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

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Chapter 7

Thoughtful House

I STILL WASN’T sure what we were supposed to be doing at our first appointment with the neurologist, since we were already well aware that Paul was autistic, but I thought perhaps the doctor might want to check for seizure activity, since as many as 30 percent of autistic children also experience some form of epileptic seizures. I suffer from partial temporal lobe seizures myself (yet another risk factor for having an autistic child, for those keeping count), so it was reasonably likely that Paul might as well. Ultimately, the appointment would turn out to be even more pointless than I’d feared, and it was the first ...

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