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Author Robertson, Rachel.

Title Reaching one thousand : a story of love, motherhood & autism / Rachel Robertson
Published Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2012


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 MELB  306.8743092 Robert Rob/Rot  DUE 01-04-21
 W'PONDS  306.8743092 Robert Rob/Rot  DUE 11-04-21
Description 224 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary 'This is the best kind of memoir ; there is a beautiful calm clarity that drew me in, and held me until the end.' ; Georgia Blain 'He'll grow out of it, ' my friends told me. 'He's so intelligent, ' my family said. 'Your parents are mathematicians, ' people reminded me. 'What did you expect?' What did I expect? We expect many things of our children
When Rachel's son is diagnosed with autism, Rachel must reconsider everything she thought she knew about parenting, about Ben, and about how best to mother him. Reaching One Thousand charts her quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Along the way she explores her own childhood, discovering unexpected links between Ben's experiences and her own. Before she can presume to tell Ben's story, she realises, she must face difficult questions: questions about intimacy, trust, and what it means for a mother to write about her child. Exquisitely written, this is a thought-provoking reflection on family and understanding and a tender love letter from a mother to her son
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Robertson, Rachel.
Autistic children -- Biography.
Autistic children.
Mother and child.
Mothers of autistic children -- Biography.
Mothers of autistic children.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 1863955550
Other Titles Reaching 1000