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A new view of Autism points the way for us all to thrive., Aug 16 2011
This absorbing book impresses us, not only the with vast experience that Jonathan Alderson has had with families involved with Autism, and his scholarly research, but also, hidden within each of the stories he reveals an observant and compassionate heart. Families, educators and medical professionals - everyone who reads this book, will find themselves approaching their Autistic charges with a new perspective and a new heart, and some essential strategies that can change the way they view Autism. The frontiers of science are always looking to move forward in understanding. With this definition, this book is 'science' at its best - moving forward in understanding - assessing what has gone before, with a willingness to challenge the limitations and distortions of theories that have fossilized into assumptions and judgements, while offering new possibilities for re-defining the future of Autism.
Whether you are involved with Autism in any way or not, please read this book, as it will inspire you to understand that we are all unique, all different, and that it requires little more than a compassionate heart to respect the differences and enable each individual to find their own unique place in this world.