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Author Schneider, Robyn K.

Title Silent running : our family's journey to the finish line with autism / Robyn K. Schneider ; with Kate Hopper.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  B SCH    AVAILABLE
Description ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but not in the same way as it is for most runners. Twin brothers Alex and Jamie Schneider are severely autistic--they are nonverbal and when anxiety takes over they bite themselves or slam their feet into the hard floor, they cannot tell their mother Robyn if they are hurt or hungry, and they can never be left alone. Yet they have run almost 150 races, including six marathons. The boys' parents have also turned to running to battle health issues: father Allan successfully manages his symptoms of multiple sclerosis with vitamins and miles and miles of jogging on the trails near their Long Island home, while mother Robyn, who, while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer six years ago, laced up her own running shoes for the first time and headed out the door, determined to run her way to recovery. In Silent Running, Robyn Schneider shares her family's incredible story of triumph in the face of enormous hurdles, and of the shared passion that has fueled their fight. It is a story of hope and of never giving up"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Schneider, Robyn K.
Schneider, Alex, 1990- -- Mental health.
Schneider, Jamie, 1990- -- Mental health.
Autistic children -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Biography.
Autistic children -- Rehabilitation -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Autistic children -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Parents of austistic children -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Biography.
Running -- Therapeutic use.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain).
ISBN 9781629370910 (hardback)
1629370916 (hardback)

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