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Soon Will Come the Light: A View from Inside the Autism Puzzle
Winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Achievement Award, this heartwarming book was one of the first autobiographies to provide unique insight into the world of autism. Tom McKean grew up in a confusion of misdiagnosis, spending years in an institution and finally journeying into adulthood, seeking answers. He finally comes to a "working truce" with the neurot ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Future Horizons
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Thomas McKean's story differs greatly from those of Donna Williams and Temple Grandin (and all three still bring me to tears, even though I have read them many, many times over the last fifteen years or so); what I find especially interesting about McKean's story is his emphasis on the healing power of poetry. While his poetry isn't typically the kind I tend to read, it does shed some light on how someone with autism perceives the world. I think it's also intriguing to see how he describes the l ...more