David is a happy, healthy, and affectionate child, but he is also profoundly autistic. He is unable to speak more than a few words, barely capable of expressing his most basic needs, oblivious to danger and blind to other people’s emotions. This is the heart-wrenching story of bringing up a child who will always be a little boy and an account of both the heartbreak and the unexpected joy of autism. With raw and sometimes brutal honesty, Christopher and Nicola Stevens lay bare their experiences, which are by turns harrowing, funny, and inspirational. As David’s story unfolds, his parents reveal how the condition has both tested their limits, and helped to forge an unbreakable bond of love.
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Christopher Stevens works as an editor for The Observer. Nicola Stevens is a careers adviser.Review:
"This wonderfully honest book tells us a great deal, not only about autism, but also about the extraordinary tolerance and unselfishness that is born out of unequivocal love. At the same time, it reveals some uncomfortable truths about the struggle it takes to access the rights of those with disabilities in our so-called civilized society." —Jane Asher, president, National Autistic Society
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Descripción Michael O'Mara Books, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 288 pages. 8.00x5.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1843172666
Descripción Michael O'Mara, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111843172666
Descripción Michael O'Mara, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1843172666