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Different Kind of Boy : A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism

Different Kind of Boy : A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism - 02 edition

Different Kind of Boy : A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9781843107156

ISBN10: 1843107155

Different Kind of Boy : A Father
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: 2002
International: No
Different Kind of Boy : A Father

ISBN13: 9781843107156

ISBN10: 1843107155

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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Summary

A little nine-year old boy looks down at the gymnasium floor. The room is filled with children who like and respect him, but he has no real friends. He can barely name anyone in his class, and has trouble with the simplest things - recognizing people, pretending, and knowing when peopleare happy or angry or sad. Much of his life has been filled with anxiety. He is out of step with the world, which to him is mostly a whirlwind that must be actively decoded and put into order. And yet he was only one of seven fourth graders in the United States to ace the National Math Olympiad. In fifth grade he finished second in a national math talent search.

That boy is autistic. He is also loving, brilliant and resilient. In this book, his father writes about the joys, fears, frustration, exhilaration, and exhaustion involved in raising his son. He writes about the impact on his family, the travails of navigating the educational system, and the lessons he has learned about life, what it means to connect with other people, and how one builds a life that suits oneself. And, oh, yes, math. Lots about math.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. A Fair-Haired Boy.
2. 'You're a Father Now, Damn it!'.
3. The Wild Goose Chase.
4. A Different Sort of Boy.
5. Daycare.
6. An Addition to the Family.
7. Doors Opened and Closed.
8. 'You want to do it!'.
9. Taking Turns.
10. 'I Know, Mom, I Know'.
11. My Parents.
12. A Team.
13. Off the Charts.
14. The Evaluation.
15. 'My Son, the Doctor'.
16. 'Believe Me, They'd Have a Schedule!'.
17. An Integrated Classroom.
18. Crazy, Incomprehensible Rules.
19. Exhausted.
20. On the Town.
21. 'That's Just Backwards Multiplication!'.
22. Frame of Reference.
23. Spreadable Fruit
24. Diabetes.
25. Off to School.
26. Such A Bright Boy.
27. Mathematical Marvel.
28. Simon.
29. Careers.
30. 'Daddy, Look What I Can Do!'.
31. 'Don't Mourn For Us'.
32. Moving to D.C.
33. New kid on the Block.
34. Such Sensitive Children.
35. A Blessing.
36. Stamping Out Ambiguity.
37. Going Hazy.
38. Learning to Cope.
39. Black History Month.
40. Mr Hustle.
41. Front Page News.
42. Life.
43. Mathematical Marvel.
44. Connections Gained and Lost.
45. Graduation.
46. Becoming Self-Aware.

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