Ido in Autismland

Ido in Autismland, by Ido Kedar.  A touching and well-written book, describing the feelings, memories and hopes of an autistic teenage boy, formerly unable to communicate.  How he was assumed to be intellectually impaired because he was non-verbal and had motor control issues, yet had no means of communicating his intelligence to his family or therapists for many years.  He now communicates by using a letter-board, as taught through Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).  This book chronicles his journey from the outpouring of years of frustration, through his goals to manage various difficulties he encounters with his autism, and his determination to get an education and go to college.  He has a very insightful mind and a beautiful gentle spirit, and I enjoyed learning from him.

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