Running with Walker
|Subject||Autism in children.
Autism in children. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00822498
Autistic children. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00822506
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Schizophrenia. -- bisacsh
By the time he was three, Walker's parents were concerned enough about his delayed development to consult a paediatric neurologist. Doctors diagnosed autism and issued a grim prognosis: 'I hold out no hope for this child'. But they hadn't accounted for Walker's intelligence, affection, and sense of humour - or for the remarkable bonds that grew within his family. Walker's father, Robert Hughes, tells a touching and inspiring story of discovering that their 'perfect little boy had a problem'. With disarming honesty and humour, the book tells how a family copes and keeps hope alive despite the staggering difficulties autism presents.