Writing about autism: ‘Parents are sick of being asked what special skill their child has’

As the father of a non-verbal autistic boy, author Jem Lester recalls what it has been like to see his novel Shtum adopted by other parents of autistic children It was at my first event for Shtum, almost exactly a year ago at Dulwich Books in London, when ... <a href="http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=C2109C33F1D84E2B8FB767D4C4521D4B&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fbooks%2Fbooksblog%2F2017%2Ffeb%2F28%2Fwriting-about-autism-parents-are-sick-of-being-asked-what-special-skill-their-child-has&c=7780732095666311518&mkt=en-gb" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" id="rssmi_more"> ...read more</a>

As the father of a non-verbal autistic boy, author Jem Lester recalls what it has been like to see his novel Shtum adopted by other parents of autistic children It was at my first event for Shtum, almost exactly a year ago at Dulwich Books in London, when … …read more

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