The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment and
nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with severe
autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius--and how
any parent can help their child find their spark.
From the Hardcover edition.
Today, at 13, Jacob is a paid researcher in quantum physics,
working on extending Einstein's theory of relativity. Diagnosed at
1 with severe autism, at 3 he was assigned to life-skills classes
and his parents were told to adjust their expectations. The goal:
tying his own shoes at 16. Kristine's belief in the power of hope
and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we keep our
minds open and learn to fuel a child's true potential changed