Shattered dreams, broken glass,
Echoes of a shattered past,
Too many names strewn about,
The kind that one can live without,
They're the shadows here, within,
That tear apart personality.
(Williams, D. "Nobody Nowhere" ISNB 0-385- 25372-9. p35)
Donna Williams came from a dysfunction family in which the parents fought and bickered and there were plenty of alcohol abuse and beating incidents. The poison environment along with her physiological and psychological pre-dispositions have caused the little girl to become an autistic child. Twenty six years later, as an adult woman, she "woke up" and decided to fight her autism, rediscover her "self" and try to be integrated back into this complicated human society. The book "Nobody Nowhere" is a first-person account of her struggle.
(其它資料: 自閉症兒童家長指南 / Other info: Guide to parents with autistic children