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Stubbornness does not need to be pigheadedness. Realise the struggles, fears, hopes and desires of people who live with disability, be it themselves or their family, and don't do for, do with.
I'm keen to read how the young songsters, musicians and actors go in over the next period of their young lives and beyond. Maybe Neil and his team will be the ones to reveal it. Another unique opportunity to glimpse possibilities and find the constant in life.
And consider what truly is important to you and what is not negotiable or where compromise is to be considered. May 21, Elizabeth Desole rated it liked it. My daughter is a participant in The Miracle Project in Brooklyn so I was very interested in reading the founder's story. The organization really is remarkable and the performances I have seen have been so inspiring.
I just couldn't help the eye-rolling when she would go on about "angels". I was also put off by the Jewish support group linked to the original LA one. Our My daughter is a participant in The Miracle Project in Brooklyn so I was very interested in reading the founder's story.
Our children are marginalized enough without making this amazing inclusive theater group seem like it's something for Jewish people only. Thank goodness the Brooklyn one is not that way though I get the sense the Manhattan one might lean too much that way as well. It was a fast-paced read though and did deal with a lot of issues I have dealt with as the child of an autistic child.
I am really impressed with Elaine Hall. Jun 29, Iamshadow rated it really liked it Shelves: autobiography , nonfiction , autism , adoption. I first became aware of Elaine and Neal through the documentary Autism: The Musical, and when I discovered that Elaine had written a book I was pretty thrilled. There's more detail about Neal's adoption and early years, but I particularly liked the detail after the documentary had been filmed; the information about where his life went, particularly regarding his blossoming communication and the brave I first became aware of Elaine and Neal through the documentary Autism: The Musical, and when I discovered that Elaine had written a book I was pretty thrilled.
There's more detail about Neal's adoption and early years, but I particularly liked the detail after the documentary had been filmed; the information about where his life went, particularly regarding his blossoming communication and the brave steps Elaine took to find a schooling solution for Neal that respected his intelligence and worked with his strengths. If the book has any weakness it's that it feels too short, but maybe in a decade or so Neal will sit down and write his own story, filling the holes with his own observations and experiences.
Nov 08, George K. Ilsley rated it it was ok Shelves: memoir , autism , non-fiction. Riding on the success of the documentary "Autism: The Musical", the director of the Miracle Project comes out with this co-written book. I wish I had just watched Autism: The Musical another couple of times instead of picking up this rambling memoir.
One problem is the tense always the present which some believe is the only option for non-fiction to make it immediate and gripping, is the theory. Sadly, this approach leads to some very awkward sentences such as "On a recent day, I go on a Riding on the success of the documentary "Autism: The Musical", the director of the Miracle Project comes out with this co-written book.
Sadly, this approach leads to some very awkward sentences such as "On a recent day, I go on a hike" and a general failure to place the story into linear form. What is wrong with past tense for past events, I always ask myself. All in all, this book was a good idea, but lacking in execution. Feb 12, Tiffany added it. What a great coming of age story, for both the mom and her son!
This book has touched on what this family has gone through with not being able to have a child, then adopting a child from Russia, to soon finding out their adopted son has autism. I just think of so many visions this woman has had of her future and how every one of them has been shattered As a teacher, it is such a gift to be able to catch a glimpse of what the parents and the children we are working with go through.
This was a What a great coming of age story, for both the mom and her son! This was a very inspirational and motivating book that allowed me to gain more perspective in my career and in life. Aug 19, B Dittrich rated it really liked it Shelves: special-needs-reads , support-for-special-needs-book-club. This candid story of one woman's journey to parent an adopted child with autism, dyspraxia and other related difficulties is a chronicle of fierce persistence.
The dedication Hall has to her son is amazing. Many would have given up, but her perseverence humbles the reader and provides fresh hope. I loved how the book was set up in manageable pieces, so it was easy to pick up and put down at any time. Great, fluid read for anyone seeking to see what it is like to daily live with the challenges of This candid story of one woman's journey to parent an adopted child with autism, dyspraxia and other related difficulties is a chronicle of fierce persistence.
Great, fluid read for anyone seeking to see what it is like to daily live with the challenges of parenting a child with any sort of autism spectrum disorder! Sep 20, Jessica added it. This is the most powerful, inspirational and positive book I have yet read on autism. It encourages me to keep trying new techniques and really see my son for who he is - a loving, curious, bright boy. His autistic traits are just one part of his make-up and they equally provide heartbreaking frustrations and amazing talents.
Jan 18, Lauren rated it it was ok. Love the story but dislike the book. To me, it's very difficult to get past the less-than-amateur writing. However, what I do appreciate about the book is the positive perspective it portrays on autism. Jun 22, Ruth Conrad rated it really liked it Shelves: autism-spectrum-disorder. This memoir tells about Elaine Hall's journey with her adopted son Neal, who has autism. I was previously introduced to her and Neal in the excellent documentary she put together, Autism: The Musical, which I found very moving.
Aug 14, Marge rated it really liked it. The author is a woman who adopted a young male child from Russia, who turns out to be autistic. The book details the therapies and interventions that worked for their family and with other families she met. Jun 09, Debra Morris rated it liked it. The performance is tight. Great film. Great song. And powerful lead singing by the incomparable Sheila Ferguson.
I also mentioned Jimmy Webb in my posting today. Please stop by and visit some time. Sheila Ferguson was, and still is, an amazing performer.. I do still admire Pres. Kennedy, but that admiration has long been tempered by the substantial scholarly literature revealing the limits of this presidency and his personal recklessness. I can say that years of reading about the Cuban missile crisis leaves me absolutely convinced that, in resisting the incredible pressure coming from some of his war mongering generals, we might very well owe JFK nothing less than the fact that we avoided a nuclear war.
I was in middle school at the time, and pretty aware of the world around me. Whether or not it was realistic, I remember feeling an incredible hopefulness about the future. That hope may have rested largely on images and myth, but — hey — I was in seventh grade and felt it. Joey Hollingsworth tap dances in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. But he refuses to tell why the bell annoys him.
Rogers makes a musical instrument out of an oatmeal box, a large button, and some string. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta's bell goes missing.
This leads Lady Aberlin to talk to a jealous X. A plumber replaces the clogged elbow in Rogers' sink drain. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe sees the same plumber retool the Castle Fountain so it can re-circulate water. A magician performs part of his act at Betty Aberlin's theater. He is seen again in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, but on harder times. Rogers explains the size of things by having a tailor alter a suit jacket.
Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe donate things to the Appel family. Lady Aberlin is asking those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to donate to the new performing arts program. Lady Elaine refuses to contribute until she learns what King Friday is donating. Appel is named the first recipient from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe's foundation for the performing arts.
It's Mrs. McFeely's birthday, and Rogers isn't the only one giving presents. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is trying to get attention, much to the dismay of her neighbors. Attempting to make a merry-go-round, Lady Elaine doesn't feel that her animals look perfect. Rogers introduces viewers to Elsie Neal's Craft Shop. The record is an owl history music lesson that X has been hoping for.
Bob Dog is saddened because Daniel doesn't want him near the Clock. Still, Bob Dog wants to talk with Daniel.
Rogers takes some vegetables to Bob Trow. X the Owl wants to play the harmonica alongside the King's bass violin.
Rogers helps Bob Trow inflate one tire of a tandem bicycle. Astronaut Al Worden stops by the television house to show how his space suit works. His scheduled arrival in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe the next day, prompts various reactions from the neighbors.
Lady Elaine is prepared to go to the Moon by any means. Later in the visit, Rogers goes to the Brown Marionette studio to work on a piece with Chef Brockett.
Rogers and Al Worden recall the question-and-answer period they conducted with children about going to the Moon. Worden shows the envelope of questions he took with him on his mission. Lady Elaine turns him upside-down with her boomerang.
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