Sunday, May 25, 2008

Voices of Autism is Published by The Healing Project

New Resource Available for Families Living with Autism
-- “Voices of Autism” Anthology Shares Real-Life Accounts of 40 Patients and Caregivers--

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., with an approximate 10 - 17 percent increase in the 1990s. As more is learned about the disease, more resources for patients and caregivers are being developed. One new resource is a new anthology, Voices of Autism: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength chronicling the stories of more than 40 families living with autism.

Each person has their own tale to tell from the frustration of an autistic teenager unable to speak, yet knowing he is being left out of conversations in “The Price of Talk” to the sadness and fear of a mother as her son becomes a man in “Postpartum Blues Plus Twenty.”

The book has attracted the writing of Lynda Geller, PhD for the Introduction where she explains the disease state, diagnostic criteria and outlines current research in the field. Additionally, one Foreword was written by Aaron Liebowitz, MSW, who speaks of the challenges of being part of the solution for families and applauds the “unified voice” that the book brings to these individual situations. The other is written by a mother of an autistic son explaining the impact of autism on her son, her relationship, her family and household, her community and society-at-large.

Voices Of Book Series
The Voices Of book series was conceptualized by Debra LaChance, a breast cancer survivor who, when diagnosed, was overwhelmed by the vast amount of information available. She found solace in the personal account of another woman diagnosed with breast cancer and wanted to provide that opportunity to all patients coping with chronic and life-threatening diseases.

LaChance Publishing is donating 100% of profits to LaChance’s other entrepreneurial venture The Healing Project (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and support of those living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. LaChance is also a Senior Vice-President at The Corcoran Group, a major real estate company in New York City.

Voices of Autism and all of the Voices Of books are available at bookstores everywhere and online at The Healing Project Website.

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