Running with Walker: A Memoir
By the time he was three, Walker's parents were concerned enough about his delayed development to consult a paediatric neurologist. Doctors diagnosed autism and issued a grim prognosis: 'I hold out no hope for this child'. But they hadn't accounted for Walker's intelligence, affection, and sense of humour - or for the remarkable bonds that grew within his family.
Walker's father, Robert Hughes, tells a touching and inspiring story of discovering that their 'perfect little boy had a problem'. With disarming honesty and humour, the book tells how a family copes and keeps hope alive despite the staggering difficulties autism presents.
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Running with Walker: A MemoirUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Hughes (English, Truman Coll.) makes a wonderful addition to the growing number of personal narratives dealing with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). While not purporting to provide anything more ... Read full review
Prologue Christmas Party 1997
A New Cult
Yes and No
Child Development to the Rescue
Running With Walker
Epilogue June 2001
The Two Walkers
Nothing is Written