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A Thorn in My Pocket
     

A Thorn in My Pocket

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by Eustacia Cutler
 

A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler's story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative Leave-it-to-Beaver world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as infant schizophrenics and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community, and school life, how

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A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler's story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative Leave-it-to-Beaver world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as infant schizophrenics and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community, and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed, as Ms. Cutler puts it, beyond my wildest dreams. Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.
Insightful chapters include:

And Baby Makes Three
As the Twig Is Bent
Childhood
The Separate Worlds Begin
Things Fall Apart
And Start All Over Again
The End of Childhood
Then What Happened?
Looking for the Source
The Legacy of Genes
What It Means to Be Human

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I laughed, I cried, I was shocked and amazed. Her story is one that will stay with me especially on the days I have trouble with my child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781941765401
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
12/31/2016
Sales rank:
434,059
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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