The Resource Ido in Autismland : climbing out of Autism's silent prison, by Ido Kedar

Ido in Autismland : climbing out of Autism's silent prison, by Ido Kedar

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Ido in Autismland : climbing out of Autism's silent prison
Title
Ido in Autismland
Title remainder
climbing out of Autism's silent prison
Statement of responsibility
by Ido Kedar
Title variation
Climbing out of Autism's silent prison
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ido in Autismland opens a window into non-verbal autism through dozens of short, autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely autistic boy. In his pithy essays, author Ido Kedar, a brilliant sixteen year old with autism, challenges what he believes are misconceptions in many theories that dominate autism treatment today while he simultaneously chronicles his personal growth in his struggles to overcome his limitations. Ido spent the first half of his life locked internally, in silence, trapped in a remedial educational system that presumed he lacked the most basic comprehension, and unable to show the world that he understood everything. But at the age of seven, Ido was finally able to show that he had an intact mind and could understand. This led to the quest to find a system of communication that he could use despite his impaired motor control. Through the use of a letter board, and now an iPad, Ido has triumphed communicatively, enabling him to flourish in a regular high school in all general education classes. But Ido has a larger goal. He does not want to be seen as an isolated autistic exception with miraculously advanced cognitive and communication abilities. He wants people to see that thousands of other severely autistic individuals have the same capacity, but remain trapped and locked-in, as he was, unable to show their true capacities. These individuals desperately need new theories and new methods to help them break free too. Of importance to neuro-researchers, educators, psychologists, doctors, parents, friends, family and people with autism, Ido in Autismland will change our collective understanding of severe autism."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kedar, Ido
Dewey number
618.9285882
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
K24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kedar, Ido
  • Autistic children
  • Autistic children
  • Autism in children
  • Autistic children
  • Autism in children
  • Autistic children
  • Autistic children
  • Autistic children
Label
Ido in Autismland : climbing out of Autism's silent prison, by Ido Kedar
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rdacontent
Contents
Age 12, the year of anger and silence -- Age 13, starting to let go of the past -- Age 14, motivation -- Age 15, high school, for bad and good
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780988324701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830004863
  • 2042167
  • (OCoLC)ocn830004863
Label
Ido in Autismland : climbing out of Autism's silent prison, by Ido Kedar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Age 12, the year of anger and silence -- Age 13, starting to let go of the past -- Age 14, motivation -- Age 15, high school, for bad and good
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780988324701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830004863
  • 2042167
  • (OCoLC)ocn830004863

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