Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism's Silent Prison

Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism's Silent Prison

Ido Kedar / Sep 15, 2019

Ido in Autismland Climbing Out of Autism s Silent Prison Ido in Autismland opens a window into non verbal autism through dozens of short autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms effective and ineffective treatments and the i

  • Title: Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism's Silent Prison
  • Author: Ido Kedar
  • ISBN: 9780988324701
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ido in Autismland opens a window into non verbal autism through dozens of short, autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely autistic boy In his pithy essays, author Ido Kedar, a brilliant sixteen year old with autism, challenges what he believes are misconceptionsIdo in Autismland opens a window into non verbal autism through dozens of short, autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely autistic boy In his pithy essays, author Ido Kedar, a brilliant sixteen year old with autism, challenges what he believes are misconceptions in many theories that dominate autism treatment today while he simultaneously chronicles his personal growth in his struggles to overcome his limitations.Ido spent the first half of his life locked internally, in silence, trapped in a remedial educational system that presumed he lacked the most basic comprehension, and unable to show the world that he understood everything But at the age of seven, Ido was finally able to show that he had an intact mind and could understand This led to the quest to find a system of communication that he could use despite his impaired motor control Through the use of a letter board, and now an iPad, Ido has triumphed communicatively, enabling him to flourish in a regular high school in all general education classes.But Ido has a larger goal He does not want to be seen as an isolated autistic exception with miraculously advanced cognitive and communication abilities He wants people to see that thousands of other severely autistic individuals have the same capacity, but remain trapped and locked in, as he was, unable to show their true capacities These individuals desperately need new theories and new methods to help them break free too Of importance to neuro researchers, educators, psychologists, doctors, parents, friends, family and people with autism, Ido in Autismland will change our collective understanding of severe autismAISE FOR Ido in Autismland There are doubtless many Idos in this world, unable to speak, yet possessing good intellectual ability and, most certainly, a rich emotional life And yet, precisely because they cannot communicate, nonverbal individuals with autism are nearly always consigned to the junk heap of mental deficiency, branded as incapable of understanding language or even having feelings We need to help change things for this terribly neglected group Reading Ido s book is a good beginning Portia Iversen, Co founder, Cure Autism Now and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange Gene Bank Author of Strange Son Ido is a brilliant communicator His words bring us inside the world of autism His gift of writing enlightens, inspires, educates Every person who loves or works with someone with autism educator, therapist, karent, grandparent, neighbor should read Ido in Autismland Elaine Hall, Author of Now I See the Moon, co author of Seven Keys to Unlock Autism Featured in Autism The Musical Ido s book touches any heart, not only because it is well written, but because it reveals a mind that has learned how to speak to the world through spelling every word on a letter board and keyboard His book is indeed a great gift to the world Thank you, Ido Soma Mukhopadhyay, Executive Director of Education, HALO, Author of Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method

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    1. This book consisted of a series of short (roughly one page each) essays and comments that Ido Kedar--a non-speaking autistic boy--wrote from late elementary to early high school. His thoughts and feelings about life and autism were interesting to read, and it was interesting to see how his experiences changed as he got older and was able to have a more mainstream school experience, eventually being entirely out of the special education program.One thing that I thought was particularly notable wa [...]


    2. I saw a small news clip about Ido last week which led to me reading a sample of his book online. I was immediately drawn to his words, purchased the ebook online and didn't put it down until I finished it. As a mental health professional it opened my eyes to a whole new world. I do not work with people with Autism but have been exposed to a higher number than average children with Autism in my children's school as the school which was well known for how well it worked with children with this dia [...]


    3. Autism has become such a broad term these days that in many ways it is meaningless. While there are often commonalities, "pick 5-7 of the following" leads to essentially infinite combinations of strengths and challenges. But unlike common conceptions, it's becoming clearer and clearer that sensory processing challenges aside, for at least one group of Autistics, Autism is more a problem of output rather than comprehension. So they understand the full complexity of language and emotions, they are [...]



    4. Ido Kedar is angry — and it’s awesome!You can’t blame him. For the first 12 years of his life, Ido Kedar was stuck in an uncooperative body, unable to communicate. Even now, as a teenager, his communication is limited to pointing to letters on a keyboard. But don’t assume his lack of speech equals a lack of intelligence. As Kedar points out: “The erroneous theory is this: to speak is to understand. Tell that to Stephen Hawking.”Ido lives in “autismland,” as he calls it, a scary p [...]


    5. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Ido Kedar and everything he has achieved. He is an inspiration for me and my children. His book, however, was a difficult read. It felt like 100+ pages that could have been said in five. It was just too repetitive. I would love to see Ido come out with another book as he gets older with much more insight.


    6. Very insightful, short book, written by a young boy when he is between the ages of 12 to 15 years old. The language is simple and at times a bit repetitive, but in a way understandable given his age and disability. By the end of the book, he has been mainstreamed into a regular high school.Ido explains how he feels as an Autistic person. He talks about the difficulties he has just getting along. He wrote the book to try to help society at large understand how he thinks and feels, and even more i [...]


    7. My friend who recommended this book to me was exactly right, this is one of my favorite kind of books. Ido writes from a perspective rarely seen a story of overcoming weakness by accepting that he can't fix it yet refusing to live in the despair of succumbing to it. In my mind a true hero is one who accepts their limitations and still fights on for the betterment of others - this young man fits that definition precisely. That he sees his limitations in autism and yet battles his own behaviors fo [...]


    8. I rarely give books a 5. Usually I want extreme readability, a shared kind of language flow with the author and a story that is going to stay with me in a meaningful manner.Written by Ido, a severely autistic teenage boy, this book does what it is meant to do. I guess I understood before reading this that we know very little about autism and even less about how to understand the cognitive abilities of those who don't have a good physical/mental connection.Ido is trapped for years with the abilit [...]


    9. Lexile Level: NAPages: 166Stars: 3 out of 5 Summary: Ido Kedar, a non-verbal young man with Autism, writes a large number of essays from the age of 12 to 15 describing his life, problems, and frustrations being unable to control his body and life especially not being able to communicate to others his thoughts and feelings. The book offers an insight into the difficulties of being disabled.Recommendation or Comments: The supposed writings of a young boy with Autism who indicts the “experts” a [...]


    10. As the parent of a non-verbal child with autism, this book was such a revelation. I have always felt that there is much more intelligence to my child than is readily apparent. Like Ido's parents, I have been through the gamut of treatments, behavioral modifications and so-called cures. I have always wanted to have a glimpse into my child's mind to better understand how to help her and this book provided amazing insight. I plan to vigorously renew my attempts to help her learn to communicate. Eve [...]


    11. Phenomenal insight into life with autism! This book was written by a 16 year old using Rapid Prompt Method - pointing to letters on a letter board - to communicate. The thoughts are all his own and incredibly inspiring. I am a speech language pathologist who has been seeing similar communication from my clients using this method. Truly inspiring and shattering what I thought I understood about autism. I highly recommend this book to anyone!


    12. This is a must read for special education teachers. I taught students with Autism and this book taught me how to believe in my students and never give up on them. It changes the way you view the students and thier behavior/communication so you can try to truly make a difference in their lives. If you want to be an effective special education teacher for students on the autism spectrum, read this book!


    13. Great, eye opening book! A must read for anyone who works with and wants to better understand an individual with autism. His honest perspective of how autism affects him will encourage readers to remain open-minded and to explore alternative interventions, like the tool that Ido says saved him - a letter board.


    14. I am disappointed in this book. So, there are no startling revelations, nothing I haven't heard before. I am going to give this some time. It came so highly, highly recommended that perhaps my hopes were too high.


    15. It was a story about learning, thinking and communication made me stop and really listen carefully think openly and to remember not to presume to know what is going on in someone else's head. Read it. If you are a teacher read it more than once.


    16. Ido was lucky to be seen for his intelligence at age seven. We follow his thoughts and progress from then until age 14. Oh, the courage he has To deal with his challenges every day. His efforts to change educators perceptions are commendable. He is changing himself every day with his work. BRAVO!


    17. Written by a highly autistic young man. Details his experience as a non-verbal child and as an adolescent struggling in an uncooperative body. He is intellectually gifted and was finally recognized as such when he learned to communicate with a letter board.



    18. ExcellentA must read For all autism parents and especial ed educators! finally a book written by a "low functioning" autistic person.




    19. Amazing journey to freedom and independence and awarenessif you know a family who has a child with autism PLEASE recommend this book!



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