Marcia Hinds most impressive credential for writing this book is that she is Ryan's mother and her family survived their war against autism. Marcia has more than fifteen years' experience as an educational and behavioral consultant. She works with children on the autism spectrum and advocates for their families. Marcia holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a credentialed K-12 teacher. Ironically Marcia, along with her husband Frank, worked in the UCLA Young Autism Project under Dr. Ivar Lovass as undergraduates at UCLA. As therapists they used Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) before all the research was in about the effectiveness of ABA. Thirteen years later, that training came in handy when Ryan came along and their lives changed forever.
The true account of a family’s triumph over autism! His parents realized there was something not right with Ryan. The diagnosis of autism was devastating. There was no cure. There was no hope. Or was there? Today Ryan works as a systems engineer at a major aerospace company. But more importantly, he is happy. For the thousands of parents looking for answers… there is hope.