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One of Us by Mark Osteen
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Mar 05, 11

Mark Osteen provides an account of the experience of raising his son with autism. His account is not sugar-coated and shares the experience he and his wife go through dealing with coming to terms with their son's diagnosis, their efforts to support their son, and the impact of Cam's autism on their marriage detailing, " a chilling picture of desperate, beleagured parents afraid to leave their house, totally cut off from friends and relatives." The book ends with the family regaining control of their home, coming to terms that their son will not be cured of his autistic traits and accepting that they did the best they could with him about the time that he starts attending a residential school. During times, when autism cure books abound, it is refreshing to hear accounts based on educated parents who made research-based decisions to support their son.

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