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GREAT BOOKS ABOUT AUTISM


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Posted Jul 17, 2002 at 9:55:47 PM
Subject: GREAT BOOKS ABOUT AUTISM

I want to share what I've found in the world of autism/Aspergers. Maybe you have already found these two, great books yourselves, but if not, they are a MUST read.

Here is a poem I copied out of one of the books. This is just a start. There's sooooo much more - common sense strategies that work, stories that made me laugh and cry, and poems that are awesome.

TEARS OF LAUGHTER TEARS OF PAIN

by
Kathie Harrington


Autism
Does not have to be awful.
It can be a journey.
A caravan of faith,
Love, commitment, growth
And tears of laughter - tears of pain.


Autism
Does not have to be the thunder.
It can be the rainbow.
It can brighten your world
With rays of knowledge
And tears of laughter - tears of pain.


Autism
Is awesome.
It can demolish or it can construct.
It can be taught and it can teach.
In a mother's life
It will often rain
With tears of laughter - tears of pain.

The names of the books are For Parents and Professionals: Autism (jelly beans on the cover) and For Parents and Professionals: Autism in Adolescents and Adults (popcorn on the cover). Take a look at http://www.linguisystems.com/. I promise, you won't regret it! Kathie Harrington is the mother of a grown son with autism and a speech pathologist. GREAT - GREAT - GREAT from a mother who knows. Forward this to friends so that we can get this awesome info. to people who can use it.

I recently E mailed Kathie and she said that she is getting a website going. The new site is http://www.kathiesgoodspeech.com/.

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