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Mount Up With Wings is a rallying cry for society to embrace autism and go beyond only being in the know of the condition. As the autistic community develops, it's crucial to have a distinct identity that communicates to the outside world who they are, what they stand for, and what they offer to society. It is an insight into the significant role non-autistic people play. The book talks extensively about the need for support to enable them to attain quality healthcare, jobs, housing, and socialisation to achieve an inclusive society. Also, getting this support increases their independence and boosts their self-confidence. To know how you can contribute to making life more accessible and comfortable and how to relate to people on the autism spectrum, this book is highly recommended.
Mount Up With Wings by George D. Williams is an engaging, insightful, and educational piece for not just parents and caregivers of autistic patients but for everyone. He writes from both a medical and psychological point of view. He also writes from experience as a parent who has successfully raised an autistic adult. This book discusses the all-around development of people on the autism spectrum—the social, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs. The author addresses and approaches the various issues affecting autistic people, making it easy for readers to understand and see them differently.
The book came in readable formats, and the language used was easy to not only read but understand, which makes it a suitable read for people across different age brackets and educational backgrounds. The interesting chapter titles were endearing.
The part of this book I loved most was Chapter 6, titled Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, where he talked about a positive self-image. It is the part of the book that is not peculiar to autistic patients alone. He included an affirmation that says thus: "Daily Affirmation: I am living my best life with autism." I am good enough, attractive, and strong. I can’t control what others think of me, but I can share my best with those willing to accept my gifts. "The world is a better place because of my unique point of view." This affirmation has been helpful to me in my everyday life. I found it uplifting.
What I didn't like about this book was how long each page was. This could bore readers. Though the chapters were short, I would've preferred a more extended number of pages than the clustering on one page, which made them longer than necessary. Aside from this, the book was everything I expected and more.
This book was professionally written and well-edited. I didn't find any errors in it. Therefore, I will give it a rating of four out of four stars. I recommend this book to every adult out there, as it will help us understand autistic patients, relate to them, and understand our role in helping to achieve an inclusive society.
Mount Up With Wings
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