George and Sam
Two Boys, One Family & Autism
By (author) Charlotte Moore
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George and Sam by Charlotte Moore
Book Description"Brilliant the first book about autism I've read that I'd recommend to people who wanted to know what it was like." -Nick Hornby, author of "About a Boy" and "A Long Way Down"For the parents, families, and friends of the 1 in 250 autistic children born annually in the United States, George and Sam provides a unique look into the life of the autistic child. Charlotte Moore has three children, George, Sam, and Jake. George and Sam are autistic. George and Sam takes the reader from the births of each of the two boys, along the painstaking path to diagnosis, interventions, schooling and more. She writes powerfully about her family and her sons, and allows readers to see the boys behind the label of autism. Their often puzzling behavior, unusual food aversions, and the different ways that autism effects George and Sam lend deeper insight into this confounding disorder.George and Sam emerge from her narrative as distinct, wonderful, and at times frustrating children who both are autistic through and through. Moore does not feel the need to search for cause or cure, but simply to find the best ways to help her sons. She conveys to readers what autism is and isn't, what therapies have worked and what hasn't been effective, and paints a moving, memorable portrait life with her boys.Charlotte Moore is a writer and journalist who lives in Sussex, England with her three sons. She is the author of four novels and three children's book. For two years she wrote a highly acclaimed column in the "Guardian" called "Mind the Gap" about life with George and Sam. She is a contributor to many publications."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312374242
(210mm x 142mm x 22mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charlotte Moore
George and Sam, Paperback (March 2012)
The author has three children: the two oldest, George and Sam, are autistic; the youngest Jake is not. In this book, she describes the circumstances of their birth, behaviour, diagnosis, treatment - and conveys what daily life is like for a family with autism. It is suitable for those with an interest in childhood and child development.
Milicent's Book, Paperback (May 2011)
This title is a fictionalised coming-of-age story based on events that occured at the author's family home, Hancox, between February and October 1883.
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Charlotte Moore
Adolescence can be a difficult time, but for parents of teens on the autism spectrum it's particularly nerve-wracking. This work offers strategies for helping children, whatever their ability level, through the changes of the teenage years, and prepares them for adulthood. It also covers sexuality, appropriate relationships and dating.
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Author Biography - Charlotte Moore
Charlotte Moore is a writer and journalist who lives in Sussex, England with her three sons. She is the author of four novels and three children's books. For two years she wrote a highly acclaimed column in the "Guardian" called "Mind the Gap" about life with George and Sam. She is a contributor to many publications.
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