Underestimated: An Autism Miracle
ISBN: 1510766367
EAN13: 9781510766365
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 23, 2021
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The incredibly moving and inspiring story about a quest to finally be heard.

In Underestimated: An Autism Miracle, Generation Rescue's cofounder J.B. Handley and his teenage son Jamison tell the remarkable story of Jamison's journey to find a method of communication that allowed him to show the world that he was a brilliant, wise, generous, and complex individual who had been misunderstood and underestimated by everyone in his life.

Jamison's emergence at the age of seventeen from his self-described prison of silence took place over a profoundly emotional and dramatic twelve-month period that is retold from his father's perspective. The book reads like a spy thriller while allowing the reader to share in the complex emotions of both exhilaration and anguish that accompany Jamison's journey for him and his family. Once Jamison's extraordinary story has been told, Jamison takes over the narrative to share the story from his perspective, allowing the world to hear from someone who many had dismissed and cast aside as incapable.

Jamison's remarkable transformation challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding autism, a disability impacting 1 in 36 Americans. Many scientists still consider nonspeakers with autism--a full 40 percent of those on the autism spectrum--to be mentally retarded. Is it possible that the experts are wrong about Read More chevron_right

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   A MUST read!
The writing of Handley is done in a way that makes this book a page turner. His storytelling, emotional truth, raw connection and the complexity of being a parent is so beautifully apparent throughout. This book is going to change things for non-speaking individuals!
 
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   At last, a therapy that works!
Buy this book, read it and share the hope!! Three families I know have success after I started doing just that, and we all have S2C therapy.
 
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   Jamison You’re the Best!
I am so happy and proud of Jamison and his amazing father.
 
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   Deeply touched and inspired
I read JB's other book, How to End the Autism Epidemic '', and it was packed with such important information. Reading this new book, Unestimated '', brought me to tears. You are a warrior with JB. I sincerely appreciate sharing your journey and the teachings you gathered on the way. I am so happy for you Jamie!
 
5
   Amazing Read!!!
It really helped me clarify some questions I had! This book is highly recommended!
 
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   Total Paradigm Shift
As an educator who works with nonverbal autistic students, this book gave me insight into the minds of truly gifted individuals who just happen to struggle with traditional communication methods. I am forever grateful to Jamie's parents for believing in him.
 
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   Gratitude
After a few pages in, I cried nonstop. Jamie has been a beacon of light for so many and his son JB Handley shines just as bright.
 
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   Riveting! DO NOT MISS this book!
I never write reviews, but have spent the morning unable to put this down, weeping with joy for this young man, for all those who were helped by the Spell to communicate method. I was not surprised that experts '' in the behavioral therapy model were unable to accept the news that non-speaking autistic children can be helped to share their amazing inner life and thoughts with the world. Sadly, experts '' are in charge of way too much these days, and most often perpetuate the problems they demand to be the only ones to address. Thank you Jamie and J.B. for your life, your persistence and your sharing of this story!
 
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   Inspiration Porn- Don't Waste Your Money
I 'd give no stars. Nothing but anti-vax - junk and inspiration porn. Just a way to try and make parents believe that autism is contagious or goes away miraculously. Was a waste of money and time? Should have known better when it was endorsed by antivaxxers McCarthy and Kennedy.
 
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   I couldn’t put it down. Truly inspiring!
Today I blew through this. I could not put it down simply. I can not recommend it more! If you or someone you know has a non-verbal child or adult in their life, you should read it really. So many tears were shed while reading this book. As the mother of a 7 year old who is non-verbal, it touches my soul and is very eye-opening. Today I send one to my father, as well.
 
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