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Rachel Robertson Rachel Robertson i(A29153 works by)
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In the latter half of the 1980s, Rachel Robertson worked in publishing in the United Kingdom. In 2010 she was teaching professional writing at Curtin University.

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y separately published work icon Reaching One Thousand : A Story of Love, Motherhood and Autism Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1844550 2012 single work autobiography

'When Ben is a baby, Rachel puts his behavioural quirks down to eccentricity. He likes to count letterboxes; he hates to get his hands dirty; loud noises make him anxious. But as Ben grows and his quirks become more pronounced, it becomes clear there is something else going on. When he is diagnosed with autism, Rachel must reconsider everything she thought she knew about parenting, about Ben, and about how best to mother him.

'Reaching One Thousand charts her quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Exquisitely written, this is a thought-provoking reflection on family and understanding and a tender love letter from a mother to her son.' (From the publisher's website.)

2013 shortlisted National Biography Award
Reaching One Thousand 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 298 2008; (p. 32-38)
2008 joint winner The Calibre Prize Joint with Mark Tredinnick's 'A Storm and a Teacup'
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