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Talk to Me is the powerful story of one mother's determination to bring her son out of his prison of silence into a more joyous world of communicating with others. When he was four years old, Jamie was diagnosed with severe speech and language problems related to his autism. When he was ten, Heather began to demand true conversations from him and over the years he responded beyond her expectations. His frustration and anger dissipated and his real soul emerged. Now he is 25 and enjoying work, driving and financial freedom. 


This book won the Mom's Choice Award on World Autism Day 2015 for being among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA judges publications on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.


Read a review of this book by Jill Bennett at Red Reading Hub. 

This book is a sign of emotional intelligence at its best. 

Patsy McCarthy, Adjunct Professor, Speech Communication, Queensland University of Technology


Heather brings a wealth of experience and understanding of her son who, like many


others, lacks the skills (though not the interest) to talk with us.

Anne M. Donnellan, Professor, University of San Diego, Professor Emerita, University

of Wisconsin-Madison

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