GROWING UP SEVERELY AUTISTIC

GROWING UP SEVERELY AUTISTIC

by Kate Rankin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853028916

ISBN-13: 9781853028915

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Gabriel is a teenager who is severely autistic: he is completely unsocialized, is incontinent and is unable to speak. In this book his mother, with great honesty, describes what it is like to bring up an autistic child who requires constant care and exhibits challenging behaviour.

Written partly in diary form, Growing Up Severely Autistic covers the minutiae

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Overview

Gabriel is a teenager who is severely autistic: he is completely unsocialized, is incontinent and is unable to speak. In this book his mother, with great honesty, describes what it is like to bring up an autistic child who requires constant care and exhibits challenging behaviour.

Written partly in diary form, Growing Up Severely Autistic covers the minutiae of daily life with vivid immediacy, from preventing Gabriel eating the goldfish, to helping him through his grief on the death of his father. Gabriel's life and relationships with his family are traced from early childhood, through his school days to his entry into residential care at the age of 17. With affection and humour, Kate Rankin has written a personal and intimate study of someone who is very different from those around him, and who cannot himself articulate his experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853028915
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. 1. My name is Gabriel. 2. Everyday autism. 3. 'Sweet are the uses of adversity', or, every stick has two ends. 4. More life and times on Planet Autism. 5. 'When did you know?' 6. A cuckoo in the nest. 7. New school. 8. Growing up, or, fitting a square peg in a round hole. 9. 'But the greatest of these is charity.' 10. Many happy returns of the day. 11. Cousin Mary, Victor of Aveyron, and Peter the wild boy. 12. Autism: What is it? What causes it? What can be done about it? 13. 'Of my life story I know only the middle, not the beginning nor the end.' 14. Dark days. 15. Shit happens. 16. Turkeys don't cry. 17. A free spirit. List of quotations.

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