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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Born to Fly : Living with Autism
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'BORN TO FLY is a story told by a mother-craft nurse, Helen Ryan, who pioneered treatment interventions in autism. Helen narrates a compelling true story of how a five year old boy, who is removed from a mental asylum in 1951, learns to survive in our world yet retain the richness of his own. Her ground-breaking methods are detailed and clinically presented with each problem behaviour analysed and responded to. Her “real life” miracles put Mary Poppins to shame.'

(Source: Amazon)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Autism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (not the disabled character).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Runaway Bay, Pardie Point - Runaway Bay area, Gold Coast, Queensland,: Mary Ann Napper , 2014 .
      Printed/distributed by Love of Books
      Extent: 160p.
      • Published 12 April 2014
      ISBN: 9780992317416
Last amended 10 Sep 2018 10:44:04