Yooku My Brother - The Enigma: Autism

Yooku My Brother - The Enigma: Autism

by Mansah Gaisie Barnes


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When a family is ravaged by the destructive and enigmatic nature of autism, the individual family members must learn to deal with this mysterious condition in their own ways. Yooku, My Brother examines the effects of autism, and answers some of the baffling questions surrounding this increasingly common affliction.
The protagonist's brother Yooku has autism, and she describes her family's struggles with his condition eloquently and in a way that is accessible to all readers. She shares how the stress of having a loved one with autism leads to social and emotional complications, not only for the person with autism, but for their families and caregivers as well. The author: Mansah Gaisie Barnes also provides helpful facts, resources, and insights to help cope with the challenge-and through her book, we come to know the joy that results from learning to understand those with autism.
This is a no-holds-barred look at autism, presented with love and compassion. A must-have for anyone adjusting to life with a family member who has autism.

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ISBN-13: 9781478716532
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/12/2012
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

About the Author: Mansah Gaisie Barnes was born in Ghana (West Africa). She graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a degree in liberal arts and an associate degree in education. After working for a while in Ghana, she left for England and lived in Glasgow, Manchester, and London, where she married her husband, Gordon. She later joined him in the U.S., and they now live in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with their three boys: Declan, Dewayne, and Deshawn. Mansah recently graduated from Drexel University with a Master of Science degree in special education and a concentration in autism.

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