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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2010

01-10-2010 | Book Review

Jeff Stimpson: Alex the Boy: Episodes from a Family’s Life with Autism

Vervante, 2008, 234 pp., $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60725-927-5

Auteur: Kimberly Peabody

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2010

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Excerpt

Alex the Boy is a compelling memoir which tells the story of a family navigating the path of having a child with an autism diagnosis. While there are many other books available with a similar theme, most are written as success stories; either the child improves drastically, or, throughout the course of the book the parents succeed in coming to terms with their child’s diagnosis. This book fills a niche by simply providing the reader with insight into the family’s daily life, without explicitly giving advice or strategies. While Alex’s parents do come to terms with the diagnosis over time, it is not the overarching theme, which sets the book apart from others in the field. The title of the book, “…episodes from a family’s life with autism”, reflects the book’s nature of focusing on the family’s journey, which is often overlooked in comparison to the struggles of the child with a diagnosis. The simple message of the book for other parents is clear: You are not alone. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Jeff Stimpson: Alex the Boy: Episodes from a Family’s Life with Autism
Vervante, 2008, 234 pp., $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60725-927-5
Auteur
Kimberly Peabody
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0869-2