Just This Side of Normal

Just This Side of Normal : Glimpses into Life with Autism

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'When I grow up I want to be a screwdriver!' A small boy spins down the sidewalk as his mother follows him with her eyes and heart. Nicky has autism. Winner of the ASA Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award, ""Just This Side of Normal"" is a powerful story of a parent's search for understanding in a world that sometimes makes no sense. This book was one of the first autobiographies written by a parent of a child with autism and it continues to inspire both parents and professionals in the autism community.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 144.78 x 220.98 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Arlington, United States
  • English
  • 1932565035
  • 9781932565034

Review quote

"I read, loved it, and wept all the way. Here you have a heart-wrenching account of autism and how a parent can lead her child through that dark tunnel and into a much sunnier world. It may still be spotted with clouds and thunderstorms, but it shows what can be done."
Marguerite Kelly, Author of The Mother's Almanac and syndicated columnist "Elizabeth King Gerlach's book tells it like it is. Her story has it all--happy, sad, serious, funny--and all at the same time. It's must reading for parents and important reading for professionals."
Stephen Edelson, PhD, Director of The Center for the Study of Autism
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About Elizabeth Gerlach King

Winner of the Outstanding Parent Achievement Award from the Autism Society of America, Elizabeth King Gerlach is the mother of two boys, one of whom has autism. She and her family reside in Oregon.
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22 ratings
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4 32% (7)
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2 9% (2)
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