Educating Marston shares the story of a family's devotion, determination, and commitment to help Marston live the best life. You will be educated on the autism spectrum, the therapies to help, and inspired to love and respect those living on the autism spectrum and the families that are devoted to the them.
Everyone experiences happiness and sorrow, anger, joy, fear, surprise, loneliness. Kids on the spectrum feel just as deeply, but they often sound different, have more issues with confidence, and they don't know what comes after "hi," making their ability to focus and succeed in social situations hard. With Marston, I'd start every morning believing today was the day he was going to look into my eyes and really want me. He'd reach for me, smile for the first time. Walk. He'd say, "Mama," "Daddy," or even "ball." By 1998, when he turned three, I'd uttered that same old prayer a thousand times, and I was more determined than ever to shatter the glass wall that separated my son from the rest of the world. Autism wasn't widely talked about back then, and Facebook (networking) didn't exist. Eric and I were on our own. This memoir is our journey of educating Marston through programs like The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, Vision Therapy, the Tomatis® Method, Marion Blank's approach to reading, hippotherapy, ballroom dancing, and the list goes on…until we discovered stem cell replacement therapy.
- Author & Mother, Christine Weiss
“This author gave a great presentation as to the struggles and successes of raising an autistic child. The references were excellent and purpose well explained.i really enjoyed the part about embryonic stem cell research and usage with major references to the Duke University study. This book was difficult to put down and I found myself reading it all in one sitting. Any Mother who has raised a special needs child understands the trials and tribulations faced with the learning process. I appreciate the insight Chris has shared in her journey raising her son. I commend her perseverance and her courage.”
“What an amazing story of a family’s journey through a loving mother’s eye. The strength, determination and Beautiful love in this book left me feeling hopefulness in human Beings
Regardless if you have or know a child with Autism it does not matter, anyone who reads this will love the story and learn from it!!
The words gripped me from the first page to the last.... I was truly sad to turn to the last page, it was like saying good bye to a good friend .”
“I loved reading this book. I felt that it was not only a very courageous story but an excellent resource for anyone who has a child on the spectrum. This mother has done so much research and follow through that those parents dealing with autism for the first time can just read this book and find answers they might not have know about. Also a must part of the book is the research about stem cell therapy so well presented by Doctor Weiss. Marston your parents have moved heaven and earth to help you become all that you can be and more. MMS. ”
Listen to the interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Dr. Eric & Christine Weiss discuss Stem Cell replacement therapy's impact on Autism.