Tony! Blessings from a Special Needs Child

Tony! Blessings from a Special Needs Child
「幸」與「不幸」,只在乎一念之間,作者透過患有自閉症的兒子,身心體現了這段寶貴的心路歷程。由起初的自怨自艾,到後來感謝上天,她體會到兒子的到來是為她的生命增添色彩,從而學懂生命的意義。

此書行文淺白,感情細膩,適合一般讀者,作者希望藉此令人對自閉症,甚至生命,有多一份了解,多一份體會,多一份感恩。

This book chronicles the experience and spiritual journey of a mother of an autistic child, uncovering the myriad of difficulties that face autistic children and their parents. Told from the perspective of the mother, the book shows how, in fighting for the rights and best possible opportunities for the autistic child, the mother has turned a curse into a blessing.

The book will have resonance for parents of children with autism and other learning difficulties. It demonstrates that however difficult it is to bring up children with special needs, these difficulties are not insurmountable.

The book addresses issues beyond autism and motherhood, such as discrimination, opportunities and participation, purpose in life, etc. Therefore the readership is not confined to parents of autistic children. The book will provide good food for thought for anyone with an interest in people and life in general.

While there are books authored by parents of autistic children, they are mostly published overseas. The majority of these books aim at providing parents with tips on how to parent autistic children. Locally, there are a few books about the experience of parents of children with special needs but they are all written in Chinese.

The book is written in an accessible style and can easily appeal to the general reader.
Icy Lee

The author is a teacher educator with the Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong and is a well-known English language teacher educator in Hong Kong. Internationally she is recognized for her work in second language writing within the field of TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages).
FOREWORD



Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu Ho 張超雄博士 vi



Dr Louis Shih Tai Cho, JP 史泰祖醫生太平紳士 vii



Dr Kathy Lee Yuet Sheung 李月裳博士 viii



Ms Yolanda Wong 黃嚴麗慈女士 x



Reverend Sek-wai Lo 羅錫為牧師 xii



AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION xiii



CHAPTER 1 Tony started kindergarten 17



CHAPTER 2 Is Tony normal? 19



CHAPTER 3 Tony has autistic features 22



CHAPTER 4 Tony is autistic 24



CHAPTER 5 Early intervention 27



CHAPTER 6 To work or not to work 30



CHAPTER 7 Tony's schooling 32



CHAPTER 8 What a naughty boy! 35



CHAPTER 9 Autism and alternative therapies 38



CHAPTER 10 Tony's intelligence 41



CHAPTER 11 Seeking a better world for Tony 44



CHAPTER 12 I never thought I would do a PhD 46



CHAPTER 13 What a different world! 48



CHAPTER 14 Incredible news 50



CHAPTER 15 Was it a right choice? 52



CHAPTER 16 What is the best treatment for autism? 54



CHAPTER 17 Gareth is a miracle 56



CHAPTER 18 Should we return to Hong Kong? 59



CHAPTER 19 Our summer visit to Hong Kong in 2000 61



CHAPTER 20 Another miracle 64



CHAPTER 21 Tony's home programme 67



CHAPTER 22 Tony's talents 69



CHAPTER 23 Tony had a traffic accident 73



CHAPTER 24 Tony hurt his leg, so did I 77



CHAPTER 25 Being an advocate 80



CHAPTER 26 Parents' campaign 85



CHAPTER 27 What is "excellent" education for SEN students? 89



CHAPTER 28 Discrimination 92



CHAPTER 29 Speaking up for Tony 95



CHAPTER 30 Helping other SEN kids 97



CHAPTER 31 It's not fair 100



CHAPTER 32 Gareth's love for Tony 103



CHAPTER 33 What a nuisance! 106



CHAPTER 34 The strides Tony has made 109



CHAPTER 35 Tennis with Tony 113



CHAPTER 36 Tony's cooking competition 116



CHAPTER 37 Tony's achievements 118



CHAPTER 38 Tony enters into adulthood 120



CHAPTER 39 Tony goes to "university" 123



CHAPTER 40 Does Tony love me? 125



CHAPTER 41 I once said: I won't be happy for the rest of my life 128



CHAPTER 42 Purpose of life 131



CHAPTER 43 I was chosen by God 135



CHAPTER 44 Hurdle race 137



CHAPTER 45 Abundant blessings 140



ABOUT THE AUTHOR 143

關鍵字詞: Icy Lee |Autistic children|Parents|Education

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