In The Eye of The Hurricane – Gordon and Juli Liske of rural Appalachia experienced fear, grief, and despair when their two-year-old son was diagnosed with severe autism and probable mental retardation. Early intervention resources in eastern Kentucky were slim and the cost of a long-distance team coming to set up a behavioral program was simply out of reach with their modest income. That was when Juli set out to fully research, design, and implement their own home behavioral program using nothing but the resources at hand, perseverance, and a faith that moved mountains.
Today the Liske’s have not only rediscovered the happy child they had lost, but have also discovered the amazing treasures within the mind of a child who was once deemed hopeless. Benjamin is living proof that ordinary families can do extraordinary things, and this is their story of hope, help, and promise. From probable retardation to talented student above his peers, this is for anyone who is weathering the storm of autism, or knows someone who is.
By Juli Liske, perfect bound, 163 pages.