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My son Fred--living with autism : how could you manage? I couldn't, I did it anyway

Author: Maud Deckmar
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fred Deckmar; Maud Deckmar; Fred Deckmar; Maud Deckmar
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maud Deckmar
ISBN: 1843103125 9781843103127
OCLC Number: 56324378
Description: 191 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Unto us a child is born --
People around us --
Another baby --
will I dare? --
"Just for today" is all I can handle --
As if he wasn't there --
Lights --
camera --
action --
Pre-school --
A few minutes of rest in borrowed peace and quiet, or, The difference between real solutions and makeshift ones --
School --
The children's home --
It has always been us needing the staff --
they have never needed us --
Are you a bad person when you can't cope any longer? --
Moving to his own apartment --
The police report --
When a member of staff leaves --
is it because he or she has died? --
He's started at the day centre, or, The tale of budget and reality --
To forgive yourself --
My fears right now --
Moving on.
Other Titles: Freds Bok.
Responsibility: Maud Deckmar ; translated by Ewa Wulkan.
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This book is written from the perspective of a Swedish mum of a boy with autism and an intellectual disability, now in his 20's. She gives a very moving and honest account of her life with her son Read more...

 
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