Blending memoir and prescription, former Washington Post reporter shares her moving personal journey as a parent of an autistic child, from diagnosis to treatment and a hopeful prognosis. Diagnosed at age 2, Leo at 6 1/2 is a happy, sociable child who no longer tests on the autism spectrum. Lytel’s heroic efforts to find the best and most suitable medically proven treatments, will instruct and inspire parents. Lytel’s central message is: early intervention, when the brain is most malleable, can result in marked, even miraculous, improvement. (Perigee/Penguin, January ’08).