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My Child Wasn't Born Perfect: Learning Disabilities and Autism, The Quest and Success of a Child
My Child Wasn't Born Perfect is a story of the journey of JD from early childhood to young adulthood, as told through his mother's eyes and voice. JD's mother shares the struggles of educating a child with language and social challenges in the 1990s when there was limited knowledge of Hyperlexia (the ability to read before his peers) or Autism Spectrum Disorders. All she k ...more
Published 2012 by Principia Media
(first published January 1st 2011)
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A very quick and easy-to-read story about one family's trials and successes in the world of autism. This book would be great for families new to the world of special education, IEPs, etc. Much encouragement is given for advocating for your child, thinking outside the box, making frequent observations at school, etc.
I like the way the author recaps the chapters with the words to the parent to do - yes to make an action step. She also lists web sites for each chapter for more information. This mom really got involved with the schools and IEPs. At times I wonder if she didn't get too involved for the sake of the child, but it worked and made for more successes.