Her book Awakened by Autism, published by Hay House, is a culmination of her extensive knowledge and a guide for viewing autism from a mind-body-spirit perspective. Andrea has appeared on Hay House Radio, spoken at national and regional autism conferences, and guest blogs for a variety of different websites, including the Huffington Post, Hay House’s Heal Your Life and Mind Body Green.
In 2016 Andrea started the Autism Wellness Revolution to transform the lives of children with autism and their families. The Autism Wellness Revolution is a two-part endeavor that includes an interactive online community and online workshops for parents and professionals. The free online community includes an informational website and blog www.andrealibutti.com, a weekly newsletter packed with tips for healing and ongoing inspiration.
Andrea’s greatest hope is to empower families to take useful action to restore their children’s physical and emotional wellbeing while embracing them with the love and acceptance they deserve.
Andrea received her medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.
Also joining Frederic and Frankie was April Roga whose son Morgan age 6 is on the autism spectrum. Morgan is nonverbal and delayed both developmentally and cognitively. April is hoping to inspire others whose child(ren) are recently diagnosed. Many parents struggle with hearing this diagnosis for their child, and she sthem to know it is not the end of the world.
BACK STORY: We have experienced intervals of difficulty with meltdowns, head banging, and moments of physical aggression. This has been the greatest area of struggle because of the communication barriers that prevent my son from expressing what’s locked inside his mind. However, I would not change any of it because my greatest joy in having a child on the spectrum is what I have learned from him about love, happiness, and perspective. He has taught me way more about life than I could ever hope to teach him.
FRONT STORY: Me and my business partner, Roy Montero, are in the blue printing stages of our Netfriending movement for the special needs community in which we will be putting together a “people search engine” that will help bring special needs parents together to socialize via video chat and conversation platforms (aka TV 2.0) and to share much needed resources for our kids!
Cerise Patron son Alexander is a fraternal twin who today is 4 years old. His twin has developed typically, but Alex never reached his milestones on time.
By 13 months old, he was losing words, stopped eye contact, and would not answer to his name.
Alexander started receiving Early Intervention Therapies at 14 months old, and has continued getting multiple therapies ever since.
My greatest joy has been to see how beautiful his connection to everything he actually is.
I am an inspirational singer and songwriter, and he really responds well to music, so we sing a lot together.
Music makes his eyes light up in a way that nothing else can. He inspires me to find new and creative ways to connect without words on a daily basis.
>He is beautiful, affectionate, funny, joyful, and intelligent, and he is one of my greatest teachers.