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Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism
     

Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism

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by Liane Kupferberg Carter, Susan Senator (Foreword by)
 

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How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child?

Meet Mickey - charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. In this unflinching portrait of family life, Liane Kupferberg Carter gives us a mother's insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a

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How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child?

Meet Mickey - charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. In this unflinching portrait of family life, Liane Kupferberg Carter gives us a mother's insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a subsequent epilepsy diagnosis, to bullying and Bar Mitzvahs, Mickey's struggles and triumphs along the road to adulthood are honestly detailed to show how one family learned to grow and thrive with autism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849057158
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
10/21/2015
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
914,076
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

Liane Kupferberg Carter is a well-known writer and advocate in the autism community who currently lives in New York with her husband Marc and two sons, Jonathan and Mickey. She writes for the New York Times parenting blog Motherlode, as well as the Huffington Post blog, and was a staff writer for Autism After 16. Liane is a member of the Autism Speaks Parent Advisory Committee for the Transition to Adulthood Tool Kit, and a co-author of the Autism Speaks Advocacy Tool Kit. Her website can be found at www.lianekcarter.com.

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Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extraordinary book. It's beautifully written. Even more important, Carter conveys both the grief & the joy of living with a child--now adult--with Autism Spectrum Disorder. While none of can truly know what it's like, her honesty opens a door into her world & can teach all of us. I was also impressed by all she & her husband have learned about medical, educational, & treatment options for individuals with ASD. Their knowledge & experience clearly make them strong advocates for their son but can also serve as a guide for other parents--and professionals in the field. Carter & her husband sound like remarkable people & remarkable parents. And they are clearly proud of the accomplishments of both their sons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable, Liane Kupferberg Carter gracefully articulates the hopes, the disappointments, the frustrations, and the triumphs that is inherent to raising a child on the spectrum and negotiating with the powers that be. The realities of life with a household dominated by autism is artfully conveyed. By the end of the book you are rooting for Mickey and his family, and hoping to read a sequel. Highly recommended!
PhyllisGoldbergPhD More than 1 year ago
A Heartfelt Memoir Liane Carter has written a family love story about loyalty, bravery and renewal. Her honesty about the challenges of raising a child with autism cuts to the core, and her resilience is breathtaking. Through the eyes of an intuitive mom who knows what works, Liane covers history and theory as well as clinical and personal experiences. With her unique lens and as a strong advocate for the autism community, she corrects misconceptions and broadens our understanding. Right from the start, she invites us into her family life. As we watch Liane find balance between navigating the inevitable transitions and letting go, we recognize more about our own family dynamics. With Liane as our guide, "Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable" is a must read. We grow to appreciate the team that works together on Mickey’s behalf. Forthright with her emotions, Liane shares powerful insights into her relationship with her husband and sons. And as Mickey develops his talents, sense of humor and strengths, her gratitude is a model for all of us.