A Lifetime of Personal Lessons from Raising an Autistic Child


The Lancet Psychiatry has a book review of Ron Suskind’s memoir of raising his autistic son, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism.

“Suskind provides one of the few available public depictions of a timeline of events that might seem familiar to people with autism and their relatives, offering a new perspective for those less educated about the disorder,” writes Michael Granovetter. “The author effectively refutes the now-prevalent myths that people with autism are all savants, or have no capability for empathy and compassion. And Suskind demonstrates that improvement is possible but not an automatic guarantee.”

(Full text) Life: animated (Granovetter, Michael. The Lancet Psychiatry. November 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00019-4)

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