Dr. Jay Gordon shocked everyone he knew when I asked him to come to Ethiopia and he didn’t even ask any questions, just responded, “Okay!”
He jumped into working with the Awassa Children’s Project, an orphanage dedicated to improving the community and lives of HIV/AIDs orphans of Awassa, Ethiopia.
He was also with me when I met Samuel’s birth family. Samuel’s first mother and his siblings welcomed us into our home, where Jay sat respectfully and gave each child a medical exam. When he discovered a long-term health concern for one of the children, Jay made sure it was taken care of by a reputable local clinic.
I have seen this man give care to some of Hollywood’s A-list and some of the most impoverished people in the world, and the care, respect, and concern for each child and family is exactly the same.
Okay, enough of my gushing. Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and Jay has a new book out called Preventing Autism.
As a mother with two children who are not autistic (and no plan to add addition family members in the future) I still found the book helpful in terms of awareness of toxins in daily life. I wish I had this book prior to getting pregnant, but it is still a great resource even for adults not planning on getting pregnant in the near future.
Here is the fun part:
We are giving away 10 copies of Preventing Autism, which will be personalized for each winner and autographed by Jay Gordon.
In addition, Jay will be answering your questions. If you have a question about autism, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, or any general parenting question, leave it in a comment below. The top ten comments will be answered the day after the giveaway winners are announced.