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February 12th 2013: A Father and his Accidental Education in Autism

Joel Yanofsky,, is the author of ‘Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism’. He talks about his experience of family caregiving, his book, ‘Bad Animals’, and why he wrote it. He describes his struggle as a father to enter his son's world of autism. He discusses the challenges for family caregivers caring for children with autism, including the daily frustrations, and the ways he responded. He says what he learned from other parents. He describes the role of family caregivers, and the ways in which the healthcare and social systems see the role of family c

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Joel Yanofsky

Joel Yanofsky,, is the author of the essay collection ‘Homo Erectus: And Other Popular Tales of True Romance’, the novel ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, and the biography ‘Mordecai & Me: An Appreciation of a Kind’, which won the Mavis Gallant Non-fiction Prize and The Canadian Jewish Book Award. His most recent book is the memoir ‘Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism’, which won the 2011 Mavis Gallant Non-Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. He’s a regular book reviewer for The Montreal Gazette and has won two National Magazine Awards as well as The Malahat Review’s Creative N
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