Saturday, February 20, 2016

In a Different Key by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Looking for more information about autism and want to avoid the dry medical write ups then this is your book.  The authors take into account that most person lack the true understanding of autism.  Where this book has done exceptionally well is to bring the reader up to speed by going through actual historical cases.  How they have changed with identification of the condition, treatment methods and most importantly educating the public.  If you are not familiar with autism and the history, then you will have an eye opener regarding how they use to treat people with autism.  The book is full of actual cases noted from doctors in the field and the parents who sacrificed and struggled to find a way to help their children.
While the book is approximately 650 pages the content about the history, struggles, therapy, educational struggles, legal battles and the ever ending message “here is hope” makes this book worth every penny.  I have had first-hand experience with people that have autism and the depictions the authors describe are accurate.  If you are looking to understand more about autism, the history and what the medical and educational systems have done up to this point then this is a must read.  This book will provide you a solid understanding about the world of autism.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of the book.