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Making peace with autism : one family's story of struggle, discovery, and unexpe
Senator, Susan.
Adult Nonfiction RJ506.A9 S457 2005

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Senator, whose writing on autism has appeared in the New York Times and the Boston Globe, shares her firsthand experiences with the disorder by telling the story of her son Nat, who was diagnosed in 1993 at age three. She describes the early indicators of Nat's autism, his social interaction problems with his classmates and two siblings (who are not autistic), his responses to various medications, and the stress placed on the family as a whole. Easy-to-spot text boxes appear throughout providing Senator's helpful hints and tips for working with and relating to an autistic child. Subjects for these boxes include social stories (which she calls "Nat Books"), going on vacations, leaving autistic children with others, and educational planning meetings. A strong entry in the personal narrative subgenre, this compares well with Robert Hughes's Running with Walker and is recommended for all public and academic libraries with autism or education collections. [Trumpeter Books is a new frontlist imprint of Shambhala.-Ed.]-Corey Seeman, Univ. of Toledo Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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