New Book Provides a Faith-Based Approach to Living with Autism and Asperger’s

Autism's Hidden Blessings explores some of scripture’s specific and powerful promises for parents of children with autism, encouraging them to see that life with these precious children is not a burden or struggle, but a gift full of adventure, hope, opportunity and daily miracles.

Online PR News – 04-August-2010 – – CHARLOTTE, NC, August 4--A new book authored by Kelly Langston and published by Kregel Publications provides a faith-based approach to autism. Autism's Hidden Blessings: Discovering God’s Promises for Autistic Children and Their Families shares scriptural insights for children and families to lead lives full of joy and potential despite autism.

About the Book

As told through the emotional story of an on-going walk with her own autistic son, Autism's Hidden Blessings explores some of scripture’s specific and powerful promises for parents of children with autism, encouraging them to see that life with these precious children is not a burden or struggle, but a gift full of adventure, hope, opportunity and daily miracles.

This book offers God-based approach to families living with autism spectrum disorders, including PDD-NOS and Asperger’s, an angle seldom found on the autism front. Autism is a hot topic today with featured coverage in news magazines and on national networks, but nearly all of the reporting focuses on the extreme hardships families face when a child is diagnosed. The consistency of this message, although helpful in raising public awareness, can be extremely discouraging to parents.

The book gets down in the pit with parents of children with autism who are weary in the battle to care for their child. Langston shares insight into promises that enable parents to fly above difficult circumstances to find the unique beauty and potential in every child, and to a life full of joy in midst of hardships.

Author Kelly Langston says of the book, “It’s the story of God reaching down into the darkness of our lowest moment and pulling us back into the light of His love to soar again.”

When Autism Hits

In 1990, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000. Today, according to a recent report from the CDC, it is 1 in 91. The extremely limited resources available to such an influx of cases coupled with the high financial cost of care (not to mention families without health care coverage) leave many parents without hope. Escalating the despondency is the estimated 80% rate of divorce in marriages where there is a child with a disability.

Langston explains, "A diagnosis in itself often turns a family's world upside-down. In an instant, parents say goodbye to the hopes and dreams they have held for not only their child's life, but their own as well. Suddenly, they find a new reality of doctors, therapists, confusing educational issues and of course, mounting health care bills. It's easy to feel crushed by the weight of it all."

Langston says, “The bottom line is that parents are desperate for hope. The good news is that Scripture provides hope, and in an extraordinary and powerful way.”

About the Author

Kelly Langston has written professionally since her early days in the journalism school of The Ohio State University writing for The Lantern. Her blog has resonated with parents of autistic children from around the world. Langston's articles have appeared in P31 Magazine of Proverbs 31 Ministries and tell of her the hunt to discover God's fingerprint in every gift that life brings.

Kelly runs a Charlotte-based company, Langston Marketing Services, specializing in Internet communications and web development.  She has marched in Washington for autism issues.

Source: Langston Marketing Services

CONTACT: Langston Marketing Services, 704-618-0510, kslang@langstonmarketing.com.

Web Site: http://www.autismshiddenblessings.com

Author Website: http://www.kellylangston.com

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