Amalia Starr - Autism
Independent Living Coach and Author
Whether you're just starting out with a newborn and you sense something's wrong, or your child is older and you don't know what to do. “I know where you are”, says Amalia Starr, author of Raising Brandon: Creating a Path to Independence for Your Adult “Kid” with Autism & Special Needs.
My youngest son, Brandon, is now forty years old. He has Asperger’s, intractable epilepsy, and severe learning disorders. The professionals that worked with him told us he would never be able to live alone. They were wrong. Brandon has been living on his own for more than thirteen years, enjoying his independence.
Although living alone may not be an option for every child with autism, and special needs, helping one’s child to live the best life possible is every parent’s dream.
Now you can discover how to make your dream become a reality.
Through Amalia Starr's book, Raising Brandon, and her presentations, workshops and private consultations her results-based approach offers solutions, answers and practical strategies to help you create a better life for you and your family.
We don’t have to listen to others when we are told our children cannot do something. We must forge ahead with the best attitude we can muster up at that particular moment, and stay focused on what our children can do rather than on what they cannot.
As a mother, Amalia has devoted more than forty years creating a path to independence for her son, Brandon.
Amalia knows where you are and she knows how to help you.
• Oct 2009 Journal of Pediatrics reported autism affects 1 in every 91 children between the ages of 3 to 17 in the United States.
• 1 in 58 boys is on the autism spectrum.
• Dec 2007 United Nations Report stated 35 million people have autism worldwide.
• A new case of autism is diagnosed every 15 seconds worldwide, making it the fastest growing disability.
• Prevalence of autism is expected to reach 4 million people in the next decade in the US (Autism Society of America).
- It is projected that 500,000 autistic children will reach adulthood in the next ten years.
• Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is generally thought to be a mild form of autism. Because Asperger’s has only recently been diagnosed in the United States, it is unclear how many people have the disorder.
• Epilepsy and seizures affect over 3 million Americans of all ages. Approximately 200,000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy occur each year. In about seven out of ten people with epilepsy, no cause can be found. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life.
• As many as 1 out of 5 people in the U. S. has a learning disability. Almost 3 million children (ages 6-21) have some form of a learning disability and receive special education in school. 4.7 million children between the ages of 3-17 have been told they have a learning disability..
Attend one of Amalia Starr’s presentations, workshops & training sessions. Sign up for your free personal phone consultation. Read her new book, Raising Brandon, which provides the proven tools to help your child reach their full potential—no matter their age or stage of development.