If you have ever wondered what life is like with an autistic child, this is the book to read. In “All I Can Handle”, Kim Stagliano describes her life with not one, but three autistic daughters. She has a frank manner of speaking that may come across as too opinionated or even offensive in spots, but keep reading. This mom is courageous enough to let you see many intimate parts of their family life. Would you or I be able to handle three autistic children day in and day out, for years, with no end in sight? Probably not.
The subject of childhood vaccinations and their connection to autism pops up many times in the book. This is still a hotly debated topic, but the author makes her point with passion and wit.
Excerpt from page 21:
At her two-month checkup she also began her routine childhood vaccinations. She was given her hepatitis-B vaccination (along with a bonus 12.5 micrograms of mercury that I never suspected in a trillion years would be in anything given to babies)… She got five more vaccines during this visit as well: polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Pediatricians call them “well visits”.