John, 26, recently reunited with his biological mother, Lorie, who placed him for adoption at birth when she was 15. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Explosive family drama?
Lorie says John is now a part of her family “forever,” but her husband, Dan, and their daughters, Ashley and Stefanie, say they don’t have a relationship with John. They claim John and Lorie are inappropriately affectionate with one another, which Lorie adamantly denies. They also say they’re worried for Lorie’s safety because John has physically attacked her in the past. WATCH ‘They’re Not Like A Mother And Son, And Everybody Around Can See That,’ Claims Woman Of Her Mom And Half Brother
John, who has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, says Lorie is his “best friend.” He also denies being inappropriate with her but admits that he sometimes loses his temper and has been physically aggressive.
John says it upsets him when Dan and his half-sisters say he’s being “creepy” with Lorie or call him a “monster.” All he really wants is for his family to accept him for who he is. WATCH ‘All I Really Want Is My Family To Accept Me For Who I Am,’ Says Man Who Was Placed For Adoption At Birth
Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board
, co-founder of the Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity (PNP) Center
and author of the book: “The Autism Answer”
joins the conversation.
Noting that autism is a neurological issue, not a psychological one, Dr. Lawlis discusses various facets of the disorder which could be contributing to John’s aggressive behavior.
When John is offered the opportunity to undergo a full evaluation at the PNP Center
, does he accept?
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