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A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism - Revised Edition

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Kelly Harland's stories explore her son's life to the age of 14, and the new and unexpected universe she and her husband - both professional musicians - must learn to navigate with him.


Will's fears, anxieties, and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable "flip-outs" and "freak
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Paperback, 159 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published June 1st 2002)
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Kelly Harland's book of essays about life with her son Will are enjoyable, and anyone who knows someone with autism will find it resonates with them. For me, this starred mediocrely not because of poor content or weak writing, but assembly. It still felt very much like a series of disconnected short anecdotes rather than a cohesive book. There seemed to be no effort made to make the book a unit. If I'd read these essays in a magazine or on a blog, this wouldn't be a problem, but in a book, I fou ...more
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