Journey with Julian
About one child out of 110 will be diagnosed with autism. When Dwayne Ballen’s son Julian was diagnosed at age four, Ballen started a blog to record his thoughts and share his family’s experiences.
Julian has taught his parents much about life and the real meaning of success. He has led them to realize that a smile and a warm hug are two of the most rewarding gifts a parent can ever receive. The Ballens’ journey is inspirational and enlightening. Journey with Julian will strike a chord with parents who are just receiving the diagnosis of autism for their child, as well as those further down the path.
Journey with Julian shows that in the end, it’s family and fierce determination that help us all to get the most out of life.
Read an Excerpt
The first thing one usually notices is his smile: genuine, inviting and warming. Then it’s his eyes—dancing with wonderment and innocence. As you gaze downward, awaiting your clasp, you are welcomed into his world by his outstretched arm and a handshake. “Hello. I’m Julian.”
He is five feet nine inches tall, slender, but not skinny, in build. Most that greet him comment on how handsome he is. He has prompted not a few young ladies to turn their heads in double-takes... see more