From February 5th, 2009

Teen’s Family Transformed After Autism Intervention

Part IIBy Linda Saether CNN Until recently, the Bilson household was under siege. Thirteen-year-old daughter Marissa, who has autism, ruled the roost, screaming shrilly until she got her way and enjoying special privileges that didn’t extend to her siblings, Brittany, 15, and Brendan, 6. The family couldn’t go out in public because of Marissa’s tantrums, and they couldn’t take her into stores because she’d shoplift what she wanted, or just scream until she got it. But that was before. Watch Marissa “before” ยป Today, the Bilsons’ family life is a lot calmer and quieter. That’s because Marissa and her parents,…