The Mind Tree

A Miraculous Child Breaks the Silence of Autism
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2011
Product Number: EB00730434
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781628722154
Publisher: Arcade
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Well-received on initial publication, The Mind Tree is truly an enthralling read. Although he is severely autistic and nearly nonverbal, Tito's ability to communicate through his extraordinary writing is astonishing. At the age of three, Tito was diagnosed with severe autism. But his mother, with boundless hope and determination, read to him and taught him to write in English. She also challenged him to write his own stories. The result of their efforts is this remarkable book—written when he was eight to eleven years old—comprised of profound and startling philosophical prose and poetry. During a New York Times interview, Tito scrawled on a yellow pad, "I need to write . . . It has become a part of me."