Succeeding with Autism

Succeeding with Autism
Judith H Cohen, £3.95
ISBN: 1843107937


Judith Cohen first met Michael when she interviewed him for a
teacher education programme. This book provides an honest portrayal
of Michael and an insight into how he developed from a young child
into a truly remarkable individual battling with autism,
writes Mandeep Sabejpal

Judith has given us an intimate view of Michael’s life through
interviews with his friends, family, and various professionals who
have worked with him. What interested me in particular was how
Michael viewed his autism, and how he addressed particular events
in his life compared to how others around him did.

The relationship between Michael and his mother is particularly
interesting, as well as his relationships with his doctors, friends
and colleagues. But what is clear is that, in general, Michael has
left a positive impression on everyone he has met despite his
difficulties and has, in some cases, built life-long

This book may be particularly beneficial to individuals who
would like to learn more about autism from the perspective of the
child as they try to break the stereotypes that we don’t realise we
all have until reading this book.

Mandeep Sahejpal is a support worker with Solihull social

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