New memoir reveals mother, son’s journey with autism, one woman’s realizations on forces that affect the soul
HELENA, Mont. — Author Stephanie Anderson announces the nationwide release of her new book, “From Unlikely to Unlimited!,” where she reaches out to anyone who is in a place where hope has fled and vision of the future has blurred. This book’s hardback edition will be released in October.
In “From Unlikely to Unlimited!,” Anderson details her experience on the most unlikely circumstance, encountering severe problems with her son Christian’s tactility, speech and vision due to his several developmental conditions. It was while providing passive exercises to her autistic son that she recognized that so much in her life — instruction, guidance and many opportunities — were passive input as well.
Like her son, Anderson had no concept or idea how she was being affected by many choices and experiences. “From Unlikely to Unlimited!” enlightens the readers how there are many things that can affect the soul and spirit that will, in turn, affect people’s lives — similar to a tear affecting an area in the brain.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Anderson’s unlikely journey began with drugs, alcohol and years on the streets. At 26, she took a different and less-traveled road — raising a child with developmental delays. By 4 years old, Christian had attained several labels: attachment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and pervasive developmental delay, a generic autism diagnosis. Working aggressively with the guidance of neurodevelopmentalists, she worked with each one of her son’s function problems with exercises that created growth and development, completely stopping Christian’s reversals and stuttering. Anderson’s son, whose auditory and visual processing is already normal, is now a 20-year-old composer, proficient in playing the piano, drums and guitar. Anderson is currently based in Helena, Montana.