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The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World
By Nuala Gardner

This is the inspiring account of a family's struggle to break into their son's autistic world - and how a dog made the real difference.Dale was still a baby when his parents realised that something wasn't right. Worried, his mother Nuala took him to see several doctors, before finally hearing the word 'autism' for the first time in a specialist's office. Scared but determined that Dale should live a fulfilling life, Nuala describes her despair at her son's condition, her struggle to prevent Dale being excluded from a 'normal' education and her sense of hopeless isolation. Dale's autism was severe and violent and family life was a daily battleground.But the Gardner's lives were transformed when they welcomed a gorgeous Golden Retriever into the family. The special bond between Dale and his dog Henry helped them to produce the breakthrough in Dale they had long sought. From taking a bath to saying 'I love you', Henry helped introduce Dale to all the world.

EAN: 9780340952740
ISBN: 0340952741
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Dimensions: 2 x 15 x 23 centimetres (0.47 kg)
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