this alone.  I am quite conscious of the fact that I would not have arrived at this point in my life had Jesus not grabbed me out of despair, as a teenager, and presented Himself to me.  As a mother, that is my deepest desire, that the day will come when my children can proclaim that Jesus did the same for them.  In the meantime, I seek to lessen the burden of autism and chronic illness on other families that are facing the same issues.

I wrote Healing Autism Naturally out of a sense of frustration.  I vividly remember the day we received Faustina’s autism diagnosis.  I knew that it was coming.  She had already been receiving sensory integration therapy for almost a year and we had now reached the point where we needed the actual diagnosis to continue to get services.  However, actually hearing the words, “your daughter has PDDnos- that is the middle of the autism spectrum,” hurt my heart.  Perhaps, somewhere deep inside, I had hoped we were wrong.  Shortly after buckling Faustina back into the car and driving down the road, I began to feel physically ill.  I pulled the car over and truly thought I was going to throw-up.  It took everything in me to call my husband and have him come and drive Faustina home.  The diagnosis changed nothing that I had not already known; however, reality set in that day.

It did not take long for me to recover; however, what I learned over the next few years was that I was going to have to uncover the steps to healing my child without any guidance.  Well, without any guidance except that of the same Jesus who had pulled me out of despair and empowered me so many times.  I truly believe that the Holy Spirit has guided us thus far and pray that this book and my nutrition and autism consulting will bless many.  Most importantly, I pray that we always remember that Motherhood is a journey we do not have to travel alone.

Becky Cash
Nutrition and Autism Consultant
www.healingautismnaturally.com
www.asdperspectives.com

Becky Cash has kindly donated one paperback and one Kindle version of Healing Autism Naturally for our readers. you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on Friday, June 24, 2011. A winner will be drawn randomly and notified by email. Update: Congratulations to Kristen (#3) and Celeste (#8), our winners for this contest.

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12 Comments

  1. Both of my children have autism. This sounds like a book that would have helped me a lot when they were littler.

  2. I have 4 little ones, the 2 oldest 2 are boys who have autism and the girls are under a watch. The 3 yr old girl has sensory processing and the 18 month old has many red flags for autism. Some days its overwhelming for sure. With autism the chances of having a sibling with autism are 1 in 5, so because of this many times you will see families like ours. I believe there is a reason for everything and we try to daily embrace this as our special unique family.

  3. This book sounds interesting. My 3 1/2 y.o. son (no. 3 of our 6 kids) was diagnosed with autism about a year ago, and we’ve had countless assessment meetings, planning meetings, Q-and-A meetings, etc., but very little helpful therapy. We’re pretty much striking-out on our own now, with some occasional consultation.

  4. We received a formal diagnosis of Asperger’s about a year and a half ago for our 11 yo son. I have done a lot of reading since then, but still feel at a loss much of the time in terms of how to move him forward. I would be very interested in reading your book.

  5. Erica Thomas on

    My son was dx PDD-NOS when 2; he is now 10 and doing great. We have treated him naturally all the way. Kudos to you for writing the book–it sounds great and I hope to read it. Especially if it is written from a catholic perspective–that is awesome! Thanks, Erica

  6. My sweet daughter had Aspergers. She is 8. My mother has stage4 cancer and I am in the hospital with her as I post this. I pray that God will take care of my daughter and my mom. I need His strength to help me help them. I would be interested in reading Ms. Cash’s book.

  7. My 24-year-old son has Asperger’s. It’s only within the last few years that I came to realize that my son’s quirks were actually little red flags. It would have been good to have had an understanding of autism when my son was little, but since that is no longer possible, I strive to learn all that I can about Asperger’s at this late stage. I’m sure that this book will be a blessing to mothers who want to take an active role in helping their autistic children.

  8. What a beautiful book to help an ailing country. My daughter and I can certainly benefit from your book. I pray for all children in our beautiful USA.

  9. My 9-yr old daughter was diagnosed PDDnos three years ago and we have been so sad to find that there is really not much help practical help out there for someone like her. We are constantly “winging” it and crossing our fingers. I would love to read this book.

  10. My son has officially been diagnosed with Selective Mutism Disorder but I am certain that he falls somewhere in the autism spectrum. Just getting that diagnosis was a relief to know that I was not crazy. Something was not right with my son. Thanks for offering this book! I would love to win it.

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