The Thinking Moms’ Revolution (TMR) is a group of twenty-three moms (and one awesome dad) from Montana to Malaysia who all have children with developmental disabilities. Initially collaborating online about therapies, biomedical intervention, alternative medicine, special diets, and practicing professionals on the cutting edge of treatment approaches to an array of chronic and developmental disabilities such as autism, sensory processing disorders, food allergies, ADHD, asthma, seizures, PANDAS, and other related conditions, they’ve come together into something far more substantial.
Here, collected by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes, are the stories of the moms and their fights to recover their kids from autism and related disorders. With each chapter written by a different TMR member, they share how they discovered each other, what they learned from each other, and why it’s important to have close friends who understand what it’s like to parent a child with special needs. You’ll read about the Thinking Moms’ experiences and learn how their determination and friendships have become a daily motivation for parents worldwide.
About the Authors
Helen Conroy is the executive director of TEAM TMR, a not-for-profit organization created by the founders of the Thinking Moms’ Revolution. Helen is married to Doug and has three beautiful children, including Harrison, who is diagnosed with autism and apraxia and is on the path to healing. She lives in Naples, Florida.
Lisa Joyce Goes is a contributing editor for Age of Autism, an executive board member of the Canary Party, and head of public relations for the Thinking Moms’ Revolution. She and her husband, Dave, are actively working for health-care reform in America and have three children, one of whom suffers the tragic effects of iatrogenic autism. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Robert W. Sears, MD, is a father of three, board-certified in pediatrics, and a coauthor of Sears Parenting Library. “Dr. Bob” earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995. He did his pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, finishing in 1998.