There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism [NOOK Book]

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This is a view from inside the mind of autism—a dual autobiography written in point-counterpoint style by Judy Barron and her son, Sean Barron. Together, they chronicle Sean’s young life and the effects of autism on him and his family. As a youngster, Sean was confrontational, uncontrollable, “isolated and desperately unhappy.” Baffled about how to interact with others, he felt “like an alien from outer space.” Then, at seventeen, Sean experienced a breakthrough that began his release from autism. Today he’s a ...
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There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism

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Overview

This is a view from inside the mind of autism—a dual autobiography written in point-counterpoint style by Judy Barron and her son, Sean Barron. Together, they chronicle Sean’s young life and the effects of autism on him and his family. As a youngster, Sean was confrontational, uncontrollable, “isolated and desperately unhappy.” Baffled about how to interact with others, he felt “like an alien from outer space.” Then, at seventeen, Sean experienced a breakthrough that began his release from autism. Today he’s a public speaker, college student, and reporter—and close to his family. You absolutely must read this book.

This incredibly insightful book--now translated into seven languages--examines autism from the unique perspective of both a mother and her son with autism. Both Judy and Sean Barron relate their understandings of the events that each have experienced, resulting in a rare insight into the mind of a child with autism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935274407
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Series: There's A Boy in Here Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 279
  • Sales rank: 293,864
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Judy Barron lives in the Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania with her husband. She is a lyricist and writer who divides her time between writing children’s songs and books, and painting floor cloths and faux finishes.

Sean Barron is a very interesting and intelligent young man who has faced the challenge of autism. He and his mother wrote an insightful book on their lives together. There’s a Boy in Here has won many accolades for offering the unique perspectives of two people who look at the same world but see and feel entirely different things. Mr. Barron has progressed to the point that it is difficult to even realize that he once was truly impacted by autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. He is now a freelance writer, lives independently, and recently co-authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships with Dr. Temple Grandin. Sean is a graduate of Youngstown State University, and works as a reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator. He’s pursuing a second degree in journalism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2006

    Outstanding book....highly recommend!!

    I am a single parent of a 4 year old autistic boy. I bought this book with the hope of better understanding how he acts the way he does and how he thinks. I must say that this book was so informing and entertaining at the same time. I laughed, I cried, and I found myself in this book. Many of the common things autistic children do were explained from the 'inside out' approach through Sean. God bless them for writing this book. I couldn't put it down...not even at work or at home. I finished this book in 3 days and I've never read anything that fast before. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants an inside look at what it means to be autistic or who wants to be better informed. Truly a REMARKABLE BOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    A window worth peering into

    I admire Sean for his accomplishments and for sharing his story. Neurodiversity is recognized and valued through Sean's story; it provides a window into the minds of those we love without words or ways to communicate in the terms us typicals are able to comprehend.

    More editing prior to publishing would have been appreciated.

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  • Posted February 19, 2010

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    Enlightening read!

    I loved the structure of this book - the personal stories of a boy with autism, and then his mother's perspective on the same situation was enlightening. I work with children with autism daily and it was interesting to get an inside perspective of events that some of my students display.

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    Posted January 12, 2013

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