||Sure to be compared with his friend Donna William's best seller, NOBODY, NOWHERE, Mr. McKean's offering takes you inside the mind of a person with autism. He describes the sensory stimulations & challenges in a sensitive manner rarely seen in the autistic community. Mr. McKean even offers poems that offer the reader a unique perspective. Thomas takes you through his early childhood, the pain of misdiagnosis, being institutionalized for three & one-half years, the difficulty of relationships, & the fears & apprehensions of a person with autism. He also discusses different treatment options. This book is excellent for a family with a autistic member, anyone working with that community or students studying autism.
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||Winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Achievement Award, this heartwarming book was one of the first autobiographies to provide unique insight into the world of autism. Tom McKean grew up in a confusion of misdiagnosis, spending years in an institution and finally journeying into adulthood, seeking answers. He finally comes to a "working truce" with the neurotypical world and discovers he has various talents in fields such as computers and technical design, in addition to his passion for writing. His challenges, discoveries, and successes will move you as his poetry, songs, and humor delight you.