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Parenting & Relationships

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Released: 2012-09-18

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Seeing Ezra: A Mother's Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and the Meaning of Normal by Kerry Cohen


Seeing Ezra is the soulful, beautifully written memoir of a Mom’s fierce love for her autistic son, and a poignant examination of what it means to be “normal.” When Kerry Cohen’s son Ezra turns one, a babysitter suggests he could also be “completely different,” environment her Family on a course during which autism dominates their world. As he becomes a toddler and they navigate the often inflexible and prescriptive world of remedy, Cohen is unsettled with the aid of the opinions they endure: At residence, Ezra is playfully expressive, sharing profound, touching moments of connection and intimacy along with his Mom and different family members, however in remedy he is pathologized, prodded to behave in ways that undermine his unique expression of autism.

It quickly turns into clear that extra is at stake than just Ezra’s smartly-being; Cohen and her marriage are suffering as neatly. Ezra’s differentness, and the tension of pursuing various remedies, takes a toll on the Family—Cohen’s husband grows depressed and he or she pursues an affair—all as she tries to assist others recognize and embody Ezra’s distinctiveness reasonably than power him to behave outdoor his remedy stage. It isn’t except they abandon the expected, prescriptive notions about love, marriage, and individuality that they can come again collectively as two parents who fiercely love their little boy.

Highly Effective and eye-opening, Seeing Ezra is an inspirational chronicle of a Mom’s combat to offer protection to her son from a system that seeks to compartmentalize and “restore” him, and of her experience towards accepting and valuing him for who he’s—simply as he’s.

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Writer: Kerry Cohen Publisher: Seal Press Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 256

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