A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler’s story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative “Leave-it-to-Beaver” world of the fifties: a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as infant schizophrenics and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeedas Ms. Cutler puts it, “beyond my wildest dreams.” Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.
|Publisher:||Future Horizons, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of ContentsPrologue
Chapter 1: And Baby Makes Three
Chapter 2: As the Twig Is Bent
Chapter 3: Childhood
Chapter 4: The Separate Worlds Begin
Chapter 5: Things Fall Apart
Chapter 6: And Start All Over Again
Chapter 7: The End of Childhood
Chapter 8: Then What Happened?
Chapter 9: Looking for the Source
Chapter 10: The Legacy of Genes
Chapter 11: What It Means to Be Human