Mary Barbera PhD, RN, BCBA-D is an 'Autism Mom', behaviour analyst and bestselling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, which has sold more than 50,000 copies and has been translated into 13 languages. turnautismaround.com
"If your child has no words, few words, or is showing any kind of
delays, Mary's book will help, while also providing step-by-step
instructions for potty training, feeding, tantrums, and more."
- Temple Grandin, Ph.D., author of The Way I See It and other books
"It's been amazing to watch Mary's mission to turn autism around for millions. This book will be life-changing for many children and families around the world."
- Jeff Walker, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Launch
"As a professor of brain and cognitive science and the mother of twins born at 24 weeks, I deeply appreciate Dr. Barbera's commitment to serving and empowering scared parents who are looking, not just for answers, but for a roadmap. Dr. Barbera takes parents out of the position of waiting on experts in a broken medical system and gives them the tools they need to begin helping their children now. Turn Autism Around is absolutely essential reading."
- Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, New York Times best-selling author of Bright Line Eating
"Dr. Barbera's book lays out a nice sequence of 'what to do' for a child with autism or signs of autism, presented by someone who really knows what to do. The timing of this book is perfect."
- Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, author of the VB-MAPP
"As a parent of a newly diagnosed toddler on the spectrum, I have to say that the advice and strategies in this book have been absolutely life-changing for our family. My 2-year-old daughter, Elena, is living proof that remarkable progress can be made in those precious months of 'waiting'. This is a must-read for any parent who is concerned about developmental delays in their child."
- Michelle C., parent of Elena (a toddler featured in the book)
"Mary Barbera has written the how-to, 'action guide' for parents concerned about their child's development. Filled with personal anecdotes from her journey, Barbera provides practical, research-based ideas for navigating those first few years of an autism diagnosis and her recommendations will no doubt help families feel less alone and empower them to help their child."
- Dr. Bridget Taylor, Psy.D., BCBA-D, co-founder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group
"When my daughter began displaying speech, behavior, and socialization difficulties before the age of 3, I didn't know what to do. I knew something was going wrong with my child, and fortunately, I stumbled across a treatment that helped her. As it turns out, not waiting for a diagnosis was the best thing I could've done. That was lucky. But it shouldn't be about luck. And now, it doesn't have to be! This is the guidebook that I wish I'd had, and that so many parents desperately need."
- Julie Ann Cairns, mom and author of The Abundance Code