Anne Barbano's The Next Frontier

Title: Mark Osteen: ONE OF US
Guest: Mark Osteen
Recorded on: 06/09/2011


'The family becomes autistic...' Mark Osteen came on my show to talk about the subject of acceptance of severe autism in his book ONE OF US (A Family's Life with Autism). Why Mark's words are so enticing is because he talks about the condition of 'severe autism', which he says seems to be taboo or stigmatized. He takes you through his life bringing up his son Cameron and the tough decisions he and his wife have had to make. In the end he says its all about acceptance. I think professionals in the field, as well as any parent of a child with a developmental disorder will want to hear this story. (60 minutes)