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"Coming Through the Fog" to recover from Asperger's syndrome

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MADISON (WKOW) -- It's the story of how a mother has helped her daughter functionally recover from Asperger's syndrome.

"Coming Through the Fog" was written by Tami Goldstein. In the book, she shares her daughter Heather's journey after being diagnosed with Asperger's just before her thirteenth birthday.

Tami Goldstein says they were told at the rate Heather was deteriorating, she would not graduate high school, drive, work or live independently. She says they even suggested some institutionalization.  

Goldstein says they were able to find an occupational therapist who would work with a school age child with a new diagnosis, which she says was the only one willing to do so in an almost two hour radius from their home. She says the occupational therapist worked on sensory integration, taught Heather a "Sensory diet," administered CranioSacral Therapy and recommended Biomedical Therapies.

Heather is now 26 and has functioning recovery. Tami Goldstein says Heather graduated high school in 2005, completed a technical school program, drives a car, works part time and purchased her own home in 2012.

If you are interested in purchasing a book or just learning more information, click here.

A portion of the book proceeds will be donated to the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation.

Tami and Heather Goldstein joined us on 27 News at 5 on Monday to share their story.

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