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What a difference a book can make!
on 1 March 2004
When I bought this book I wasn't sure how exactly I was going to use it. My eldest son has Asperger's syndrome and is 8 years old. I thought it might be useful for informing his friends and staff at school what life was like for Jack. The book is set out well and is very easy to read, it outlines all the key areas of difficulty or difference for a child with Asperger's. One evening my son was having difficulty understanding his brother's emotions and I remembered that there was a page on this in the book. My son read the page and then insisted on reading the whole book. After finishing it he had a big smile on his face and exclaimed that everything in the book was the same as him and therefore did he have Asperger's syndrome? He seemed so relieved to know that other children had the same problems and started to tell me all sorts about he sees life. The book has certainly opened a little floodgate of communication with my son and he is now proud enough to go to school and tell his friends he has Asperger's. It is also a good blueprint for writing a similar booklet with your child to give to his/her own friends.