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A Conversation with author and parent Stephen Gallup

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Join us as we talk to Stephen Gallup a retired engineer that has literally and figuratively written the book on pro-active parenting of disabled children. Before Autism Spectrum Disorders were ever diagnosed- when the doctors didn’t know- when the insurance company said no- the Gallups were the pioneers.

Stephen Gallup’s life changed fundamentally with the birth of his disabled son Joseph. Recognizing the problem, he pursued answers that he felt certain must exist. After consulting with physicians for more than a year, and reluctantly concluding that they had no answers, he found and implemented an intensive treatment campaign that resulted in dramatic improvements in his son’s condition. Facing the limitations of that course, he continued to educate himself on available options, meanwhile writing a book that explores the limits of what we can learn and do.

WHAT ABOUT THE BOY? is a first-person true account of a family who refused to accept limitations when told they had no choice. It chronicles the willingness of a husband and wife to sacrifice their own lives for the sake of their child. This is a story of dissenters, whose challenge to authority was simply in the cause of achieving normal life, for themselves and for their developmentally disabled son.