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Author Sellin, Birger.

Title I don't want to be inside me anymore : messages from an autistic mind / Birger Sellin ; translated by Anthea Bell ; with an introduction by Michael Klonovsky
Published New York : BasicBooks, [1995]


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Description 227 pages ; 25 cm
Summary Sellin writes with a rough poetic beauty born of great pain and continual struggle, reaching out from his "island of sorrow" to embrace the "people of the overworld." I Don't Want to Be Inside Me Anymore is a firsthand account of rare eloquence and immediacy, a remarkable story of raw human courage and - ultimately - indomitable hope
Born in Germany in 1973, Birger Sellin was a happy and outgoing child who learned to speak unusually early. Shortly before turning two, however, he suddenly grew terrified at the sight of other children and inexplicably stopped talking. His parents, struggling to cope with his increasingly bizarre and unruly behavior, watched helplessly as their beloved child retreated into a dark and lonely world. He spent the next sixteen years in silent isolation, caged behind the walls he had constructed. Like nearly 400,000 people in our own country, Birger Sellin is autistic. But when he was nearly eighteen, he began to type, with someone supporting his arm. His parents learned, to their amazement, that he had taught himself to read - and now that he was able to express himself, he poured out thoughts and feelings that no one had suspected he possessed. Beginning with faltering attempts to express his love for his family, he soon developed increased control
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 227)
Subject Sellin, Birger -- Psychology.
Autistic children -- Language -- Case studies.
Autistic children -- Germany -- Case studies.
Facilitated communication -- Case studies.
LC no. 94038354
ISBN 0465031722
0465088880 (paperback)
Other Titles Ich will kein in mich mehr sein. English
I do not want to be inside me anymore