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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Excellent reading on Autism

I'm currently reading a book, With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, written by Keiko Tobe. This is Japanese manga - a right-to-left reading graphic novel. It is an excellent depiction of the struggles faced by families with disabled children, specifically with Autism.

I found myself getting emotionally caught up in the struggles of the parents to raise their Autistic son, Hikaru. I identified with many of the issues they fought against, was hurt when they were hurt, and joyful when Hikaru connected emotionally with his parents.

I found my copy at the Gwinnett County Public Library (Duluth branch).