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The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening The Heart And Mind Of A Child Threatened With Autism

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In 1997, writer Patricia Stacey and her husband Cliff learned that their six-month-old son Walker might never walk or talk, or even hear or see. Unwilling to accept this grim prediction, they embarked on a five-year odyssey that took them into alternative medicine, the newest brain research, and toward a new and innovative understanding of autism. Finally their search led ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published September 3rd 2003 by Da Capo Press (first published 2003)
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Ivana
Jan 04, 2012 Ivana rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I will never forget...It's written by a women whose son was diagnosed with autism. The book was borrowed to me (and recommended to me) by a women who has a son diagnosed with autism. I used to volunteer with children who had special needs, and I found this book very helpful in many ways. It shows something of what a parent must feel and also something of what a child must feel in this kind of difficult situation.

Remarkably, the book is so full of life and humour. Situation in
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Lynn Diane
Sep 16, 2014 Lynn Diane rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of children with learning disabilities
Recommended to Lynn Diane by: myself
I had to finish this book! I thought it was heading for a probable 4 stars, but I learned so much along the way that I had to give it 5 stars and a "Top 10" rating.
For much of the book I hated the "breast-beating/mea-culpa" mother/author. However, I even felt a grudging respect for her by the end. My favorite people, though, are Walker - the amazing little boy whose harrowing odyssey from infancy to 5 years old I followed with tears and cheers. The second is child psychiatrist Dr. Stanley Greens
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Pat
Oct 22, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it
The work this mother did with her son was amazing and so were the results. I don't understand why mothers have to beg and plead for help, but she kept on to help her son! Bravo!!
Tracy
Mar 25, 2015 Tracy rated it it was amazing
My favorite quote from the book: "I guess thats what we always do in life. Play against ourselves. We're always remembering what we were and seeing what we are.
Jasmine
Sep 19, 2011 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I couldn't imagine living out my daily life as she did. Not only is she a dedicated mother and went through extreme hardship, she is also a great author. She went into much detail about what went on with her son's therapies and I was actually able to learn a few things. She also brought up issues that I want to further research. This fascinating and devout woman deserves a pat on the back, high five, thumbs up.. Even a hug!
Cynthia Sillitoe
Dec 16, 2011 Cynthia Sillitoe rated it really liked it
Amazing read about parents trying to reach a son with autism. I don't know enough to know which techniques are right, etc., but it was amazing to see the lengths to which they'd go in order to reach him.
Kathy-Diane
Oct 22, 2010 Kathy-Diane rated it it was amazing
Patricia Stacey is gut wrenchingly honest and uses her gifts as a writer to searingly portray the challenges and breakthroughs that come with parenting her beautiful autistic son.
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Was great...everyone should read this book:)
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