George and Sam

George and Sam

Two Boys, One Family, and Autism

Book - 2006
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"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" -- publisher website (April 2007).
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Press ed.
ISBN: 9780312358938
Branch Call Number: 618.9285 Moo
Characteristics: xviii, 296 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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"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,... Read More »

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Feb 15, 2014

This book takes a clear-eyed look at what life for families with one or more autistic members is like - or can be. I found it extremely interesting. Charlotte Moore has two autistic sons and one "neurotypical" son. She is unflinching in her approach, pointing out that she wrote this book at least partly to redress the balance - having only seen books about autistic people with some element of genius. (I've also read The Spark and Born on a Blue Day, both of which are good but both of which definitely deal with the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum.) As she says of George and Sam, "They are autistic through and through." For anyone who reads this and wants to learn where George and Sam are by 2012, this is an excellent ~15-minute video interview with Moore:


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