Now I See the Moon

Now I See the Moon

A Mother, A Son, A Miracle

Book - 2010
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"Now I See the Moon provides insightful ways to teach and work with individuals with autism and severe disabilities. It will give parents great hope." -- Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures

"This magnificent work vividly demonstrates the joy and hope of discovering the creative and emotional capacities which exist in all children, but especially in those children with autism and other special needs." -- Dr. Stanley Greenspan, author of The Child with Special Needs and Engaging Autism

When her son Neal was diagnosed with autism, former Hollywood acting coach Elaine Hall, aka "Coach E," took matters into her own hands and used her resources to guide him toward an increasingly independent life. In the process, she founded The Miracle Project, a groundbreaking organization that uses the performing arts to connect with children with autism. Both controversial and unorthodox, Hall's innovative approach has been praised by leaders in the field of autism. She was also the subject of an Emmy-Award-winning documentary Autism: The Musical. Hall now speaks around the country sharing her wisdom. Now I See the Moon is a story of hope, faith, and miracles; it is a story only a mother could tell.

Publisher: New York : HarperStudio, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061743801
Branch Call Number: 618.928588 H175
Characteristics: xviii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hall, Neal


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ChristchurchLib May 20, 2014

"After she found she was unable to conceive, children's acting coach Elaine Hall and her husband adopted a two-year-old boy from Russia and named him Neal. When he showed symptoms of autism, a doctor advised her to try to engage with Neal on his own terms. From her acting work with children, Elaine knew how to enter into playful imitation of Neal's erratic-seeming motions; she began to understand the challenges within his sensory world. Neal made great progress, though he never achieved a "normal" way of life. In Now I See the Moon, Elaine offers an unflinching, poignant, and informative account of parenting an autistic person." Biography and Memoir May 2014 newslettter


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