"Strange Son" by Portia Iversen

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juls35inva
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"Strange Son" by Portia Iversen

Postby juls35inva » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:22 pm

I am almost thru and it is great!! A must read for any parent who's child is on the spectrum and doubts their childs ability to understand.
mom to Adam 4 PDD, who is no longer non-verbal & Jason 13,ADHD,(& the next Robin Williams)

mmesmama
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Postby mmesmama » Mon May 07, 2007 7:23 pm

I'm reading this right now! It's a page turner, I can't put it down.
Amy
Mom to:
Madison - age 8 (PDD-NOS)
Mason - age 6.5(ASD)
Emerson - 3.5 (NT)

gtto
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Postby gtto » Sun May 20, 2007 1:02 am

Be aware that Tito Mukhopadhyay strongly objects to his portrayal in the book as beastlike and animalistic and so forth. (I am still trying to slog through it, I find the dehumanizing language makes it hard for me to want to read it, because I have had such language applied to me before and I identify strongly with people who are described in these ways.)
"If you're watching it, you're part of it. If you're close enough to see it, you're in it."


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