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Next Stop: An Autistic Son Grows Up


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ISBN13: 9780425261033
ISBN10: 0425261034
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The summer David Finland was twenty-one years old, he and his mother, Glen, navigated the Washington, D.C., Metro trains. Every day. David has autism, and the hope was that if he could learn the train lines, maybe he could get a job. And if he could get a job, then maybe he could move out on his own. And maybe his parents’ marriage could get the jump start it so desperately needed. Maybe.

A candid portrait of a differently abled young man poised at the entry to adulthood, Next Stop recounts the complex relationship between a child with autism and his family as he steps out into the real world alone for the first time. This personal narrative of a mother’s perpetually tested hope is a universal story of how our children grow up and how we learn to let go and reclaim our lives, no matter how hard that may be.

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Glen Finland, a former reporter, received her MFA from American University, where she has taught writing. 

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drdeb, September 4, 2012 (view all comments by drdeb)
Glen Finland's memoir of her son's journey into manhood allows the reader honest glimpses into life with a special needs child. Her tone is neither "pity me- life is so tough" nor " Pollyanna- life is wonderful". She simply loves her son and does what she can to help him succeed. The reader comes away with a view of David as an individual, not a poster-child for his condition.
It is a story about love, trust, setbacks and independence- it is a story about life.
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Finland, Glen
Berkley Books
Children with Special Needs
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
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Grade Level:
from 12
8.08 x 5.23 x 0.86 in 0.56 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » Autism
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Autism
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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