Not Different Enough: A thirty-year journey with autism, Asperger's, and intellectual disabilities

Not Different Enough: A thirty-year journey with autism, Asperger's, and intellectual disabilities

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by Gloria Doty
     
 

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Not Different Enough is a humorous, heart-warming and occasionally, heart-breaking recounting of the 30-year journey with my daughter and autism, Asperger's and intellectual disabilities.

It is not filled with special diets, treatments, therapies or political activism. It is a glimpse into the everyday life of a person with

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Not Different Enough is a humorous, heart-warming and occasionally, heart-breaking recounting of the 30-year journey with my daughter and autism, Asperger's and intellectual disabilities.

It is not filled with special diets, treatments, therapies or political activism. It is a glimpse into the everyday life of a person with those disabilities and how it affects a family on a day-today basis. You will laugh and cry as you identify with Kalisha and me, even if you don't have a child with a disability.

Many of the concepts discussed apply to everyone; doctors, therapists, dentists, parents, teachers and friends.

When I was writing the book, I would ask Kalisha if she wanted to read each chapter. She told me she didn't care what I wrote about her; she just wanted people to know what it is like to be her.

The title was chosen when Kalisha came home from school one afternoon and said, "Mom, the kids at school don't know I have autism, they just think I'm weird. I guess I'm not different enough.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491855089
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
01/23/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
670,520
File size:
5 MB

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Not Different Enough: A thirty-year journey with autism, Asperger's, and intellectual disabilities 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finishing reading this book - a very good read! Even thoughI have known Gloria Doty and her daughter, Kalisha since Kalisha was born. Now I feel like I KNOW them and appreciate them even more. This book is very enlightening for everything they, as a family, have gone through and have learned. It is very heart-warming and heart-wrenching, and the love is evident. Would highly recommend for everyone to read - would be especially helpful to so many people in many "walks of life".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited it is finally here!! Can't wait to get my copy, I have heard nothing but absolutely great things about this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book. What an encouragement to all who live with…work with…or have ever had a child diagnosed with a disability. Pure joy. Doty shows us how to build a positive and lasting relationship with all of our kids.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome, amazing and love it aren't descriptive enough for this book. I experienced every emotion that was described, page by page. It is a must read for anyone associated with an individual with special needs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.  Everyone with children should read this.  
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