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In Two Worlds

4.89  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 16th 2018 by Double Buck Publishing, LLC
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Vana Thiero
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mesmerizingly insightful the way Author, Ido Kedar details everyday encounters from a variety of human perspectives seamlessly crafting sympathy, empathy and at times an uncomfortable albeit deep understanding of the perplexing projected opinions of nonspeaking people with Autism. "In Two Worlds" is an emotionally gripping story of stories that paints vivid scenes and portrayals which conjured fortunate and unfortunate personal experiences raising a Non-Verbal son ... many seemingly extracted fr ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ido- I would like to sincerely thank you for your new novel. It is a staggering achievement and a really really good read. It is enlightening, and told with real heart. It has helped to build a bridge between my son and the rest of the family in a way that sometimes only fiction can.

I think it is potentially a really important novel in terms of educating people about the reality of living with non verbal autism and the dangerous and damaging misconceptions that go along with such a diagnosis. I
Haddas Chipkiewicz
A dose of hope for non verbal autism

Anyone that interacts with a non verbal autistic person must read this book! It changes the way you speak to them, your expectations and your response. Many of the situations presented in this wonderfully written novel could have taken place in my house. Hope we get close to your level ido!
Gordon Gates
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful first novel drawing on personal experience. Worth reading for anyone interested in autism or wanting to better understand individuals diagnosed with "classic," "severe," or "autism level 3" (requiring very substantial support). As an exploration of how a person who can't speak may feel inside and how one such individual learned to communicate, finally being able to express feelings and opinions, it shines with hard-won insight. This book turns current scientific convention and popula ...more
Sara Bildner
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ido Kedar has written a profoundly beautiful and insightful novel about the journey of a nonspeaking autistic boy trapped in his body to a person finally able to communicate his intelligence. Anybody who wants to learn about what it is like to live with autism will gain tremendous knowledge. Because this is a work of fiction, you get to be inside the head and heart of Anthony, the boy with autism, and being in his shoes in this way really makes the story impactful. The language Ido uses is so lo ...more
Kathleen St.Onge
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like Kedar’s previous book (the autobiographical, Ido in Autismland), In Two Worlds has been laboriously written by typing with one finger on an iPad, with no one touching him (an incontrovertible fact well-documented in prominent media, including the Wall Street Journal, LA Times and CBC). In this book, Kedar tells the story of ‘Anthony,’ about whom it is assumed—as it is for autists generally—that ‘non-speaking means non-thinking.’ As a non-speaking person with severe autism, Kedar is determin ...more
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A novel of hope and autism

This reads like a memoir, but is a novel. The story follows Anthony who is a misunderstood child with nonspeaking autism. The title refers to his inside world where he is intelligent, loving, kind and frustrated, and the Anthony that the outside world sees, which is so different to the real Anthony.

Anthony’s body ignores what his brain is telling it to do, thus leaving Anthony trapped inside and unable to communicate. He describes his therapy sessions with people who b
Jess Miklos
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Two Worlds is a wonderful follow-up book to Ido in Autismland. It provides a much-needed window into the internal world of individuals with autism who struggle to communicate. I care about several individuals with autism or apraxia, and this book helped me to gain perspective about what their day-to-day experiences might be like. I would certainly recommend the book to anyone who knows anyone with autism. It can be far to easy to dismiss the potential of folks who have trouble controlling the ...more
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the most important and paradigm changing works of our time. Kedar has a masterful ability to encapsulate the different experiences and perspectives of debates within the autism community in characters that are so true to life you feel as if you have met them before. This book is nothing less than emancipatory. Much like the works of Naoki Higashida, this book has the power to change lives. I am forever grateful to have read it.
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was very interesting because I was able to understand that people with autism can't control what they do. This book was interesting because I was able to learn more about this condition. It is kinda funny it's interesting I highly recommend reading this book.
Dana Braidman
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ido is my hero. My son has non verbal autism and for so long I yearned for someone like my son to tell me their story. Ido has done that for me and I will forever be grateful for his passion, hard work and truth telling. His books are like my bibles. Thank you Ido.
Cathy Smyth
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New Perspective

I remember when facilitated communication was in the news as a controversial strategy in autism. It was fascinating to read about this from someone who experienced it first hand. I enjoyed this immensely.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond words

This book is an incredibly well written story that brings you to tears, or at least brought me to tears.
Sara Williams
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Totally eye-opening and encouraging. A fantastic reminder to always assume competence. Oh and hilarious too I cried laughing at some things!
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