Gripping, engaging and thought provoking. In A Different Key: The Story Of Autism by John Donvan and Caryn Zucker takes the reader through a journey of challenge from the discovery of autism to the present day.
The history of autism is clearly described in an absorbing style which leaves one waiting for the next chapter of the story. Informative and detailed In A Different Key provides the reader a clear time line of the first discoveries of autism and the evolution of the disorder through the medical community.
The stories are heart breaking and inspiring. The stories are of challenge, perseverance and the fight needed to provide the best life and inclusion into society in all respects for all people who are diagnosed under the Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is clear the work is never complete and the search for new ways to protect, provide and include those affected in society will always continue.
Aspberger’s Disorder – Autism Spectrum Disorder
I do not recall the periods of history when autism was not apart of my conscience, but I do recall when I was not familiar with Aspberger’s disorder. The history of the discovery of Aspberger’s disorder is startling and I suspect will surprise many readers with its’ connection to a dark period of world history.
This was a difficult read because the reader can feel the pain of all parents, children and adults as the journey of autism is navigated and the challenges continue. You rejoice with the victories and tear at the setbacks. This book will leave you cheering for those and the families affected and exhausted by their prior and continuing journey through all aspects of life.
I found the tone of In A Different Key to be reflective of the authors careers as journalists. If you enjoy biographies and non fiction books then I believe you will find In A Different Key absorbing as well as informative.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an unbiased review.