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My Child Is Autistic Paperback – December 31, 2010
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About the Author
Renitha Tutin came to the UK from Malaysia when she was 20 years old, having been awarded a British High Commissioner Awards Scholarship. After graduation, she went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. She left industry after her autistic son was born and now teaches part-time at the University of Bristol, devoting the rest of her time to him.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is very well organised, the first chapter introduces the important idea of hope and gives the background behind the book. Subsequent chapters then go on to cover the areas specific to living as a family with an autistic child. Starting with "Acceptance" and covering areas such as: school (up to age 8 years old); music; motor skills; speech and communication; empathy and emotions; sensory overload and isolation. The final chapter "Bright Side" is really where the author breaks through the pessimistic stereotype that autism is simply doom and gloom and highlights the positive aspects she has encountered with her family.
I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone with an interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, especially those who have a child who has recently been diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum. In addition I feel that the book, especially the chapter on "Isolation", would be of great use for friends of those that have autistic children.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn more about this subject, irrespective of whether they live with an autistic child or not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A compelling story of a devoted mother whose hopes and dreams of raising her firstborn are shattered when she realises he is severely autistic. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Anton G
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it was easy to read and a real insight into the difficulties as well as the joys a family may face when raising an autistic child. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Sarah M