Just This Side of Normal: Glimpses Into Life with Autism

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Future Horizons, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 139 pages
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"When I grow up I want to be a screwdriver!" A small boy spins down the sidewalk as his mother follows him with her eyes and heart. Nicky has autism. Winner of the ASA Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award, Just This Side of Normal is a powerful story of a parent's search for understanding in a world that sometimes makes no sense. This book was one of the first autobiographies written by a parent of a child with autism and it continues to inspire both parents and professionals in the autism community.


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User Review  - Heather19 - LibraryThing

Such a wonderful book! Written by the mother of an autistic boy, this book is a wonderful way to get an insider's look at what living with a child with autism is really like... the emotions, the pain ... Read full review

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Winner of the Outstanding Parent Achievement Award from the Autism Society of America, Elizabeth King Gerlach is the mother of two boys, one of whom has autism. She and her family reside in Oregon.

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