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

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Chapter 11

A Special Education

WHEN I DID have contact with my old world, the real world, it was always startling to see that it had just been sitting there, unchanged. It felt like we were traveling at light speed back and forth while mere moments were passing for everyone else I knew. When my friend Tara happened to message me with a generic “How are things?” I found the question almost impossible to answer. I tried to summarize the therapy progress, and the doctors’ appointments, and the school evaluations, and the dietary changes, but even skimming the surface of each one left me typing several paragraphs of information.

Before I’d finished ...

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