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Smiling at Shadows: A Mother's Journey Raising an Autistic Child

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Smiling at Shadows is an insightful and honest account of the often difficult path to adulthood that a child living with autism must face. It is also the story of two parents who learned how to step into their child’s world and draw him out into their own. An engaging story, this book is also a valuable resource for therapists, educators, and medical practitioners. More im ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published September 19th 2002 by Ulysses Press (first published September 2002)
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Lisa Nash
Mar 28, 2015 Lisa Nash rated it really liked it
I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. Often there is a fine line between books like this becoming overly condescending (look what we achieved) and or a little exploitative of the child involved. However I think all families even those without children with disabilities would identify with the challenges faced especially with often narrow focused and uncaring medical personnel. The main thing I also got from this is that everyone needs to feel that they have something to offer, tha ...more
Iamshadow
Aug 26, 2008 Iamshadow rated it really liked it
A great account of an autistic boy from birth to his twenties, growing up in rural Australia. Very good reading, if you can get your hands on it.
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Helped me understand so much more!
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