The Resource Finding Lina : a mother's journey from autism to hope, Helena Hjalmarsson, (electronic resource)

Finding Lina : a mother's journey from autism to hope, Helena Hjalmarsson, (electronic resource)

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Finding Lina : a mother's journey from autism to hope
Title
Finding Lina
Title remainder
a mother's journey from autism to hope
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Helena Hjalmarsson
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Language
eng
Summary
Lina was a precocious toddler--charming, chatty, joyful. At the age of three, in the aftermath of her second MMR vaccine, first came a seizure, and then, to her parents' horror, the loss of Lina's ability to play, use language, and control her impulses. Over the next few years they continued to lose Lina. She communicated her acute discomfort by biting, screaming, hitting, laughing maniacally, and throwing violent tantrums. As a single mother, with the help of her ex-husband, Helena Hjalmarsson tirelessly pursued every possible avenue to find a diagnosis, and more importantly a treatment, for her daughter, and the search continues to this day. Lina is nine. Special schools, restrictive diets, sensory stimulation, relationship-based therapy, gastrointestinal links, homeopathy, and allergy treatment are all explored in detail. Hjalmarsson finds out what helps Lina and what doesn't. She introduces sign language to Lina. She engages in lengthy daily intensive one-on-one sessions. With the help of her ex, angelic babysitters, Lina's exceptionally empathetic younger sister, and supportive friends, Hjalmarsson manages to create a meaningful life for Lina, and for herself--a life of love and transcendence. Lina, for all her challenges, has much to teach, and Hjalmarsson is a receptive student: finding joy in moments of connection, learning to live in the present, taking nothing for granted, accepting what others find unbearable, and finding a strength and spiritual base for inspiration and healing. Unflinchingly honest and courageous, Finding Lina will open the eyes and hearts and minds of all parents, whether they have a child with autism or not
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individual biography
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CtWfDGI
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  • 618.92/85882/092
  • B
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RJ506.A9
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non fiction
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Finding Lina : a mother's journey from autism to hope, Helena Hjalmarsson, (electronic resource)
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Finding Lina : a mother's journey from autism to hope, Helena Hjalmarsson, (electronic resource)
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9781626365100
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