My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin has Autism


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Author Marguerite Elisofon shares her unique perspective as the mother of twins, but only one has Autism.

Elisofon’s book “My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin Has Autism” shares the family’s struggle with getting a diagnosis, sibling relationships, and the importance for sticking together as a family.

The book is based on Marguerite and her husband Howards’s experience raising their girl/boy twins together. In their case, their daughter, Samantha is on the autistic spectrum, and most “experts” weren’t optimistic about her chances for leading a normal life. Samantha’s family took this challenge and advocated for her.  As a now young adult, Samantha is articulate and willing to speak-up for her Abilities rather than just her Disabilities. She’s 25-years-old and such a role model and Ambassador for girls and children with Special Needs.

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