- Format: Kindle Edition
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- Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing Ltd (3 May 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002B55JP8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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Children and Teenagers with Aspergers Kindle Edition
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This is not a technical book. These accounts are not academic exercises or theoretical analyses by professional experts. These are authentic contributions by the parents of young people suffering from Aspergers Syndrome which describe without exaggeration or device the reality of their daily, even hourly, struggles to cope with everyday life under such frustrating and often heartbreaking conditions. Thankfully I am not a parent of one of these children; my only connection is that I do know a family which is affected by AS.
I was therefore aware and thought I had a rough understanding of some of the problems and this prompted me to read the book. Within a few pages I realised that I had no real comprehension at all of the practical difficulties of living with Aspergers. These heartfelt and frank stories are very moving and both my wife and I found that we could not put the book down - it was riveting. We now have a new respect and admiration for these parents, children and supporting family members who are constantly battling for appropriate support to enable them all to lead lives which are as acceptable as possible.
Whilst this book is essential reading for anyone who is directly affected by Aspergers, whether they are parents, teachers or health professionals, it will also appeal to people whose hearts are touched by stories of courage and tenacity in the face of adversity. Each of the contributors has written in their own style and each has a different story to tell. There is heartbreak and humour, hope and frustration, desperation, fear, anger and profound love. This is a very unusual book - TRY IT.
I read this book through tear-filled eyes, most of the time. The writers' accounts of life bringing up a child with Aspergers mirrored my own experiences to an uncanny extent. I am the mother of a daughter with Asperger's Syndrome and the journey of our lives together has been every bit as extraordinary, exhausting and empowering as those described in the book. It was a revelation to me to realise that I am not alone in my experiences and I felt validated and relieved by being able to identify in this way. Being the parent of a child with this form of autism can be so lonely and isolating while the rest of the world rushes past.
Often books about people with autism are written by the so-called "experts" . How refreshing to read first-hand accounts which tell the tale just as it really is.
Quite apart from the content, the accounts are superbly written by the contributing authors and make for a riveting, if uncomfortable, read.
There's been a gap in the market for this sort of book and I'm so pleased I found it. Thanks for making me feel not quite so alone.
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