The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks The Silence Of Autism

ISBN: 1559706996
ISBN 13: 9781559706995
By: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay John Fordham

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Reader's Thoughts

Julie p

interesting book. the whole soma training concept is intriguing to me. I would love to see other autistic authors come out of the effort.

Julie p

Despite all the negitive talk about the techniques this woman espouses, this concept is interesting.


It makes you cry to think a mind like that is locked inside an autistic kid's body. But then again, the same brilliance might not be there if he wasn't autistic.


Wow. This was a crazy look into the mind of an autistic kid. He describes having two selves and the "normal" one just can't assert itself... fascinating.

Tserhapetros tpb2471

Very fascinating and excellent book. It gives insight & knowledge. Knowing two autistic children, reading this book made me feel good as an autistic child is not a hopeless case. With determination and perseverance one could achieve a good result. Just like Tito's mom. It is a must read book. Hope more this type or none fiction books are written to help & understand autism more.

Mohan Krishnan

An amazing opportunity into the mind of an really interesting (& really autistic) kiddo. Tito's story is heartwarming for everyone who has or cares about someone who has autism.


This is an amazing and enlightening book that will change your perception of people with autism.

T.E. George

Tito's story is amazing but perhaps his mother's even more so. This is a testament to one woman's determination to believe what others dismissed. If one know much about a true autistic savant, it is impossible to give something written by one anything less than five stars. Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay has accomplished what few outside of Temple Grandin and himself have ever done.


An autistic child learns to communicate and writes on what it is to be autistic. FASCINATING. And for a child, he writes beautifully. Never has an author been more impervious to societal conditioning, making his "disorder" almost a gift. I highly recommend it!


This is a beautiful story from the eyes of a young man with autism - and he was very young when he started writing this book! It is fragmented and lacks coherent narrative, as one would expect from any child's writing, but other than that, it far exceeded my expectations. The first two sections are about the author's early childhood and struggle to communicate, and the last part is a fictional story he created. It's amazing to read something written by someone so young that could easily be interpreted as genius literature.


This book was pretty amazing. I don't know if any of you have seen the documentary on the East Indian woman who was able to get her nonverbal Autistic son the speak through writing. Turns out they do have something to say and are perfectly aware of what you are saying to them. They just aren't capable of reciprical language. Awesome story.

Alyssa Sciortino

Amazing! I can not believe how eloquently Tito writes at only 11 yrs old. This is really an amazing piece/pieces of work; not only because of its insight into the mind 'locked in' by autism but simply because of the poetic and honest depth of his prose. I will definitely be buying this book in the future and recommending it to others. Be sure to also check out all of the amazing things Tito and his mother do in the autism community and the speech program they created called soma-rpm. Very cool stuff.

Sarah Oksiuta

I can't believe half this was written by an 8-yr old and the second half was written by him at the age of 11. Not to mention that he's autistic. What an eye-opening insight into autism, especially the impaired motor planning for some people. This book was very helpful to me as a special education teacher of preschool students when I read it back in 2005 and I had to read it again. So glad I did.

Cindy C

Amazing read - if you are interested in getting inside the mind of a non-verbal person with autism. Hard to believe it was written by a child - I suspect that when one does not have the tools to communicate outwardly ones inward thoughts can be quite complex.


great book. must read for anyone who's life has been touched by child with autism.

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