Walker Finds a Way
240 pages, 6 x 9
Hardcover
Release Date:21 Feb 2016
ISBN:9781785920103
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Walker Finds a Way

Running into the Adult World with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Most people would describe Walker Hughes as warm, enthusiastic andcharismatic - even if he doesn't say very much. But after severalhappy years living a group home, Walker descended into a deepunhappiness, and his parents were told that their son withlow-functioning autism was 'unmanageable' and a danger toothers. Where did it all go wrong?From the author of Running withWalker, this witty and touching memoir tells a story of crisis andrecovery of a young man with low-functioning autism. Battlingmiscommunication, misinterpreted behaviour and a lack of appropriateservices, Walker and his parents' resilience shines through,providing a much-needed portrayal about what life is like for adultswith low-functioning autism, and how we can understand the complexpersonalities of people with communication difficulties.

RELATED TOPICS: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Robert Hughes is the author of Running withWalker: A Memoir, also published by JKP. His articles haveappeared in Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, theChicago Sun-Times, Parents Magazine, and ChicagoMagazine, and he has contributed commentary to WBEZ, ChicagoPublic Radio.
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