- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (15 Nov. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843107449
- ISBN-13: 978-1843107446
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,722,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome: Family Viewpoints Paperback – 15 Nov 2002
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About the Author
Patrick McCabe has lived with AS for 44 years. He currently works as the Operations and Facilities Manager for a rescue mission. Estelle McCabe is the PASS Coordinator in the local Junior High School, working with at risk students. Jared McCabe is 17 years old and in his second year of college. They live in Wellington, Colorado.
Top Customer Reviews
The main criticism I have is that it appears to take Patrick as exactly THE archetype for AS. Reading a wide range of books, it is clear to me that AS is not a single pattern but a range of ways in which people develop differently and adapt to the world. This book should be taken as one instance, not a universal description.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Stories from their lives made the book easy to read. It was even funny in some places. I think the McCabes did a great job putting their thoughts, observations, and opinions in the book.
It's a must read for anyone who lives with someone with Asperger Syndrome or even knows anyone with it. It helped me understand the syndrome better and what the person with it must be dealing with on a minute by minute basis.
A must read for anyone with an association with an AS person. Helpful also if you have recently become aware of AS in your own life, you are not alone. An easy read. Thank you, McCabes, for sharing your lives.
Autism and Asperger's (a/A) is NOT a disease. Autism and Asperger's are neurobiological conditions that affect sensory processing; communication and often impede social development. The very suggestion that the a/A spectrum is a disease is just not true and is patently ludicrous.
While I can't give this work a ringing endorsement, I can say that if it has helped others, particularly in intrafamilial relationships understand what people on the autism spectrum contend with, then it has served a good purpose.
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