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Living Life with Autism: The World Through My Eyes
     

Living Life with Autism: The World Through My Eyes

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by Marc William Pulver, Robert Shostak (With)
 

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Some facts and figures from the Autism Society, Bethesda, Maryland

1 percent of the population of children in the U.S., ages 3-17,
have an autism spectrum disorder.

1 to 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.

Fastest-growing developmental disability; 10 - 17 percent annual growth.

$60 billion annual cost, of which 60% are in adult

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Some facts and figures from the Autism Society, Bethesda, Maryland

1 percent of the population of children in the U.S., ages 3-17,
have an autism spectrum disorder.

1 to 1.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.

Fastest-growing developmental disability; 10 - 17 percent annual growth.

$60 billion annual cost, of which 60% are in adult services.

Living Life with Autism: the World Through My Eyes is the story of Marc
William Pulver, a middle-aged man, who had to wait 50 years to learn he had a disorder that placed severe limitations on the way he would be able to live his life. He knew he was different but didn't know why and seeking an answer became an obsession with him. Miraculously this knowledge had the opposite effect one might expect. Instead of allowing himself to withdraw or slip into depression, he became energized. Relieved to know that there was a reason for why he was who he was, he desperately wanted to tell his life's story to the whole world because he felt it would give hope to others afflicted with autism.

Born a blue baby with severe physical and neurological developmental challenges, Marc describes in detail how he endured the grueling program of therapy prescribed for him by professionals at The Institutes for
Achievement of Human Potential. He writes freely about his fears and fascinations growing up in a household with two older brothers, and describes the indignities suffered leaving the safety of familiar home surroundings to attend early childhood schooling experiences. The narrative goes on to reveal the difficulties of teenage life when you just don't fit in,
have a problem relating to others, and find learning an arduous task.

After high school graduation Marc describes what it was like living in the real world. He writes about some of his work experiences; and with humor born of naiveté, describes traveling with his mother and father. Marc devotes the last part of his story to revealing how he felt when he first learned he was diagnosed with autism, and in what ways it changed his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781457509476
Publisher:
Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date:
02/24/2012
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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Living Life with Autism: The world through my eyes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a riveting first hand account of a family whose son was diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum and how through determination and patience and an unwillingness to be defeated they have lived life with respect and love. If you have a child or relative or friend with some form of autism, read this book and take hope. If you have ever raised or are raising children with none of these problems, you will read this book and love this family. Whether you are ignorant of autism, as I was, or you think you know all there is to learn about autism, because this book is written by this now successful son Marc, you will read his words and the history and your life will be changed.