I'm trying to include every book title I can lay my hands on. At the time I'm writing this (2/00), I have titles for between 600 and 700 books specifically dedicated to Autism and I seldom add a book to the list because the vast majority of times that I see a reference or citation to a book, it is already in the list. I now estimate that there are no more than 1000 such books in all, which is why I can tackle the creation, correction and maintenance of this list in my spare time. While this list includes books in languages other than English, it does not include many because I do not run into references to them nearly so often as the ones in English, and when I see a title, I cannot aways tell if it is really about autism. Also included in this bibliography are a few books not specifically dedicated to autism, but said to be valuable to parents of autistics. Each entry has key words which indicate whether the book is specifically about autism. If you read this online, the ISBN numbers are links to which might offer the book for sale.
Such a stunning piece of writing that moved me and brought me to tears. I am currently in hospital with my 6th baby who is just 4 weeks old. She has had so many tests, a lumbar puncture and had suspected sepsis and meningitis and viral and bacterial infections. After two weeks we still have no answers and I have googled her symptoms, convinced something will be wrong with her permanently, the not knowing being difficult to accept. I have answered so many questions, worried about doing the seeding during my c-section I needed to have, guilty that something was wrong with my milk, scared that because I had somehow caused this to happen. I can relate to trying to do all the ‘right things’ in way of my diet and exercise during pregnancy. Accepting that it is not my fault that she is in Hospital has been a challenge. Thank you for sharing your story, you are truly an amazing writer.
One of the best-known examples of racism is the “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” scenario where parents are scandalized about their child marrying someone of a different race. Pew has done some good work on this and found that only 23% of conservatives and 1% (!) of liberals admit they would be upset in this situation. But Pew also asked how parents would feel about their child marrying someone of a different political party . Now 30% of conservatives and 23% of liberals would get upset. Average them out, and you go from 12% upsetness rate for race to 27% upsetness rate for party – more than double. Yeah, people do lie to pollsters, but a picture is starting to come together here.