Autism Uncen­sored: Pulling Back the Curtain

  • From the Publisher
March 29, 2018

Autism Uncen­sored is the true sto­ry of the suc­cess­ful inclu­sion of an unre­cov­ered” child with Autism in his com­mu­ni­ty. Rather than anoth­er mirac­u­lous break­through” sto­ry, it pro­vides an unflinch­ing, real-time por­tal into the mind of a par­ent who adopt­ed extra­or­di­nary meth­ods to forcibly include her autis­tic son in his com­mu­ni­ty regard­less of pub­lic ridicule or scorn. The book rede­fines notions of shame, con­for­mi­ty and suc­cess in order to carve out a mean­ing­ful life for per­sons with Autism regard­less of their lim­i­ta­tions. It advo­cates for a duty to dis­close a child’s Autism, and a cor­re­spond­ing duty for the gen­er­al pub­lic to tol­er­ate autis­tic tantrums and assist with inclusion.

It is not known whether Autism dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly affects the Jew­ish pop­u­la­tion, but legions of Jew­ish par­ents are in pain. Giv­en the empha­sis in Jew­ish cul­ture on edu­ca­tion and achieve­ment, it’s espe­cial­ly painful for these par­ents to grap­ple with an incur­able cog­ni­tive dis­or­der. Jews are known for their fierce ded­i­ca­tion to par­ent­ing, and I am no excep­tion. My sto­ry offers real­is­tic hope and guid­ance to par­ents, grand­par­ents and sib­lings alike.

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