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A Different Kind Of Boy is highly recommended reading for any parent of an autistic or specially gifted child.
I was deeply touched by the honesty displayed in this book, and found that my thoughts, experiences, and feelings are mirrored by the author's.
The same material could have been covered with a dry, academic style which would really only be read and digested by few.
"People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm okay well they look at me kind of strange... Read more
Everyone worries about their own particular Different Kind of Kid...Too tall, too shy, too loud, too manic... Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Melody Curtiss
This book is for anyone who wants to know how to love and live when life has it's way with you. Dan Mont's naked revelation of his journey to understand and connect to his son Alex... Read morePublished on December 21, 2009 by Debbie K. Tate
This book provides a clear and moving story of what it's like to have a fairly autistic child. It reinforces my belief that autism (or at least some of the personalities classified... Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by Peter McCluskey
This book was loaned to me by my son's nurse practitioner. I hadn't heard of it, but now I'm encouraging everyone I know to read it. Read morePublished on April 29, 2008 by J. Evans
The author describes raising his autistic, mathematically gifted son for his son's first ten years of life. Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by James D. Miller
While reading, A Different Kind of Boy: A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism, I found myself stopping early on to recall how my two children were as babies... Read morePublished on October 19, 2004 by Bonnie Sayers
I second the emotions of other five-star-awarding readers. I've bought several copies of this book and shared it with journalists, editors, teachers, and family members who have... Read morePublished on September 20, 2004 by Judy Karasik
A Different Kind Of Boy: A Father's Memoir About Raising A Gifted Child with Autism is the personal memoir of Daniel Mont, the father of an autistic boy. Read morePublished on May 6, 2002 by Midwest Book Review