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

Alana S

Good insight into Autism from a child's perspective

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.


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

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

Julie p

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

Melissa Jill

This book was interesting in that it was written by a boy with autism when he was between 8-14 years old. Tito is essentially non-verbal so the fact that he is as eloquent and "well-spoken" in writing as he is, is astounding. It was interesting to view the world from his perspective. But I'm only giving this book 2 stars because in the end, it was just ok. I liked the first three biographical sections of the book more than the last two which were fictional pieces written by Tito. And the book didn't really grab me. I don't think it will be memorable. But still -- the author behind the book is completely inspiring and I'm glad to know a little of his story.


Fascinating book. I worked with children diagnosed with Autism so I loved reading a book from a persons with Autism's perspective. It's written a little strangely, but it's a worth while read.

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.


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!


An amazing memoir from the perspective of someone who is profoundly autistic as well as profoundly sensitive, insightful, and poetic. Inspiring and thought provoking. It certainly reinforces the idea that one must always presume intelligence regardless of the appearance of disability.

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