“Dr. Dad”

Martin Gerschlowitz’s impact and contribution to autism in South Africa has been life changing not only for his own family but also for other families in Africa as he has helped to establish and run The Star Academy which provides ABA programs to children with autism on the African Continent and in international countries. As a little boy he grew up on the friendly streets of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. He completed High School in 1990 and enrolled at The University of the Witwatersrand, to become a chartered accountant. Martin is a successful business man and his voice and wisdom on autism is weaved throughout the book: Saving My Sons – A Journey With Autism, where he shares an account of his experience having come face to face with autism twice.