The August 2006 issue of Reader's Digest featured an article entitled, “Boy Wonder” (McGovern, 2006), written by the mother of 10-year-old Ethan, who has autism. She chronicled a kind of family journey featuring her son's autism, from the diagnosis to her own acceptance. McGovern concluded her article by noting that “Once we stopped trying to ‘fix’ our autistic son, we started to appreciate the world as he saw it” (p. 137). She tells a touching, but somewhat confusing story about a lost battle to make her son “normal,” but she conceded that various treatments resulted in the elimination of Ethan's crying jags and tantrums. The attempts to “fix” Ethan included dietary changes, floor-time play, sensory integration, auditory integration, music therapy, and applied behavior analysis. Ethan's mother asserted, “The good news is that these therapies do work” (p. 139).

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