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Oct 30, 2020 A V rated it it was amazing
Val-Len-Mine: Autism R.I.P provides the reader with a firsthand account of the difficulties involved in raising a son with autism at a time when the disorder was not commonly known and services/support were not as prevalent as they are today. The author's determination to provide her son with the semblance of a life beyond his disorder is both admirable and heartrending. Her reflection on years past, coupled with the anxiety and hardship of the present-day Covid-19 crisis, leads her on a journey to self-discovery and a newfound perspective. I believe many would benefit from reading how she dispels certain misconceptions the public has regarding both autism and obsessive compulsive disorder. By using her personal experience as an example of the latter, she sheds light on this often misunderstood and trivialized condition.
Described in her own words as chaotic, at times it takes a moment to catch up to her stream of consciousness style of writing; however, her self-deprecating humor and warmth are evident throughout.
Nov 05, 2020 Florbela Andreola rated it it was amazing
Val-Len-Mine : Autism R.I.P provides the reader with the reality and difficulties of raising a son with autism at a time when the disorder was not well know and the services to help and support parents were not available as they are in our days . It describes the incredible, hearth breaking fight these parents had to go through just to give their son the caring, loving life that any child deserves beyond his disorder. The author pours out her heart as a mom and it is simply amazing. I highly recommend reading this book, it has a lot of information regarding misconceptions people still have regarding autism and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Nov 18, 2020 Phyllis Nitti rated it it was amazing
I can't put this book down. It makes me want to SCREAM!!! It is amazing. This should be in every school and every doctor's office. Very helpful in understanding Autism and it's effects on the person, their family, their friends and their lifestyle. Jani, you tell your story perfectly! Thank you
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2020
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. The story of Jani and her family will capture you from page one. It is a frank portrayal of one family’s journey through life loving someone with autism. This book will bring you through the heartache and chaos of living with someone who can be disruptive and destructive yet it will simultaneously remind you of the humanity, the love, and the hope that exists within the soul of that child. As a person who works with children with disabilities it was a also a stark reminder of how important it is to treat everyone with respect and to understand that every person is more then their behaviors and more than that one moment in time we interact with them. Thank you Jani for sharing your experiences and your emotions with us.
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020
A must read! Jani, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. You will be helping so many with your story. Anyone that has a child with “A” or family member or who works in the field needs to get this book! So much of the book resonates with me. ! ❤️
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
As the sister to a brother with special needs, I laughed, cried, and nodded my head in agreement while reading 'Val-Len-Mine: Autism R.I.P.' It was a truly gripping and emotional account of what it's like to be affected by an autism diagnosis - a true must-read for autism parents, siblings, friends and those curious about the neurodivergent world. Jani's ability to weave a tale with words captivates readers; 'Val-Len-Mine: Autism R.I.P' is a tremendous step in the right direction towards bridging the gap between the typically-developing and differently-abled communities.
Doreen Nadel rated it it was amazing
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
This book, Val-Len-Mine by Jani Sblendorio, is a real eye opener and Jani takes the reader into her tumultuous, heart wrenching world of raising her autistic son, Val, and the physical and emotional toll it takes on the entire family. This is a must read for any parent, teacher, caregiver, therapist, helper.....dealing with the autistic population. Nothing is sugar coated and Jani gives the reader a realistic look into her life with all the tough challenges and the highs and lows faced on a daily basis, doing her best to remain in control of every situation. The reader is taken on a journey starting before Val’s birth to his present age of 26 and it is a fascinating, emotional ride!