Tuesday, June 25, 2013



A mother tells the journey of her daughter’s recovery from Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder to Functioning Recovery and independent living, giving tips to parents on how to navigate the medical and educational domain. This story is an example of the unique obstacles facing a parent raising a child with Autism. The challenges they face getting supports. What is Sensory Processing Disorder, CranioSacral Therapy and Bio-Medical Therapy, and what roles they play on the road to Functioning Recovery and independent living? See actual projective trials pertaining to sensory supports. Is educational discrimination the reason there is difficulty getting help in school? As this story unfolds it provides useful tips to other parents to help them on their journey with their child. This story is notable because this mother’s daughter was successful overcoming numerous obstacles while providing useful tools, inspiration and hope to others.




This journey begins with a mother’s love for her daughter. After learning her daughter was on the Autism Spectrum Tami began to tirelessly educate herself in the sciences of: Behavioral Health, Child Psychology, Human Anatomy, Occupational Health, Pharmacology and Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and has been a parent advocate for her daughter since 1997.

In 2002, as her knowledge and passion grew, Tami began reaching out to other families in need of help. In 2005, Tami founded the Rock County Autism Support Group and she is the community resource liaison for the SPD (Sensory Processing Disorders) Parent Connections Support Group of Rock County and the surrounding areas. Since 2005, Tami has been State and National Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and in 2013 she certified in CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute in Florida.
Tami currently has two offices where she facilitates CranioSacral Therapy. Approximately 38% of her clientele are children, teenagers and young adults on the Autism Spectrum or with other neuro-developmental delays. When asked to lecture, Tami uses her personal experience, extensive knowledge, and dedication to help others learn about and understand the medical and educational aspects of Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders and SPD.

You can visit Tami's website at  www.comingthroughthefog.com

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 Reader review . . . 

Coming Through the Fog is the story of Heather Goldstein's childhood with  Autism Disorder and her mother's battle with the medical and educational system.  Heather was taken from doctor to doctor searching for a diagnosis because few of them understood the disorder.  Their local school system did not understand the difficulties faced by Heather in dealing with daily school activities.  

This is somewhat of a "dry" read, with the style reminiscent of a case study.  However, for any parent  whose child is on the Autism Spectrum this book would a valuable resource.  Of particular interest to me was her assertion of a correlation between vaccinations and Autism.  This is not the first I have heard of this, so I was glad to read this.  However, it would have been nice if the author could have gone into more depth regarding her findings.  Also, the timeline of the story is hard to follow, moving back and forth without explanation. It would have been interesting to hear at least some of the story from Heather's point of view.   But the value of the book far outweighs my problems with it.  The appendix of the book contains valuable resources for anyone needing more information on this disorder.  

4 stars


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Pump Up Your Book reviewers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."




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