Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with autism, a devastating neurological disorder that profoundly affects aÂ personâ€™s language and social development. Saving Ben is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to understand his sonâ€™s strange behavior and rescue him from a downward spiral.Â Â â€śTake him home, love him, and save your money for his institutionalization when he turns twenty-one.â€ť That was the best advice his doctor could offer in 1990 when three-year-old Ben was diagnosed with autism. Saving Ben tells the story of Benâ€™s regression as an infant into the world of autism and his journey toward recovery as a young adult. His father, Dan Burns, puts the reader in the passengerâ€™s seat as he struggles with medical service providers, the school system, extended family, and his own limitations in his efforts to pull Ben out of his darkening world.Â Â Â Ben, now 21 years old, is a work in progress. The full force and fury of the autism storm have passed. Using new biomedical treatments, repair work is underway. Saving Ben is a story of Benâ€™s journey toward recovery, and a familyâ€™s story of loss, grief, and healing. â€śKeep the faith, never give up.â€ť These are the lessons of the authorâ€™s miraculous journey, saving Ben.