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How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?: Inside My Autistic Mind Paperback – April 1, 2011
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His poetic and visual writings allow me to see things from his point of view and opens a window into the world of autism through his eyes.
His book is truly a voice and a wake up call to all those who don't believe in the hidden intelligence that the mayority of people with autism possess. It's really a matter of opening our eyes and forcing us as society to look beyond the physical, what we see on the outside. The famous old saying "don't judge a book by it's cover" truly applies to autism.
Thank you Tito for continuing to teach us to look beyond the superficial and into the soul of the person. You are so blessed to have had Soma in your live and we are so Blessed to have her in our kid's life. Thank you for sharing her with the world! She truly is amazing as you are.
Ivonne Fernandez (CA)
For many people with autism who are nonverbal or marginally verbal, synthesizing words that are heard into speech can be challenging. The more severely one is affected, the greater is the challenge in decoding words into separate units of communication. This applies to many people with more severe autism.
Soma and Tito left India and everything and everybody they knew to come to the United States. Their mission was to make Soma's method of teaching people with severe autism known. Iversen's son Dov was also severely autistic and nonverbal. Soma and Tito worked with Dov and in time, Dov's math prowess and communicative skills became apparent. Dov's story is featured in Strange Son.
While Tito calls autism a "disease," it is not. Rather, it is a neurobiological condition that affects sensory processing and/or integration and communication to varying degrees. It is not AUTISM that needs to be cured so much as it is intolerance towards those who have autism. While such a cure would indeed be wonderful, so would the end of intolerance and rude portrayals of people with autism as prodigious savant stereotypes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was interesting to read a book written by an author who is severely autistic. You easily learn through his words what works about his senses and what doesn't. Read morePublished 5 months ago by carefulresearcher
This book is a treasure for anyone wanting insight into an autistic mind. I told my library to get it as a resource.Published 7 months ago by K. Matthews
I am a mother of a 5 year old boy who is my world. He was medically diagnosed with Autism at 3 years old. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Josie Wood
A window into my sons world. It gave me a different perspective as to the way my 4 year thinks.Published 11 months ago by Wendi Gray
Again, insightful. We all look at the world differently, and this book is an excellent reminder. I found it most interesting that much of his "non-responsiveness" was... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Tito, you have accomplished so much knowledge, respect, success and admiration in a very young age that most of the so called 'neuro typical' people don't accomplish in a life... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pavan Kumar
I don't like rating this kind of book. It is not fiction, where you can judge the story's plot. Although I did enjoy Tito's scattered, whimsical style, I did not read this book... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kristina G.