Told with the intensity of a medical thriller, the extraordinary story of how Clay Whiffen and his family conquered autism.

When Clay Whiffen was diagnosed on the autism spectrum, his parents didn’t know where to turn. They refused to believe that he could not be cured, and began to try every therapy they could afford — and many they couldn’t. Frantically they worked, knowing that Clay slipped further away every day. When intensive medical testing revealed that Clay no longer fit the criteria for any condition on the autism spectrum, the Whiffens’ wildest dreams were realized. Clay had become a typical child.

Written by Clay’s mother, A Child’s Journey Out of Autism spells out what treatments worked, where the family found help, and how they made it through this crushing crisis.

In a time of despair and confusion—when a child is diagnosed with autism every twenty minutes—the extraordinary story of Clay Whiffen and his family’s victory over autism is a profound, proven message of hope for anyone whose life is touched by this disorder.

* A portion of the proceeds of this book are donated to the National Autism Association


Praise for A Child’s Journey Out of Autism:

“This is an important book to read … I strongly recommend this moving and intelligent book.”

          Jane Johnson, executive director, Defeat Autism Now!

“This uplifting and positive book gives parents of newly-diagnosed children hope for the future.”

          Chantal Sicile-Kira, Author of Autism Life Skills, Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

“(Leeann’s) ability to tell her story with heart, mixed with concrete information will no doubt help many families.”

          Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD., BCBA, founder and executive director, The Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc.

“In A Child’s Journey Out of Autism, Leeann Whiffen welcomes us to the (autism) club with the gift of hope. This book is a must-read for parents with a newly-diagnosed child with autism.”

          Wendy Fournier, President, National Autism Association