Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism

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A&C Black, Aug 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages

When he was four years old Kamran Nazeer was enrolled in a small school in New York alongside other children diagnosed with autism. Here they received care that was at the cutting edge of developmental psychology. Kamran is now a policy adviser in Whitehall - but what of the others? With rare perception, he tells of their lives: the speechwriter unable to make eye contact, the courier who gets upset if anyone touches his bicycle, the suicidal depressive, and the computer engineer who communicates difficult emotions through the use of hand puppets.

 

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For about 18 months in the 1980s, a New York City school ran a special education class for autistic students. Some didn’t speak; another periodically interrupted every lesson or conversation to say ... Read full review

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Very interesting book by an author diagnosed with autism as a child, combining tales of his personal experience, the experiences of classmates, their parents and families, and scientific and philosophical thoughts on autism. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21

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Section 12
Section 13
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
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About the author (2009)

Kamran Nazeer was born of itinerant Pakistani parents and has lived in New York, Jeddah, Islamabad and Glasgow. He studied law but decided not to become a lawyer. By the time he completed his Ph.D. thesis, he had decided not to become an academic. On leaving Cambridge, he was recruited into Her Majesty's Service and now works as a policy adviser in Whitehall. He has published work in newspapers and magazines.

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