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Man Stumbles Upon Answers For Autism And Purpose For Life

 

Stumbling Upon My Purpose by Christopher A. Chaplin © 2006/07 Published by MasterpieceFactory Inc.

ISBN 1-897347-03-0

RRP $17.49

Avaialble @ http://www.amazon.com

Website http://masterpiecefactory.com/index.html

 

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In this Encouragement story, a man learns that his son has been born with hemophilia and autism. The stress of the situation catapults the father into single parenthood and he is forced to endure a difficult court battle for sole custody of his disabled son. Through diligence and determination, he develops methods to further help his troubled child. More importantly, he stumbles upon what he believes is his personal calling in life and his purpose for living. With the realization that he has discovered unique methods and tools to cope with parenting difficulties, the man's focus is now fulfilling his dream of establishing himself as a writer of children's literature.

 

While very "personal," my story is written in such a manner as to impart a lesson and to aid parents of physically/mentally/emotionally challenged children by helping them to cope with the situations they face. I am not necessarily saying that my way is the way, but rather I am saying, "Here are examples that you can use to help to 'imagine' coping mechanisms that will work specifically for your (circumstances)child.

 

Book Review Quotes:

Caroline Ganz (parent) says

You have uncovered the treasure of life - thanks for persevering and revealing this truth to others.

 

Andree Perreault (ECE) says

This book is a true inspiring story of courage, unconditional love and determination against all odds.

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Stumbling Upon My Purpose:

A true encouragement story

by Christopher A. Chaplin

Reviewed by Jan Kovarik Copy Editor

Published by http://www.masterpiecefactory.com

ISBN 1-897347-03-0

RRP $17.49

My association with the author, Christopher Chaplin, started when he approached me with a request to help him. He had a unique idea about writing children’s books, an untapped market for these books, a definite goal…and neither the writing skills nor the money to make it happen. The only true possession he had was passion, and he convinced me to accept the challenge to help him “find his voice.” His passion fueled my own passion to become his writing coach, editor, and ultimately his friend. Stumbling Upon My Purpose is a story about a man faced with having a bi-racial son born with medical and psychological disorders, separation and then divorce from his son’s mother, no money, no job, and the discovery that there were no social services available to help him cope with his son’s emotional needs. Christopher managed to overcome these adversities by succeeding in creating an environment that is helping his son to overcome autism. It is from this environment that Christopher has created a series of clever and colorful children’s books aimed at helping parents of children with medical, physical, and emotional challenges to cope with their own adversities. Christopher not only stumbled upon his purpose, but he also found his voice. It is a voice that is worth listening to.

Stumbling Upon My Purpose:

A true encouragement story

by Christopher A. Chaplin

reviewed by: "The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology (number 7(2), page 16) has published a review of my book 'Stumbling upon my purpose'. The reviewer is Dr Bob Rich.

Published by http://www.masterpiecefactory.com

ISBN 1-897347-03-0

RRP $17.49

I am a professional editor as well as a psychologist. Also, I am a professional grandfather, with a love of children. So, the little editing job I received via email was just right: a picture book for very young children who suffer from handicaps of communication.

The concept and story line were excellent, but clearly this writer was very close to illiterate. Still, I knocked the language into shape for him.

Since that first little book, I have worked closely with Chris Chaplin on a long list of projects: more picture books, chapter books to be read to older handicapped children, the design and wording of his web site http://www.masterpiecefactory.com (dedicated to helping multiple-handicapped children), and finally, on a book about how he coped with the problems caused by his son’s haemophilia and severe this book.autism

By the time Chris wrote Stumbling Upon My Purpose, his use of English was excellent. In his own way, this black man from the ghetto (his own description) is a genius. He is certainly very good at learning, and incredibly creative.

The book starts as a very touching, beautifully written story of how Chris coped with little Christopher’s problems, how he developed his own unique approach to doing far more than managing them: he has helped the boy to make gains that The Professionals would not believe. Time and again, Chris defied doctors, educators and other experts, went his and succeeded.own way

But the book is not primarily biography. It is an inspiration and example to others who carry the load of caring for a handicapped child. While it is a sample of one, Chris is careful to point out that it is meant to be used as a starting point in developing a unique approach for a unique child. I think it is brilliant for this purpose.

Many parents despair, feel resentful at fate, and buckle under the strain. Well, all of us are likely to do so from time to time. I am sure Chris has. However, he is a shining example of how to turn adversity into an opportunity for personal growth, giving and love.

The second half of this little volume contains poems and short essays by Chris on a variety of relevant topics, and an outline of the contribution his various other books can make to the education of a multiple-handicapped child.

 

 

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Welcome to BGO, masterpiecefactory.

I am having a little trouble with your very long post. Could you possibly edit it using the

button, so that we can tell which bits are your words, and which bits are from which reviewers?

I look forward to reading your contributions in the many forums here :)

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Thanks very much for your kind words. My words are directly below the book cover and after the sub header book reviews quotes: are the words of all the book reviewers including the book review published in the Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology.

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Thanks very much for your kind words. My words are directly below the book cover and after the sub header book reviews quotes: are the words of all the book reviewers including the book review published in the Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology.
as you can see I have edited your post to make the quotes stand out more. I hope you agree that this is an improvement. :)

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Thanks Megustaleer for enhancing my forum post, it does make a big improvement and like Adrian who would like to know how I enhanced my thread by embedding my youtube news clip (Adrian this thread accepts html code, all you have to do is create an html code for your post and it will accept it)I would like to know how to highlight the text in my post or in other threads I will respond to? Cheers and thank you. I would also like to know how to post a picture on my profile?

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I would also like to know how to post a picture on my profile?

Welcome to the group, masterpiecefactory. If you become a subscriber to the site (link at the bottom of the main page) then you are able to have your own avatar.

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I would like to know how to highlight the text in my post or in other threads I will respond to? Cheers and thank you. I would also like to know how to post a picture on my profile?

When you click the 'reply' button you get a window into which you type the text of your reply. Above the blank space there are some "buttons', which you can click for various effects.

The final one on the right, the little square with dots on is the one you need if you are quoting other sources

like this
To quote text from a post you are replying to you click on the 'quote' button at the bottom right-hand corner of their post, instead of the 'reply' button.

I believe it is possible for any member to include an image in their profile, but I don't know how :o, someone else may be able to help. Subscribers get an avatar which appears in their profiles, and along with their name on all their posts. To find out how to become a subscriber you need to click on the link at the bottom of the front page.

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