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Paperback Book Details
  • 11/2017
  • 9780692973080
  • 226 pages
  • $12.99
My Box of Chocolates: How My Child with Autism Learned to Read, Write and More

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Like any other young mother, Goretti Rerri is delighted and excited to embrace child-rearing and family life with all of its usual ups and downs. She emigrates to the USA with her three children to join her husband who is already in a medical residency program in New York City. However, when her youngest child, Teresa, begins exhibiting atypical behaviors as a toddler, Rerri grows highly concerned. When Teresa is diagnosed at 3 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Rerri is stunned. And so begins their exceptional journey. Mother and daughter must work together to navigate a wide range of learning and behavioral issues that at times seem insurmountable. Autism also has a significant impact on day-to-day family life, as well as social and community connections. Through it all the family sticks together and Rerri holds an unflagging hope that Teresa can and must achieve the greatest level of personhood possible, which means finding the best interventions and cultivating the conditions where Teresa’s bright humorous spirit can shine.
Reviews
OnlineBookClub.org

“So many things that we take for granted like dressing, bathing, counting and shopping for groceries are in fact complicated social interactions that we perform without thinking.

However, these are not trivial to teach, especially to someone with autism who processes information differently. In that sense, this book was especially eye-opening, both in terms of how hard it must be to navigate the modern world with conditions like autism as well as to how complex many supposedly simple activities are. 

Another remarkable thing about the book is how engaging it is. We see the world through the eyes of both Teresa as well as Goretti Rerri. We are able to feel their struggles and celebrate their victories…Reading this book was thus extremely easy and pleasurable.

The willingness of the author to talk about the difficult moments… makes the book that much more engaging. We are truly able to relate to the characters in the narrative.

This book is rated 4 out of 4 stars.” -OnlineBookClub.org 

News
05/16/2018
Author Interview by Booksgosocial

This week, we’re talking with Goretti Rerri about her new book,  My Box of Chocolates: How my child with autism learned to read, write, and more.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 11/2017
  • 9780692973080
  • 226 pages
  • $12.99

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