~In A Different Key The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker~
I have read a ton of books on autism and I learned things I didn’t know reading this book. The format is an easy to follow timeline. Far from being a dry history, I found it easy to read. This is a great nonfiction book for anyone interested in learning about autism or the history of autism. The book starts with case one, Donald Triplett, and ends telling us where he is today.
This book dispels some of the myths surrounding autism, from the “refrigerator mother” to the vaccine controversy and the false idea of a sudden explosion in autism.
I was fascinated by the unfolding of the history. After reading, I understood more about why it has been so difficult for our society to understand autism, and the obstacles in getting a diagnosis and assistance for this condition.
A must read for anyone working with people on the spectrum.
This book is well researched and written in an easy to understand and engaging style. An excellent addition to your bookshelf.
I recommend this for anyone who works with people on the spectrum and for the curiously minded. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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