The Mind Tree

The Mind Tree

A Miraculous Child Breaks the Silence of Autism

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of autobiographical prose and poetry by a virtually nonverbal child with autism shares his diagnosis at the age of three, his mother's efforts to teach him how to write, and his philosophical perspectives on the experiences of living in an autistic mind and body. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Once in a great while, a special person emerges in the history of science and medicine whose unique set of characteristics sheds light on an entire disorder and sometimes even on the mysteries of the human brain. Tito is such a person. Although he is severely autistic and nearly nonverbal, his ability to communicate through his extra-ordinary writing is astonishing. At the age of three, Tito was diagnosed with severe autism, but his mother, Soma, refused to accept the conventional wisdom of the time that her son would be unable to interact with the outside world. With boundless hope and determination, she read to him and taught him to write in English. She also challenged him to write his own stories.
The result of their efforts is this remarkable book, written when Tito was between eight and eleven years old, comprising a collection of profound and startling philosophical writings about growing up in the most challenging of circumstances. His eloquent self-expression and beautifully crafted language reveal, for what experts say is the first time in history, how it feels to be locked inside an autistic body and mind.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents autobiographical prose and poetry by a virtually nonverbal child with autism, sharing his diagnosis at the age of three, his mother's efforts to teach him how to write, and his philosophical perspectives on living with autism.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group, 2003, c2000
Edition: 1st North American ed
Description: xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781559706995
1559706996
Branch Call Number: 616.85882 Muk

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CSchmidt1 Nov 21, 2011

An amazing book written by a child on the autism spectrum. This is a useful book for anyone who wants to appreciate an insider's perspective of autism and Aspergers syndrome. It seems that this would be a great biography to share with students on the spectrum or who are interested in their classmates who may be on the spectrum.

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