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Raising Blaze A Mother and Son's Long, Strange Journey into Autism

ISBN-10: 0060004339
ISBN-13: 9780060004330
Edition: 2002
Authors: Debra Ginsberg
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Description: When you have a child that doesn't fit in, what do you do? Debra Ginsberg knew that her son, Blaze, was unique from the moment he was born in 1987. What she didn't know was that Blaze's differences would be regarded by the outside world not as  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

When you have a child that doesn't fit in, what do you do? Debra Ginsberg knew that her son, Blaze, was unique from the moment he was born in 1987. What she didn't know was that Blaze's differences would be regarded by the outside world not as gifts, but as impediments to social and academic success. Blaze never crawled. He just got up and walked when he turned one. He called his mother 'Zsa Zsa' until he was three. By kindergarten, he loved the music of Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald. He fears butterflies and is fascinated by garbage trucks. With the same honesty that made Waiting a success, Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World chronicles Debra's experience in raising a child who has defied definition by the host of professionals who have sought to label his differences. Ginsberg introduces us to a remarkable child and her own unusual childhood. She writes about a family which shows us the redemptive power of faith, humour and love.

Prologue
Enough Breath To Cry
Schooled
The Good Doctors
What Color is Tuesday?
Butterflies and Fire Drills
Shrinking
The Yellow Wire
Dangerous Borders
Tea and Empathy
Lost at Sea
Magic and Appropriate Laughter
Approaching the Tower
Waterloo
Home
Epilogue
Afterword
Acknowledgments

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