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Portia Iversen

Portia Iversen, an Emmy-winning art director (for The Tracey Ullman Show), has been a vigorous proponent of autism research since her son Dov was diagnosed with the condition in 1994. Together with her husband, Jon Shestack, she established the Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN), one of the largest nongovernmental funding resources for autism research worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.
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The uplifting true story of two mothers from opposite sides of the world united to help their sons. Portia Iversen's life was turned upside down when her two-year-old son Dov was diagnosed with autism. Desperate to find a treatment, Portia was shocked to learn that almost nothing was known about the disorder, which only a handful of researchers were studying. When Portia heard of a severely autistic nonverbal boy in India whose mother had taught him to read and write, she arranged for mother and...
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