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Raising Our Son With Autism

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Raising Our Son With Autism
A Family's 40-Year Journey

The authors, Merling and Luke Tsai, account their approach to addressing major and unexpected challenges and gifts over the past forty years with their son, Stephen, who has classic autism. The Tsai’s tell their story, Raising Our Son With Autism: A Family's 40-Year Journey, to keep a record of the way Stephen has touched many people’s hearts and changed their spiritual direction despite his challenges in cognition, communication, and social relationships. Stephen has become a friend, a teacher, and guide to his parents by enlightening their relationship with God. The trials and tribulations that the Tsai family has experienced will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face in their recognition of Stephen as a perfect gift from God. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

Meet the Authors

Merling C. Tsai
, MD, graduated from Taipei Medical University, School of Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan. She practiced in the field of psychiatry before moving to the United States. She has worked as a research associate in psychiatry and has published several research papers as a co-author. For the last several years, she has worked as a job coach for her son Stephen and has been involved as a mentor for the Friendship Ministry at her church.

Luke Y. Tsai, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Research Scientist Emeritus, University of Michigan; Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; editorial board member of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Journal of Mental Health Research in Developmental Disabilities; guest editorial board member of Formosan Medical Journal and Journal of Taiwanese Psychiatric Association; American Psychiatry Association DSM-IV contributor; American Psychiatry Association DSM-5 Clinical and Public Health Review Committee Peer Reviewer; Former Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Michigan Medical Center; founder and director of the Developmental Disorders/Autism Program of University of Kansas Medical Center and University of Michigan Medical Center; and co-chair and current member of the Panel of Professional Advisors of Autism Society of America. He has held academic and professional appointments at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and Oakland University School of Education and Human Services. He is much sought after nationally and internationally as a speaker, consultant and researcher. Widely published, his publications include more than 90 articles and 35 books and chapters.

ISBN: 9781942197126

Reviews (1)

LENEXA, Kansas
July 23 2015
It is uncommon to find a fully unique, refreshing, and inspirational new book on a topic linked to autism and autism spectrum disorders. There are no shortages of books: the unprecedented prevalence increase has motivated countless manuscripts. Then again, inimitable new books with a fresh voice and inspirational persona do occasionally come forward. Raising Our Son with Autism: A Family’s 40-Year Journey is one of those books. The Tsai family’s description of their loving support and positively focused experiences with Stephen are inspiring and insightful. Professionals, parents, family members, and others will find this book moving and helpful in advancing our acceptance and support of individuals with autism.
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