Publisher description for Rex : a mother, her autistic child, and the music that transformed their lives / Cathleen Lewis.


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The inspiring story of Rex, a boy who is not only blind and autistic, but who also happens to be a musical savant.
How can an 11-year old boy hear a Mozart fantasy for the first time and play it back note-for-note perfectly-but struggle to navigate the familiar surroundings of his own home? Cathleen Lewis says her son Rex's laugh of total abandon is the single most joyous sound anyone could hear, but his tortured aversion to touch and sound breaks her heart and makes her wonder what God could have had in mind. In this book she shares the mystery of Rex and the highs, lows, hopes, dreams, joy, sorrows, and faith she has journeyed through with him.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Autism in children.
Autistic children -- Family relationships.
Parents of autistic children.
Music therapy.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Therapeutic use.
Autism -- Treatment.
Autistic children -- Biography.