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STRANGE SON Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism

by | Read by Jane Kaczmarek

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2006

Jane Kaczmarek tracks the winding path of Portia Iversen's journey to understand her autistic son, Dov, diagnosed at age 2. Kaczmarek's narration captures Iversen's frustrations as she goes from specialist to specialist, who can tell her little about her son's disability, particularly how to bridge his communication deficits. Kaczmarek voices Iversen's determination as she takes on the task herself, studying microbiology, founding an organization to help autistic children, and building a relationship with the startling, bright autistic Indian poet Tito Mukhopadhyay. Kaczmarek recounts Iversen's successes in identifying and leading research scientists in efforts to understand autism and in finally seeing her own child learn to communicate more effectively. S.H.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 9780743538299 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780743555814 $17.95

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