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I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism

I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism BOOK REVIEW I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism Peyton Goddard and Dianne Goddard. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2012, 288 pp., $24.95 (hardcover) Dianne Goddard and Peyton Goddard’s book I Am diagnosed, neglected, and abused, Peyton was given Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother the opportunity to express her ability and awareness and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism is a riveting of the world through the use of facilitated com- memoir about a mother and her daughter, who has munication. Furthermore, rehabilitation counselors severe autism. This memoir recounts the story of a would benefit from reading this book in order to child who overcame the physical and mental obstacles recognize the struggle individuals and their families of having a profound disability. The book is writ- face. People with disabilities are people f irst and they ten by Peyton and her mother, and recounts the are valuable if given the right support and opportu- struggles and triumphs they experienced. The book nities. Rehabilitation counselors need to continue to recounts how individuals with a disability are mis- educate themselves and employ a person-centered diagnosed, especially those who have profound dis- approach with all clients despite their disabilities. abilities and/or are unable to speak. Individuals with profound disabilities are often misunderstood, Reviewed by Itzel Calderon, MS neglected, abused, and dehumanized. The book Rehabilitation Counseling Program recounts that after suffering 21 years of being mis- San Diego State University REHABILITATION RESEARCH, POLICY, AND EDUCATION Volume 32, Number 4, 2018 © 2018 National Council on Rehabilitation Education, LLC 262http:// dx. doi. org/ 10. 1891/ 2168- 6653. 32. 4. 262 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism

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BOOK REVIEW I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism Peyton Goddard and Dianne Goddard. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2012, 288 pp., $24.95 (hardcover) Dianne Goddard and Peyton Goddard’s book I Am diagnosed, neglected, and abused, Peyton was given Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing—A Mother the opportunity to express her ability and awareness and Daughter’s Journey Through Autism is a riveting of the world through the use of facilitated com- memoir about a mother and her daughter, who has munication. Furthermore, rehabilitation counselors severe autism. This memoir recounts the story of a would benefit from reading this book in order to child who overcame the physical and mental obstacles recognize the struggle individuals and their families of having a profound disability. The book is writ- face. People with disabilities are people f irst and they ten by Peyton and her mother, and recounts the are valuable if given the right support and opportu- struggles and triumphs they experienced. The book nities. Rehabilitation counselors need to continue to recounts how individuals with a disability are mis- educate themselves and employ a person-centered diagnosed, especially those who have profound dis- approach with all clients despite their disabilities. abilities and/or are unable to speak. Individuals with profound disabilities are often misunderstood, Reviewed by Itzel Calderon, MS neglected, abused, and dehumanized. The book Rehabilitation Counseling Program recounts that after suffering 21 years of being mis- San Diego State University REHABILITATION RESEARCH, POLICY, AND EDUCATION Volume 32, Number 4, 2018 © 2018 National Council on Rehabilitation Education, LLC 262http:// dx. doi. org/ 10. 1891/ 2168- 6653. 32. 4. 262

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Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2018

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