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“Mentally Retarded” Autistic Mute Breaks Her Silence, Joins Forces with Her Psychologist and Friend to Write Life Affirming Memoir on Living with Autism
Date:4/23/2013

Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

"Did you hear the severe autism alert sirens wailing? Did that storm luckily miss you and yours? Not us. Our family took a direct hit." "I Might Be…You" is a fresh look at the damage and emerging sun as told by an adult with autism who “is disguised as a poor thinker”, has much to say, yet, does not speak and a therapist who helps rebuild. With experience, wit, warmth, and wisdom these two collaborate to rethink roles, expectations, treatment strategies, education, meaning and the healing truth about connection.

"I Might Be You" was written for overwhelmed parents, teachers and practitioners needing inspiration, and those with ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, seeking purpose as hope is found.

This is a highly entertaining, thought provoking, and deeply emotional account of life with autism, discover who you might be and the unique contributions that may be yours to make. After all, “without you, I would not be me.” (Native American Proverb)

Note from Barb on how this book was written:

Our style editor asked them to clarify, upfront, exactly how this book was written, to explain “to the full satisfaction of the reader that these are indeed her words.”

Barb's response was, "This book took 10 years to write. That time frame may best be appreciated by understanding the arduously slow progress involved. I communicate through facilitated communication or FC, which is a form of augmentative and alternative communication seen as a basic right by The Autism National Committee (AutCom), The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH),now, The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, and me. FC users are supported by individuals called facilitators who provide physical support to help stabilize movement, reduce impulsive pointing and perseverations (repetition of the same motor response) and increase
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