She looked into my eyes and blinked hers slowly and deliberately, like a stroke victim, to show me that although she couldn t speak, she understood what I was saying to her I stroked her hair softly I know you re in there, honey, I told her We ll get you out Despite the horror of seeing fifteen month old Elizabeth slip away into autism, her mother knew that her bright little girl was still in there When Elizabeth eventually learned to communicate, first by using a letterboard and later by typing, the poetry she wrote became proof of a glorious, life affirming victory for this young girl and her family.I Am in Here is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who refuse to give up hope, who celebrate their victories, and who keep trying to move forward despite the obstacles Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth writes poetry that shines a light on the inner world of autism and the world around us That poetry and her mother s stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward with hope....
|Title||:||I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice|
|Publisher||:||Revell First Edition edition October 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||867 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice Reviews
As I read this heartbreaking story of a child locked in the world of autism and the courage and perseverance of her strong and resilient mother I found myself praying for Elizabeth to be able to speak. This beautiful child is so far beyond her years in intellect and spirit and shows her strength and courage in her extraordinary poetry.
This is a well written book by someone with an inside look at the world of autism. The poems written by Elizabeth, who has autism, give a beautiful look into her very bright mind. I would recommend this book to anyone who has contact with an autistic person or has an interest in learning about autism. It would be especially helpful for teachers and parents of autistic children no matter where they are on the spectrum. I enjoyed reading this book and learned much from it.
This wonderful book invites the reader into the world of an autistic person. We all need to learn as much as we can about this condition which is so prevalent in our world. When we understand what a non-speaking person is thinking, we can interact with them better. Elizabeth Bonker write beautiful poetry to express her feelings and observations of the world. Her mother adds comments and explanations that help the reader understand the challenges of parenting an autistic child.
A mother shares her story of her daughter with autism who finds her voice through a letter board and writing poetry. I was touched by the story of the family and their struggles with autism since I have an eleven year old grandson with autism. There are still so many unanswered questions as to causes and ways to reach these precious children.
This is the first time I ever read a book from the viewpoint of a nonverbal autistic, and it was an interesting read! It talks about the struggles of Autism not only from the viewpoint of the afflicted daughter, but from the viewpoint of the mother and older sister, as well. As I said, a good read.
great book. very helpful. used info in autism seminar
This book has changed my perception of the way I look at people. Almost everyone wrote this wonderful girl off, that she was destined to live with a very low functionality. He inner life turned out to be one of beauty and intelligence. I cry little; but this book made me cry tears of both joy and sadness.. Her poetry is beautiful. Her thoughts profound.
I really enjoyed this very sensitive book, something that I was unprepared for. but Elizabeth Bonker has portrayed the journey with detail n imagination. well worth reading as to an insight into this affliction that is claiming far too many young peoples lives. n a thought provoking look at what can be done for these kids, something as simple as a letter board can make all the difference, so come on Pollies make sure that every family who has an autistic child has the proper resource to give life to each child