Patricia Stacey, a writer, college teacher, and former staff member of the Atlantic Monthly , lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening The Heart And Mind Of A Child Threatened With Autismby Patricia Stacey
In 1997, writer Patricia Stacey and her husband Cliff learned that their six-month-old son Walker might never walk or talk, or even hear or see. Unwilling to accept this grim prediction, they embarked on a five-year odyssey that took them into alternative medicine, the newest brain research, and toward a new and innovative understanding of autism. Finally their
In 1997, writer Patricia Stacey and her husband Cliff learned that their six-month-old son Walker might never walk or talk, or even hear or see. Unwilling to accept this grim prediction, they embarked on a five-year odyssey that took them into alternative medicine, the newest brain research, and toward a new and innovative understanding of autism. Finally their search led them to pioneering developmental psychiatrist Stanley Greenspan who helped them save their son and bring him into full contact with the world. This enthralling memoir, at once heart wrenching and hopeful, takes the reader into the life of one remarkable family willing to do anything to give their son a rich and emotionally full life. We stand witness as they struggle to elicit the first sign that Walker is connecting with them, and share in their fears, struggles, tiny victories, and eventual triumphs. The Boy Who Loved Windows is compelling and inspiring reading for parents and professionals who care for children with autism and other special needs. The book is also a stunning literary debut, of interest to anyone who cares about the lives of children and the passion of families who, against huge odds, put these children first.
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From the first chapter of this heart-moving novel it's easy to feel the sincerity in a mother's voice. Patricia a mother of two finds herself living with the fear of her autistic son never loving her. Threw out this novel Patricia let's the reader into her life and how to overcome uncontrollable challenges. The detail in every changing moment in Walkers life helps on the emotional rollercoaster. The only dislike within this story is not getting the full understanding of the way her husband handled and took the situation. This is an incredible read for all types of people because no matter whom you are. This story helps all readers appreciate what they have but open their eyes to the world around them. As much as it's hard to hear about another family's struggles this story instead of bringing your sprits down it helps give you hope about families to come or your own family. My Brother Dustin by Alden R. Carter is another book talking about kids with disabilities that I would recommend to others after reading this story. After holding my breath, hoping for the best for this incredible mother and son and hearing their amazing story I would give this book 5 out of 5 starts and think everyone should read this inspiring book.
This book was great! If you know anyone who has autism or have a child with it. This book will help you understand SO MUCH about AUTISM and Sensory Integration Disorder. I found this book easy to read and very informative!! Loved it!
A aswome book.My son was diagnose with Autism at age 3he is now 5 and has come along way.This book has help me alot to understand a little more about his world. Thank you Stacy ( and other authors)for writting this kind of books.
Patricia has an amazing talent for writing clearly. As a mother of a 2.5yr old autistic boy, I know all too well the pain, confusion, frustration, guilt and happiness that goes along with fighting autism. Patricia was so wonderful to let us in on her life - how it affected her marriage, her guilt for ignoring her older daughter, losing friends who couldn't comprehend what she was doing. I think that so many of Patricia's thoughts are the very same thoughts that us parents have who are also fighting autism. I could relate in so many ways; her thoughts were my thoughts. Feeling like you're the only one in a vast ocean of wild emotions? Then you need to read this book. You'll quickly realize you're not alone.
Stacey's book has it all! She provides enough information for parents in similar positions to actually help their child. Moreover, the story is beautifully crafted by a very gifted writer. Thank God for Patricia Stacey and this book.