I am in here, by Elizabeth M. Bonker, and Virgina G. Breen. Elizabeth is an autistic girl who finds herself failed by the system. with the tests they use to determine intelligence and ability they diagnose Elizabeth as mental retarded with a very low IQ. Elizabeth's mother, knowing that she was in there somewhere and understood. Wouldn't accept those results and pushed Elizabeth. Once retesting after finding a way that Elizabeth can use her voice, they discover that Elizabeth is actually genius level! Elizabeth discovers her voice through poetry that reveals what her life is like to us. We follow Elizabeth and her mother through this journey and the ups and downs!
This book was unbelievably great! I hadn't expected much from it, but was so surprised. I really loved this book! It opens your eyes to the world of autism and the lack of any work or research being done in the area. And what the potential an individual has when given the opportunities and the people in their lives who are for them not against them! I loved this book and have referred to this book over and over again. I've been recommending this book to tons of people, especially those I know who have a child with autism. What a huge encouragement to others! Well done!