A conversation between Gene Killian (A.B. English '82) and author Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens was a successful attorney for a major New York law firm. His young son was diagnosed with with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder in the early 1990s, Robert Jr. was an exceptionally intelligent child who simply could not function in a mainstream environment. Conventional medical treatments and drugs failed. Desperate, the Stevens family turned to alternative therapies. By third grade, Robert Jr. was off all medications, attending a mainstream school, making friends, and simply being himself.
"Finding Robert" chronicles one family’s journey through the world of developmental disorders. It depicts the struggles faced, examines the decisions made, and describes the therapies utilized.
In this informative discussion, we will explore the areas in which conventional medicine and the education system may fail children with developmental disorders, and discuss the ways in which the system can be improved. Copies of "Finding Robert" (also available on Amazon) will be available for purchase, and signing by the author.
Coffee, tea, and a light lunch will be served.