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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Chapter 5

Data Collection

MY SISTER-IN-LAW HAS a degree in special education, and though she lived too far away to know about resources local to us, she told me about a state program called Early Childhood Intervention. It provided free speech therapy and other services to developmentally delayed children under the age of three. This was a cutoff that Paul wasn’t too far away from, but she told me they also handled the transition into the elementary school’s program after his third birthday, so I should start the paperwork now.

I harbor no ill will towards the hardworking and underpaid individuals in that program, but to put it as politely as ...

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