Andrea Libutti began the work of reconstructing herself after her oldest son was diagnosed with severe autism several years ago. Distraught and seemingly hopeless at the time, a series of unfolding events moved her from sleepwalking through life toward a personal journey of inner transformation. She immersed herself in research surrounding the causes and treatments for autism, and after several years of learning she has come to understand the disorder from a physical, emotional, and spiritual perspective.
In Awakened by Autism, Andrea shares her journey and the knowledge she has gained along the way. She believes that the masses of children diagnosed today with autism are here to teach us some important lessons about the world we have created. Humanity has gotten off track, leaving our bodies and our planet overburdened with toxins, and our families exhausted, stressed, and broken. It is for these very reasons that autism has emerged as an epidemic and a calling for humanity to wake up. We cannot continue to deplete our planet and our souls and still expect our children to thrive. Awakened by Autism is a practical guide for healing our children—and a starting point for healing our selves and our planet.
The interesting thing about this book is that it’s a mum and a doctor striving for the best for her son. I’ve read many books on the subject, but this is the first where the expert is also a parent of a child with this diagnosis.
I’ve talked about a silver bullets for Autism in a previous book review – It’s indeed heartbreaking that there seems to be no one answer to cure or treat, but in a way it makes sense.
If you go to the doctor with a broken leg the surgeon pieces it together again. If you go to the doctor with hypothyroidism you’ll most likely be given Thyroxin or something similar. Why? Because your GP/ the staff at A&E see these conditions day in day out – With Autism ‘When you’ve seen one case of Autism you’ve seen one case.’
But that said there is still work to be done, children to be cared for and hope to be had.