Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism by Catherine Maurice

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Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism by Catherine Maurice

Let Me Hear Your VoiceStars: *****

Ballantine Books (1994)
400 pages
Memoir/Special Needs

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Summary: She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed, and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism. In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, “miracle cures,” and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie’s autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy.

Let Me Hear Your Voice

Sure, not all cases are the same, but I think that every parent who has a child diagnosed with Autism should read this book. It describes a parents struggle through about 3 different therapies with her two children, both of whom were diagnosed with Infantile Autism.

This is the book that made me research Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (related) and I am even making a report on it just because I want to. This book is touching. I cried when the mother cried and laughed when the mother laughed. I was so happy with every step forward and sad with every step backward.

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