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Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism

by Kamran Nazeer - £12.99  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780747585657 | ISBN 10: 0747585652

When he was four years old Kamran Nazeer was enrolled in a small school in New York alongside other children diagnosed with autism. Here they received care that was at the cutting edge of developmental psychology.

Kamran is now a policy adviser in Whitehall but what of the others? With rare perception, he tells of their lives: the speechwriter unable to make eye contact, the courier who gets upset if anyone touches his bicycle, the suicidal depressive, and the computer engineer who communicates difficult emotions through the use of hand puppets.

"It is through Nazeer's frank portrayal of these lives that we come to understand a little better what it is to live with autism."
(Daily Express)
"Diverting, unpredictable, sometimes shocking... It will absorb everyone with any curiosity about the more uncommon workings of the human mind."
(Observer - Books of the Year)

(Price & availability last checked: June 2018)

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