Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Here! Autism Epidemic: Shaking the System

by Lea Schizas & Litsa Kamatero
Cover Art by Delilah K. Stephans

$3.99 in the US
$5.99 outside the US

Click the title to go to an ordering page.

If you don't have a Kindle (very expensive.. although recently they came out with a less expensive version) go to Amazon's Kindle page. There you can download their "Kindle for PC" for free. No cost at all. It installs on your pc, laptop, and/or netbook in seconds. There are downloads available for other apps as well. Unfortunately Kindle keeps a corner on the market by only allowing their own books on it, sigh... but the other ereader companies also have free ereaders for pc's and you can read a number of files on them. Nook is Barnes & Noble's ereader. They also have the free ereader for pc and they use universal ereader files so you can put other downloads on it and you're not limited to Barnes & Noble content. Other ereaders use universal files as well. Some others to research if you're planning to buy one, Kobo, Borders, Sony Ereader, Nook and Jetbook.

Enjoy, everyone, and thank you, Lea and Litsa for putting your time and effort into this for all of us.

From Lea Schizas:

Autism Epidemic, Shaking the system is an inspirational book with personal stories and helpful information, not only for families affected by autism but as an autism awareness platform to sensitize the general public and offer them an insight as to what autism is and its impact on families.

Table of Contents

Out of the Wild–Poem by Litsa Kamateros
Authors’ Note
Foreword: Sarah Lalla Moyal, BSc, CCN
A Mother’s Reflection

Chapter One: Lost in Bureaucratic Red Tape
A Parent’s Ray of Hope
Brittany’s Story

Chapter Two: Guide for Parents
What is Autism?
Speculations Abound
Early Warning Signs
Understanding Autism and Its Symptoms
In the Meantime

Chapter Three: Therapies
Social Skills
Hybabaric Oxygen Therapy
Chelation Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Floortime Therapy
‘Miracle Cures’ Helpful Tips
Tiny Soldiers 21st Century Battle
Anderson’s Story

Chapter Four: Parental Motivational Guide
It’s Time for School
The Isolated Sibling
Ten Signs To Look For in Autism
She’s All I’ve Got

Chapter Five: Ongoing Research & Controversies
Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Biomedical Intervention
Environmental Factors
The One – The Only One
Jackson’s Story

Chapter Six: Coping Stresses
Diagnosis: Shock, Grief, Denial
Waiting List: What Do I Do Next?
Social Stigmas
Parental Determination
Matthew’s Story
My Brother…My Soul
Lucas’s Story – A Grandparent’s Perspective

Chapter Seven: Educational Value
Questions from Parents
Spencer’s Story – A Grandparent’s Perspective

Chapter Eight: Personal Reflections from the Authors
Victor’s Story
Shaking the System Autism Oath
Medical Professionals & Government Officials Oath
There Will Come A Day
List of Resources


  1. Shakingthesystem@yahoo.comAugust 5, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Karen thanks for the write up. This has been a long and highly anticipated writing journey. Yes, our book is finally out and ready to be shared with all our readers. We feel privileged to have participated in this well as being able to offer our readers insightful, and inspirational information, stories, resources and prose upon a highly controversial and much talked about topic: AUTISM.

    Litsa Kamateros
    author of Autism Epidemic: Shaking the System

  2. Litsa, thank you for stopping in! I'm hoping people will contact you on your website but if not, I'll forward any questions they might leave here. :)

  3. Thank you, Karen, for posting about our autism book. As Litsa said, it's been a hard road but finally thrilled to see it come forth.

  4. Lea, thank you for visiting. Boston dreaming... readers are very interested in this subject. Your's and Litsa's hard work is very much appreciated. Thank you!


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