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Publisher's Summary

The Thinking Moms’ Revolution (TMR) is a group of 23 moms (and one awesome dad) from Montana to Malaysia who all have children with developmental disabilities. Initially collaborating online about therapies, biomedical intervention, alternative medicine, special diets, and doctors on the cutting edge of treatment approaches to an array of chronic and developmental disabilities, such as autism, sensory processing disorders, food allergies, ADHD, asthma, and seizures, they've come together into something far more substantial.

Suspecting that some of the main causes may be overused medicines, vaccinations, environmental toxins, and processed foods, they began a mission to help reverse the effects. In the process, they became a tight-knit family dedicated to helping their kids shed their diagnoses.

Here, collected by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes, are the stories of their fights to recover their kids from autism and related disorders. With each chapter written by a different TMR member, they share how they discovered one another, what they learned from one another, and why it’s important to have close friends who understand what it's like to parent a child with special needs. You'll read about their experiences, and learn how their determination and friendships have become a daily motivation for parents worldwide.

The complete list of narrators includes Amanda Carlin, Nicol Zanzarella, and Abby Craden.

©2013 The Thinking Moms’ Revolution LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The most amazing, inspiring, ball busting, loving bloggers out there. [These] chicks rock." (Jenny McCarthy)

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  • JC
  • 02-20-14

Little Useful Information

This book offers little to no useful information for parents with a child on the spectrum. It is a collection of life stories (some sob stories, some not) from mothers who all subscribe to the 'vaccines did it' theory. Very repetitive.

If you are looking for actual tips or recommendations to use with your child, this book is not for you.

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I WAS COMPLETELY INSPIRED!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES!!! This book is for everyone, whether Autism is a part of your life or not! So informative!

What other book might you compare The Thinking Mom's Revolution to and why?

None that I can think of.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

There were so many!!! Every single story was so well written!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I wrote down so much information while listening. I will be looking into all of the ideas they talked about for treatment and therapy. My daughter was diagnosed almost a year ago today, and I had no idea about a lot of this stuff. She is in ABA and several other therapies, but as far as Homeopath and Biomedical treatments, I really didn't know much about. The thing that really got me though, was knowing that I am not alone. I am not a part of a support group, nor know anyone else that has Autism, so listening to this was so eye opening to know how many people are going through this same fight. It was very emotional. I cried and laughed. Thank all of you for writing this book. Thank you so much.

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Excellent for sympathy but not for advice

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This would be a good book for parents who are struggling with guilt or shame with regard to their autistic children. Most of the stories describe the parents' expectations and dreams while pregnant and then the agonizing reality once they learned their children were not developing in a neuro-typical way.It might be helpful for parents who need to explain their journey to friends or family.Most of the stories point to immunizations as the cause of the onset of autism.

What could Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I was hoping for more advice. I am ready to work on healing and therapy. My son's autism hasn't stemmed from immunizations so I couldn't relate to most of the stories.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

These are heart-felt, gut wrenching stories but the narrators were too melodramatic.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Thinking Mom's Revolution?

I would have only included one or two stories about shattered dreams and encouraged more stories illuminating the way forward.

Any additional comments?

There was an undercurrent of complaint about how few dads were involved but no real exploration of the subject.

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AWESOME!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Thinking Mom's Revolution to be better than the print version?

I think so becasue hearing the excellent readers made it more personal and emotional.

What did you like best about this story?

The stories are honest and raw and helpful. These parents are trailblazers and they have a lot of information to share.

Any additional comments?

I am going to buy the print version as well. One to give to newly diagnosed parents and one for my own referance to pull out when I need support.

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Wow, To Realize the Challenge...

The Thinking Moms' Revolution: Autism Beyond the Spectrum – I enjoyed listening to the various readers: Anne Marie Lee, Heather Henderson, Kathe Mazur, Susan Lyons, Hillary Huber, Coleen Marlo, Cassandra Campbell. Hearing the accounts presented, I was greatly impressed with the parents, so moved by their heartache, yet inspired by their triumphs... May our greater communities and nearby individuals endeavor to extend helping hands to families with special-needs members, as this book reveals the desperate need of some for caregiver respite, fellowship, assistance in various ways -- even just caring to understand their plight. Not pushing pity, but hoping compassionate people will be more purposeful in relationship with families of autistic members who need greater community support; I know I will from now on.

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best book ever

very touching stories. highly recommended for parents going through the autism diagnosis of their child. the stories will inspire you to believe that recovery is possible

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  • 02-03-20

Finally some hope

This book gave me the hope and can do attitude I was looking for. So related and inspiring