A Real Boy

A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery

Christina Adams - Author

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ISBN 9780425202432 | 336 pages | 03 May 2005 | Berkley | 5.19 x 7.99in | 18 - AND UP
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Jonah Adams was diagnosed as autistic at two years and eight months. Just a few years later, a doctor refused to believe such a diagnosis could ever have been given to this healthy, happy boy. This is the true story of how Jonah’s mother, Christina, seized his limited window of opportunity for recovery. Detailing how she utilized a combination of a special diet and one-on-one tutoring with speech therapists and behavioral psychologists, Christina shares the entire journey she undertook to give her child a second chance at a full life.

“Adams’s writing is exceptional…But it’s the personal touches that set this book apart. Adams lets us into her intimate world, giving us true-life glimpses of her early struggles with Jonah’s autism.”
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA)

“An upbeat, inspirational account.” —Publishers Weekly

“Clearly reveals how parental determination can enable a child to grow and prosper.”
—Stephen Shore, author of Beyond the Wall

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