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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Comprehensive and Insightful, July 31, 2013
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This review is from: The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (Kindle Edition)
For a parent whose child has recently been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, I highly recommend starting with this book. Reading this book has made me accept and understand my 3-year-old son's diagnosis and it gave me a peek at what could possibly be going on in his brain. All the worries that came flooding as I got that first diagnosis (PDD-NOS) has left me clutching on to this book. By the time I got a second opinion and confirmation of a diagnosis (ASD) after DSM-5 was released, I was already fully informed because of this book. By then, I was able to take the doctor's advice with grace and acceptance instead of shock and denial. This book has made me and my family focus on "what can we do now to make it the best possible scenario for my child."

This was written in Temple Grandin's voice, and in the last part of the book, she has given Richard Panek great credit, saying that they have worked well together on this book. Richard Panek made this this book structured well, flowing correctly, and delivered clearly.

The beginning chapters made me think that this was a scientific paper as she laid out the history of Autism, possible causes, and even explaining the procedures done as she was "lighting up the brain" under an fMRI. However, Temple's voice and character softens the "scientific paper" as she relates all these research to her own experiences.

I also love that she mentions "Mother" a few times, as it gives a glimpse of what her own mother has done that benefitted Temple while she was growing up. It is clear that Temple has gone through a lot of growing pains, but it is also clear that her mother was firm and strong behind all of this.

I am very grateful for the facts and helpful insight contained in this book. Thank you, Temple & Richard, for helping me move forward with this diagnosis and giving us ideas on better ways to handle Autism.
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