Dr. Florance is not only a brain expert; she is also the mother of Whitney, a Maverick who she successfully treated.
All the scientific credentials in the world could not prepare Dr. Florance for the birth of her own Maverick Mind, her youngest son Whitney.
Dr. Florance is the mother of three children: Vanessa, William and Whitney. Whitney was born different. Even as an infant, he didn’t connect with his mother the same way her other babies did. He didn’t cuddle or look at her.
The schools placed Whitney in the program for autism and until he ”flunked out” as too severe and was moved to the “Multi-Handicapped Mentally Retarded” class.