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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade (February 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594481350
  • ASIN: B001G8WLNO
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,320,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay was born and raised in Mysore and Bangalore, India. The subject of stories on 60 Minutes II and in The New York Times and People.

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I found the book interesting, moving, even humorous at some points.
S. J. Whitlock
Thanks to Soma and Tito, these Ambassadors of Autism have helped bridge gaps between those in need of understanding of autism and those who live the experience.
BeatleBangs1964
I found this book to be very helpful in the understanding my children's autistic minds.
Bella

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Whitlock on May 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have a 14 year old non-verbal autistic son and each time I picked up the book I was moved to tears. Reading Tito's book was, for me, like getting some insight into my son's thoughts. Tito's behaviors and fears matched so perfectly with some of my sons. Tito seems to be a very insightful young man. I found the book interesting, moving, even humorous at some points. I would definitely recommend that anyone who has a child who is autistic, or knows someone who does, read this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Miss Abla Hisheh on July 7, 2007
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The Mind Tree is the best book I have ever read on Autism. For the first time I was able to understand what goes inside the mind of an autistic child. I first bought the book for myself, and subsequently have bought 5 copies for friends or aquaintances who have a loved one with Autism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bella on September 26, 2012
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I found this book to be very helpful in the understanding my children's autistic minds. I have two children in the ASD spectrum and although they are not as effected as Tito we still have very different ways of seeing the world. This book has helped to clarify some misunderstandings that seemed to be unsolvable. I am very happy with my purchase of this book and have recommended it to several others.
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Tito Mukhopadhyay is a genius. It's as simple as that.

This brilliant young man who was born in 1989 has severe autism. He has said that he cannot work comfortably using more than one sensory mode at a time. He is marginally verbal. Tito's mother Soma has worked tirelessly with him and taught him to read using a letter board. From the letter board she developed RPM, Rapid Prompting Method. Soma would guide Tito through the paces until he mastered the given skill and was ready to fly solo. They have also started HALO, Helping Autism through Learning & Outreach. HALO is a nonprofit organization that provides 1x1 intensive work with clients with autism, families, educators and other professionals.

Tito describes the experience of a person locked in a limbo of silence due to autism beautifully. He provides excellent explanations of his behavior as a child. For example, he lined up all his red toys around his tricycle as he wanted to honor it with things in the color he loved best. He paints word masterpieces, murals of descriptions that explain what having severe autism has been like for him. Thanks to Soma and Tito, these Ambassadors of Autism have helped bridge gaps between those in need of understanding of autism and those who live the experience. His expressions are vividly colorful and his brilliant use of imagery will take root and develop into a large tree of knowledge, as stated in this book. This is a must read!
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By G. Hennessee on May 14, 2010
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This is a fascinating little book written by a child with severe autism. It is in two parts, one written when he was 8 and the other a few years later. There are a number of wonderful insights. I bought it as a gift for a friend who teaches autistic kids and read it before I gave it to her. She enjoyed it very much too.
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