My Sad is All Gone
A Family’s Triumph Over Violent Autism
Lucky Press, 2004. To be re-printed by Inanna Publications, 2013/14.
True story of Wheatley’s autistic son, Julian, and his struggle with violence and self-mutilation.
Thanks to the intervention of Toronto doctor Joseph Huggins, with a special medication protocol geared to her son’s needs, Wheatley’s son, Julian, self-mutilating and given to uncontrollable rage behaviours, moves from terror and violence to certain success.
Today, in his late thirties, Julian has five volunteer jobs and is a loving, lovable young man.
My Sad Is All Gone is used in Yale Autism Centre as an aid to parents of autistic children.
First printing available online from Amazon.ca
Thelma Wheatley gives talks and presentations on rage behaviours in autistic children. Contact her here.