This is a different approach to the understanding of living with autism and goes some way to viewing disability as whole, but it not written in a depressing way . I think that every trainee social worker, teacher and doctor should read this to understand the everyday and long term frustrations of parenting a severely disabled child and society's attitude towards their often uncontrallable child, the highs and lows, delighting in every little achievement, their struggles to cope and how it affects every single thing they do,. They have so much love to give and David is so lucky to have the support he needs. His life could have been so different. I couldn't help feeling sorry for James, his older brother who has had to understand that his brother is different and cannot play like a normal boy and he too has had to make many sacrifices.