One in 100: A Literary Look at Parenting a Child with Autism

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Multnomah County Library, Belmont Branch
(SE 39th & Belmont)

Autism affects one in every 110 children today. Two Portland writers,

both mothers of children on the autism spectrum, step away from the
clinical and the didactic to take a look at autism through a literary
lens. Ellen Notbohm, author of four award-winning books on autism, and
Brittney Corrigan, poet and co-editor of the online journal Hyperlexia: poetry and prose about the autism spectrum, weave a word tapestry of their experiences both triumphant and troubling in raising children with autism. 

Ms. Notbohm will read from "Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew," one of the worldwide autism community's most beloved and inspiring books, and from her joint work with Ms. Corrigan, whose poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies. Ms. Corrigan will read from a series of poems that plunge fearlessly into the flinch-worthy emotional waters of raising
her son, now eight.

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